The Santa Monica Airport Art Walk takes place this Saturday, March 16th from noon to 5 pm. Michael Temple is one of the featured artists set to show as part of the Santa Monica Art Studios show.
Michael Temple started creating art since he was just a boy. However, painting was just one of the types of art that Temple has enjoyed creating. For the past thirty years, Temple has been performing with the popular world beat band “The Bonedaddys” as an original founding member and percussionist.
Temple was inspired to paint by his Dad. He recalls, “He showed me something about the nobility of artistic accomplishment, however humble it may be.”
Temple studied art in school and graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 1972. “I used to make serigraphs and mono-prints and have worked a lot in reverse-glass painting, too…usually with Krylon, oil and other paints (including auto trunk paint) on the reverse side of plexiglass,” says Temple.
All through the years, while on tour with the Bonedaddys, he continued to paint and have shows. Although art is now his main focus, Temple admits it him some time to trust his emerging visual language. “Now I do trust the shaman within…with my visual vocabulary, the rhythm in the performance and the alchemy of paint I create my view of the cosmos,” cites Temple.
Temple has had many shows through the years, Kansas City (Dolphin Gallery), New Orleans (The Bead Shop), and in L.A. with the 3 man art group Evil Monkeys (See all Evil, Hear all Evil, Speak all Evil) consisting of Michael Temple, Michael Randall and the late John Puscheck. Temple’s work has also been on view as part of the Venice Art Crawl at Figtree’s Café, Mari's Wine Bar and most recently Trunk Gallery.
On March 30th, Mike Temple takes part in a benefit event at Trunk Gallery. He has agreed to donate one of his works for a silent auction benefitting Oakgrove, a non-profit and a human relations retreat program based at Venice High School.
The show will remain on view through April 26. The event will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 6-9pm. Trunk Gallery is located at 12818 Venice Blvd, 90066. http://trunkgallery.org www.veniceoakgrove.org
The Santa Monica Airport Art Walk will be held on Saturday, March 16th, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Also on view is "Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1965–1975." The group exhibition showcases original protest posters that reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy. The group show is curated by The Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
Director Sherry Frumken oversees the day to day running of the gallery and studios along with Yossi Govrin and Sabine Pearlman, the Assistant Director.
Frumken talks about the current exhibition showing in Arena 1 Gallery. “It is an historical survey of political posters produced in California during a decade of major political upheaval, 1965-1975. We thought it was extremely topical and we also wanted to recognize the artists who produced these works, all made without the benefit of Photoshop or computers, but simply with the old tools of the art trade.
She continues, “These artists made beautiful, colorful graphics that convey, both through image and word, what a generation of mostly young people were thinking about and acting on at the time. We also wanted to pay tribute to the incredible work of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics which is an LA based organization that collects and archives political posters from around the world.”
The exhibition runs through March 23rd. The Santa Monica Art Studios is located at 3026 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica 90405.
See Mike Temple’s website for upcoming shows. http://miketempleart.com/