Join local artists of Open Studio Art for an exhibition and artist talk. Each artwork within this exhibition tells a story about the creativity, imagination, and personal expression of these artists. Experience the art through various mediums that reflect their meanings.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: San Diego Archaeological Center
Cost: Included with museum admission (suggested $5/person)
I am a painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist as well as a professor of art history for over a decade and a half. I am very passionate about bringing out the inner artist in others. In addition to teaching and volunteer work, over the years I’ve done dozens of commissions, many exhibitions, and public art such as murals and sculptures.
Born in the Black capital of the world, Harlem, I was bombarded with sights and sounds that only this unique neighborhood could provide. I felt I had it all and was quite aware that I was living in a live art gallery.
Once retired I returned to painting and drawing–pleasures I had abandoned in elementary school.
Painting for me is a continual learning process. It involves observation, experimentation, and hopefully, discovery. As in life, some of these experiments have unanticipated consequences, which can elicit responses ranging from “oh, dear” to “OH, S***”.
I love color, appreciate nuance, and often incorporate ‘quirkiness’ in my work, the latter demonstrated by the desiccated and containered beetle in my refrigerator. It awaits a canvas.
If graced by time, I hope to paint with less “guess’ and more ‘golly”.
Abstracts by Con. The important parts of my painting within the boundaries of the canvas are shapes, color, and light. My brush expresses my passion. As a young artist, life introduced me to the world of creativity.