A Conversation with Carlos Grasso

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Carlos Grasso studied both visual arts and music as a child while growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He worked as a professional flautist and graphic designer before moving to Southern California where he found his passion for painting. As an apprentice to FOTM documented master artist David Leffel, Carlos honed his skills in realism and life drawing. The freedom of abstraction has driven his later works, mixing “the outside world” and “the inside world”. His collage-based compositions juxtapose found objects with abstract paintings, creating a dialogue between the tangible and the intangible, the subjective and the material. Grasso will be featured in a two person show at the Museum of Ventura County June – August 2019. In addition, he is a member of the prestigious Ojai Studio Artists, who open their studios annually the second weekend in October.
To learn more about Carlos visit www.CarlosGrasso.com

$15 for general public; $10 for seniors. FREE to Focus on the Masters Members.

Special invitation to Educators & Students:
The Artist Spotlight and panel discussion is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required.

Sponsored by Richard & Yvette Franklin

AfterGLOW Fundraising Event:
Join us for AfterGLOW, a celebratory supper at the home of Teri Willison immediately following the program. Paid reservations are essential & required prior toJune 11. We expect this AfterGLOW to sell out.

$30 FOTM members, $40 Non-members. Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.

RSVP HERE or call 805.653.2501

The Museum of Ventura County
100 E Main St., Ventura, CA 93001

Season Sponsors: Dennis Mitchell at I Capelli SalonPassion FlowersPeterson Graphics & The Museum of Ventura County

Canvas Deconstruction Series: SOLARIS
by Carlos Grasso
(Burning Man 2017 art installation)
acrylic on canvas – 14′ x 26′