717 Presents “Street Scenes: Life’s Mirror” Paintings by Louis Escobedo

Louis Escobedo Cape May 10x10 Oil

“Cape May” 10 x 10 oil

From August 5 to September 29, 717 Gallery in Easton presents “Street Scenes: Life’s Mirror” featuring paintings by Louis Escobedo, a nationally-recognized artist who is exclusively represented by the gallery. From city skyscrapers to alley vignettes and village cottages, these vibrant streetscapes capture street scenes accented by eye-catching passersby, commuters and blue collar workers. Meet the artist at an opening reception during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk on August 5 from 5-8pm.

Louis Escobedo has a unique talent for discovering art in so-called ordinary surroundings. Escobedo’s canvases turn everyday scenes into colorful reflections of streets, homes, and buildings.Part of the appeal of Escobedo’s paintings comes from his choice of surprising, otherwise overlooked subject matter. “I have a talent (or is it a curse?) for seeing art all around me, and then turning those scenes into paintings that draw in the viewer because they relate to the mirror of their own experiences.It all starts with shape and color and how the light reflects on the street,” he says. “That’s what illuminates the mundane and makes it exceptional.”

717 Gallery, located at 717 Goldsborough Street just off Route 50, is the gateway to Easton’s vibrant arts scene.The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment. Parking is available across the street at The Country School. More information is available at 717gallery.com and on Facebook. Or contact Yolanda Escobedo by email, info@717gallery.com, or phone 410.241.7020.

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