When you hear the words “random eclectic art” you probably envision a certain level of vibrancy and energy. That is entirely appropriate for the upcoming group show at Sagebrush Cafe bringing together the work of three of the Antelope Valley’s most established and accomplished artists – Donna Weil, Liz Cotten and Joanne McCubrey.
The trio will show a mix of styles and media that demonstrate a deep creativity, a willingness to experiment and wide range of influences. Some of the influences are recognizably local, with landscape paintings inspired by regional landmarks like Vasquez Rocks. Some influences are more personal and perhaps inflected by distinctly individual histories and motifs.
The show opens on November 15th with a reception from 2-5 p.m. at Sagebrush Cafe (42014 50th Street West, Quartz Hill, Ca 93536).
Artwork from: Nuri Amanatullah, Joanne McCubrey, Alan Radecki, Cervates, Donal O’Sullivan, Julie O’Sullivan, and Eric Martin (ps. that’s me).
You can find links to the websites of all these artists on our sidebar. We are rich in art, artists and artistry here in the AV. It’s not always easy to see (though it is always there/here).
And it’s not always easy to put this richness into a coherent shape or statement. But, then again, who says there should be a coherent shape or statement in the first place?
And that is one of its great lessons. Isn’t it?
Anyway, here is some of it.
If you would like to see your artwork featured on the Antelope Valley Arts blog, just send us a link, a photo, or an email and we will help spread the word about your creative work. That is what we are here to do!
Quartz Hill artist, Joanne McCubrey is an accomplished photographer and and writer. And she paints too. In our enduring aim to spread the word about local art and local artists, we’d like to point you to her work.
She has a nice website.
Many photos for perusing and for buying.
From her website:
I am a photographer and artist, formerly of the Placerville area, but I now call Quartz Hill, California home, where I live with my rather large dog, “The Dude”.
I spent 20 years with the Mountain Democrat newspaper in Placerville as a photographer and won over 30 personal and professional awards in photography and writing. I’ve been published in many magazines including Sierra, Country, Nevada, Range and Westways.
My work has been exhibited in the Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite, Nikon House in New York, the Margaret Crow Gallery in Pasadena and at many El Dorado County galleries.