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First Friday Art Reception and Exhibit for John Paul Schafer

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Please join East End Art for our First Friday Art Reception for John Paul Schafer, Friday, July 1st from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Light refreshments and wine will be served in the Library (adjacent to the gallery) in the First Street Community Center.

Come meet John, see his exhibit for this casual and free event. All are welcome!

John describes his artistic journey below:

“I grew up knowing I would one day become a professional artist, and in 1990, my choice was clear. After a stint in college, I made a deep commitment to myself that I would forge a free and creative life. A life in which I would seek my own knowledge and grow and master my domain, one conscious experience at a time. Artfully by choice, with conviction and truth.

It’s been more than 25 years now, and through it all, I’ve made art of all shapes and sizes. I’ve been a commercial screenprinter and a sign maker as well as commercial art director, a graphic designer and an illustrator. But from prints to public art, I’ve always been a painter first. A soulful creator. A thinker and a doer. A philosopher who paints.

Today, I make art full time. I make bold, dynamic and seemingly animated paintings that combine my wide array of experiences, attributes and skillsets into one singular expression of line, shape, form and color. I work in the abstract, breaking up space, creating visual rhythm, velocity and movement. I also work in representational narratives like portraits and still life. And over the years I’ve co-mingled the two, and I’ve succeeded in creating my own brand of hybrid images, which I collectively call “Anamorphic Pop!”.”

-John Paul Schafer


East End Art Logo 600wEast End Art Gallery hosts a featured gallery artist and a reception every first Friday of each month in the First Street Community Center’s Library meeting space.

The artist will be available to visit with.  The exhibit will stay up for the rest of the month, until the next reception.

We invite the public to join us, no reservation, or fees and dress casual… just come!

We hope you can join us for this special event!



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