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"Trial and Transformation: The
Creative Process Revealed"
2000-09-27 until 2000-11-04
San Bernardino County Museum, Fisk Gallery
USA United States of America
Trial and Transformation: The Creative Process Revealed
exposes the inner creative workings of Janet Adams, Patricia
Hagerman, George James, and Mark Leysen. Alongside the
display of the artistís finished works, visitors can catch a rare
glimpse behind the scenes for a look at the drawings, the quickly
scribbled thoughts, the unfinished poems, or the preliminary
drafts that led to the final piece. Each artistís creative process is
unique and experimental.
Marilyn Prescott, Guest Curator of the exhibit, believes that
courage is one of the things that separates the real artist from
the merely visionary artist. According to Marilyn, the decision of
these artists to reveal the most intimate expressions of their
vision and creative process is the measure of that courage.
Janet Adams earned her MFA in Drawing and Painting from Cal
State University, Fullerton and received a Grant for Art Instruction
from the State of California. She is an Art Specialist in K - 8th
schools and a Fine Arts instructor at California State University
Fullerton and Orange Coast College. Her works have been on
display in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the
United States since 1979.
Patricia Hagerman received her BA from University of California,
Los Angeles, took graduate courses at California State
University, Los Angeles and attended the Los Angeles Center
Summer Program for Educators and The Getty Institute for Art
Educators. Since 1995, Patriciaís work has been shown in
various solo and group exhibitions and workshops throughout
Currently a Professor Emeritus of Art at California State
University, Fullerton, George James received his BA and MA from
Long Beach State University. Having achieved several awards for
the uniqueness of his watercolor art, George states that he has
been able to take the watercolor medium to a new creative
experience by working on synthetic paper and traditional
watercolor media. His paintings have been published in several
periodicals and books including Watercolor Magic 2000 and
Watercolor 94, an American Artist Magazine publication.
Mark Leysen received his MA from California State University,
Fullerton, and currently teaches Design, Painting, and Gallery
Studies at Santa Ana College and Irvine Valley College. Iíve
always let gesture be my guiding force, says Mark, that,
tempered by the interplay of design and the stability of geometry,
is what keeps the creative fire burning. Leysonís art has been
featured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Laguna
Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art.