September’s ArtHop is just one week away! Stop by CMAC next Thursday, September 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see the work of two talented artists; Kyle Bowers and Samantha Ayala. Here are a couple short bios about the artists and their work written by the artists themselves!
Imagine. Imagine a shadowy room; and as you move through the shadows your arms brush against the walls, pulling pieces of the shadows as you navigate through. Stretching, dark swirls, while mixing in bits of light for different colors. Your eyes widen to absorb as much light as possible. This is Kyle. Kyle’s art is like witnessing the subtle action of walking through a dark room in motion. He has brought in key components of his mind and emotions, as well as busy life, into his art-work. Revealing those parts of himself eloquently through sharp, uneven lines and splashes of bold colors. Lines that speak as straight forward as his very own intentions in life. His art plays on the viewers own mind’s eye. Where everyone’s interpretation has a different outcome of what it feels like to walk through a shadowy room.
Samantha Ayala is an abstract artist living in Fresno. She creates art to express emotion and to reflect the life that surrounds her. Samantha works with acrylics, ink, and also creates multi-media pieces. This particular series of drawings is a depiction of the way it feels to struggle with mental illness. The artist hopes you will find enjoyment in these drawings as you search for the one sad face in this sea of happy ones. She also hopes that you will feel inspired to seek out those around you that may be feeling isolated and let them know that they are not alone. A percentage of all sold artwork from this series will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).