One of the greatest things ever said about art was articulated by Pablo Picasso. "Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life," the Spanish painter and sculptor once said.
This past weekend, many Burbank residents immersed themselves in that dust-cleansing wash as they took advantage of two events that proved the arts are alive, well and, most importantly, supported in our community. On Friday evening, the Creative Arts Center hosted a reception to celebrate their current "29 Artists" show, while on Sunday residents of all ages gathered in Lincoln Park to enjoy a Shakespeare at Play production of "Much Ado About Nothing".
Friday's reception at the Creative Arts Center in George Izay Park kicked-off a month-long showing of the works of 29 local area artists. Conceptualized and coordinated by sculptor Charles Borman, the show presents works created in various media including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pastel, ceramics and sculpture.