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Art at the Library


Art Exhibition by Richard Bohn

August 4- August 29, 2015   I  Central Library Gallery    I   1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach


The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is very pleased to present a collection of mixed media art titled, “Concentric Eccentric,” by local artist Richard Bohn at the Central Library from August 4 through August 29. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

"Concentric Eccentric" features 15  pieces including digital images as well as three-dimensional mixed media assemblages. Born in Ames, Iowa, artist Richard Bohn has lived in Costa Mesa for the last 32 years. Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and printmaking from San Diego State University in 1973. He also studied architecture, art & graphic design at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo & attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, studying advertising design & design concept.

His long career as an Art Directer provided a seamless connection to his life’s passion as an artist, musician, hiker, woodworker and gardener. Richard’s skill set as an artist covers a broad array of expression including; painting, printmaking, collage, photography, mixed media assemblage, sculpture & jewelry.

Richard’s current work falls into 12 on-going veins, categories, series, and philosophies sharing commonalities on different levels. They are: EnviroScape, MusicScape, Tip Concept Sculpture, 3D Interactive Collage, Medical Imaging Series, Mobile Series, Totem Series, Symbolic Series, Mandala Series, Filter Series, The H20 Series & Miscellaneous. They are all based on a process of intuitive collecting, whether it be a collection of textural patterns, photographic images, paper colors and shapes, pedestals, Xerox special effects, digital output, roofing vents, paint effects, & treatments, scraps & leftovers from other projects, either commercial or personal, art or non-art & found object.

The art 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.

Upcoming Exhibits

  • August 2015: Richard Bohn
  • September/October 2015: Ting Ting Lee
  • November 2015: Joe Lewis
  • December 2015/January 2016: Charlotte Lerner

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