Art Receptions

Third Thursday

The MAIN
24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Arts and Events Office will be hosting an ongoing exhibit showcasing a different artist each month. The art pieces will be displayed in the lobby of The MAIN.

An individual artist will be showcased each month, and the exhibit will be available for viewing during all events as well as Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participating artists will be given the opportunity to host a reception on the 3rd Thursday of the month their art is showcased.

May 16, 2019

  • Abstract Realism

    August 13, 2019 through September 10, 2019

    The MAIN
    24266 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321

    Reception: Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 7 – 10 pm

    “Abstract Realism”?  Sounds like an oxymoron, right?  Abstract Realism is a real Art form that is a marriage of two contradictory terms, Abstract art and Realistic art. Abstract art exists through patterns, colors, texture and line without the need for an external motivation. Realistic art consists of art that aims to replicate nature such as Photography. When these two elements combine to create an abstract impression of real life, you get abstract realism. When I look at a tree, the branches, the roots, the bend in the tree limbs, how a ridge breaks on the coastline or an isolated cloud floating alone, or giant organic shaped boulders in the desert, my imagination tells me what colors I see, what textures cover a surface, what light I see and what happened just before I got there. It’s not about the

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