Curtis Fest Artisan Spotlight: Bob Girasek

Bob Girasek moved to northern California from Pennsylvania 35 years ago. The light and colors of California are so different that even the emotional themes of his work changed. He works in oils on canvas.

Having begun his work in Realism, he soon found himself immersed in Expressionist and Impressionist works. While fascinated with women’s faces and the female form, he’s been creating chimeras for the past several years. He believes that human-animal combinations better reveal their true natures, and can elicit their secrets even as they try to hide them. His women become cats and horses; the men, goats and dogs. Still, anyone can be many animals at a given time.

The 13th Annual Curtis Fest will feature over 75 local artisans under the beautiful canopy of trees at Curtis Park.  Artists and makers include painters, sculptors, textile artists, and wood workers.  Live music, food trucks, a kids Zone and a pet refreshment station makes this a great way to finish out the summer.

This free event is open to the public and followed by Music in the Park. Come to our free event to support local artists, bring a picnic blanket and chairs to sit on while you watch the musicians or eat your food truck tasties from Kados Asian GrillMasa Giuseria, or Cowtown Creamery.



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