Photography Exhibition by Ting Ting Lee
September 1-October 30, 2015 I Central Library Gallery I 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach
The California Missions
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is very pleased to present a collection of photographs by Ting-Ting Lee at the Central Library from September 1 through October 30.
The collection of 28 photographs shows all 21 of the historic missions in California, established between 1769 and 1833 by Catholic priests of the Franciscan Order under the leadership of Father Junipero Serra. The artist visited all 21 missions in 2009, taking eight trips in ten months to complete the project., "After walking on all of the 21 missions' grounds, I felt as though I have finally become part of California and California has become part of me," said Lee.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
"American Alchemy" by Joe Lewis l November 7-December 3
Joe Lewis, is a nationally known artist, arts administrator, educator, and professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine. New York.
“American Alchemy” uses cultural iconography and historical moments: the eagle, the flag, oil rigs, documents, etc., as springboards for the audience to reinvestigate their personal relationships with the American historical experience. The work commemorates the environment, our political system, and occasionally takes a whimsical view of our foibles.
Critic Walter Robinson said, “for Lewis, the subject is not esthetic vanity but broader social and cultural deeds, that form both the reality and unconscious of 21st-centry life… these pictures look antique and futuristic both. Some photos have the quality of historical documents.”
Exhibit by Charlotte Lerner l December 7 - January 2016
Charlotte "Charlie" Lerner has been an artist in Newport Beach for many years. Watercolor is her medium of choice. Charlie states, "The freedom of the water with the stain of color on paper made of cloth… sets this medium apart from any other… I bring the nature I so love to my art in this free and uncontrolled form of painting."
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