Riverside Arts: New Neon Exhibit at RAM
Creative Possibilities at the Intersection of Art and Light. Lisa Schulte: Light Encounters
Riverside, CA – The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) proudly presents Lisa Schulte: Light Encounters, running November 24, 2018–January 6, 2019, with an Artist Talk and Reception on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
RAM is once again showcasing the creative possibilities at the intersection of art and light during the Festival of Lights. We are proud to feature a fantastic contemporary art exhibition by neon artist Lisa Schulte, Light Encounters.
Exhibition: November 24, 2018–January 6, 2019
Artist Talk and Reception: January 6, 2019, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org
Southern California light artist bends light into art. Having created many classic “sign type” neon pieces over the last thirty years as the owner of Nights of Neon, Schulte stays away from the traditional use of neon in her own personal work. In Light Encounters, her pieces include abstract neon sculptures reminiscent of 1960s Spirograph drawing toys on metal.
When asked why she chose neon as a medium, Schulte states: “My love for ‘light’ started in my late teens. I had a friend who was a DJ at a disco. I was underage, so I would get in under the guise of ‘working the lights.’ I loved it! I discovered neon lights in the early ‘80s and never veered from that peculiar source of light.”
Schulte’s work has been exhibited in many galleries across the United States, including museum exhibits at Museum of Neon Art and commissioned work for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Images of her pieces have also been published in many online art magazines, as well as in several books and magazines, and a science textbook for 10th graders. Schulte’s neon sculptures are also in many private collections.
The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts. RAM relies on the generosity of members and donors to support its exhibitions, education programs, and special events. A 60-plus-year-old, non-profit cultural arts institution housed in a National Historic 1929 building designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Julia Morgan, the museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For information on exhibits, events, classes, memberships, or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RiversideArtMuseum.org.