March 8 – 29, 2014
South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) announces its latest exhibition project taking place from March 8 – 29, 2014 at the Leisa Collins Art Studio, 812 Fremont Ave, #101, South Pasadena California 91030.
Curated by Leisa Collins and Howard Spector, the Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, March 8, from 6-9 pm as part of the South Pasadena Spring Arts Crawl.
Howard Spector is Director of SPARC and Principal of Skyework Consulting. He works with non-profit organizations on program development, planning, and arts education; and with artists on exhibitions and projects.
He received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo; is a professional visual artist and has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. His work is included in numerous public and private collections and Thistle & Weed Press published his first book of digital images, Dialog Box, a collaboration with poet Jay Brecker, in 2012.
Leisa Collins is a native of Auckland, New Zealand. She embarked on her artistic career in the late 1970′s. At the age of 17 she abandoned the confines of formal art training, opting to learn her craft by traveling across New Zealand and capturing its rugged beauty in her paintings.
She continued her travels around the world and set up a studio in Alexandria, Virginia and became actively involved in the Alexandria community. She served as a commissioner on the Commission for the Arts, formed a community art nexus of active local visual artists, and completed a number of public art projects. She travels extensively, enjoying the freedom of making her living from her art. In 2013 Leisa decided to head west and has now made South Pasadena, California her home.
Fifteen artists in different media were selected for this exhibition. They are: Michael Childs, Brian Cho, Dominique Heffley, Cathy Perlmutter, Paul Grab, Andrea Bogdan, Valerio Ventura, Vanessa Schoth, Carol Dequech, Janet Milhomme, Ashley Nunn, Garey Porter, Cody Patterson, Clare Hebert, and Michiko Ito.
In addition SPARC will host a closing event on Saturday, March 29, from 6-8pm at the Leisa Collins Art Studio
Come out for an evening on the town, enjoy music, food and fun time and stop by to see the exhibition and also artwork by Leisa Collins. Admission to the opening reception is free as part of the Arts Crawl.