Superheroes: A Group Exhibition

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Superheroes: A Group Exhibition

326 N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
April 1st, 2009 - April 30th, 2009
Opening: April 1st, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

orange county
Wed-Sundays 11-5 & By Appt. 949.510.5481


SuperHeroes: A Group Exhibition... Among the Artists Featured...
Patrick Maisano, David Limrite, Daggi Wallace, James Strombotne, Laura
Ross-Paul, Bradford Soloman, Bardene Allen, Gregg Stone, Regina

Additional Exhibit showcasing Works by Ralph Massey will be in Arena 3!
Artists' Reception:  Thursday, April 2nd, 6-9 pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by March 28th

JoAnne Artman Gallery

New Location!

326 N. Coast Highway , Laguna Beach, 92651

Contact:  JoAnne Artman

Telephone:  949-510-5481

A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to act of derring-do in the public interest". Since the debut of the
prototypical superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes-ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas-have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1917. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine hrhe (also rendered super-heroine or super heroine).

"Batman" Mixed media by David Limrite

Extraordinary powers and abilities...A strong moral code, including a willingness to risk one's own safety in the service of good without expectation of reward...A motivation, such as a sense of
responsibility... A secret identity ...A distinctive costume...A backstory that explains the circumstances by which the character acquired his or her abilities as well as his or her motivation for becoming a superhero...

  "Ertha Kitt as Catwoman" Pastel Painting by German Artist Daggi Wallace

By most definitions, characters need actual superhuman powers to be
deemed superheroes...or do they? 

 Experience JoAnneArtman Gallery's take on this notion...Batman,
CatWoman, Captain America, A Wife...A Mother...H: 360px; HEIGHT: 239px" height=239 width=360 vspace=5 DATASIZE="28368" comp_state="speed" ID="13" SRC="aoladp://MA23472580-0023/expectationssmall.jpg"> "Expectations" by Bradford Salamon
A Father Going off to War...Eve in the Garden of Eden...President Obama..a broad range of "Superheroes" will be on display for all to see...don't miss out on the adventure! "Superman" by Chrystal Romero

Arena 3 
Ralph Massey 
Massey's paintings combine unrelated elements juxtaposed in absurd combinations. A melange of nostalgia, love of nature, an admiration for many things antique and well crafted, and my own sense of humor are the
elements. Making things almost but not quite real is my approach. Not
to fool the eye but rather to provoke the mind...


"The Point" by Ralph Massey    
" All these artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With
visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and
you're sure to find the right artistic expression!

JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna
Beach and is open Wed-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the
first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna
Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the
Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre
Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come
alive in North Laguna!