Johnson Art Collection Presents, “Light, Rhythm and Being,” Featuring Original Drawings by Jim Meskimen and Bronze Sculptures by Jule Rotenberg

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Johnson Art Collection will open the fall season with a presentation of Â?Light, Rhythm and Being,Â? a collaboration of drawings and bronze sculptures by artists Jim Meskimen and Jule Rotenberg.

Johnson Art Collection will open the fall season with a presentation of “Light, Rhythm and Being,” a collaboration of drawings and bronze sculptures by artists Jim Meskimen and Jule Rotenberg. The exhibit will run October 25 to November 13 with a reception attended by the artists on Monday, October 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“’Light, Rhythm and Being’ is a collection of drawings and sculptures poignantly reflecting the natural rhythm of life… at times a thing of peaceful beauty, at times a thing of deep despair,” says Mike Johnson, gallery director.

During his years as an art student, Jim Meskimen traveled many times to Galicia, Spain to study realist oil painting with the world-renowned artist Miguel Arguello. Today, Jim creates artwork in a variety of media, including oil paintings, computer art, lithographs and drawings. Meskimen is also widely known for his voice talent featured on http://www.jibjab.com.

Jim Meskimen combines his classical training from Arguello with his own multi-faceted experiences to create his powerful drawings. His drawings are sometimes humorous, sometimes tranquil and sometimes disturbing…but always thought provoking.

Jule Rotenberg began her artistic career in modern dance, earning a dance degree from Southern

Methodist University. She translates her intimate knowledge of dance and the human figure into her portfolio of bronzes.

Jule Rotenberg concentrates on the female form for its aesthetic, convenience and familiarity. She recently introduced a new “Birdman” series that will be featured at the exhibit. The “Birdman” series captures the strength, beauty and intrigue of the male form. “My goal is to imbue the cold solidity of the metal with human spirit or life energy. To me, movement captures this life energy and is my inspiration,” says Rotenberg.

The Johnson Art Collection, located in the heart of the Melrose District, reflects the cultural diversity of the Los Angeles area with works of local artists whose influences are worldwide. The fine art gallery is located at 8304-B Melrose Avenue, just west of Sweetzer Avenue. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 1 - 8 pm, Saturday, 10 – 6 and by appointment. The gallery can be reached at 323-655-5738 or on the web at http://www.johnsonartcollection.com.

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Michael Johnson

Johnson Art Collection

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