Fine Art of La Jolla will host a special
event for the La Jolla Festival of
the Arts (LJFA) on March 21, 2014, featuring Andre Desjardins,
internationally-renowned painter and sculptor.
meet the artist and enjoy appetizers, fine wine, craft beer, Monarch Signature
French Vietnamese Coffee, and live entertainment as they browse Desjardins’
collection of work. Merging human expression and emotion into gripping images on canvas and
in bronze, Desjardins’
work can be classified as both expressionist and humanist, while fusing the
figurative with the abstract. The artist will speak about his technique and do
a live demonstration of his clay sculpting.
Proceeds from the event will support this year’s LJFA and its
mission to produce the highest quality art and entertainment event while funding
programs for San Diegans with disabilities.
was born in the small Canadian town of Hauterive,
holds a bachelor’s degree in art from the University
of Quebec in Montreal, and is the founder of his unique
artistic style called “Visual Emotionism.”
To see a video of how Desjardins
creates his work, visit: goo.gl/VfgP9s.
The event will be held at Monarch Fine Art of La Jolla, 1205
Prospect Street, Suite A, La Jolla, CA 92037, from 5-9 p.m. with the artist’s live
demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, or $125 per couple, and
can be purchased at ljfa.org. Complimentary
underground parking is available. Attendees will receive a Monarch Fine Art
gift certificate and two complimentary tickets to the LJFA, June 21 to 22 at UC
San Diego’s Warren Field.
LJFA is a
fine art showcase event featuring nearly 200 of the West’s finest artists, live entertainment, fine wine and
craft beer, delicious bites, and interactive live performances, with 100
percent of the festival proceeds given to over 30 San Diego programs that empower locals and
wounded warriors to live beyond their disabilities.
Monarch Fine Art of La Jolla
Fine Art of La Jolla has been part of the La Jolla
community since 2004. Danny and Elsie Arredondo acquired the gallery in 2013 with
a vision to provide only the highest standards of aesthetic quality and
uniqueness in an inspiring and elegant setting. The Gallery offers an
incomparable and sophisticated selection of limited edition bronze sculptures
and original paintings by well-established artists from all over the world.
For more information, visit: monarchfineart.com.
Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA)
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts started as a simple fundraiser for the Torrey Pines Kiwanis in 1987 and has since evolved into one of California’s top fine arts festivals. The Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation and Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, has raised over $1.7 million over the last 27 years to support adaptive sports, recreation and educational programs for San Diegans with disabilities. LJFA is partially funded by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ljfa.org.