From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on November 11, the SteamPlant in Salida will host their monthly creative mixer as well as an artist opening reception for Joe Horvath. The reception will have a limited number of guests (the county has a 75 percent occupancy rule in place due to COVID) and face coverings will be required inside of the Gallery.
Salida Council for the Arts hosts the Creative Mixer, artists working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
Horvath explained “My current work is wildlife in oils. I most often paint the larger animals, often focusing on their interaction with their natural habitats. Recently, I have started to pay more attention to the personalities of smaller animals, too. When I encounter an animal, I make eye contact and we evaluate each other. I try to show that mutual perception in my work. In my work, I see animals emerge as individuals, my painting as portraiture.”