Upcoming: Laluzapalooza Opens Tonight!

La Luz De Jesus Gallery opens its juried group exhibition, “Laluzapalooza” tonight at 8pm. La Luz culled through 9,000 submissions to select 120 artists for the show, comprised of both known and emerging talent.

According to La Luz, “For the past fifteen years, their annual group show was called “Everything but the Kitschen Sync,” but it began life in October 1986 as the “Día de los Muertos” show which was entirely focused on the folk art, sculptures and imagery of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration. By 1995, gallery owner and curator Billy Shire felt the show had run its course and presented other themed group exhibitions…In 1998 Shire decided to present a non-themed show dedicated to illustrative and narrative artwork. As many local artists work in commercial graphic art fields such as illustration, cartooning, animation, etc., the show was named “Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists.” In 2004, Shire changed the show title to the more encompassing and less-cumbersome “Everything But the Kitschen Synch.” Several spelling and name variations later, here we are…”

The annual exhibit gives collectors a chance to scout the upcoming talent. It is also a good time to pick up affordable artworks. The show runs through the end of March. “Please join La Luz de Jesus and support the latest and most original efforts from the nation’s alternative art scene.”

Photos by Bob Lee

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