James Strombotne "Behind the Brushstrokes"
ARTIST JAMES STROMBOTNE GOES “BEHIND THE BRUSHSTROKES” IN EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION AT NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of paintings by renowned artist James Strombotne, at the Newport Beach Central Library May 7 through July 6, and an informal reception and short lecture on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. James Strombotne, along with his daughter Emily Strombotne, will be there to meet guests and talk about his paintings and their collaboration on a new book, “Behind the Brushstrokes.” Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Nationally recognized American artist, James Strombotne had his first one-man show in 1956 in San Francisco at a gallery called Studio 44 on Fillmore Street. He was 21. At that time, he would paint and draw every day. More than 50 years later, he still paints and draws every day.
Since that first one-man show, James Strombotne has shown his work in over 100 one-man shows, including 14 retrospectives. His work is housed in many of the finest public collections in the country and is also included in numerous prestigious private collections. In this special exhibit, James Strombotne continues to captivate audiences with his provocative paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture.
The exhibition will be available for viewing May 7 through July 6 during Central Library operating hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
More information about cultural arts programs in the City of Newport Beach, go to the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at www.newportbeachca.gov/CulturalArts.