New Exhibit by Michael Mascha

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New Exhibit by Michael Mascha to be displayed at Beyond Arts gallery


Harlingen, TX- Beyond Arts gallery will welcome its latest exhibit Paintings 2013-2015 by Artist/photographer /Michael Mascha from May 7, 2015 to June 25, 2015. The Public is invited to join Beyond Arts Gallery on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an opening reception.


Paintings 2013-2015, Mascha’s first expressions on large canvas are an exercise in chaos and control. The canvas is placed on the floor and in the initial chaotic layer; paint is dripped, splattered and smeared from all sides making the paintings truly omnidirectional. Additional brushwork is in dialog with the original layer of chaos and a power washer is sometimes used to soften discord.

“Multi layered and seemingly spontaneous my large scale paintings try to maintain a balance of chaos and control and should be considered as environmental paintings providing the space that they control with a sense of comfort, similar to looking at the sky through a tree”. Mascha explained.


Mascha, An established photographer with an extensive portfolio of very unique artistic nudes, was an early adopter of digital photography and the founder and first Director of the University of Southern California E-lab, created in 1993. As an Assistant Professor for Visual Anthropology, he taught some of the first University-level courses ever offered on Internet technology and digital imaging. Also during his tenure at USC, he worked with Dr. Jane Goodall on a series of innovative interactive visual media projects. Dr. Mascha holds a PhD in Visual Anthropology and Communication Science from the University of Vienna.


A Catering presentation will be done by Chef Brent Shriver.  After attending both Pastry and Culinary Arts programs in the Pacific Northwest, Chef Shriver worked in many of the best kitchens in Portland, Oregon. Chef Shriver took his talents to the wilderness of Montana, as the Executive Chef at a trout and hunting lodge. Traveling and cooking across the United States, as well as Spain, Chef Shriver has refined his technique and knowledge over several years.  Emphasizing on fresh, healthy, and seasonal ingredients, Chef Shriver strives to create meals that are both healthy and delicious.


A Champagne toast will be presented to longtime resident and Board Member Sue DeBrooke.

An avid supporter of Downtown Harlingen, DeBrooke has been actively involved in the restoration of the Jackson Street district.  In addition to hosting Jackson Street Market days, Harlingen Art Night and other events, Sue DeBrooke also serves on the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum Advisory Board and is President of the RGV Museum Association Board.


For more information please contact Beyond Arts Gallery at (956) 230-2859.Opening reception is free and open to the public.

Paintings 2013-2015 by Michael Mascha will be on display at the Beyond Arts Gallery from May 7, 2015 to June 25, 2015.


Jessica Salazar McBride

Beyond Arts Gallery Director

144 North A. Street

Harlingen, TX 78550

O. (956) 230.2859

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