Mayor's State Of The City Address: Greg accepted an invitation to do a painting demonstration at this event at the Riverside Convention Center on January 25, 2007. In addition to the State of the City Address by Mayor Loveridge, this event showcased the local arts scene in keeping with the City's adopted theme of Riverside, City of the Arts.
Spanish Walk: Taylor Woodrow Homes featured Greg at the grand opening of the Esperanza home collection at Spanish Walk, an upscale community within the city of Palm Desert. On March 31st, 2007, Greg created a chalk painting on the asphalt, fashioned after one of the Spanish masters. Additionally, Greg created four individual chalk paintings, one for each home model that were featured on easels in front of the respective models.
The Feria De Abril: The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos inaugurated it's signature event on April 21st, 2007. The Feria De Abril, a celebration of arts, music and food of life well lived. Feria De Abril is inspired by one of the grandest celebrations in Seville, Spain attended by local and visiting aristocracy since the 1800's. The focus of The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos' Feria De Abril was to offer an experience of art and showcase to upscale Southern California audiences the Inland Empire's savoir vivre. Greg Adamson created one of his masterpieces, a reproduction of Spanish Masters' art, in chalk, live on the center's pavement, mesmerizing passers-by with the temporal beauty of the art of I Madonnari
Fun With Chalk: On May 19th & 20th, Greg was sponsored by Union Bank of California at this annual event to help raise funds to benefit fine arts programs for children in Orange County, CA. The chalk event was held at the Norman Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo, CA. Over two days Greg painted a 12' x 10' chalk mural wherein he recreated a painting by the Italian master, Rossetti. Both the event and Greg's creation were real crowd pleasers. For more information about this organization visit: www.funwithchalk.org.
Magazine Feature: One of Greg's paintings and a caption regarding his working methods is featured in the June-July 2007 issue of The Palette Magazine. This is a quarterly national publication which serves as an instructional guide for artists.
Greg was guest judge for the Children's Chalk Art Contest at the Ready 2 Ride Expo in Banning, CA on June 30, 2007. This event was presented by the Banning Police Department and included a variety of events for families. The chalk art competition included three categories, Elementary, Middle School and High School. Great prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category, including DVD players and MP3 players.
AmericaSpeaks: On August 11, 2007, Greg was commissioned by AmericaSpeaks to create a live painting during a statewide, web-cast town hall meeting on healthcare reform, sponsored by CaliforniaSpeaks. Greg was asked to capture the spirit of the conference which was attended by 3500 people at 8 locations across California. Each location featured one artist and television cameras beamed images to all eight locations. Governor Schwarzenegger delivered the opening address for the conference. Over a 7 hour period, Greg created a 3ft. by 4ft. acrylic painting titled simply "California Speaks" which captured his impressions as he absorbed the surroundings, the energy, the dialogue and the spirit of those who attended this historic event. This painting can be seen in Gallery 12 or click on the link below.
Exhibit: Mendocino, California: From October 11 to November 4, Greg was invited to participate in a month long show, titled: Exploring the Edges: Contemporary Works. This exhibit was at the historic Odd Fellow building in Mendocino village.
Workshop: On October 27, 2007, Greg conducted a painting workshop at Corona Art Association Art House Gallery to help people learn to get loose with their painting. They are located at 510 W. Foothill Parkway, Corona, CA. For more information on events, contact Jill Jones at (951) 898-9554.
Exhibit: Sendai, Japan: In October and November, 2007, Greg was one of five artists selected by The Riverside Art Museum to join an exhibit of local artists' work that traveled to Sendai, Japan as part of a cultural exchange program. The International exhibit was displayed at the Sendai International Center.
Art at the Heart of Dos Lagos: December 14, 21 and 28, 2007, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Greg painted on stage to live music at the Dos Lagos amphitheater. He completed two 6 ft. by 5 ft. portraits of familiar musicians during each of the three performances. The amphitheater is located adjacent to The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos, 2780 Cabot Drive, Corona, CA 92883 Telephone: (951) 277-7601