SOURCE: Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery

February 13, 2012 08:00 ET

Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery Announces February Month of Romance

Romantic Collections by Aaron Chang and Wade Koniakowsky on Display Through End of Month

SOLANA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - It's "A Month of Romance" at The Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery, with romantic collections on display by Aaron Chang and Wade Koniakowsky through the end of the month.

"Love can be inspired by a single vision," said Wade Koniakowsky. "When combined with art, it can become a powerful force. We're paying tribute to it by dedicating a portion of the gallery to romantic photography and paintings the entire month of February."

During "A Month of Romance," world-renowned photographer Aaron Chang will display a special edition of artist proof prints from an internationally acclaimed fine art romantic series that includes some of the best selling romantic posters of all time.

Oil painter Wade Koniakowsky, whose work has been recognized internationally, will release eight new paintings with an emphasis on San Diego's local seascape. The exhibit, entitled "Romancing the San Diego Coastline," will feature Koniakowsky's obsession with the beauty of our beaches, executed in his impressionist style. The paintings will vary in size from "intimate" (a small piece perfect for a gift for a loved one) to larger scale pieces capturing the grandeur of San Diego's most beloved ocean vistas. Several of the pieces will be available as a limited edition giclee on canvas as well. Koniakowsky's work can be seen on his Facebook page.

As part of the exhibit, each Sunday in February, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the gallery, Koniakowsky paints a San Diego seascape in a live demonstration.

Funds raised by this event will benefit the American Heart Association and make a direct impact in our local community by supporting educational programs and funding local scientific research breakthroughs. Last year more than $9.2 million was invested into San Diego Research Institutions.

A reception will be held at the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m. to invite the public and gallery guests to enjoy the display and have a final chance to make a purchase before the art is removed. Internationally renowned soprano Barbara Tobler will sing at the event. A classically trained lyric coloratura soprano, Tobler has sung opera and oratorio professionally both in America and in Europe. She also has professional experience singing musical theater (Broadway), cabaret and jazz, and is known for her ability to cross over into different styles seamlessly.

The Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery is located at 415 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach and provides comprehensive client guidance to the public, private collectors, interior designers and art consultants Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or stay current on gallery events with

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