Artist John Eden’s Roundels disc set about his experiences as an artist and what led to him becoming an abstraction artist will be played at the Artist Talk event.
Eden moved to Santa Clarita in 1953 and after graduating high school, joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War and served first as an Air Policeman and later as a Still Photographer.
Later in life he attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied film making and worked as an on-campus janitor to make money to support himself.
One of the rooms he would clean as a janitor contained artist Jay DeFeo’s famous “Rose painting,” now on permanent display in New York City’s Whitney Museum, and seeing the painting everyday sparked his interest in abstraction. He decided to take a painting class and fell in love instantly.
In 1977 he received a California State Academic Fellowship (a full two-year scholarship to attend any University in California) and began studies at University of Southern California as a painter, where he received a MFA degree in 1981.
John’s work has been exhibited many times in California, but also in New York and Europe, however he lives and works in Culver City.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 10 from 2:00 p.m until 3:00 p.m. at College of the Canyons Mentry Hall room 108.