Art is back at the Poway Center for Performing Arts

Art exhibits have returned to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts’ lobby.

The digital photography collection “A Lone Paradise” by Lawrence Brillon can be viewed through the end of September.

According to the exhibit’s online description, “There are places that are plundered, abused, overlooked and eventually forgotten. There are the places to escape the normal bustle of life, and those places are where I go to find solace. Sometimes, Earth and Man cry out together to spare these places from further destruction and save them as treasures. This is my paradise.”

Brillon presents the desert personified, the Wanderer’s story and the majesty of the skies through his photography. The exhibit includes select pieces from his collections The Barren Desert, A Lone Paradise and Ciel.

Brillon blends his technical and creative talents in a collection of work from the mid-2000s, a time when Brillon and his friends were obsessed with desert camping, off-road exploring and cast-iron cooking.

“For several years, many of these pieces were hidden away,” Brillon said. “It’s satisfying to see a body of work in one place where one can tell a story.”

He said the ultimate goal is the chance that others will appreciate the work, whether for a moment or a long while. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any artwork will support the preservation of natural landscapes through a donation to the Anza-Borrego Foundation.

Brillon is a City of Poway employee. He first joined the city as a graphics intern in 1998, but hired as a multimedia specialist soon after. Most recently he has worked as an information technology analyst for nearly 15 years.

The PCPA Gallery hours (September through June) are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Gallery hours are subject to change due to performance schedules. Call 858-668-4691 to confirm hours on a performance day. The PCPA is at 15498 Espola Road.

For details, visit powaycenter.com.

Robert G. Mull

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