Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Destinations: Places Traveled, Placed Dreamed" - Art First Gallery 2008

March 5th-30th, 2008. My featured artist show with Carol Iglesias opened at Art First Gallery in Fredericksburg, Virginia last week. "Destinations: Places Traveled, Places Dreamed" features recent paintings that are inspired by places visited and imagined. Below are some of my paintings exhibited in the show as well as a short video of the gallery. To view work by Carol Iglesias, you can visit her new website.

"Upon Arriving at Plaza Libertad", Mixed Media on Wood, 30"x40" $900
"Landscape Triptych #1", Mixed Media on Paper, 37"x28" $1,200
"Leaving La Mancha", Mixed Media on Canvas, 48"x17" $700
"Sage Summons The Spirit For Sight", Mixed Media on Canvas, 24"x24" $800
"Lion Capital", Mixed Media on Canvas, 24"x18" $600
"Metropolis Maze", Mixed Media on Canvas, 24"x24" $600
"The New Hieroglyph", Mixed Media on Canvas, 20"x20" $500
"The Last Pharaoh", Mixed Media on Canvas, 40"x30" $800 "Dream Towers" , Mixed Media on Canvas, 72"x40" $2500
"Sunset Bridge", Mixed Media on Canvas, 12"x12" Sold "Scarlett (Black and Gold)", Mixed Media on Canvas, 12"x12" $200

If interested in purchasing (during the month of March), please contact or visit Art First Gallery: 824 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 540-371-7107 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun 12-5pm

Friday, March 14, 2008

Guatemala 2008

We spent a week in Guatemala this February to celebrate the marriage of Scarlett's sister, Grissell, to her (now husband) Didier. From the minute that we landed in Guatemala City, the vacation began - Didier's family was super accommodating and friendly and they took us to some of the most beautiful places that their country offers. Below are some brief snapshots from our travels. Thanks to the newlywed couple, their family and friends for such a memorable trip.
The Bride and Groom days before the wedding
La Familia: Alegria, Suhy, and Pons families.
Suhy Sisters
Lake Atitlan

"Playa" means Beach - not slang for "Player"....
La Policia - These guys were armed like Robocop
Tuk Tuk - 3 wheeled moto-ride...
Pollo Campero has awesome chicken....
Women in Santiago Atitlan
Diego wants to run where the streets have no name...
Los Ninos
Travelers in Antigua need a map at all times...
The Arch in Antigua, GuatemalaThe Main Square in Antigua
Antigua has a lot of Churches - most in ruins, but still very interesting.
Hotel Palacio de Dona Beatriz - Antigua. Diego eyes up the pool for a later swim adventure.
Basic rules for any public establishment....
This poor guy had to fish out one of Diego's toys that were flung into the fountain - gracias amigo!
No these kids aren't my cousins - Young Rippers in la tabla!
All dogs in this country were pretty lazy...
Every Sunday during Lent there is a citywide religious procession in Antigua.
Art piece at this super cool sushi restaurant in Antigua - Nokiate
The night before the wedding things got hectic - all the guests had arrived and the party started.
Friday Night Lights - Diego made new friends...
Minutes before the wedding, the ladies took a victory lap around Antigua with Diego.
Los muchos machos muchachos
The above video was shot as Diego got his second wind late in the night. Glow sticks and funny hats were handed out and a Shakira song dropped in sync with a smoke machine - what more could a two-year old want.

Skate To Create: Winter 2008

The New Year was ushered in with three new "Skate To Create" workshop students.
Below are some pics of the student work:

Conor drew his inspiration from the "concrete jungle"- juxtaposing city skyline with a jungle landscape.
Tyler brought his own character "Mohawk Man" to life for his deck graphic.
Don't let her smile fool you - Winnie was all about skulls and flames for her design.

As always, these PONSHOP students worked rigorously throughout the 3 two hour session classes and I can only hope that they are as proud of their work as I am. For more information about PONSHOP classes, click here.