Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Signature Gallery: Sante Fe


Edward attended and worked the new opening of the Charles Pabst Gallery in Sante Fe on Water Street and loved the gallery and the city so much he actually bought a cowboy hat!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Events around town


3/1/10 - 3/31/10
Public Dolphin ‘Citizen Science’ Project

Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 / Public Dolphin ‘Citizen Science’ Project: the public is invited to visit the Guest Services Office in Cottage #35 anytime from 7 a.m. until sunset to check out a "shoe-box" science kit with binoculars, dolphin field guides and fun family activities to monitor and participate in dolphin behavior research. When you submit your data sheet, you automatically become part of a research project with OrangeCoastCollege and will receive ongoing updates. Time: 7 a.m. until sunset. This activity is part of the SNAP! Exhibition, a program that enables world-class environmental experts to conduct park research while directly involving students and park visitors in the science that impacts the environment. Free and appropriate for all ages. For more info, contact the Crystal Cove Alliance at (949) 376-6200.
Featuring Third Wheel Wind Trio

Sunday March 07 - Laguna College of Art & Design - Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Live! is pleased to present the very talented Third Wheel Wind Trio, flute, clarinet and bassoon. Brought together by the desire to perform unconventional music, Third Wheel is a woodwind trio unlike any other! With a repertoire spanning more than four centuries of music, Third Wheel expands the definition of chamber music with an unusual instrumentation and fresh, youthful perspective. The concert is 3:00 to 4:30 pm in Studio 6 of the Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Just a few miles from downtown Laguna, the lovely campus offers ample and complimentary parking. The College Art Gallery opens at 2:00 pm to view the current exhibition and is open during intermission. There is no admission charge but donations from the audience are appreciated. more
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Darren Gygi original: Finally HERE!

Hello fellow art collectors and "Gygi" fans!

Only approximately once a year are we lucky enough to score a Darren Gygi original.... And it's finally that time of year!

Marilyn Monroe - Darren Gygi - Oil Original on board - (24 x 15; framed = 32 x 23) - $3,995.00

Darren has told me there will be no giclees made on this original due to the estate of Monroe. Those of you know this will make it extra special. He also he appreciates the collector who acquires this masterpiece, he is willing to sign a head shot to go with the acquisition and I will frame the head shot in black to accompany the frame he chose (value $125.00). I truly believe this horse has legs so I hope you call our gallery soon.

About the Artist:

Darren Gygi’s career as an artist unofficially began in kindergarten when his teacher, Mrs. Jensen—amazed at the complex rendering created by this very young boy—decided to keep his portrait of a cow for her personal scrapbook.

His Junior High and High School teachers must have thought that Darren was simply a serious student—based on what, to them, must have appeared as constant and thorough note-taking. In truth, Darren spent much of his class time and growing up years doodling relentlessly in the margins and drawing faces and figures throughout the pages of his notebooks. This strategy, however, paid off as the young artist developed a keen ability to capture likenesses and accurately render the human form.

At the university level, Darren was heavily influenced by two instructors, William Whitaker (national portrait artist) and James Christensen (fantasy fine artist) as he pursued his education and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1996. After years of visual study and hands-on exploration, Darren’s passion remained painting the human figure.

Upon graduation, Darren embarked on a career as a freelance artist and illustrator. This rigorous endeavor became his real education as the artist created award-winning artwork for publishers, corporations, and private collectors—all within the constraints of strict deadlines and demanding expectations. Darren always tried to approach his illustration assignments as though he were creating a fine art gallery piece for a museum. Even quick turn-around spot illustrations received the same treatment as the artist prepared each panel for the easel and eventual paint and brushstrokes. Over the ensuing decade, Darren’s top-notch editorial figure work gradually evolved into gallery-quality portrait work.

Please contact me right away if interested in Gygi's rendition of Monroe... This one won't last long!! :)