COVID Collaborative – AUGUST 2021

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992



Elk Grove, July 5, 2021 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present COVID Collaborative with Joe Mariscal and Leslie Troutman, August 7-26, 2021. Join us for a First Saturday Art Reception on August 7, 2021, from 4-7PM at the Center.

During the COVID pandemic, communication with friends and family has become very difficult, we have had to rely mainly on social media to keep in touch with each other. To fill the void, two of my artist friends started drawing at least one self-portrait daily. Inspired by their work… I took selfies of myself making faces and started drawing. I then started to include COVID masks on my portraits. – Joe Mariscal

Mariscal incorporates work by his granddaughter Leslie Troutman, who lends her creativity to the artwork seen inside the masks on top of Mariscal’s sketched portraits. Mariscal is a retired art teacher from the San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton, California. Troutman is a recent graduate of the Bear Creek High School.

The Center will also show work in all mediums by our represented artists.

Approved Images for Press

All works are by Joe Mariscal and Leslie Troutman

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • July 3-29, 2021: All Creatures Great and Small Competition
  • August 7-26, 2021: COVID Collaborative with Joe Mariscal and Leslie Troutman
  • September 4-23, 2021: The Colors of Humanity Competition; Foyer Gallery: Kritikos Group Show

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11AM-4PM and for special events.