An annual tradition, April, the birth month of the Executive Director of the Firehouse Art Collaborative marks the emerging of new art evolution by Tom Franco.

Working Title: Tropical Joy
In Tom's own words:

“Art has become an obsession on leisure and comfort. To find the little niche of an object of beauty, that radiates these qualities, is a fascination of a life time for me. The way that my hands mold material that once were left as having no value, then becomes worthy of display. It goes beyond the mere conceptual statement that something is worthy as art. The mystery lies for me in the conscious act of infusing the particles of meaning directly into the raw material at hand. The fact that such things as odd wood chips and springs and plastic paint can hold meaning is stunning amazement. The fact that my pure conscious dreaming mind can be manifest into such materials is a miracle of this natural world we live in. I find that meaning in life comes directly from this experience, the act of sitting still enough to listen and see, and the act of creating that vision to share with others. This is true modern magic.” Tom Franco 2013

Please join us for Opening Night at the Firehouse Art Gallery North on 1790 Shattuck Avenue in the Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto on Friday, April 12.  Tom will be present 7 pm to 9 pm for open dialogue, friends will be playing live music and reading poetry, a promise of laughs and leisure, celebrating art, friendship and our current culture of collaboration we all live and work for.
Your gifts and donations are welcome, you can use the button on this website, your gift support the continued evolution of the art and artists comprising the Firehouse Art Colab in a non profit setting.

Here are some photos of art pieces in the process of evolution, and the final works will be on exhibit at Firehouse Gallery North April 12 through April 30, 2013. We will do our best to have the door open for you on Wednesdays and Saturdays to come in, visit and purchase. We do accept credit cards and personal checks besides cash.

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