SOURCE: Sonia Romero

August 09, 2006 12:13 ET

Avenue 50 Studio Presents: Sonia Romero Debut Solo Show

Saturday, September 9 - October 8, 2006; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2006 --

WHAT: Avenue 50 Studio presents Sonia Romero's first solo show of paintings, prints and mixed media. Sonia's innovative, new technique fuses the graphic character of block printing with the rich and colorful atmosphere of painting. This series takes inspiration from the universal idea of the Tree of Life, incorporating early folk art and iconography, children's stories and fairy tales, and the contemporary urban landscape of Los Angeles. The resulting collection is laden with intensely personal and evocative stories that invite the viewer into a world of rich and quirky imagery. This exhibition marks a turning point in Sonia Romero's career and should not be missed.

WHO: Sonia Romero is currently creating art full time and exhibiting widely in Southern California and beyond, including the exhibition "Five L.A. Chicano Artists" at Galerie Par-ci, Par-la in Lyon, France and "Latino Artists of Los Angeles - Defining Identity," at the Millard Sheets Gallery. Recent public works include the mural commission and award at the Gene Autry Museum, and the Caltrans Metro Neighborhood Poster Award. She received her formal education at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, with an emphasis in printmaking. Sonia is the daughter of renowned artists, Nancy and Frank Romero, and the granddaughter of Edith Wyle, founder of the Craft and Folk Art Museum.

WHEN: Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. The exhibition continues through October 8, 2006. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 noon; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042

INFO: (323) 258-1435 or

MEDIA CONTACT: Dave Linden (323) 860-8811

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    Dave Linden
    (323) 860-8811