Our Friday Night Art & Music Mixer is going to be amazing! Come see our incredible selection or Art and Sculpture with Live Music by Professional Concert Cellist Darius Gottlieb.
Two night show celebrating the work of artist, painter Don Michael Jr. from Las Vegas Nevada. Friday night is a Meet & Greet and preview of the the new works he will bring in addition to his current works on display in the Gallery. Saturday night is also a Meet & Greet and opportunity to view his works and Live Studio with Don creating a new piece. His work displays complex color schemes that exude drama and emotion. With realistic elements added to an abstract backdrop he illustrates the complexities of the mind, body and spirit. This show will also present an interpretive collection of Jewelry Art, by local artist Sherri Gleason which has been inspired by Don Michael Jr.’s colorful, energetic and theatrical work.
About the Artist Don Michael, Jr. has known he was going to be an artist since he was 4 years old. Adults found that the best way to keep him out of trouble was to give him something to create with and he'd be a good boy for hours. That still continues to this day, as his wife and children can attest. After getting his BA at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Don started working as a graphic artist in television which quickly grew into the roll of Art Director. Don worked for TV stations in Oklahoma City, OK, Norfolk, VA and Las Vegas, NV while garnering several industry awards, including an EMMY. During all this time, Don continued to pursue his passion for painting, often working into the wee hours while his family was sleeping. His hard work and dedication started paying off as many of his works have been juried into national exhibitions and publications, sometimes even garnering awards. Don has left television behind and now devotes himself to painting full-time.
Most recent award 2nd place. Exihibition XenArt: The Energy of Art. Sponsored by Xyience his painting titled "Synergy".Artist Statement The intention of my work is to give voice to the beauty and order that can exist even in the chaos that permeates our daily lives. Many of my paintings utilize the mask as a metaphor for the layers of complexity that exist in any human dilemma. These masks represent the façades we apply to conceal our realities as we each try to bring a semblance of order into our individual circumstances. What is represented on the surface isn’t necessarily indicative of what truly lies beneath. -Don Michael, Jr.