The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University will present a FREE talk by noted artist Suong Yangchareon at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 in the museum's main gallery. All are invited! He will speak about his life, work and techniques in a talk titled "There's a Place."
Admission to the museum is also FREE, and there is limited free parking in front of the building. Additional parking is available in the Chapman film school lot – (marked “KS” on map; $2 for 2 hours; $3 for 4 hours at permit machine), and city lot one block east.
Suong Yangchareon, born in Thailand, came to the U.S. in 1974 and now lives in Eagle Rock. He specializes in detailed, almost photorealistic paintings -- mostly of Los Angeles and environs, but also of small towns he discovers in California. His paintings often capture California days at the height of afternoon, when the sun is hot and most people are indoors, so the streets and sidewalks are empty under a blazing blue sky. But there's also an aura of expectancy in his works – a feeling that as the day wears on, people will come out and activity will resume.
Mr. Yangchareon will be happy to answer audience questions.
Six paintings by Mr. Yangchareon are currently on exhibition in the Hilbert Museum, and two are in the Pacific Club’s art collection. He is represented by the Paul Thiebaud Gallery.
More information: 714-516-5880 or www.hilbertmuseum.com
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Come enjoy a great afternoon at the Hilbert Museum – before or after the talk, explore the Museum’s three current exhibitions: “Golden Dreams: The Immigrant Vision of California,” “Out of the West” and “Disney Production Art,” in addition to works from the permanent collection by Millard Sheets, Milford Zornes, Emil Kosa Jr., Mary Blair, Preston Blair, Phil Dike, Ralph Hulett and many other acclaimed California artists.