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 ticketoffice 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 opportunityof 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 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 embeddedwithin 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 adiscussion 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/