So Much More 

Music related artwork

In memory of a person well loved the world over: a celebrity of grandeur most dream to become; a son, brother, father and husband; surely a friend to so many more. A person- so much more.

David Bowie was in the news yesterday morning, sadly because of his passing on from this world we call ours. “Peacefully,” I’d read and hoped– for what more can we ask for when remembering those admired and loved?

So much more:

I’d learned about Bowie’s passing in a newsletter and thought it is a great loss in music history besides a life of historical moments. Just the day before I’d picked up my piece of artwork, which was included in the exhibition “Celebrity” at ConArtist Gallery. Consequently it’s a portrait I’d painted of David Bowie. I was so glad to have it back, I was telling my friend about it. I was thinking that as much as we treasure our work as Artists, it’s often difficult to let them go. Art takes time, effort, inspiration, financial setbacks even- and so much more.

Well, I know life has a lot more meaning than materials. 

David Bowie was and always will be remembered as a work of Art- in and of himself. His music lives through the unique sound of his voice and forever classic tracks. The style in Bowie’s fashion choices as most people know, were just as uniquely expressed. I wasn’t among those fortunate to have viewed the recent exhibitions built around all the public details of his life- yet I’m proud to say it’s been an honor to be a fan since Bowie’s start with celebrity. Yes.       I consider myself to have been a privileged child back then. 

Mr. Bowie fit right in if not declared a misfit of the times. To many, he stood out appropriately enough to be noticed- and very well so. As I recall, these ears were in sound training most of my waking hours and I don’t regret much of it when it pertains to music. Still, Bowie carried himself with so much more! 

I know. Life is funny. It’s got a way with making us fall and breaking it; taking our breaths away at the most incredible moments and still, (you know the rest). Such is Life…and Art- the mirror upon which lies its reflection.

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Art Is…Inspiring; therapeutic; time consuming; full of effort; expressive; Meaningful- and of course: Full of LIFE! 

The Art that is Bowie and all he produced is all that and so much more. Art such as his, LIVES. In effect, so does he. 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bowie. Rest assured that I’ll be “swaying to the sound” for as long as I can.

Until next time- May we cherish how we express ourselves- historically.

Thanks for visiting.

Adriana 

Grateful 

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On this day, a few years ago, I recall a certain pull. It wasn’t a tug – much less a push. 

I understood, confused as I was, that certain things will come to pass – while others cannot be avoided. 

Today I am grateful for all that I am, was and will become. Grateful to be embraced by loved ones, to have loved those who came before us and those that are yet to arrive. 

I eat, have shelter, water and sun. The air, our earth, the birds flying high. The oceans majestic, the stars in the sky. That magnetic moon, it’s gravity unavoidable. The green of the grass, the trees shading all- and that sky, Oh, that sky- such astounding hues! 

I know, it seems simple- but that is all. Nothing else matters as much as these-

There’s nothing much better than the simplest things.

Wishing everyone a very happy, safe Thanksgiving. Mostly, that we all recall to be Grateful for all of the simplest things.

~Adriana  

  

Exhibition Opening: CELEBRITY

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Hello everyone!

It’s great to see you all back here and would like to extend an invitation to join me and my fellow Artist Members at ConArtist Gallery for:

“Celebrity ”

It begins tomorrow night, Wednesday November 4th.  at 7-11 pm and runs through November 14th. 

I’m participating with a piece inspired by David Bowie, which I began and completed some months ago. In it I wanted to express the ever-changing, effortless transition from one Celebrity whose music and style has inspired countless. The obsession with Celebrity may stem from many roots. Where we ground ourselves in society is a mark the aspiring dream to achieve. It’s also part of my love for music and dance spanning a lifetime. Please join us and be sure to get all the deets at ConArtists‘ website page for this and all other exhibitions.

Here’s a sneak peek at a WIP before completion, although this 4′ x 3’ piece on wood is better appreciated up close and in person. I mount them all myself as I prefer canvasses.

 

upcoming exhibition: CELEBRITY

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust by Adriana J Garces

 
I look forward to seeing you all there!

Thanks for checking in once again. Stay tuned or follow if you wish to receive updates on my latest work, exhibitions and other event details. 

~Adriana

Hiatus Over In a Flash

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Hello dearest friends, family and followers!

I’m here today to touch base with everyone since I’ve been busy with many things.

As always, Art is a practice I continue and quite honestly feel ill without. In between the seemingly endless responsibilities, I try to at least sketch ~ anything! It keeps me going, focused and sane.

Fantastic Opening and Updates from “The Twenty Dollar Art Show”

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Hello everyone!

Welcoming you all back, I invite you to read about the

Fantastic Opening and Updates from “The Twenty Dollar Art Show!”

Opening night was a full house of happy people, all enjoying the sounds, ambiance- and of course, very affordable Art!  Our resident gallery dude and all around great guy, Brandon curated the event and hooked up the postcard sized art along with Gallery Director and Founder, Brian Shevlin. He’s the awesome, fun loving buddy of all Artists here and one anyone would enjoy learning about!