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"Put a Face On It" Exhibition at Black Rock Art Gallery

OPENING: Friday May 5, 5 pm - 7 pm


inside Joshua Tree National Park’s Black Rock Nature Center

9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd. Yucca Valley CA 92284

SHOWING: May 5 - June 27, 2023

Summer Hours: Friday - Sunday 8am - 4pm

The students created AMAZING character paintings, by choosing an inanimate object to paint and giving it human characteristics. Their goal – to tell a story with a single image, by exploring how facial features and color can communicate a feeling or a mood.

In March, students were inspired by artist Nich Karp, who is known for his autobiographical paintings that capture everyday moments from his life with a whimsical twist. Nich utilizes a variety of techniques to build stories around quirky characters, who inhabit slightly distorted and dramatic spaces.

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