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Houska Gallery Opening Reception “POP and PREP” | July 14

On Friday, July 14th, Houska Gallery will be celebrating the opening of their newest exhibitions: POP and PREP, their annual Summer group show with featured artist Larry Torno’s “Glamorous”. Stop by anytime from 5 – 8 pm to enjoy the show, drink some wine, and chat with the artists. Guests are encouraged to dress in Barbie Pink or Preppy attire!

POP and PREP is this year’s annual Summer group show at Houska Gallery. With inspiration from two iconic cultural references, imagined in color, image, and pattern, enjoy the creations of artists: Foster Owen Atkinson, Tim Hahn, Jeff Kapfer, Justin King, Julie Malone, Peter Manion, John Marksbury, Metra Mitchell, Alex Paradowski, Sarah Paulsen, Zackary Petot, Yelena Petroukhina, Nick Schleicher, Janie Stamm, and Mark Travers.

Houska Gallery is also excited to announce their featured artist, Larry Torno’s: “Glamorous,” an exhibition of new works featuring the most glamorous stars of this summer, Ken and Barbie. This new body of photographs is right on time as our pop culture icon hits the silver screen this summer!

Since 1977, Larry Torno has worked in the graphic design business as a designer, art director, and creative director for companies large and small, from Fortune 500 to Not-for-Profit.

In 2004, a trip to Carmel, California, changed everything. He was surrounded by the work of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and a friend’s extensive collection of his personal work of the Great American West. It all awakened in him a personal dream – to elevate his love of photography to the level of creative expression that Torno finds in his design. He bought a camera and started shooting.

Today, Torno’s photographic work is an exploration of ideas and observations. He works for the moment when what is before him transforms into something unseen.

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