Art exhibition October to November 15

Reception October, 19 5-8 pm

Death/Life Life/Death
What is the value of life? How can we extend our lives? How can we best live with purpose and meaning?
Living life with intention takes us from one place to another, and in any case the intentions of each person are very different. From there derives the value of life, and these are the stories and relationships achieved and not the account of material things.
We pour out energy to achieve challenges and dreams, putting in perspective to leave a mark, a mark or a legacy for ourselves or for the world.
We possess within ourselves the ideology of subsisting in love, peace, and security. How many plans will come to fruition? Will our achievements endure?
At the same time our lives are counting down; we recognize that since we are born the race to death begins, and the idea of dying is difficult to accept, to understand, and above all to explain.
How can we visually interpret those feelings towards life and death through art? How can we express the spiritual aspects of life and death and our personal relationship with it?
How does one die of love, die of waiting, die of sadness, die without being able to die?
We are so close to the line that divides us between death and life, this line that is so tiny or even invisible.
Should we live emotionally, live without fear of our lives ending? How does one die with dignity, or die without realizing it?
What color is life? And what color is death?
To assume the task of visualizing these two phenomena so ours and we so of them, is the purpose of this exposition: that the artist will reveal his most intimate feelings, scientific knowledge, or spiritual experience in a palpable and visible form.
The result of standing, despite the situations we face every day.
Recognize people who are very valuable to us.
The breath of each dawn and the resound of each sunset.
The received hope of the Giver of life.
The space to continue writing of love and respect.
Rest and farewell.
The encounter of how we were created.
The separation of realities and stories.
The consummation of facts.
The end of some beginning.



Sep 13 Sep 28

Z ONE Part One: Our Journey Begins
Carlos Castrejon, Kenda Francis, Laura Lehman
A collective Art Exhibition highlighting a culture that focuses on rehabilitation, preservation and
protection for our natural world.
As humans we feel the effects of deterioration of our land and sea, their creatures, their flora and
fauna. As artists, we digest what we read, see, hear, sense and feel and we create a visual story of
our emotions and viewpoints. The three of us are connected by our understanding that together, we
provide a tangible conscience, a visual landscape that reveals a collection of experiences from within
our own hearts, with our own voices. We walk down a singular path, yet the fruition of our thoughts
and dreams are vastly different in focus and song. It is our imperative that we present our personal
interpretations to embrace this beautiful world, by the meaning of drawings, paintings, and poetry, to
revive or re-enlight the movement of compassion and guardianship of our earth.
We don’t pretend to know the solutions for our world’s complications but we are enthusiastic to create
and work for a path to take better care of it.

Abstract Elements

Dear friends, lovers of the arts, and supporters of culture

We would like to invite you to our exhibition 

Abstract Elements

 July 18 to August 23.

Artists: Kirby Kendrick, Pablo Castañeda,Therese Cipiti Herron, Teresa Mill, Aniko Makranczy, Susan Osborn, Gigi Woodward, Yahel Yan, Christina Curiel, Abraham Kouchai, Collen Veltz, Mick Phelan,  Michelle Jean,& Carlos Castrejon.

Classical contemporary wall featuring art by renown artist 

Françoise Gilot

 We are having two receptions on the same week,

Thursday July 18 5-8 pm and on Saturday July 20 5-8 pm.

We hope you could be with us to meet the artists and see wonderful art and interesting people.

Thank you for your continued support

Artists: Kirby Kendrick, Pablo Castañeda,Therese Cipiti Herron, Teresa Mill, Aniko Makranczy, Susan Osborn, Gigi Woodward, Yael Yan, Christina Curiel, Abraham Kouchai, Collen Veltz, Mick Phelan, David Taveras, Xavier Yarto, Michelle Jean,& Carlos Castrejon.
Classical contemporary wall featuring art by renown artist 
Françoise Gilot

Street Whispers

Street Whispers explores life and culture on the margins of society in San Diego through the eyes of Laura Allen and Esra Mitchell


April 6- April 26 

reception April 6, 5-8 pm

128 E. Main St. El Cajon 92020

(Series: purses and their secrets)

I’m compelled by the details of unspoken
glamour & simplicity to compose,
with the fabrics of color and texture,
the intimate details of being a woman-the enchantment,

Interwoven in daily events
these objects are witnesses of their femininity,
carriers of their rites, the stories, the fables, the conversations-
the delicate pleasure of being a woman.

I am surround myself with whispers,
with hints,
with an unending puzzle of discovering
how they are… women.

by Carlos Castrejon

spring 2019


Students’ artistry entering public appreciation

January 31~February 22

Reception February 1 5~8 pm

Presented by Grossmont Union High School District, Your City Shopper, Rotary Club of El Cajon and JADA Creative

Paisanos USA

August 2018

Paisanos USA August 3-31



Invitational portrait art exhibit

The invention of cameras, smart phones and other apparatus has become the number one way for people to capture faces, gestures, and images of races, genders, characters, common people and personalities.

However in many cases a preference for others has been a different medium, oils, acrylics, mixed media or stone and bronze. These applications and formulas are the source for a huge amount of interpretations and translations of the human face. Layers of time and stories take place on papers, fabrics, metals….  An amalgam of “realism;” or the characterization of social elements and customs.