Photonic Playground proudly returns after a long winter break with our first 2017 show, a themed art exhibit titled "The Child & The Parent: Two Generations of Art" featuring new original works by Anthony Jones, Tyson Murphy, Lim Hur, Rob Sevilla, as well as their children who were the basis for these works of art in this show. We collaborated with Makeshift, an art based community founded by John Ribera to bring together this show, with artist proceeds going to a charity managed by Makeshift to bring more affordable housing and education to aspiring artists.

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This exhibition will have it's opening reception April 1st, 2017 from 7-10pm during the Downtown Santa Ana art walk. This is a FREE event. No tickets required. It will be open to all ages, with families and kids encouraged to come for this child/parent themed show with activities for young and old such as drawing, painting, and art demos by the featured artists. There will be live saxophone music played by local artist, Joaquin Martinez. Live painting demo schedule:

7pm: Doors open
7:45-8:45pm: Anthony & Delilah Jones
9-10pm: Tyson & Penny Murphy

These will also be live streamed on Facebook Live and recorded for those who can't make it!

The first 10 in line will be receiving a signed and numbered limited edition commemorative print as well as free access to the VIP section upstairs to enjoy the art demos and fine amenities. There will be a VIP guest list for friends and family of the artist, while all other public patrons can gain access upstairs by purchasing a piece of art of any kind from this current exhibition.  Buying art work helps the gallery, the artists, the charity, and all involved to keep these events going, so we all definitely appreciate the support!

The second opening on May 6th, 2017 will have only the downstairs gallery portion open only. And the closing show will be on June 3rd, 2017. We hope to see you there!


More about the artists:

Anthony Jones Anthony has been a concept artist for the industry since 2007 and currently an Art Director for Osiris: New Dawn. He's also been a mentor since 2011 teaching art students all around the world.

About his featured daughter, Delilah Jones: a concept artist in the making! Draws for her family and play time on her iPad.

Tyson Murphy is a principal artist at Riot Games, and was previously working as a lead character artist at Blizzard Entertainment on the World of Warcraft video game franchise.

Lim Hur formerly worked as a concept artist at Infinity Ward on the latest launched game Infinite Warfare. She has worked at various companies such as Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Liquid Entertainment and more.  She specializes in environment concept design. She currently runs Kazone Art Academy for those who wish to thrive in learning while also feeling a sense of support and enthusiasm for art. She also runs an artist management and her client includes Kim Jung Gi and SuperAni Artist Agency. Her son Blake Choi is 21 months old and loves dancing and has a big heart in art but still in training getting a grip of a pen.

Rob Sevilla is a senior character artist who is currently working at Blizzard Entertainment on the World of Warcraft team while recently finishing illustration work for the Hearthstone: Un'Goro cinematic.