Art around the Santa Clarita Valley
March 24, 2018
Santa Clarita, CA
As described on the City’s website:
The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating Youth Art Month by hosting the Santa Clarita Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, March 24 located at The Centre. The free event gives students in the Santa Clarita Valley an opportunity to showcase their talent by performing or displaying their art for the community. Each school district will highlight their visual artists and performing artists, local dance studios will lead participatory movement and dance classes, student artists will display their street painting masterpieces and local art studios will give interactive art demonstrations.
Music Moves President, Kurt Wilson stated; “Really amazing art from several students of all ages”. I was also able to see performances of the “Santa Clarita Children’s Choir” and the “Arroyo Seco Jr. High School Band & Choir”.
Wilson went on to say: “Whenever possible I try to find a painting or other original art that I can purchase, and I was fortunate to acquire an original artwork from Zony – the musical theme of the painting and the ‘Picasso’ abstract style really caught my eye.
Musical entertainment featured Marco Soronio (guitar) & Elisha Soronio (vocals), both extremely talented young performers from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wilson then headed over to the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Old Town Newhall. The gallery was presenting “Cowboy Heart & Soul Artshow” which features western themed artwork in conjunction with the upcoming “Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival”.
After perusing the many, many great works at the gallery, Wilson purchased a couple of original artworks by Cheri (volunteer at the gallery) just in time for a birthday present for a good friend…
According to the MAIN’s website;
The Arts and Events Office will be hosting an ongoing exhibit showcasing a different artist each month. The art pieces will be displayed in the lobby of The MAIN.
“Metamorphosis” features re-purposed mixed media artwork by artist Paige Bridges. Paige uses photography and design as a starting point for her artwork and builds on them to create collages utilizing a mixture of magazine clippings, found objects and other items collected since childhood.
During the visit, Wilson and his artist friend ‘Rojeh G., Apprentice of Art’ discussed a future art and performance show featuring Rojeh G as a ‘multi-dimensional artist’ wherein Rojeh G creates interactive art and live musical performances (instrumental)…more to follow!
"The MAIN" Art Gallery
Wilson’s day ended with some well-deserved pub & grub at one of the many great eateries on Main Street and said; “I knew there was a lot of support of the arts here in Santa Clarita, and I am really glad I got out and about to see a lot of great local works, and met a lot of really cool people in the process”.