Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design proudly presents “Cut and Paste” group art show. This grand opening group art exhibition is organized by art director and multi-disciplinarian artist, Paolo C. Mejia. Cut and Paste, will explore the multi-faceted processes of assemblage and collage work. Guest artists’ work on display will show various medium such as paper, metal, and wood. Their work will exert their craftmanship, skills and concepts. The strength and depth of their work relays a poetic visual art in 2D and 3D form. Come pass by our gallery this October through November. Meet and greet our guest artists at the opening reception, see a powerful and diverse collection of art, and start collecting their work.
The Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design, and Foundry Common management are collaborating together to bring to the community a group show by local Citadel artists. This group show will showcase the talent of these local artists with an eclectic group of work. Come pass by this October 6 at Foundry’s Microgallery.
Foundry Commons Microgallery
686 Fifth Street
San Jose, Ca 95112
October 6 (Friday) : 6:30 – 9pm
Oct 6 – Nov 2
Agnes Derbin Caulfield John Kwak Paolo C. Mejia Ruthie Yamada Stephen Tull Willy Baet
We at the Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design and Jack London Square Realty will be hosting “Urban Cognizance”, a duet art show showcasing paintings by Michael Sacramento and Justin Pastores, at our annex facility in Oakland.
Urban Cognizance is about creative awareness of Justin Pastores and Michael Sacramento’s environment. Justin observes and paints with a social perspective regarding immigrants and their response to living in a different culture. Michael acts as a recorder and interpreter of his immediate day to day surroundings. Being that they both live in the same environment in the San Francisco Bay Area, they seemingly share the same aesthetic. However, the effect of their artwork is nuanced by their subject matter and delivery. Justin tends to focus on people and with the use of a more figurative painterly style, while Michael focuses on the collage of surfaces and images. Together, Justin and Michael’s exhibition aims to provide viewers a new lens in which to see their world and inspire them to look at their surroundings with a keener eye.
This art show will further explore and relay the idea of Acculturation theory and the Fourfold model through minorities who immigrate and raise their families in a new dominant hosting culture. Individuals, families, and communities respond with either Assimilation, Separation, Integration, or Marginalization. Other aspects along with the Fourfold model are responses to sub cultures, generation disparities, identity, gentrification, and the results of recession.
art show: October 2 – November 29
Jack London Square Realty
311 Oak Street, Suite 116
Oakland, Ca 94609
The Citadel Artist Community along with the Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design, invites everyone to attend our Open Studio the first two weekends this June. We are opening our art community to the public, where everyone can visit studios, meet and greet artists, purchase arts, and connect. Come pass by our artist commune and see a diverse artistic scene this June.
June 3 + 4 and 10 + 11 (Sat/Sun) : 11 – 5pm
199 Martha Street, Suite 100 – 200s
San Jose, Ca 95112
200 Piopio Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
While living in the US, our heritage stems from the Philippines; and many of us continue to hold a strong bond to our customs & culture. “Burnt Rice” explores these customs through the form of a spiritual connection to both plants and animals. Flora and fauna can symbolize a type of ‘grounding’ of energies. Rice holds a special link to both our culture as Filipinos as it is a staple to our diet and the plant itself is commonly seen throughout the archipelago of the Philippines. This plant is so directly linked to our being, as it provides physical sustenance, nourishes our soul, and continues our connection to our heritage. This will be Epekto Art Project’s first out of state exhibit.
The Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design, and studio-FAB cordially invites everyone to attend our group art show entitled “Impromptu” by EPEKTO Art Projects.
EPEKTO Art Projects is a local Filipino-American arts group based in the Bay Area, California. The group was formed in 2011.
We have invited EPEKTO Art Projects to show at our collaborative space on Telegraph Avenue, Oakland this June. The group will be showcasing their members’ dynamic and artistic creativity through their selected medium. “Impromptu” was developed to (in)formally introduce this locally based Filipino-American group and to share their skillful talents to the community. Their diverse collective engenders their prolific and persistent pursuit of creativity and camaraderie through showcasing, sharing and informing art in a non-verbal visual expression. Come pass by our collaborative space this June, meet and greet the artists at the reception, learn about their art making and see their awesome artwork.