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The Girl Goes Big

Kristy Prince had a BIG idea of a painting that you can walk into. She dances her way through paintings in her studio as she applies layers and layers of paint on canvas’ of all sizes. This time she wanted to go big and do the entire wall in the gallery. She planned to have multiple legs dangling from the top edge, but in the end settled on one large set of legs that steals the show every time you walk by. With the help of Valerie Lewis on the shading/refining of the legs, The Girl Goes Big became a reality in the space formerly known as PÄS.

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www.kristyprincestudio.com

PÄS bookmarks the page before starting a new chapter…

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After seven years in the Fullerton community, PÄS Gallery will close its doors.

We made the difficult decision to stop showing our favorite local artists on the walls of PÄS Gallery. We are grateful for everyone who supported our endeavor (the list is endless): the art patrons, the press, downtown businesses, the community, and especially close friends and artists who are now considered family.

Being a founding member of the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk which launched in March of 2010, and later that year in October, a founding member of The Magoski Arts Colony, we did a lot, saw a lot, and learned a lot. Over the years we have gained an irreplaceable, authentic community which will undoubtedly last a lifetime. We might have coined the term ‘There’s Art In Fullerton’ but it is our honor to witness the Art in Fullerton and be a part of it. It’s been quite the ride. And from this day forward, we will continue to choose risk. We don’t have plans to jump into anything new just yet. The possibilities are endless. We will rest with the knowledge gained from our years as gallery owners, and when the time is right, we will take that knowledge and dream up the next chapter. By letting go of this small space, we are opening ourselves up to a bigger story.

In the meantime, we are proud to say Art is alive and well in Fullerton. You’ll still see us hanging out at downtown businesses, with our family, the colony, and taking trips to obscure parts of the country.

One of our greatest joys was holding to this statement from the beginning, “We are an avenue for emerging artists. We encourage that moment when someone is willing to make the choice and say, ‘I am an artist.’ That risk is what we thrive on.” By advocating for local artists and throwing art events promoting this beautiful subculture, we’ve walked along side of some great success stories, and that is what propels us into the future… to do art, view art, and love people.

Love,
The Prince Family (Brian, Kristy, Noah + Ezra)

Post Script: We hope you can make it out to the next art walk this Friday! Here is our schedule for March if you would like to come talk:
Friday, March 4, 6-10pm (Art Walk)
Wednesday, March 9, 9-11am (Coffee at The 223 with Brian + Kristy)
Wednesday, March 16, 9-11am (Coffee at The 223 with Brian + Kristy)

Mike Myers!

PÄS presents “Smile” the recent works of Michael Myers.

Myers’ new collection of work explores gods, universes and good vibes. This past year his paintings explore a simpler character form, yet possess more complexity with multiple textures and layers.

As an artist and designer, he likes to use mixed media with an emphasis of gouache and acrylics. Michael taught himself how to draw and paint from an early age. He studied graphic design for a few years at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso, then began working professionally as a graphic designer in the skateboarding industry. Today he splits his time between painting and designing web properties from his home office/studio in Fullerton, California.

Come celebrate Michael Myers’ solo exhibition during PÄS Gallery’s sixth anniversary and the Magoski Arts Colony’s fifth anniversary at 223 W. Santa Fe Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832 on Friday, October 2nd from 6-10 pm.

Thank you for support local art and galleries.

RSVP on the book: www.facebook.com/events/1684580368442016

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Bits, Please continues through September

Calling All Art Collectors!

The current compilation of artists exhibiting at PÄS is astronomical.

We have bay area collage artist Justin Angelos—Today’s king of detail-exploding, multi-media, multi-faceted, high-gloss, high-style collage intricacies! Santa Ana’s Michael Ziobrowski—Cut/paste-creator, image-enhancer, mood-setting, pastel-lover, shape-composer, graphic-innovator! World-renown Ken Ruzic—Tiki-madman, devil-in-the-details, art-historian, art-futurian, prolific-storyteller! Fullerton’s own Candace Magoski—Queen of costume, objet d’art-rarity, wing-journaling, bone-collector! City of Orange’s Leanne Sargeant—Cotton-cloud, paper-clipper, paint-dipper, emotive-intensifier, royalty-of-collage! Strong Beach’s Cody Lusby—movement-capturer, time-traveller, figurative-crafter, stencil-skillset, emotion-provoker! Straight from a/the parallel universe René Cardona—Poetic-prophet, alliteration-emiter, mural-maker, abstract-assembler, trancendent-being, painter-of-fluidity! Assemblage master John M. Sollom—thick-stroke-impressionist, craftsman, tinker, fun-loving, ace-of-the-strange! Alluring Emily Heller—Wandering-soul, free-spirit, patience-producer, artistic-experiencer! and reigning from San Clemente, the—Micro-scopic, molecular-atomic, sweet-heart, art-trenpenuer, Chantal deFelice!

and there you have it, the reason why i curated this exhibit. Hope to see everyone on Friday, September 4th from 6-10 pm. This reception is the closing and encourages all art collectors to explore the works averaging a mere $250-$350… Thank you for your support.

Here is some love from beyond:
OC Register: “Artists combine works for modern collage”
Kolaj Magazine: Issue #13

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