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Kenton Nelson discusses and signs Water: California Idealism

Kenton Nelson book signing Tuesday May 7th at 7pm

Celebrated painter Kenton Nelson explores the idealistic California of his childhood dreams in this collection of works involving water. Saturated with color and longing, and balancing shadow and light, Water explores California with a powerful, unusual mix of sunny optimism and noir mystery. (Prospect Park Books)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Fun fact: Kenton is the artist responsible for the film themed mosaic on the wall of the Andalucia Apartments, visible when walking down the stairs from the Vroman's parking lot! He is a local artist and has had his studio in Pasadena for the last 35 years. Nelson traces his interest in painting back to his great uncle, Roberto Montenegro, renowned Mexican muralist and Modernist. The style of Nelson’s paintings have their origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the 1930′s. He paints figures, landscape, and architecture bathed in light. The objective in his paintings is to idealize the ordinary with the intention of engagement, using the iconic symbols and styles of his lifetime in a theatrical style to make leading suggestions.

Kenton Nelson MuralKenton Nelson Mural

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Water: California Idealism Cover Image
By Kenton Nelson (Artist)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781945551581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prospect Park Books - May 7th, 2019

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