Event Type: Galleries
Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
- Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Location: County Administration Building
44 N San Joaquin St
Stockton, CA 95202
“Simply Three” is the perfect title for our central California female artists Cyndi Esenwein,Vanessa Hadady and Marilyn Pellouchoud, who will be show casing their work in a group show through Art Expressions of San Joaquin. The show will be from February 1st through March 15th, 2013. Reception will be held on February 8, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at: Art Expressions of San Joaquin, County Administration Building, 44 No. San Joaquin Street, Stockton, California.
Exhibition is open Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. Admission is free.
Manteca native. Earned her BA in Fine Arts from CSU Stanislaus, and is a veteran of the United States Army. She has been teaching art at Franklin High School in the International Baccalaureate Programme for seven years, and is enjoying a year off to focus her energies on family and studio work. Cyndi's art work tends to center around themes involving the portrait and perceived environment. She works in a variety of media, most of which is manipulated in an illustrative manner. Cyndi's artistic background extends well into childhood, taking root in a bed covered in her mother's quilts and a closet filled with eclectic dolls and costumes. She continually draws upon these influences when creating new work.
As a fine art painter who is a member of Art Expressions of San Joaquin, I consider myself an American painter who has strived over the past few years to capture some of the area’s beauty and sophistication with what I consider to be vibrant colors, a soft brush, and a touch of the naive. Before formalized academic study, my early training included classical European methods with Japanese techniques taught to me by my father, an automotive executive during my youth, who painted a few houses full of paintings before the invention of Polaroids and Kodachrome when the Zone System (a codification of the principles of sensitometry) worked out by Fred Archer and Ansel Adams had not yet reached the majority of American households. Though realist technical skill is often universally appreciated, I gave several decades to the exploration of abstraction that focused on intensely simplified elements if not monochromatic color field study. Today, despite extensive representational work that ranges from realist still life exercises to near abstracted landscapes using blocked color techniques, I understand two dimensional painting includes abstraction whether honoring the planar surface of the canvas and paint products or deceiving the eye to view picturesque dimensionality.
“I never wanted to be anything other than an oil painter." My beginnings were humble. I was born in 1959 in Carroll, Iowa. I grew up on a small farm, enjoying the simple life out in the country. My love and passion for painting began as a small child; often I would look at books for hours from the Renaissance period, particularly Rembrandt, and wish that I could somehow paint with the veracity of the painters that I admired. My desire to paint grew as I approached adolescence. My first year out of high school, I began college at the University of South Dakota with a small Art Scholarship, hoping to achieve many things in my life in relationship to painting. I was told by many of my instructors that my quick, spontaneous work was often better than pieces that I spent hours finalizing. This would come back to serve me in my later years, and is well expressed in the work you see here today.”
Art Expressions of San Joaquin
The San Joaquin Valley is abundant in creative and artistic individuals expressing themselves through various forms of art. These artists are experts in their field and masters of their craft, making them an asset and treasure to our community. They have inspired what is now Art Expressions of San Joaquin. Each artist is as unique and diverse as the individuals that comprise the San Joaquin Valley and its communities. Our mission and primary objective is to promote and showcase the works of these dedicated and talented artists with the rest of the San Joaquin Valley. Artwork will be displayed in the County Administration Building and will also serve as the venue to hold community events. The purpose of this co-operative will reflect the rich cultural fabric of our community.
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