Chor Boogie approaches his use of color as a form of therapy and visual medicine, and has been dubbed “the color shaman” by comrades and fans
Currently on display in the lobby, now through August 2017
Chor Boogie, a.k.a. Joaquin Lamar Hailey, is a critically acclaimed spray paint artist. He was recently honored by Société Perrier as being number three among the Top Ten U.S. Street Artists. His visionary murals and art exhibitions have appeared all over the globe including venues such as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Smithsonian, Museum of Public Arts in Baton Rouge, Museum of Art Puerto Rico, the LA Art Fair, Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Museum of Man in San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Children’s Museum in San Diego, Syracuse University Museum, and the Vision Arts Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
Chor Boogie is recognized for having achieved a groundbreaking level of technical and emotional virtuosity in the medium of spray paint. He approaches his use of color as a form of therapy and visual medicine, and has been dubbed “the color shaman” by comrades and fans. He was first nurtured by the world of street art and is primarily a self-taught artist. He draws inspiration from artists such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Klimt, Van Gogh, Dali along with his early personal spray paint mentors Phase2, Vulcan, and Riff170 who were among the first notable creators in the street art and hip hop cultural movements.
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“Seasons in the Sun is a selection of my bright and playful work depicting San Diego’s clear reflection of light throughout various times of the year,at some of our best loved locations, created using a vivid rainbow inspired color palette”.
RD. (Randy) Riccoboni is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City. A self-taught artist, who began painting at age four.
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Catherine Montgomery Rausch was born in South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Art Education from Mercer University. She studied further, taking graduate courses in painting and drawing from The University of Georgia, The University of South Carolina and The University of California at San Diego. She received her Masters in Art Education from Georgia Southern University. Having lived on both the east and west coast, and traveled abroad, Catherine Montgomery Rausch works often feature beach and cityscapes, as well as landscapes on large canvases.
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The late Willing Howard (nickname:“Wing”), born Feb 12, 1921, was the creator of the dramatic murals that have adorned the walls of the Whaling Bar and Café La Rue since the late 1940s and have become a part of La Jolla history. Howard was commissioned by La V to create the murals while a resident of the hotel in the late 40's, and was then later commissioned again in 1977 to paint replacement paintings of the same scenes since the 1947 pieces began deteriorating due to age, moisture and smoke.
Howard’s finest murals, the whimsical scenes of Deauville, the Bois de Boulogne and the Paris Boulevards, set the tone in the newly renovated Café La Rue. The artworks depict lively French village and country scenes and were inspired from Wing’s early travels to Europe with his family. The art of Wing Howard will always remain an important part of La Valencia and its history.