Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Remembering Fouad Tawfilis 


One year ago I was still operating the Phantom Gallery on Coast Hwy. It had been a splendid summer with success in the sales of many art works, and the public finding a gallery in Downtown Oceanside on PCH. The Art Building which is home to many great eating venues, is also on the Alley side filled with Artists , Musicians and a place we proudly know as the Muruamid Mural Museum and Art Center.

With the creation of this art filled place of world wide murals, we have the privilege of seeing first hand murals painted from artists Internationally as well as Regional San Diego creators...

The First ever Mural Museum in the World, has given new energetic vibes to Artists Alley that now has become the Center of the Action on First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Oceanside.

The space of the Phantom was leased, so I'm no longer there, but still bring my heart to this pathway to the Arts which has given so much to the Downtown. There is a much more important and worthy absence to be mentioned. The Presence of the co-founder of the Muramid, Fouad Tawfilis.

Fouad Tawilif Ph.D was the Co-Founder of  the Muramid. He gave to our Arts Community as the first President of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts a grounding in patience and love, acumen for the galleries, and most of all the integrity of purpose of which he never wavered. He guided the rhythm of the Alley like a Father to us all and gave us love and understanding when we needed most. We miss Him and know that on this anniversary of his passing, he will be in spirit dancing with us on this First Friday of September 2017.                    
Aki Drumming on this Special Night