Friday, May 25, 2012

'Love' exhibit in Pomona opening June 9

Exhibit Love: For Land…Form…and Humanity &
Robert Stillwell: Recent Works
June 09 through July 28, 2012
Collectors Reception: June 09, 2012, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: June 09, 2012, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Second Saturday Viewing: July 14, 2012, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The dA Center for the Arts Announces Exhibit Love, the Works of Rick Caughman, Joella Jean Mahoney, and John Edward Svenson

The dA Center for the Arts is proud to present Exhibit Love: For Land…Form…and Humanity and Robert Stillwell: Recent Works on display June 9th through July 28, 2012. On display in the main gallery, Exhibit Love: For Land…Form…and Humanity collects the works of Rick Caughman, Joella Jean Mahoney, and John Edward Svenson. Robert Stillwell: Recent Works exhibits the artist’s recent venture into abstract paintings. The dA will be hosting a collector’s reception on June 09, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and an opening reception for the general public on June 09, 2012 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Additionally, the dA will be hosting a Second Saturday viewing in conjunction with the Pomona Arts Colony Second Saturday Art Walk on July 14, 2012 from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Exhibit Love: For Land…Form…and Humanity brings Rick Caughman, Joella Jean Mahoney, and John Edward Svenson together in one exhibition. Drawing from each artist’s extensive body of work, curator Rick Caughman selected pieces that examine the loss of loved ones and the inspiration that they continue to provide. This exhibition includes work representative of each artist’s prolific career, including landscapes, sculptural forms, and installations, all of which present a profound exploration of the influence of love on art, and art on love.

This exhibition coincides with Robert Stillwell: Recent Works, on display in the dA’s Joan Weldon Gallery. Stillwell has spent most of his eighty years as an artist establishing himself through his commercial work, while devoting his personal art to landscape paintings. In this exhibition he deviates from both forms and explores more abstract forms.

About Rick Caughman: Rick Caughman is best known for his illustrations, but has accumulated a diverse body of work during his career. He has accumulated thirty years of experience in advertising illustration and graphic design, which includes founding an advertising agency L.R. Caughman and Caughman, Inc with his brother. Additionally, he has twenty-five years of teaching experience from various higher education institutions including Chaffey College, Loma Linda University, and the University of California, Riverside. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts in Advertising Illustration from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. This is his fourth exhibition at the dA Center for the Arts.

About Joella Jean Mahoney: Joella Jean Mahoney is best known for her dramatic large scale oil landscapes which bridge the gap between realisms and abstraction. Her love of the Arizona landscape is apparent in her body of work which frequently portrays its flowers, lakes and canyon walls. She received her Bachelors in Arts from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Fine Arts in Painting from Claremont Graduate University. Mahoney has displaying twenty and thirty retrospective exhibitions at the Claremont Graduate University Art Department Gallery, the Northern Arizona University Art Museum, the University of La Verne, Harris Art Museum, and the West Valley Art Museum in Phoenix Arizona; as well as 50 year retrospectives exhibitions at the Kolb Museum, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, the Northern Arizona Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona. She is a professor emeritus at the University of La Verne where she began developing the art department in 1964.

About John Edward Svenson: John Edward Svenson is known for his architectural sculptures which range from small intimate wood carvings to publicly commissioned large scale installations located in numerous parks, hospitals, malls, hotels, airports, schools, museums, and churches. His work has shown in museums and galleries around the world including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, National Academy of Art, New York, and Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon). Svenson has received two American Institute of Architecture Awards for Excellence in Sculptures.

About Robert Stillwell: Robert Stillwell has spent most of his career working as a commercial artist including holding past positions of Art Director of Hallmark Cards in Kansas City and Director of Buzza-Cardozo Greeting Card Co. in Anaheim. In his personal artist endeavors he is know for his acrylic landscapes paintings, and more recently his venture into abstract paintings. Stillwell attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City and the Kansas City Art Institute. Additionally he studied at the Corcoran Art School in Washington DC, and the New York City Sculpture Center. He has been painting for eighty years.

About The dA Center for the Arts: The dA Center for the Arts is a non-profit arts organization operating in the Pomona Arts Colony since 1984. Dedicated to the community, the center serves to provide opportunities to experience, appreciate and support the arts through community art classes, events and exhibits.

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