‘For the Record 2’ exhibit tonight at Legacy Commons

7/12/2019, midnight

Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 East Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale, will host an opening reception today from 4 to 6 p.m. for a new art exhibit titled “For the Record 2” featuring the art of Edwin R. Vasquez. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 19.

Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Vasquez will be onsite during the opening exhibit to meet and greet attendees and discuss his work.

“For the Record 2” is a display of mixed media art category consisting of 20 pieces of colorful and profound art. Vasquez used recycled materials, including LP vinyl records which he listened to before he assembled them into the art piece. The peculiar sounds that each record provided was imprinted in his mind and moved him to create each piece. He also incorporated Mayan numbers, origami, and 3D printing into his work.

A prolific, multifaceted artist, who has developed a unique visual language, Edwin Vasquez offers the Antelope Valley a breath of fresh air with his photography, poetry and vibrant mixed-media work. Using mostly recycled materials (including toys, wood panels and chains), Vasquez is able to communicate his ideas, inspirations and frustrations.

Vasquez work is fearless in its social commentary, using rich forms and colors to provoke passionate responses to his ideas around the environment, waste and human nature. His is also a photojournalist, published author, and videographer.

Vasquez has studied with other notable Antelope Valley artists and teachers such as Glen Knowles, David Babb, Rich Sims and Warren Scherich.

Over the years, Vasquez has been featured in several group exhibitions including the state Latin American Visual Arts in Rhode Island (where his work was recognized by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee), “Communication at Casa 0101” in Los Angeles, “Don’t Sleep!” at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, “Day of the Death” installation at Museum of Art & History (MOAH) in Lancaster, solo art show at The Modern Tea Room, and is a regular participant in MOAH’s annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibit. Vasquez has also participated as both an artist and curator in numerous local exhibitions.

Vasquez is an artist in residence at MOAH for #CountMeIn until 2020 and a Kipaipai alumni 2019.

Legacy Commons provides adults age 55+ the opportunity to remain young-at-heart with a wide range of drop-in activities in a modern, contemporary center. Experience camaraderie, enhance your overall health, continue learning and foster self-reliance through our fitness and exercise classes, visual and performing arts programs, informational seminars and special interest groups.

Adjacent Legacy Park features walking paths and picnic tables, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits and a croquet lawn. Visitors are invited to pick up a detailed schedule of activities. No membership is required.

Legacy Commons is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

For more information call Legacy Commons at (661) 267-5904.