Astoria Visual Arts is pleased to present Astoria artists John Willis and Denise Monaghan new work, at the AVA Center for the Arts in an exhibit titled Two Point Perspective.
One collector calls Astoria John's geographic muse. “It’s true,” John says. My current work is art about place—this place. There’s a patina here you just don’t find in other western U.S. cities. There are stories everywhere—in concrete-patchwork sidewalks—in every downtown building and old home. That patina has a feeling. And that’s what I’m after. I want to capture the feeling of Astoria.” You can see more of John’s art at www.ArtIsFortheHeart.com.
Denise Monaghan moved to Astoria in April of this year, immediately being inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. “I spend a lot of time wondering about the connection between human and animal, how they overlap and where they disconnect,” Monaghan says. “Humans often forget that they are animals that share the planet with other beings. We live in a world that makes that gulf more conspicuous with our technology and our symbolic thinking brain.” Learn more about Denise's work at www.denisemonaghan.com.
AVA Center for the Arts is located at 1000 Duane Street in Astoria and is open Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5pm and by appointment. Join us for an artist reception during Second Saturday Art Walk on December 14 from 5 to 8 pm. Astoria Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to enhance, strengthen and promote the arts in Greater Astoria.
Exhibit open through Saturday, December 7 AVA Center for the Arts 1000 Duane Street, Astoria Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 Noon to 5:00pm and by appointment, by calling 503-741-9694