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Ed Cristal: Retrospective Opening Reception


Opening reception for the rotating exhibit featuring the work of artist Ed Cristál.

New exhibit open to the public beginning May 9 through June 20. The exhibition features painting and ceramics by artist Ed Cristál, the artist who created the whale sculptures that flank the entrance of the museum and the sculptural sundial on the south side of the Maritime Museum. 

Ed Cristál's work reflects new discoveries in medium throughout his life. While living abroad in Mexico, Cristál primarily used pencil and watercolor as his medium of choice. An exemplary business owner, Cristál owned galleries Nimbus Fine Arts and Gallery 52 in Pasadena, where his silk screens, ceramics, oil paintings, and sculptures were showcased and sold successfully to the public for many years. CIMM has benefited for many years from Ed's volunteer work as a docent and as a judge of juried exhibits, as well as the sculptures he donated to adorn the facade of the museum. 

The celebration will be held Saturday, May 26 from 5-7pm, and is FREE OF CHARGE and open to all members of the public. Appetizers will be provided and drinks will be available to purchase. 

Read more about the artist and the exhibition here

Earlier Event: May 23
Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Later Event: June 6
Morning Yoga at the Maritime