Blue 7 Gallery hosts a reception for “Ordinary into Extraordinary” on Sunday March 18th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The group exhibition will feature talented artists from the Blue 7 collective, in addition to guest artists. Special guest Ray Ford will be featured as part of this exhibition. An accomplished wood carver, Ford has been creating art for over 85 years. He received a pocket knife for his birthday at just 5 years old…the artist took to wood carving right away. Now at 90 years old, he is always looking for new ways to create outside-the-box. When asked which of the techniques he uses to create his work is his favorite, he replied, “I like to enhance wood turnings with burning techniques.” The artist looks for unusual ways to create the desired effect. He has now added the Lichtenberg technique to his arsenal.
Ford admits he does have limitations…such as not being able to stand too long. But he is not in a rush. He creates each work with patience and love. Each piece is completely original. Ford has exhibited in local galleries such as Fab-Gallery, the Santa Monica Art Studios and just last month at Ivan Gallery. For additional info about Ray Ford, visit his website at http://hrayford.com/
Blue 7 Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Ordinary into Extraordinary” on Sunday March 18th. Artists will be in attendance for the event from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Blue 7 Gallery (3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405). http://blue7gallery.com/