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Curious Gardens: Th e Art of Kelly Vivanco

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March 5 - April 5\, 2014

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Rec eption: Saturday\, March 8\, 2014 from 6-10pm
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ArtHatch \;and Distinction Gallery are thrilled to be hosting a n exhibition of one of Escondido's most beloved artists\, Kelly Vivanco. Th is exhibit titled &ldquo\;Curious Gardens&rdquo\; will feature Vivanco&rsqu o\;s newest creations typically revolving around young\, innocent girls\, b oys\, and animals in &ldquo\;Curious&rdquo\; settings. \; Vivanco will be in attendance at the Opening Reception to meet\, greet and answer questi ons. The Opening Reception with Live Music will be held on Saturday \, March 8 from 6-10pm. Complimentary Stone beer and wine will be served to guests.

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Kelly Vivanco\, a native to Southern California\, earned her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design. She works with a var iety of media to create art with whimsy\, nostalgia and a sense of child-li ke wonder. 

Vivanco draws from the real and imagined world to populate her works with a host of playful and curious characters. She takes inspiration from vintage photographs\, children's literature and the oddness of her dr eams. Vivanco has exhibited in solo and group shows across the U.S. includi ng California Center for the Arts Museum\, The Portsmouth Museum of Art\, T hinkspace\, SURU\, Gallery 1988\, Subtext\, Rotofugi\, Flatcolor\, 323 East \, London Miles\, Art Basel and Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work is collected in the U.S. and abroad\; and her daily comic\, Patch es\, has a world-wide following. \; Kelly&rsquo\;s first illustrated ch ildren&rsquo\;s book Snow White &\; Rose Red was just released. She curr ently resides in Escondido\, California.

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The exhibition will run fr om March 5 &ndash\; April 5\, 2014. \;  \;

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ArtHatch \;i s a 7000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions c hanging monthly\, "The Alley\," featuring new and previous works from over 25 artists\, the teen room featuring artwork by 15 local teens\, 14 artist studios\, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet\, featuring the work of 20 local artists. \;

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ArtHatch

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317 East Grand Avenue

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Escondido\, CA 92025

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(760) 781-5779

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http://distinctionart.com  \;

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http://arthatch.org \;

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