Saturday, March 10, 2012

CSUSM Art Gallery Opens at Old California Restaurant Row

On March 9, 2012, The Cal State University San Marcos Art Gallery held its Grand Opening party at Old California Restaurant Row. A special THANK YOU needs to go out to the Eubanks family, who donated the space to the CSUSM Visual & Performing Arts Department. Another Thank You should also go out to all the restaurants who supported the Grand Opening party as well as their commitment to promote the Art Gallery throughout the year with special events; hence, drawing more attention to the art department of CSUSM. The Gallery looked amazing and it was filled with many great pieces that just amazed onlookers the entire night. It was a great event with local student artists coming out to show their work, give live demonstrations, have great food and listen to some incredible music. It truly was a VIP star treatment event and many officials from CSUSM, the City of San Marcos, The San Marcos Arts Council and some San Marcos Chamber members came to enjoy the festivities.  The image above depicts artwork by CSUSM VPA Student and Arts Association President, Brittany Galante. This image depicts CSUSM VPA Student, David Chavez who brought out his work. He was giving live demonstrations on how to paint and he continued working on his painting there the entire night. It was great to see him work on the painting... You can see in the background of this picture, that many people were enjoying the music, food and art in the courtyard area of the Village Shops at Old California restaurant Row. Here is Amanda from Rhythm City Grill, who was out supporting the event with delicious food and hanging out with Craig from Old California Coffee House & Eatery, who was serving up coffee & dessert! It was a fun event for us as we got to enjoy the art and music for a couple of hours. We had local musicians come and play for two hours. They were fantastic! Thanks again to the Eubanks family, Old California Restaurant Row and all the participating restaurants, who donated their time, money, food and manpower to make this event a very special launch party for CSUSM Art Gallery and all in attendance!