Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Artist Patrick N. Brown
Exhibition at the O'side Bakery
Oceanside CA


A while back I wrote a lament about the many doors of Artists Alley closing to Artists. The rents for studios have skyrocketed out of sight in Downtown Oceanside and most probably will never return to the level that an Artist could afford to be in Artists Alley. The Dream of Artists Alley is now a beloved memory for most of us, and we will whenever possible return to take part in special events. Possibilities remain with the vision of sculptures along the side of the Alley. Perhaps in our new Master Plan for the Arts in Oceanside, this could be an element to which the muse of the alley could smile about...

Now as I hoped, a doors are opening in our Cultural Heritage District in East Oceanside. The Muramid Mural Museum is soon to open next door the the San Luis Rey Bakery and Restaurant near the Mission. Julia Fister has opened her new studio, Studio ACE next door to the East Oceanside Library. And another door will open in June at the new O'side Bakery on Old Mission Ave.

Studio Ace will open in June with the programming in the visual arts for kids, adults, and programs which will be off site. The Studio is located in the Mission Plaza Real next door to the Library. The area is one of our oldest sites of the valley ranches. The Davy Jones Ranch used to be at the corner of what is now Rt.76 and Douglas. This is where the white horse in many of my paintings used to live. The old buildings are still there. a testament to when the Valley was a quiet place of green hills and many livestock.

Our Heritage District is a treasure for our historical record. The San Luis Rey Mission, the Heritage Park, and is now the new site where our beloved Muramid Mural Museum is located. We are eagerly awaiting the reopening of this most colorful and art inspired place to work. Joanne Tawfilis has completely renovated the old house located next to the San Luis Bakery and Restaurant, the address: 480 North El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92058. 

One more door will open on June 14th . The O'side Bakery located in the same center as Studio ACE will have their first opening for a fine art exhibition. Patrick N. Brown an artist of wondrous paintings will be our first exhibitor. The address is 3815 Mission Ave suite 101. The french pastries are my downfall...more treadmill work in my future. 

"Cyprus Tree Dream " Patrick N. Brown

A vision is building for the site of the closed Pacifica School in East Oceanside. Pacifica Farm a place where the vision is to grow good food, have healthy eating promoted with classes, a Farmers Market and quite possibly a place where performance can celebrate the fine art of the growing the good seeds of our lives.

More doors will open. The idea of an Art space in storage units is something to consider. The Bridge Storage in Richmond Ca has seen great success in attracting artists to these unique spaces, which in turn is building a new magnetic Art scene in the greater Richmond area...I see a lesson here.