Last Friday I spent a wonderful evening at the Apothecary Gallery. Kevin Stewart-Magee’s one man show, “Renegotiating the Past” was an apropo eighth show to grace this venue which has not only breathed life back into a derelict building but into the entire 500 block on 2nd Street in Pomona, California.
Kevin Stewart-Magee has a lot of sweat equity in Pomona. As an artist he has a history of investing his sweat for the community greater good. Kevin was the facilitator and lead artist of the “Pomona Envisions the Future” mural is just down the street across two side of a historic two story building. Since that endeavor which spanned 2002-2004, Kevin has made a concerted effort to support the complete art community as an educator,organizer, artist, neighbor, and friend.
This show runs from October 10th to November 1st. Here are some photos of the opening night and the pieces available for sale. Each has a backstory… just ask the artist.