Despite the cold weather and little rain, 2nd Saturday in January was still a great night to come out and enjoy the art. The "West End" has seen a real growth spurt in the amount of visitors and new venues. Some of the galleries you will see are Twenty Miles East, Indigo Gallery, Foggy Windows, Fr. Bill Moore SS CC Studio Gallery, Cabrera's, Bella Muerte Gallery, Smoking Mirrors and the newest addition, Vintage Renewals. Another exciting item to report is the presence of Foodies or Food Trucks parking on the streets and selling their fine foods. Anybody check them out? Back to central colony, AC Projects opened with the photographic works of Steven Poster. N. Y. Delight featured surreal black and white photography by Cherie Savoie, her first solo exhibit K1000. The dA Gallery presented a show of works curated by our friend Leslie Brown. "Cubicle" included some cool ceramic office furniture set up throughout the gallery. At dba256, I, Juan Thorp, exhibited a series of my paintings through a three year period. There are 65 pieces to see all month. Just around the corner, you can see Ashley's installation "Shopping with kids"at the PO.
At Bunny Gunner we featured the art of Lindy Ivey and Fikrie Oz. They both created figurative pieces in oils that are a must see. 57 Underground opened with a group show titled "Mixed Messages" and SCA Project Gallery with a group show titled "Chants Prayers and Poems". Just next door Latino Art Museum brought out work from the Permanent Collection. See pomonaartscolony.com to see the full list of exhibitions.
Special thanks to photographers: Jill Carol, Richard Nunez, Denis Thorp and Susie Thorp