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Art Reception at Twenty Miles East


World renown artists Charles Dickson, Michael Massenburg, Willie Middlebrook, and Devino Tricoché will participate in a group show "32.17" at Twenty Miles East Art Gallery.

Pomona, CA, October 03, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Twenty Miles East Gallery will host an opening reception for it’s premier art show “32.17” during Pomona Arts Colony’s Second Saturday Artwalk on October 9, 2010 at 6 pm.

John and Mia Lee, founders of Twenty Miles East located at 558-A West Second Street in Pomona, named the gallery to represent the distance people are willing to travel for an evening out. “We have lived in Pomona for over 12 years and have been enjoying the Second Saturday Artwalk for that entire time,” Mia Lee says. “It’s well attended. There are over 24 participating galleries. The art and atmosphere are creative and electric. When we invite our Los Angeles friends to come out they think it’s too far. I think it may be the area code. I just tell them get on the 10 as far as you normally go, then just go 20 miles east. On a Saturday evening we’re just 30 minutes away.”

For the premier show “32.17” – a group show artists Charles Dickson, Michael Massenburg, Willie Middlebrook, and Devino Tricoché will be participating. Large and small pieces of mixed media, sculpture, and fine art photography will be displayed on the gallery walls at Twenty Miles East.

“We are excited to have such talent among us for our first show,” John Lee told us. “These artists are world renown.”

For the last 50 years, Charles Dickson has practiced the art of sculpting. He has made this experience flow by creating… “Robert Adams” Memorial Bronze Sculpture for Peggie Adams and Family of Adams Funeral Home, Compton, CA, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Presidents Medal to Mervin M. Dymally PhD, Honda All-Star Challenge Scholastic Awards, 64 Bronze Academic Awards for African American College Students, “Ralph Bunche Memorial Wall” Jefferson High School and Adult School, Los Angeles, “Devine Order,” “The Manifestation of the Souring Spirit,” Designed Station for Los Angeles Metro Rail Green Line – El Segundo, California – and pieces too numerous to mention here. Dickson has participated in 80 Professional Exhibitions, numerous Television Shows and has been written about in various art magazines, and newspaper articles.

Michael Massenburg is a visual artist, teacher and curator. Massenburg’s artwork has been exhibited and collected by museums and galleries throughout the country. Mr. Massenburg has been awarded numerous grants and public art commissions. Some of his public artworks are: one for the Y.O.U. High School’s new L.A. campus, The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City Missouri, three for the ESPN Zone at various location throughout the country and two artist/youth collaborative ceramic tile murals for Inglewood Cultural Arts.

Willie Middlebrook's works can be found in public and private collections around the country such as the Art Institute of Chicago (Ill.), National Museum of American Art - Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company (CA), Southern California Gas Company (CA), A.C. Bilbrew Public Library (CA), California African-American Museum of Art, History & Culture, State of California (CA), and City of Compton (CA) to name just a few. In 1995 Mr. Middlebrook completed a five (5) year public art commission designing and producing art for a Metro Green Line Station for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Arts For Rail Transit" program, which feature's a 14ft x 24ft mural digitally created and printed onto Porcelain-enamel steel panels.

Devino Tricoché is a self described “mutt European New York Rican sketching and painting from the age of seven.” He has covered a lot of ground as a director painter and photographer by trade, he takes the element of artistry and combines it with his sensitive-style imaging. Quickly climbing the ranks in digital and film, Devino has shot portraits of celebrities, models, high profile fashion and newsworthy events, as well as indigenous people around the world. He has perfected a technique of pulling the feminine, soft, and delicate qualities through his female subjects, and he captures light brilliantly with each frame. This is where his training as a cinematographer painter has propelled him forward. With Tricoche, not one to just snap a photograph or direct blindly, there is always intent.

The Second Saturday Artwalk in Pomona is always a great cultural experience. With over 24 galleries hosting opening receptions on the same night, visitors have the opportunity to “gallery hop,” meet artists, and purchase original artwork for their homes and businesses.

“We are open Tuesday through Saturday offering a variety of items in our boutique as well as the gallery pieces. Second Saturday is great, but we are here on the first, third, fourth and fifth ones, too.” – Gallery Owner John Lee

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