The exhibition will showcase decades worth of work from local Austin artist Franklin Mendez. On Saturday, August 26th, the Old Bakery & Emporium will be hosting an opening reception for the exhibit. The reception is free to attend and open to the public. The event will feature live music from local musician Daniel Palmer starting at 1:30 pm. The exhibit will be on display at The Old Bakery & Emporium from August 26th - October 21st, 2023.
About Franklin Mendez:
Franklin Mendez is an Austin-born Marine Corps and Vietnam Veteran with a civilian career spanning 35 years in the corporate art world. This unique combination of lifelong experiences has produced an impressive and diverse collection of work. “I’m 78 years old and I am still painting every day. I wake up with a purpose in life. I want to continue learning as there is so much to learn. I paint to heal my invisible wounds and my hope is that others may find healing in my art. Every painting is an exploration of the unknown. Even though I have painted many varied compositions, each brush stroke in every painting is still a dedicated and deliberate attempt to learn. The process of learning art, is in your eye and at your fingertips.”
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