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Find awe in comic art this summer

Pop art continues to grace the walls of California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Neville Page, Creatures from Warner Bros. Green Lantern, Digital print, 2011. Honey Photographs by Alyss

Neville Page, Creatures from Warner Bros. Green Lantern, Digital print, 2011. Honey Photographs by Alyss

California Center for the Arts, Es­condido is into its sixth week of fea­turing “My HERO!” “Unlocking Wonderland,” and “Neville Page” in the Museum space.

Tickets are free for ages 12 and under, and $5-$8 for general admission and dis­counted rates. As the exhibit will be featured throughout ComiCon, interested attend­ees may present their badges at the museum ticket

Neville Page in his studio.

Neville Page in his studio.

office to receive 2-for-1 admissions to the exhibit if they pres­ent San Diego Comic Fest badges from this past Febru­ary or ComiCon badges for this July’s events.

It is only fitting as many of the fea­tured artists have been a part of Comi­Con in prior years and are well known for their work within pop culture.

Having the opportunity

Robert Burden greeting ComiCon pass-holders at his artist booth (2014). Photo by Anne S. Hall.

Robert Burden greeting ComiCon pass-holders at his artist booth (2014). Photo by Anne S. Hall.

of meeting Robert Burden (the featured artist for the My HERO!’s Holy Batman large scale oil painting) as he was display­ing his large scale mixed media frames and oil paintings for “Star Wars” in a past ComiCon, he was wonderful at acting as an ambassador for the arts as he allowed attendees to fully view
Above: Holy Batman, part of My Hero exhibit. Right: Unlocking Wonderland

Above: Holy Batman, part of My Hero exhibit. Right: Unlocking Wonderland

and experience the more than 10-foot tall detailed tapestry painting.

He gave us first-hand in­sight on the modeling work and hand craftsmanship he devoted to his pieces in order to have his present­ed work available to us. Showing kindness to all who approached him and really taking the time to reveal some of the intimate secrets embedded

 

 

within his images.

Much of the same color­ful vibrancy and detail can be seen in pieces throughout the exhibit. “Un­locking Wonderland” will tantalize the eyes while creating awareness for the Global Medical Relief Fund that helps youths around the world. Spe­cial events for this display will finally begin on July 17 (Sunday) from 2-4 p.m. to experience a

 

 

discussion with Neville Page, himself. Along with a live action painting and lecture by Stephen Fyshwick on Sunday, August 1, with the exhibits closing reception from 2-7 p.m. Contact the Califor­nia Center for the Arts, Escondido for more information, and to RSVP and purchase tickets simply call 800-988- 4253 or visit artscenter.org/







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