Philadelphia, Pa – May 6, 2005 – ArtJaz Gallery is pleased to announce the return of Chicago artist, Andre Guichard to Philadelphia in his first solo exhibition at ArtJaz Gallery. The exhibition entitled “Jazzy Bouquet” will exhibit new paintings beginning June 3 through July 9, 2005. ArtJaz Gallery will host a special collector’s preview reception on Thursday, June 2, 6-8pm. The opening reception will be held on First Friday, June 3rd 5-8:30pm.
An artist talk with Andre Guichard will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2-4pm.
Guichard’s paintings express two of his greatest passions: his love of jazz and the beauty and wonder of nature. These two passions continue to be his muse for creating an explosion of vibrant paintings that have incorporated elements of nature and images of jazz musicians. Guichard’s passion for jazz originates from his grandfather, Alfred Guichard Sr. who was a famous New Orleans Jazz musician in the early 1930’s. With this knowledge of his history, Guichard continues to be inspired to explore the relationship between musicians and their instruments.
“Jazzy Bouquet” abounds with images full of robust energy capturing the viewers’ attention with a varying display of abstract florals, abstracted landscapes and jazz musicians. The painting, “Trumpet on Fire” comes to life with the image of a musician playing intensely resulting in the powerful unexpected yellow cascading bouquet exuding from his horn. Many of Guichard’s jazz works are infused with more traditional jazz images while incorporating his inspirational abstract elements of nature through various mediums.
For Guichard, his creative process begins with a thought, “I breathe life into my thoughts, with results that exceed my initial expectations”. Self-taught, Guichard has been painting professionally for sixteen years. His works have exhibited throughout the United States and can be found in Corporate and private collections. Most recently, Guichard was published in African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond The Daniel Texidor Parker Collection by Daniel Texidor Parker, 2004.
“Jazzy Bouquet” with Artist, Andre Guichard will be on exhibit June 3- July 9, 2005.ArtJaz Gallery will host a special collector’s preview reception on Thursday, June 2, 6-8 pm. The opening reception will be held on First Friday, June 3rd 5-8:30pm. An artist talk with Andre Guichard will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2-4 pm. For more information call 215 922-4800 or visit our website at www.artjaz.com. ArtJaz Gallery is located at 53 N. Second. Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
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