Johnson Art Collection Celebrates "An Evening of Romance" Featuring the Art of YUROZ

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Johnson Art Collection is celebrating "An Evening of Romance" with a presentation of the art of YUROZ. The collection of art in "An Evening of Romance" continues the tradition at Johnson Art Collection of featuring art that highlights the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles. The exhibit opens with a Valentine's Day weekend reception attended by the artist at the gallery on Sat. Feb 16th and runs through Feb. 21st.

Johnson Art Collection is celebrating "An Evening of Romance" with a presentation of the art of YUROZ. The collection of art in "An Evening of Romance" continues the tradition at Johnson Art Collection of featuring art that highlights the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles. The exhibit opens with a Valentine's Day weekend reception attended by the artist at the gallery on Saturday, February 16th and runs through February 21st.

At the age of ten, YUROZ became the youngest student ever accepted to the presitigious Akop Kodjoyan School of Art in the Armenian capital. He graduated with honors and then moved on to the Yerevan University of Art and Architecture. Several years ago, YUROZ began to paint in the Picasso and Braque tradition of cubism, telling his stories of romance, tranquility and hope on the canvas. This highly respected body of work has been described as "Narrative Cubism" by respected art critic and author Bruce Helander.

YUROZ and his art were featured at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida. He was also chosen to paint a mural for the United Nations Human Rights Commission depicting his interpretation of the struggle for human rights and freedom. YUROZ's paintings will be seen in museum shows and gallery exhibits throughout the world in the upcoming year, including Guatemala, Costa Rica and the People's Republic of China.
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The "An Evening of Romance" collection includes a "The Right to Love" an oil on canvas featured in Bruce Helander's upcoming book "Learning to See: An Artist's View on Contemporary Artists. In addition, the exhibit will feature a broad range of YUROZ's latest work…paintings, drawings, sculpture and jewelry.

Six years ago Johnson Art Collection opened with the tagline "Where Cultures Meet." The gallery has dedicated itself to bringing art from many different cultures here and abroad to our collectors and visitors. "Now, as we celebrate Valentine's Day, we are proud to continue this tradition by sharing the international theme of love and romance as beautifully told by YUROZ through the "An Evening of Romance" collection says Michael Johnson, the gallery director.

"An Evening of Romance" will be premiered at an opening on Saturday, February 16th from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be shown only through February 21st.

Reflecting the ethnic diversity of the Los Angeles area, the Johnson Art Collection brings together artists from around the globe who investigate their cultures in mediums as varied as their heritages.

The fine art gallery is located at 8304 Melrose Avenue, just west of Sweetzer Avenue. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 - 6 pm and Sunday from 11 -4 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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