Arts Alive 2017 Banner Unveiling March 5th 2017
Live Auction May 21 2017 at the
Seaside Market PLaza
If you plan to attend you will need to RSVP in advance. Please check back here for the registration link and more details. We are looking forward to celebrating another incredible year of Encinitas’ largest public art project!
2017 Leucadia Banner Artists Are:
Janice Erickson Nolan
The 2016 Banner Artists Were:
As a contemporary multi-media artist associated with the Urban Art movement, Michael Amorillo is known for his large scale murals, abstract acrylic paintings, original character illustrations and vivid watercolors. Michael is recognized for his free-form technique, introducing bold shapes and heightened colors with deliberate but unrehearsed movements, representative of graffiti and urban art styles. His paintings are defined by layers of form and color, asymmetry of line, and their symbolic and sentimental attachments.
Influenced by the intentions and innovations of entertainment pioneer Jim Henson, storybook icon Dr. Seuss and urban art forerunner Keith Haring, Michael produces engaging and educational artwork and storybooks for children, families, enthusiasts and collectors of all ages.
Michael Amorillo engages a wide range of media and technique to communicate his art. The varying mediums, styles, subjects and other contextual elements shape a collection of artwork that is both uniquely original and broadly appealing.
Mary Helmreich grew up in Massachusetts. At the age of nine, she won a prize for portraiture which set her on her journey as an artist. She studied painting and sculpture at Bard College and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in the late sixties. Now in Encinitas, Mary is inspired to paint California’s unique landscapes and coastal scenes, in watercolor. She exhibits her work at Coronado Art in the Park, Oceanside Days of Art, Art Walk, La Jolla Festival of the Arts, Carlsbad Fine Art Show, and Taste and Art Stroll Del Mar. You can also find her art at Art and Frames by Wood Gallery in Coronado and Leucadia Art Gallery Corner Frame Shop, http://www.facebook.com/cornerframe.leucadiaart. See Mary’s available original watercolors, prints and exhibit calendar here.
Casey O’Connell’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New American Paintings, and Juxtapoz. She has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angles, and Laguna Beach, in addition to creating numerous commissions and murals in the Bay Area. She studied at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL. Most recently, O’Connell completed a cross country mural tour, painting murals in San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, New Orleans, Raleigh, and Atlanta. Casey currently resides in Leucadia, Calif.
Casey Gomez: A self taught artist from Southern California, Casey Gomez takes an organic approach to pen & ink. Specializing in clean, repetitive lines influenced by ancient art forms such as sacred geometry and mandalas. Each piece drawn without a sketch or plan, letting the design evolve from a felt sense to a tangible image.
Janice Erickson Nolan
Arts Alive is one of our most beloved public art projects in the City of Encinitas. The Leucadia Main Street is proud to participate every year and showcase some of our most inspired artists! To view the banners visit www.artsaliveencinitas.com