Hello, this is John Paul Thornton.
Friday, June 4th is the opening reception of a gorgeous exhibit I am in called “Three Artists-One World.” The exhibit is at the Burbank creative Arts Center. The reception is from 7 to 9pm (the show runs through June 24th). Many of my new large scale figurative works featuring global ceremonies will be on display, along with the breathtaking work of reknowned artists Toni Scott and Charlie Morey.
The Burbank Creative Arts Center is located 1100 West Clark Avenue, Burbank CA, 91506?( One block North West of the intersection of Olive and Victory. ) phone: 818 238-5397
Three Artists – One World
“Three compelling visionaries present artworks which address human dignity, the passionate longing for spirituality and the all-pervasive natural world which grounds us all. “Three Artists- One World” focuses on three successful mid-career artists: Toni Scott, John Paul Thornton and Charlie Morey, who offer a delightfully diverse range of media, all based upon what compels them most: the discovery of meaning in today’s world. Ms. Scott, who recently completed her “Bloodlines” installation for a two-year run at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, has worked in almost all art media, including paint, sculpture, photography, digital, and found objects. Mr. Thornton is known for his “Missing Children — Portraits of Hope” series of paintings derived from missing children flyers received in the mail and for his large-scale figure paintings inspired by religious ceremonies from around the globe. Mr. Morey has devoted his artistic life to photography and exploration, where he found thoughtful images in such visually fulfilling locations as his home state of Maine, the big island of Hawaii, Yosemite National Park (where he served as an Artist-in-Residence, producing an exhibit called “Digital Yosemite”), and other locations in California, where all three artists currently reside.”
John Paul Thornton
June 3, 2010