HumanKind Fair Trade

Friday, July 6, 2018
6:00 pm
HumanKind Fair Trade
982 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo
, CA
805-594-1220

This month at Art After Dark, HumanKind is excited to feature the vibrant, art of local artist Jim apRoberts. Stop by Friday, July 6 from 6-9pm to meet the artist and listen to the music of talented, singer-songwriter Marcus DiMaggio.

Jim apRoberts Bio:

Jim apRoberts lives and works as an artist in San Luis Obispo.  His work can be found in collections and residences, throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Africa, Mexico, and Japan.    His paintings are representational with a twist.  He feels that the viewing experience is much more engaging when the work he creates is open ended and suggests an illusion of reality that allows the viewer to fill in the meaning and detail with imagination. His inspiration comes from many sources. Jim’s work is full of color and texture.He believes that a painting has to have ideas brewing in it, just as a story needs a plot. He works with a variety of themes and oftentimes paints in series, “zigzagging” back and forth from series to another. As Jim likes to say he knows when a painting is complete, yet he rarely completes a series.

Artist Statement

"My paintings are representational with a twist. I feel that the viewing experience is much more engaging when the work I create is open ended and suggests an illusion of reality that allows the viewer to fill in meaning and detail with imagination. My inspiration comes from many sources. I love color and texture and incorporate both in my work. I believe that a painting has to have ideas brewing in it, just as a story needs a plot. I work with a variety of themes and oftentimes paint in series, zigzagging back and forth from one series to another. I know when a painting is complete, yet I rarely complete a series. I invite you to see my work and share your thoughts w

ith me. I enjoy knowing what people see when they view my work"……. Jim apRoberts 

Marcus DiMaggio:

Marcus’ soulful voice lends itself well to the unique blend of acoustic 60s and 70s classics, folk, soul, R&B, and original compositions.

Marcus began his journey as a musician at an early age, listening to classic rock cassette tapes in the car with his dad. As a member of a creative family, Marcus was also inspired by his uncle, a professional guitarist. He began studying voice at an early age and quickly became involved in several local theater groups, further developing his voice and stage presence.

As his appreciation for music continued to grow, he picked up a guitar and hasn’t put it down since. Once Marcus picked up the guitar he never put it down.

As a native of the Central Coast, Marcus holds a deep appreciation for the outdoors, and spends much of his time adventuring and exploring the natural world both at home and abroad. His love for travel and exploring the globe continues to inspire his music and songwriting.