Open Studio at Mernie Buchanan’s Faux Louvre
Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 10:00AM-5:00PM
The Faux Louvre, 117 East D Street, Benicia
My studio/gallery will be open one more weekend before shows start - April 18 & 19 from 10:00AM-5:00PM in beautiful, historic downtown Benicia next to the community garden on East D Street.
The Faux Louvre series began with a trip to Paris in the spring of 2003. A less accurate start date would be sometime Before Christ, when an unknown Greek sculptor carved the glorious Goddess of Victory statue which graces the grand staircase at the Louvre Museum. My first drawing of Nike inspired sketchbooks of pencil studies of striking images from Western art. The Faux Louvre has grown to include over 70 watercolor & gouache paintings, each in a colorful, hand painted frame that also pays light hearted homage to art's long history.