Mixed Media Art
Art that captures the spiritual ethos of the desert
Medium & Message: Light
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that…” Martin Luther King. Darkness evokes fear while light dispels it. Light and dark are metaphors in life. The desert is evocative. The ebb and flow of each day and night captures my imagination and delivers the gift of inspiration. The pandemic slowed time, allowing me to dwell longer and deeper in the illusion and mirages of the desert I love.
The focus of my work is Light. The Light in my journey has illuminated the darkness in my journey. Flourishing in the desert requires being guided by Light.”
Larry J. Ortega
Illuminate…An Artist Journey
2023 Event Schedule
2023 is evolving into more public exhibits as a solo artist or in a small group show. I have been interviewing and touring spaces to accommodate a show similar to the show we had last year called “Illuminate.”
Fall Open Studio & Soiree #8
Our annual open studio will be held in October. It begins with an invitation to creatives to gather for a “Soiree” on Saturday evening. If it feels like a gallery opening night, that is the intent. Next, we open to the invited public on Sunday to view and purchase art.
Soirees are invitation only
Soirees are an “art-centric events”. They have evolved into a hybrid event, first as an event for small gatherings due to the pandemic. The gatherings grew as more professional creatives discovered the hidden “in the hills” location in Central Phoenix. Much of our home becomes a gallery. Our three studio areas become gallery spaces for display.
We do not sell your name. We do not accept Patreon or PayPal contributions. We support our events through the sale of art. We began hosting other artists as we expanded outdoor garden areas into art installations.
Sign up on our website for an invitation to an event. Currently open to professional creatives, their partners, and our collectors. We stage these art-centric events for the evening. Always about Food-Fashion-Music and Art.