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Whimsical Illustrations by Danny Beck

What's not to love?

By Michael Buss, 2012-05-03
The Center Gallery is on a hot streak. They keep booking exhibitions from very fine artists. Artists with a difference, that is. This time we have a display of adorable, loveable monsters from Danny Beck. The opening reception will be hosted by The Cultural and Heritage Commission on Saturday May 12th, at 7pm. Yes, you can fit this in with your schedule of roaming round the May Art Crawl Experience (ACE).

There you can meet the artist and talk to him about how he came to invent this creatures. Does he have children? Does he illustrate kids’ books? Can we buy his art online?

Danny says, “I've been drawing before time was time. I can't see myself doing anything else. I am so fortunate to be able to do this for a living and I consider myself blessed. I appreciate, in so many ways, the kind and generous compliments I receive here from my friends on FB!”

He once won Best in Show at the Arizona State Fair back in high school but the painting was lost (stolen) - and he never even got a picture of it!

You can get a glimpse of his other work by visiting his Facebook page here.

Preview tip: I happen to know these pictures are already on view at the Downtown Community Center. They draw you in. As you gaze at them – the inventiveness, the comedy, beautiful ugliness, you leave this world for a little while and enter the sphere of glorious imagination.

Sponsored by Anaheim Community Services.



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