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Under the Micrcoscope: Art by Jaime “GERMS” Zacarias ~ Fullerton Museum Center

11:31 AM PDT on July 26, 2017

Under the Microscope: Art by Jaime "GERMS" Zacarias
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29
301 N Pomona Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Starting this Saturday, the Fullerton Museum Center will display an exhibit dedicated to the art of Jaime "GERMS" Zacarias. The exhibit, entitled Under the Microscope, will display works spanning almost 20 years, consisting of over 100 paintings, including some of the earliest works to the most recent.  The opening has a $10 admission and is free for Museum members. The night will include dinner, music & drinks.
Please take a look at some photos from the life and art of GERMS below, along with the press release from the museum...

The Fullerton Museum Center is scheduled to display the “Under the Microscope: The Art of GERMS” exhibit beginning Saturday, July 29th, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The opening reception will include dinner, a live band and a curator’s talk with featured artist, GERMS. The reception is free to museum members and $10 for the general public.

Los Angeles based painter Jaime Zacarias, better known as GERMS, creates work that echoes his Chicano art heritage with infusions of LA subculture and surrealist imagery. Iconic images like the Luchador mask are given fresh life with protruding tentacles, surrounded by floating amoebas playfully flirting with viewers’ imaginations.

This world premiere exhibit chronicles Zacarias’ many-tentacled career, from childhood drawings and borrowed works in prominent collections, to new, never-before-seen works created especially for this show.

The Fullerton Museum Center will host various events throughout the duration of the exhibit, including “Artist in Residence,” which are live painting demonstrations, and “Super Saturday for Kids,” where children can do creative art projects inspired by the artist.

The exhibit concludes with Closing Weekend Family Day on October 22nd. Tours and children activities will be held in the museum galleries and classroom.

The cost for some of these events may vary. Contact the Fullerton Museum Center at 714-738-6545 for more information.

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GERMS Visita Fullerton Museum Center

El Fullerton Museum Center está programado para exhibir la exposición "Bajo el Microscopio: El Arte de GERMS" que comenzará el sábado 29 de julio, con una recepción de las 6 pm a las 9 pm.

La recepción de apertura incluirá cena, una banda en vivo y una plática con curador con artista destacado, GERMS. La recepción es gratuita para los miembros del museo y $10 para el público en general.

El pintor basado en Los Ángeles Jaime Zacarias, más conocido como GERMS, crea un trabajo que hace eco a su patrimonio artístico chicano con infusiones de subcultura de Los Ángeles e imágenes surrealistas. Imágenes icónicas como la máscara de Luchador reciben vida fresca con tentáculos sobresalientes, rodeadas de amebas flotantes que coquetean juguetonamente con la imaginación de los espectadores.
Esta exhibición de estreno mundial narra la Carrera de muchos tentáculos de Zacarias, desde dibujos infantiles y trabajos prestados en colecciones prominentes hasta nuevas obras nunca antes vistas creadas especialmente para este espectáculo.

El Fullerton Museum Center organizar varios eventos durante la duración de la exhibición, incluyendo "Artista en residencia", que son demostraciones de pintura en vivo, y "Super Sábado para Niños", donde los niños pueden hacer proyectos de arte creativo inspirados por el artista.

La exposición concluye con el Día de la Familia de Fin de Semana el 22 de Octubre. Giras y actividades para niños se llevará a cabo en las galerías del museo y la sala de clase.
El costo de algunos de estos eventos puede variar. Comuníquese con el Fullerton Museum Center al 714-738-6545 para más información.

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