A Conversation with Carlos Grasso Sunday, June 16, 2019 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura
Ojai based artist Carlos Grasso studied visual arts and music as a child while growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a “Visionary Artist and Compulsive Visual Explorer” his world has always revolved around art whether drawing, painting, playing music or teaching. He studied figure drawing as well as the piano and flute at the National Conservatory of Music.
Carlos Grasso is interested in philosophy and spirituality, by playing and experimenting with our inner relationship to the outer world he allows himself the freedom of expression to compose pieces that harmonize between the real and the abstract gracefully. 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 exhibits throughout Ventura and Los Angeles and is a member of the prestigious Ojai Studio Artists, who open their studios annually the second weekend in October.
Free to FOTM members, $15 for public; $10 for seniors. To learn more about Carlos, visit www.CarlosGrasso.com
Special invitation to educators and students: The Artist Spotlight 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. To RSVP visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.
AfterGlow Fundraising Event: The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at the Ventura home of Terri Willison. Paid reservations are required prior to June 10. Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.
$30 FOTM members, $40 Non-members.
Special Members Only Event: Grasso, along with Peter Fox, will be featured in Actual Reality, a two-person show at the Museum of Ventura County through August 17. FOTM is partnering with the Museum of Ventura County to produce a special walk through the exhibit with Carlos on June 21st at 11a.m. There is a $5 fee for non MVC members. Please RSVP with Michelle Glass at 805-653-2051 or Michelle@FocusOnTheMasters.com. Limited to 20 people. Participants are invited to join the artist for Dutch treat lunch in downtown Ventura following the event.