I always like to believe that we as people are willing to lend a hand or help to lift another up no matter the circumstances. Which is why this artistic event A Night of Live Music and Art to Support Robert Baca, the artist in which the fundraiser was organized for is so important.
Robert Baca is a natural artist. While the adults in his life found providing him with the tools to create art originally as a way to occupy him at a young age, art has become something that has occupied his life and his dreams.
“I have always been very interested in drawing, even as a young child,” Robert smiles. His medium of choice can change depending on his moods. “I go through phases of painting in acrylic and mixed media sculpture. It very much depends on how I am feeling,” he states.
Robert Baca was one of many other victims who lost their vehicles recently in a pure act of vandalism of the worst kind, arson. On October 22, 2013 there were four fires set in the Lakewood area during the early hours of the morning, all fires were set before 6 a.m..
Robert’s truck was destroyed along with his livelihood; work tools, art supplies, some of his original works of art.
A Night of Live Music and Art to Support Robert Baca was created and Schmitt Music Denver located at 155 West Hampden Avenue, Suite 155b, Englewood, Colorado 80110 will host the event scheduled for this Saturday, November 9th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“My amazing friends got together to set this up to help me get back on track after being affected by the fires in Lakewood. I lost some personal items; tools that make up my day job and primary means of income,” states Robert. No one has been arrested yet and the investigation continues.
West Metro Fire and Lakewood Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious prior to 6 a.m. in the area of W. Alameda Avenue and S. Estes Street on October 22, 2013. Call either agency. West Metro Fire: 303-989-4307 and/or Lakewood Police: 303-987-7111
“Things that I really appreciate most about showing my art are seeing how it affects people. I also like to hear peoples thoughts, ideas and feelings that are aroused by the images,” states Robert and continues. “Sales are also nice, but I also think another reward is that the art is a great springboard into a lot of great friendships.”
Artistic inspiration can come at an artist in many directions and for Robert? Where does he find his inspiration? “Everywhere and anywhere and sometimes nowhere at all, but mostly I am inspired by nature and people.”
With every story or article I write I am personally inspired by the level of honesty that each artist chooses to share. And, for each artist they have keys to their success and share their philosophy for work, family and life that can ring true to each of us.
“My philosophy for work is to enjoy what you do and to do it well. Family; love them. Life; while I struggle and strife, I Love Life,” smiles Robert. “Keys to success is pushing through the fear of not being good enough; doing artwork to fulfill my own need and definitely my success has been because of the support of my friends and family.”
So come on out this Saturday night for A Night of Live Music and Art to Support Robert Baca at Schmitt Music Denver located at 155 West Hampden Avenue, Suite 155b, Englewood, Colorado 80110.
Remember this Saturday, November 9th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m, there will be Music by Tyler Imbrogno of Eldren, The Unquiet Grave and Bob Baker.
Featured Artists with art work for sale are: Robert Baca, Espino Arte, Lea Wells, Eric Matelski, Marcella Nordbeck-Richardson, Steve Valdeck, Tadd Moskal and Kyle Banister.
Remember the right time to become a collector of the Art is Now.