APC Founder and Curator, Ron Libbrecht was nominated and awarded with Torrance’s Excellence in Arts Award for Arts Education for the year 2012, and his outstanding contribution to the art community in Torrance. 2012 is a significant year for Torrance, as it is the centennial anniversary of the founding of the city. Ron founded APC Fine Arts Gallery here in Torrance in 1998 and has hosted several plein air painting workshops (here and abroad) in addition to our many gallery exhibits. Ron has also been teaching art classes at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center for over 20 years. Congrats, Ron!
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Photos from “Making a Mark”
“Making a Mark”, Through Feb. 22nd
Photos from the Show The Details
The History of drawing and painting began with someone making a mark. The cave man found something to make a mark on the wall to record the season for hunting. The artist at the easel is first making a mark. It may be a drawn mark with a pencil, pen or pastel or painted with watercolor, acrylic or oil paint. The need is the same through history, the artist records his or her moment either looking at something or letting the mind search through ideas. The Marks reveal an idea for others to see and share. The time spent by the artist making a mark is important to viewers in history as someone will always be able to respond to the marks that were made. Continue reading