Many people tend to congregate and not venture far from Artist Alley during the ArtWalk events. There is a lot to see there but they miss displays of very accomplished local artists at some of the more overlooked locations of the ArtWalk.
The office of Cecil David Goff Insurance Agency, towards the top of the hill on Mission, is one of those locations and this month, the work of Julianne B. Ricksecker was on display at the agency.
Julianne’s work, inspired by landscapes, particularly of the American west has been displayed in exhibits across the country. Julianne took the time to explain to people who asked, during the ArtWalk, the painstaking process she uses in her etchings. Julianne works with printmaking, monotype, pastels and watercolor and draws inspiration from the Cuyamaca Mountain, the La Jolla coastline and the Anza Borrego Desert when she works closer to home.
Along Artist Alley, Paul Kauffman had his painting on display while he put on a demonstration of his techniques. At the Brooks Theatre, Lisa Bebi gave instruction on her techniques while ArtWalk attendees marveled at her accomplishments on display in the lobby of the theatre.
There were many more artists on display at the event and it can be difficult to navigate through all 15 stops in the three hours allotted for the event. Many distractions tempt all five senses and will lead to detours along the way.
The artists are set for the March ArtWalk themed, The Zen of a Woman. For more information about the Oceanside First Friday ArtWalk and the artists participating visit their website http://www.oceansideartwalk.org/