First Friday: Opening Reception for Brianna Lee
Beauty and the Sublime
Friday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Exhibition Runs August 30th through September 29th
- Artist talk Saturday, September 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
“Oil Painting Made Easy” Workshop for all skill levels and great for beginners.
Saturday, Sept. 9th from 9am-3pm
- Course Description:
In this workshop, you will be guided through a series of painting exercises in color mixing, painting techniques and composition. Designed for beginners but also beneficial for experienced artists, students will walk away with a better understanding of how to create a successful work of art!
- About the Instructor:
Brianna Lee is a classically trained, award winning artist with over 8 years of teaching experience. She’s taught workshops for numerous prestigious art academies throughout California in addition to running her former atelier in Southern California for 7 years. Her students have gone on to have solo exhibitions, win awards and receive scholarships to top art academies throughout the USA and abroad.
In September 2017
Arts Visalia is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the art works of Brianna Lee.
The exhibition is called Beauty and the Sublime, a series which investigates the point at which beauty transfigures into the sublime, touching on something central to our existence
When Brianna refers to sublime, “A sublime experience can instill a mix of terror and awe. Great art can shock us, luring us with beauty and moving us spiritually. The sublime is a form of beauty that transcends time and elevates the mind and spirit. It is art of contemplation that deepens the mystery of our existence.” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many have a different view on what it means to them when they view her works.
Brianna Lee was born and raised in rural Visalia, CA. She is an artist with a love of beauty and the human form. Her work is a continuous search for the intrinsic beauty of all life around her. She gleans inspiration from the people she meets, the abundance of nature and the deep-rooted traditions of realist painting. Brianna graduated with a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA after studying contemporary and traditional painting techniques at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and under the guidance of portrait artist Adrian Gottlieb.
This show runs from August 30th through September 29th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant, Safco, and the King Family Foundation. Artist talk with Brianna Lee will be on Saturday, September 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the gallery to discuss her works.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by