VIVIAN PASTOR: CULTIVATING MEMORIES
Vivian Pastor is a Houston based Ceramic Artist with a Mexican American heritage. Her work revolves around nature, the story of life and death alongside the delicate fragments of memory. She hand builds all of her work from a bag of clay, coil, or slab. Every time she molds clay it is a deep reminder of her Mexican American heritage.
Looking back into her childhood she believes her work’s whimsical aesthetic is tied to her very limited time with her mother who was always in the garden. This culture now lives within her as she went from kneading dough to molding clay, and the honor and gratefulness she feel when she creates something from nothing.
The Opening Reception for the Vivian Pastor Exhibition will be Friday, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited and welcomed to attend. Complimentary light bites and beverages will be served.
MIKE MAHON: MASTERING THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE
Mike Mahon has been a professional artist for nearly 50 years and has been teaching painting workshops for the last 19 years. He has won numerous awards for his work and exhibited in various museums in Texas and California. His work is recognized for its strong sense of design and dynamic and painterly use of color and value.
LOAC is proud to host Mike for a workshop dedicated to mastering Texas landscapes and painting with control and spontaneity. Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Over the 3 day workshop, artists will be introduced to Mike’s “Aesthetic Categories”, a 7-step systematic approach to painting based on classical principles of art which are logical, learnable, and memorable.The cost of the workshop is $395.00 and classes will be held May 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A free reception and painting demonstration will be held at LOAC on Tuesday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited and welcomed to attend.