Bernard Hoyes “GIVING PRAISE EXHIBITION” At Vanguard Cultural Arts Museum

Bernard Hoyes                                                                                                                         “ Giving Praise Exhibition”   at Vanguard Cultural Arts Museum

Sept. 6 – Oct. 5 Opening Reception: Sept. 6 at 4:00 PM-6PM

Bernard Hoyes is a Jamaican-born artist of note with an impressive resume of exhibitions including Museum of African-American Art, Cal State Dominguez Hills Art Gallery, The Watts Towers Arts Center, and Palm Springs Desert Museum. He moved his studio from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs to gain a fresh perspective and inspiration. PLEASE VISIT MY BLOG POST http://wp.me/p4yVeX-d

We are pleased to be able to continually offer exhibitions of high quality work for you to view and enjoy. The Opening on September 6th will be a great opportunity to meet Mr. Hoyes and enjoy appetizers and beverages.

27120 Eucalyptus Ave, Suite A, Moreno Valley Ca. 92555

951-486-9700

http://www.mvcaf.org

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Sanctified Joy: Knowing One is in full Harmony with One’s God. Our 4th. Summer Offering

“The Ritual of being sanctified, knowing one is cleansed of earthly despairs, knowing One is in full harmony with One’s God, singing, chanting in unison, as a Community”

Enjoy this rare “Sanctified Joy” Signed Open Edition Lithograph                             For 40% Off, During Our 4th. Summer Offering

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Signed Open Edition Lithograph
Signed Open Edition Lithograph, Print size, 22×32″

“Sanctified Joy” was done in 1992 by Bernard Stanley Hoyes, at the Peak of his popular “Revival Series”.  The Original, oils on Canvas, size is 38×54″, now  in a Private Collection.  The Image was published by Caribbean Fine Art in 1998, as a Signed.  Open Edition, size 22×32″, using the Four color film separation process. Varnish applied. Printed on 120lb. rag, crome coated.

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Tambourines, Talking Drums and Smoke Signals, 2nd Summer Offering

Homage to instruments of Sound and Sight as used by our ancestors to communicate over long distances or channeling of Sacred beings.

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Tambourines Talking Drums & Smoke Signals
Lithograph on heavy 100% Rag Paper, size 23×37″

Created on handmade paper in Acrylics, in the 90’s at the height of the popular Revival Series by Bernard Hoyes. Several compositions were created on these oversize paper, made to order from Mexico City.

The original size 48×80″ was purshased and now in the collection of Bernard Bonner of Upscale Magazine. The Poster was published by Todd Fine Arts in Atlanta. They are out of Print and the stock is limited

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“THANKS and PRAISES” SUMMER OFFERING

This is one on my best selling Image. A homage to Primary Colors.        Its also the colors as related to the Principle Deities in the Pantheon of  African Spirits.  Providence was at work, because when Ms. Natalie Cole was selecting a commemorative piece for her big Grammy Win for her Duet CD with her dad Nat King Cole, this was the Original that she selected for her Collection. There it was in the Studio waiting on her request. Its has been pictured in Architectural Digest when they featured her Home, and many other Magazines. As well as  many Book Covers, Spiritual and Gospels Music Album and CD’s.                                        ENJOY 40% OFF, NOW

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Poster size 24×36, on heavy stock.

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Bentley(La)  Mr. Bentley is Silky hair Yorkie Terrier, from L.A.. We got him one Christmas for the Family. He was costly for a dog. The other dogs that we have bonded with, were given to us. Over the years, laVera and I somehow became his chief custodian. In the move to the Desert, we inherited him by default. The Apartments the occupy in the city don’t welcome Pets. Our kids, now young adults, prefer to come visit “their” dog.

There wasn’t much hope of his survival in the Desert. Especially at Syncona, his options was few. Lavera’s routine of walking him around the tame Neighbourhood of Wilshire Center was interrupted. Now the Desert come right up to our door. You exit and you are in the wilds. Acres of uninterrupted desert landscape with all the wildlife at home.

Before the move we had arrangement to have him fixed. That was placed…

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Bentley(La)  Mr. Bentley is Silky hair Yorkie Terrier, from L.A.. We got him one Christmas for the Family. He was costly for a dog. The other dogs that we have bonded with, were given to us. Over the years, laVera and I somehow became his chief custodian. In the move to the Desert, we inherited him by default. The Apartments the occupy in the city don’t welcome Pets. Our kids, now young adults, prefer to come visit “their” dog.

There wasn’t much hope of his survival in the Desert. Especially at Syncona, his options was few. Lavera’s routine of walking him around the tame Neighbourhood of Wilshire Center was interrupted. Now the Desert come right up to our door. You exit and you are in the wilds. Acres of uninterrupted desert landscape with all the wildlife at home.

Before the move we had arrangement to have him fixed. That was placed on hold, mostly because my sons, including myself, couldnt embraced the idea.  The big question was, do we then have come up with a name change, drop the “Mister.”? were we ready for a personality change that comes with neutering.? The move proved to so overwhelming, we never kept the schedule.

It was a good thing. Mr. Bentley is one feisty little dog. He carried himself proud,  head high with a distinctive strut. Petting him or holding him too long wasn’t interesting to him. He would ignore the yard dogs in the neighbourhood. After years of passing their gates, with the barking and flipping rabidly at the sight of him, no acknowledgement from Mr. Bentley, ever.  Other dogs being walked, we had to cross the street, because he didn’t play.  He gets to do all the sniffing, and if the other dogs try, no matter their size? they are not allowed to sniff him back. It would be a fight. he was great with kids, cats and birds. Still if they get out-of-order, he was ready to put them in line.

Consequently he was alway on a leash. He had a limit to play. when he was thru playing fetch, he would hide the ball or stick. when he was ready he would not take no, he had to be distracted.

Lavera was as scared as he was when they first settled into Syncona. Slowly, she learned to trust him to wander off, without a leash. I encouraged setting him free. If I was a Dog I would love that option. At first he didn’t go far, then the call of the wild dogs and the visiting Coyotes piqued his interest to go further.

Cayote Prowling

At night we would put him on a leash for him to go out and do his business. During the days, while I am working on the grounds he would keep me company. He would chase the Roadrunners, the Jack Rabbits and the Quails. He developed a hatred for the Crows. He would sense them from inside and would not settle down until he gets to go out and chase them off.

IMG_1191Found out that LaVera’s fear was mostly for his sake. She campaigned for fencing and I would not have it. my horizon will not be fenced. Plus I could not afford it. Mr. Bentley will have to survive thru transformation. His dog sense will have to allow him to adapt and survive. More and more, I retired the leash. Commands and rewards was our gateway to freedom.

The breakthrough came one night when laVera was in Australia vacationing with my Sister, Eileen. At night I would let him out then walk behind him. He developed a survival tact, where, as he hit the outside, he transform himself into a savage beast, as he attacked the dark. We would set up boundaries as we explore the Dark. I would be armed of course. I always let him have the lead. He would go to the first level and wait, when I catch up, he would go off to the next.

During one of those Blue moon nights we were having, he attacked  the dark. That was what I thought at first, until the scuffling and growls got loud. There was a Coyote, hiding in behind a creosote bush. As the Coyote recovered from Mr.Bentley”s attack and began to fight back, he tossed Mr. Bentley a few feet back. As Mr. Bentley fell to the ground, he realize he was in a serious fight, turned and ran back towards me.  With the Coyote in chase, snipping at his heels. I stepped between them. Again, the Coyote surprised, stopped in his track, showed me some teeth, turned and ran into the night. There was Mr. Bentley carrying on like he was Mohammad Ali after he whupped Liston. About a half hour later he came whimpering to me. He had a bruised rib and in pain. Picked some Aloe Vera, rubbed his side with it, as much as he would let me. I minced it up in his water for the next couple of days or so and until he was back to himself.

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After that incident he would stay away from the visiting coyotes. he would come and alert me if one was nearby.  One morning on his rounds, where he would exercise doing sprints back and forth around the house. He didn’t make it around, as he encounter a Bobcat, about to devour his kill. Mr. Bentley decided, he wanted the kill and began to go crazy, charging the Bobcat. Good thing LaVera was close by with a rake. She was able to get on the other side of the Bobcat distracting him. Knowing he was outflanked, the Bobcat took off.  Then the amazing thing, Mr.Bentley would not let go of the dead Jack Rabbit. He wanted it for himself and was willing to fight us, for it. Never knew, he had that many teeth in his head. I had to take the rake to him, to run him off. He was transformed into a dog I didn’t know. At the same time, I was relieved . His chances for survival on Sycona Mesa was more assured, for now

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Art life on Syncona Mesa.

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