Press & Media
Michael Flohr, “The Golden Era”
Artist Michael Flohr To Unveil a Collection of Original Paintings Celebrating the American Lifestyle of the Thirties and Forties
SAN DIEGO (May 24, 2011) – Exclusive Collections Fine Art Galleries are proud to host artist Michael Flohr for his annual show on the weekend of June 24-26, 2011, in San Diego’s Picturesque Seaport Village. Michael Flohr, a San Diego native and nationally acclaimed as “Today’s Top Artist” by Art Business News in 2010, joins the collectors and friends of Exclusive Collections Gallery to celebrate the arts and lifestyle of “The Golden Era”.
Flohr’s contemporary impressionist paintings convey a nostalgic romanticism for the bygone years, and remind the viewer of the power of the arts. “The arts flourished even in uncertain social, political, and economic times. The art deco movement and artistic photography lent a new creative voice. Jazz, blues, and swing pervaded city nightlife” (Off the Easel Magazine 10). Michael Flohr feels that a connection exists between the present and the Golden Era in that the arts continue to support us emotionally and spiritually through difficult economic times. Michael’s grandfather, David Flohr, Sr., has been an inspiration for these recent paintings due to his firsthand experience of the “Golden Era”. Michael Flohr has looked up to his grandfather’s generation, and his grandfather, specifically, for his “adventurous life as a Navy pilot, treasure hunter, and business entrepreneur.” As his grandfather had an influential role in bringing the USS Midway to San Diego, Michael Flohr feels a deep appreciation for the gifts of the “Golden Era” and wishes to pay tribute to it through his own artistic expression.
Michael Flohr, “The Golden Era” date and time at EC Gallery in Seaport Village
Friday, June 24, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, June 25, 6pm-9pm
Sunday, June 26, 12pm-5pm
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 238-0320. Michael Flohr will be present at the show to discuss his most recent body of original paintings and to meet with friends and collectors. Michael Flohr’s art is shown all over the United States, and can be found in San Diego at Exclusive Collections Fine Art Galleries in Fashion Valley Mall, the Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego, Seaport Village, or at www.ecgallery.com.
EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS FINE ART GALLERIES (EC GALLERIES)EC Galleries are set apart as ‘America’s finest galleries’ as the company encompasses a thoughtful and experienced team who provide intelligent guidance to novice and experienced art collectors alike on the joys of collecting art. The company provides San Diegans with three retail galleries to view, learn about and be inspired by works of fine art. EC Galleries are located in the historic Gaslamp District (corner of 5th & Market), Fashion Valley Shopping Center (upper level, near Neiman Marcus), and Seaport Village. For more information on the artists, events, or galleries, please visit www.ecgallery.com or call 800-599-7111.