The PV Library is pleased to
present a new photography and painting exhibit at the Malaga Cove Art Gallery. “The
Colors of Burma from Photo to Oil” will run from June 1 - June 30 with an
artist’s reception on June 10 from 2 to 5 PM.
The art show is a
collaboration between internationally known artists David Heath and Michael
Cinnamond. David’s photography series titled Burma: An Enchanted Spirit will be on display along with painted
versions of the same photos by Michael. David and Michael will discuss how they
worked on this project together on June 1 at 4 PM.
As a world adventure
photographer, David Heath fell in love with the mystical world of Burma
(Myanmar). He spent over 5 years
exploring the land and meeting the people, including the new leader of Burma,
Aung San Suu Kyi. David’s travels in
Burma have culminated in his photographic journal, a book called “Burma: An
David Heath treats the
viewfinder of his camera like a canvas.
He has learned how to frame what he sees in landscapes, seascapes,
architecture, and people as if he were drawing them.
It is this unique talent as
an artist, more than a photographer, which inspired the idea to begin
collaboration with fine artist and painter, Michael Cinnamond. Both David and Michael were excited about
creating a show, which would allow the viewers to feel and see the
interpretation of David’s photographs, especially after Aung San Suu Kyi saw
one of Michael’s paintings and commented, “He sees the colors of Burma”.
Michael’s choice of colors
and composition awaken the artist in all who view his work. Each oil painting or collage represents what
he feels from David’s capture of the moment, and Michael’s previous travels to
Burma in the 1970’s. There is a story
being told, which represents the beauty of Burma.
This art exhibit is part of
the Art in Our Library program at the Palos Verdes Library District. The
library is committed to providing a dynamic and ever responsive art exhibitions
and event programs to the Palos Verdes community. Rotating exhibitions can be enjoyed at all
our libraries. The Art in Our Library
program gives our community free access to the visual arts, while promoting
local artists and creative community groups.