Children’s Benefit Exhibition By MIT Scientist/Artist Jim Gruhl At Stone Dragon Studios Friday March 16.Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
When one thinks of fine art they seldom associate it with a scientist’s mind. WRONG. This Friday, March 16, the Stone Dragon Studio (inside the Art Gallery on Stone and Speedway) Jim Gruhl’s exhibition “Endangered Cultures” will open. Proceeds from sales of Jim’s art will go to “Children’s Medical Research for the Shriners Children’s Hospitals.”
Jim Gruhl did occasional serious paintings beginning in 1967, and became more serious in the late 1980′s. He has been listed as an artist in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World since 1990. His art teachers have been Virginia Stonebarger, who was a student of Hans Hofmann, and Professor Alfred Quiroz of the University of Arizona.
Jim often paints in a Fauvist style, forcing every color of the rainbow into each painting, and the most important influences on his art have been Matisse, Picasso and John Neito.
He likes to use contrasting colors, and sometimes uses “outlined segmentation,” as a way to improve the “accessibility” of his paintings. He pushes for easily understood paintings, with enough detail and interesting features to keep the viewer’s interest. More of his paintings can be seen at his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thunder-Canyon-Gallery/178340422218037
Jim Gruhl has a doctorate of science from M.I.T., and has worked as a science adviser for three administrations and to Congress. His first job was to fix the navigation system of the APOLLO moon shot launch vehicles.
He has led research programs, and taught, at M.I.T. and Harvard Medical and School of Public Health. His specialty has been building and running policy models in the area of economics, energy, environmental effects, climate and foreign policy, to simulate different policy options and different possible future scenarios.
Exhibiiton opens Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11a.m. and runs through Saturday, April 28th.
ARTIST’S RECEPTION is Friday, March 16th from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Open to the public.
Additional ARTIST’S RECEPTION for Jim and his special guests will be Friday, March 23rd from 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., featuring a musical performance by well-known local singer/songwriter Alisha Peru.
Studio Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 11a.m.-4 p.m.
In addition, we are available by appointment with Steve at (520)405-5800.
Parking lot & entry through paved alley at east end of building.
Handicapped parking & entry from Stone Ave.
Stone Dragon Studio (inside ART Gallery)
1122 N. Stone Ave. (NE corner of Stone/Speedway)
Tucson, AZ 85705