Artist Ram Rojas’ Work on Display and Live Painting Demonstration at: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 West Capitol Drive – Brookfield, WI
Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:30pm
There are two great reasons to hijack your regular routine and set a couple of hours aside for something special: First Stage Children’s Theater, The Milwaukee Chamber Theater, One Voice Community Choir and artist Ram Rojas!
Door County artist, Ram A. Rojas, will have an exhibition of his work on display during the entire month of October for you to peruse or purchase.
Here’s the memoir of Ram, as I recently had the pleasure of chatting with him.
“I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. From as far back as I can remember; I have been inspired by the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and other greats;” says Ram.
“He’s a natural,” observers would say of Ram’s artistic talents as a young boy.
His remarkable talents, combined with his childhood exposure to, and interest in the art culture provided quite the launch pad for Ram’s quick ascent as a renowned artist.
Already training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Caracas at age 14, Ram was selected along with other prodigies from around the world to study at the Academy of Vedic Art in Los Angeles, CA.
His work soon opened eyes, and opened doors in Los Angeles, New York and West Virginia, where he was invited to participate in shows and permanently display some of his fine pieces.
In his never-ending drive to evolve as an artist, Ram traveled to the other side of the ocean to study the great European painters (the Old Masters) of the Renaissance. His work there, illustrating art, history, religion, mythology and science, was published in a variety of books and languages, greatly expanding his territory - and diversity of admirers. But the ‘train called Ram’ did not stop here. It was off to India to study the culture and methods of oriental art.
His extensive exposure to fine arts and cultures from multiple regions and eras gives Ram a huge well of influence to draw from while transforming his innermost visions into art.
“My art is meant to inspire a fresh perspective on everyday life. I want it to be as much a meditation for those who repeatedly look at it, as it was for me to create it. I want it to awaken your intuitive intellect.”
After returning to America, Ram studied at the Barnstone Studios in Philadelphia, honing his skills, consolidating his experience
with universal principles of design, anatomy, composition and color theory.
The compilation of tools in Ram’s repertoire has earned him respect as a master of many medias and subjects: Beautiful classical oils, impeccably rendered watercolors, delicate drawings and airbrush portraits speak to his versatility.
The Walls of Wittenberg (WOW) project in Northeast Wisconsin boasts one of Ram’s acclaimed masterpieces. Among the many brightly colored murals that adorn the exterior walls of Wittenberg’s downtown businesses, you will find “Foundations of Faith”, completed by Ram in 2006.
The mural, gracing the north wall of the Homme Home on Reed Street, depicts early and current churches of the community, sheltered by a guardian angel. Ram immersed himself in the history of the local churches, including the Ho-Chunk Nations, to accurately reflect the communities of faith in the area.
The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, Door County permanently enjoys Ram’s pastoral scene mural. Reminiscent of the old country. In a triangular composition.
The largest work Ram has ever painted was completed last year across the Baileys Harbor marina in Door County. The poetic mural reflects on history and beauty of the town, focusing on The Ridges Nature Sanctuary.
Ram currently resides in Door County.
“I’m fascinated with the beauty of everyday existence here. Things many take for granted hold a special quality and wisdom of tradition in my eyes.
I enjoy capturing all aspects of this unique beauty in my work.”
It’s true; Door County has many treasures. After getting to know Ram Rojas, and seeing his work, it’s clear to me that Ram is one of those treasures! See his work on-line at www.ramrojas.comor at his Studio at 920 Texas St. Sturgeon Bay, the Champeau gallery in Sister Bay, and most certainly at Wilson Center for the Arts, Friday August 22 between 5:30 and 7:00 pm
You are invited to attend Artist Reception and live painting demonstration being held at:
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for The Arts.
Meet Ram, see his work, and enjoy cocktails, music, and entertainment. Hope to see you there