EC Galleries Celebrates 17th Anniversary Show with Walfrido Garcia

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EC Galleries Celebrates 17th Anniversary Show with Walfrido Garcia

Exclusive Collections Invites Artists and Collectors to Celebrate 17 Years in Business

SAN DIEGO (July 3, 2012) – Exclusive Collections Galleries (EC Galleries) certainly has reason to celebrate! After 17 years, and with roots firmly planted in the Aloha of the islands, EC is excited to host a weekend of festivities featuring Hawaiian-based artist Walfrido Garcia. A longtime member of the EC Family, Garcia is best known in the art world simply as “Walfrido.” His style has been described as “Romantic Realism,” blending photographic elements with a dramatic use of light. An experienced traveler, Walfrido takes his inspiration from real places. A majority of his works are painted on location, including here in San Diego where, even during brief visits, he has been known to pick up his canvas and paints and head off to capture the local coastline. “I try to make each and every painting sing as if you can hear the light and color through your heart. It helps to be a true romantic because the scenes I like to paint are scenes that should be shared with a loved one. My desire is to have the viewer respond to my work in a way similar to what I feel when I am creating it. We are all tied together through light whether it be a sunset, sunrise, or moonlight — there are no boundaries. My favorite scenes are those that evoke feelings of peace, tranquility, and joy. I feel that I am reflecting the love of God which I see through nature.” We invite you to join us for a celebration of nature, beauty, and inspiration as we celebrate 17 years representing remarkable artists like Walfrido. For more information and to RSVP, contact the gallery at (800) 599-7111. Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 Time: 6-9pm Location: EC Historic Gaslamp Gallery, 568 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 RSVP: (800) 204-0062 or pr@ecgallery.com Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Time: 12-5pm Location: EC Seaport Village Gallery, 835 West Harbor Drive, Suite AB, San Diego, CA 92101 RSVP: (800) 599-7111 or pr@ecgallery.com Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Time: 12-5pm Location: EC Seaport Village Gallery, 835 West Harbor Drive, Suite AB, San Diego, CA 92101 RSVP: (800) 599-7111 or pr@ecgallery.com 17Anniversary_July2012 EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS FINE ART GALLERIES (EC GALLERIES) EC Galleries are set apart as ‘America’s Finest Galleries’ composed of a thoughtful and experienced team providing intelligent guidance to novice and experienced art collectors alike on the joys of collecting art. For more information on the artists, events, or galleries, please visit www.ecgallery.com.