This is a great Art and food event I helped pull together. It will feature the art of Kyla Moya, great coffee and atmosphere by Banana Dang! and free custom chocolates and marshmallows by Chef Beau Bonham.
Here is the menu of treats free with a purchase of a hot chocolate for the first 40 guests.
Here is a sample of Kyla’s art and a bio.
The 9 lives of Kyla Moya : From highschool drop out to victims advocate and artist.
Kylas art reflects both the light and dark aspects of life. Fine literacies and vibrant colors highlight the underlying dark themes.
“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Kyla Moya is a visual artist originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico. She has lived in Oceanside for the past 12 years.
She graduated from CSUSM with a BA Degree in Criminology & Justice Studies, with a minor in Sociology, attended Mira Costa College and received an AA Degree as well as a Certificate of Competence in Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement and has a strong passion for social justice and advocacy.
“Getting an education was a huge deal to me considering that I, originally, was a high school drop-out. What I’ve experienced in my life and relationships has taught me so many valuable lessons and inspired me to help others improve the quality of theirs.”
Her artwork is Bold, Colorful, Intricate and Detailed.
“Many times I have had people tell me that I should be doing tattoo work because of the level of steadiness in the lines of my artwork”.
Most of her art is drawn with sharpies and colored markers, but she also uses spray paint and acrylics as mediums for her art.
“I love drawing made up characters, especially girls & strange creatures.”
“I’m inspired by so many things! Music, animals, tattoo models, fairy tales, weird and strange-things. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a huge inspiration for me as well as the movie Labyrinth. “Labyrinth of Kuriosity” comes from the combination of my favorite book and movie. I believe it is very representative of my artwork and the creativity and curiosity that I try to inspire in others.”
“Social Justice is my passion! I worked as an intern at Interfaith Community Services at a cold weather homeless shelter in Escondido, CA, where I was able to help those in need. This was an experience that I will never forget and that I will always treasure. I believe that it’s important to understand social problems from all directions, especially from those who are experiencing them firsthand. It’s very humbling and it’s important not to take our blessings for granted. “
Her goal is to utilize her artwork to bring awareness to social issues, minimize stigma and discrimination/prejudice, and especially to bring happiness and joy to others.
“You only live once, so live life to the fullest and pursue your passions fiercely!”
“Forget the past / Present tense works and lasts.”
115 South Coast highway
Oceanside, CA 92054