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Two new art exhibitions to come to the Fallbrook Library

‘Midnight Visions’ and mosaics on the patio – Nov. 14 to Jan. 6

FALLBROOK – What comes to mind if you awaken at midnight? What happens when your sense of reality may be altered? Do you think of other worldly things, people you know or don’t, shadows that don’t quite sharpen? The featured artists at the upcoming art show at the Fallbrook Library, from Nov. 14 to Jan. 6, use paint or sculpture in their “Midnight Visions.” See their out-of-the-ordinary language of dreams.

Susan Osborn, curator for this show, is a native Californian and creates in her studio in Bonita. She currently teaches art at the Athenaeum and has pieces in international collections.

“My inspiration comes from the beauty of the natural world, Mexican folk art, fairy tales and most importantly, dreams,” Osborn said.

Ted Washington, a master of many disciplines, is an artist, poet, performer and the founder of Puna Press and the performance group, Pruitt Igoe.

“I was hoping to draw pretty pictures but I get carried away. Dots take time away from the chaos and the art remains,” Washington said.

Mick Phelan and Laura Lehman are both members of West Coast Drawing. Phelan teaches “Introduction to Realism” at Art on 30th in North Park.

“Sometimes I use things from dreams so I can work while I sleep. I try to sleep as long as I can,” Phelan said.

Lehman is a principal at Studio C Gallery and is part of “Paisanos Project.”

“For me, making art is like visiting another dimension,” Lehman said. :I want to share that experience and exploration where creativity and imagination rule.”

Carlos Castrejón was born in Veracruz and works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media and site installation.

“Days come and go and my eyes look for more,” Castrejón said. “The universe welcomes my curiosity.”

Luis Alderete is an architect and works in Tijuana. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and he is the founder of the “Paisanos” project.

“Since the late 70s, my art has evolved from the capture of the rural landscapes of the Baja California region,” Alderete said.

The glass mosaics on the patio are created by a master. Yuriy Akopov, the director of San Diego Sculpture Guild, worked for noted artist Niki de Sant Phalle. Born in Russia, he now is known as a mosaic master, and when seeing his pieces, you’ll know why. His sculpture, swathed in sparkling ever changing hues and textures of fine glass, moves the eye and spirit upward.

An artist’s reception is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2-4 p.m. Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and live music. This event is free, and everyone is welcome. The Fallbrook Library is located at 124 S. Mission Road.

Submitted by Friends of the Fallbrook Library.


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