On the third Friday of every month, Fulton Crossing tenants open their studios to the public to showcase their creative work. Open studios are intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, and freedom of expression.
Enjoy the art and company with live music and complimentary wine and snacks.
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH
John Lee Reed
"let's hit the beach!"
exhibit running January 1, 2020 to February 28, 2020
This fun, interactive “visit to the beach” invites you to escape from winter in beach chairs under the shade of a swaying palm tree, beach music, and a selfie station against the backdrop of the artist’s paintings. Take a selfie at the beach and enter to win a painting of your favorite beach scene.
About John Lee Reed
Indulge in the joys of childhood on the beaches of the Atlantic and Pacific. Dive into the thrills of surfing and surf culture. Go inside the mind of an artist searching for his voice and expressing himself in a way only a seasoned professional can. That's what you get when you experience John Lee Reed's artwork.
John grew up on the beaches of Virginia and North Carolina as a surfer and beach lifeguard. After graduating college in Virginia and spending time on Madison Avenue in the fast-paced world of national advertising, John decided to go back to art school. He finished first in his class at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
He went on to design T-shirts for Disney and Warner Bros. in Florida, an experience that put him on the cutting edge of computer-generated graphics in the 1990s. John then relocated to Los Angeles to head up the design departments of two large toy companies, Applause Toys and Beverly Hills' Equity Marketing.
The artist moved with his family to Sonoma in 2003 where he found an opportunity to develop his skills as a fine artist. From portraiture to landscapes, John now focuses his skills on the subjects he loves the most. It’s our hope that you see that passion reflected in this work.