Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall food and Reuben Negron!

Hey guys,

It's that time again! September is finally here and the weather is beautiful! What better way to celebrate the approaching fall than to join Like The Spice Gallery at our monthly artist dinner with current showing artist Rueben Negron on Friday the 23rd at 8pm. There will be fantastic company and delicious food catered by Starving Artist Bakery. The dinner will be an intimate setting at which you will get to know Negron as he will be speaking about his work, inspirations, process, and answering questions.

The menu will consist of delightful dishes like pear, mushroom, and brie strudel served on a bed of baby greens, home-made roasted butternut squash ravioli with sweet Italian sausage in a garlic cream sauce, and for dessert a salted caramel mousse in a chocolate bowl. Yum, If that doesn't get your mouth watering I don't know what will.
Tickets for this fantastic event are $45 per person. Please RESERVE spots because they are going fast!

Reuben Negron's current show This House Of Glass, showing September 9th to October 9th, has been quiet a hit. The opening was jam packed, full of people sipping absinthe and admiring the beautifully technical photo realistic watercolors on display. Negron's watercolor mastery is amazing and obvious in every piece. Most people had to have a second look because they were convinced the pieces were photographs. Pure Talent.

This House of Glass is a journey for the viewer into the private world of each subject. Negron depicts several collaged moments captured over weeks and months, creating one final intimate narrative of his nude subject living every day life in the comfort of their "glass house". The viewer is given the opportunity to view each subject in their personal environment which leads to a sense of untouchable intimacy within each piece. Watercolor as the medium of choice also adds to the delicate and intimate feel of each piece.

A personal favorite piece is entitled "Mick". The viewer gets to peek in on Mick in his living room, smoking a cigarette with a cowboy hat on in the nude. His tattoos are visible as is his waist length hair and South Park doll on the bookcase.... and you have to think to yourself, who is this guy? I want to meet him.

So come on out to Williamsburg and meet good people, eat some ravioli, and rub elbows with your fellow art admirers and, of course, artist Reuben Negron.
See you there!
Reservations Required!
Make your reservations before Wednesday, September 21st, 2011.
Dinner is Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 8pm at Like The Spice Gallery.
Reservations required!

For those of you who are interested in owning a Reuben Negron piece, there are still limited edition prints of "Tia" available for SALE. Framed editions are $480, unframed $280.

Don't forget to join us at our next opening on October 14th, 2011 sponsored by AT&T and Williamsburg Every 2:nd Friday. It'll be a good time so don't miss it!

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