Specifically, the Elevator Brewery Tap Room, located at 165 N. Fourth in downtown Columbus, Oh. This Pop-up fine art exhibit will be the first this year on the First Saturday art experience organized by Daniel Colvin, formerly owner of CS Gallery, Old Town East.
A POP-UP show literally pops up into a building lobby, entrance room, raw warehouse space, etc., for a brief period. This show will only be up for a few hours--- between 5 and 7 pm so if you do not visit this exhibit between those exact times then, well it will no longer be visible. But that is not a bad thing, it's really great! The ability to see a 'flash' of the artistic participants in this manner is totally unique. Unlike an opening of a group show where the art is 'curated', this exposure creates opportunities to view a different perspective and connect with curiosity seekers, artists and weekend visitors alike. I will be showing three pieces, all 16x20; two of which were originally done as sip-and-paint images! The two that are here were created not purposely for advanced events but actually do require some previous experience with these classes. Why I am pointing this out? Because all the time I have been leading these events and classes I have recognized that participants are more than able and willing to engage a difficult process; mostly because they have no previous knowledge that this one or the other represents a more challenging experience. If guided expertly, these techniques and results can be enjoyed by anyone who is willing to follow the procedures outlined by the instructor. Key component is the ability of the instructor. That's why I am sharing this post because these are real paintings!
Rick Borgia is an artist, composer and mentor: a developer of teaching concepts based on observation and instinct. He specializes in leading artistic activities and helping others to experience the art power that is present in everyone. Rick has spent his life between and among the muses of music and art; as a creative director for a worldwide marketing firm, as a guitarist and vocalist with the pop group, Mink DeVille, a film composer, graphic artist, music producer and more, gathering extensive knowledge and experience that he translates into understanding and communicating the creative process. He offers useful tools and techniques with his innovative teaching approach to foster self-esteem, understanding and cooperation to individuals, groups and corporations seeking higher performance goals in an ever evolving world.