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By Pat Doody
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Tehachapi Arts Commission announces Art in the Park

Tehachapi Arts Commission

 

December 4, 2021

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First step in creating the life size sculpture for the skateboard park is the design and armature engineering.

The Tehachapi Arts Commission has announced Art in the Park, a project that will eventually place life-size works of art in each of Tehachapi's parks. In 2022, the Commission plans to begin the project with a donation to the new Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District Skate Park. Local sculptor Dwight Dreyer will be donating his time to design a life-size bronze statue of a young girl on a skateboard. Proceeds from the Art 2022 VIP Reception in July will provide the funding for the creation of the bronze statue that will be made from Dreyer's design and armature.

Dreyer is a classical representational artist whose subjects have varied from western wildlife to fantasy. He is the founder of Dreyer Fine Arts studio, a 5,500 square foot teaching studio located in Keene. His sculptures have been displayed in many juried museum shows including the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Autry National Center, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Phippen Museum and the Cattleman's Western Show. Dreyer's sculptures are in many private and corporate collections and he is a Sculptor Member of the National Sculpture Society and an Artist Member of the California Art Club.

Art 2021 was the first of what is planned to be an annual art event in Tehachapi. Nearly 40 artists came to Tehachapi in May of 2021 to explore local landscapes and create the works of art that were juried into the free public art show held at the Aspen Builders Community Activity Center in July. Over $100,000 in paintings were sold at that event. The beneficiary of the 2021 VIP Reception was Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation to be used for future artwork purchases for the hospital.

Dreyer said that TAC has already heard from 37 artists who plan to be part of Art 2022. The May paint out will take place from May 13-16, 2022 with the public show on July 22-24. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor of the VIP Reception should contact Laura at dreyerfinearts@gmail.com.

The Tehachapi Arts Commission is part of the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council with the mission to establish Tehachapi California as a destination for representational fine artists and collectors. 

 
 

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