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Palm Springs, CA., February 20, 2018 – Artist and gallery owner Steven Janssen is thrilled to announce a riveting two-night event on Saturday, March 31 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Downtown Palm Springs. JANSSEN ARTSPACE invites you to immerse yourself in a radical abstract experience beginning with a Binaural Headset Live Guided Meditation. Then dive into an exhibit of contemplative paintings by artists Hooper Dunbar, Sarah Robarts, Sebastian Siegel and Steven Janssen. Be prepared to be taken on a journey to profound relaxation, connection to your subconscious and to the powerful awareness deep inside of you.

On Saturday, March 31, mingle and enjoy cocktails from 6:30-7 p.m. From 7:15-8 p.m., the Binaural Music & Meditation experience commences for all who have RSVP’d. The artist opening reception follows the meditation, opening to the public at 8 p.m. For the second night of this event on Saturday, April 7, there will be wine and sake tastings from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by the Binaural Music & Meditation from 7:15-8 p.m. and the artist closing reception from 8-10 p.m.

About Hooper C. Dunbar
Hooper C. Dunbar was raised in Los Angeles, experiencing old Hollywood and the creativity it spun. Dunbar’s artwork intertwines elements of faith, nature, spontaneity, movement, chaos and calm. His meticulous technique allows for a viewer to delve into his unconscious, his mind and his soul. It shows a landscape of his outer-world and his inner-self, allowing and promoting appreciation of one’s surroundings and appreciation for one’s own self. His usage of light allows for etherealism to be present in all his artwork, self-pronouncing it as spiritual abstract expressionism. Dunbar’s work is included in many private collections in London, New York, Sydney, Verona, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Haifa, Israel. His paintings have been exhibited at the United Nations Offices of the Baha'i International Community (BIC) and the executive offices of SOHO CHINA in Beijing.

From the Mists painting

From the Mists
30”x40” acrylic on canvas

About Sarah Robarts
Born in Uganda and raised in Kenya, Sarah Robarts attended West Health School in England and received her B.F.A. from Queen’s University in Canada. After completing her post-grad work in France, Robarts lived and painted in the UK where her work was exhibited in galleries on Wigmore Street and Walton Street. While in London, Robarts began training in public relations with the Hindmarch sisters and a decade later, moved to Los Angeles where she founded Ballantines PR in 2001.

As an influential woman in business, Robarts paints with elements of femininity and strength. Her paintings feature large-scale, vivid canvases with a broad spectrum of color and meticulous technique.

Cool Chaos painting

Cool Chaos
5’x7’ acrylic on canvas

About Sebastian Siegel
Born in Oxford, England, Sebastian Siegel is a British-American author, filmmaker, and artist. Siegel’s work juxtaposes themes of transcendence, happiness, intimacy, compassion, will, eternal life, paradox, and intuition. Siegel is largely influenced by the Indian comics he grew up on, and the writing of Ramana Maharshi, Ken Wilber, and Alan Watts. Siegel's book, Die Bewusstseinsrevolution (The Consciousness Revolution), is published by Giger-Verlag in Switzerland. He regularly hosts think-tanks at his home in Los Angeles, California.

"Sebastian Siegel draws insights into the beauty and complexities of the human condition with an inspiring and original voice.”
~ Marianne Williamson

“Sebastian’s art is shown in the way he brings people together.”
~ don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements

“Sebastian Siegel is an integral artist driving consciousness evolution.”
~ Ken Wilber

“Sebastian’s voice continues to awaken a new generation of forward thinkers.”
~ Sedona World Wisdom Days

Beyond painting

5’x6’ custom texture on canvas

About Steven Janssen
A native Angelino, Steven Janssen attended California State University at Long Beach where he studied life drawing and painting. After leaving college he began working for a small production company in the art department. While there he learned the craft of scenic painting and prop making on productions for Showtime, TLC, ABC and The Golden Globes telecast.

Combining the human form with organic abstract movement with a hint of eroticism soon became Janssen’s signature style. Numerous gallery exhibits followed, gaining collectors over the years which eventually led him to open his own gallery in downtown Palm Springs in 2006. Janssen closed the gallery in 2009 due to a downturn in the economy and a desire to move back to Los Angeles. As 2017 approached and as the tourism in Palm Springs reached an all-time high, he carefully sought out the perfect space to relaunch JANSSEN ARTSPACE and soon found himself immersed in all the elements he missed, the desert, being a curator and business.

Beyond painting

Burnt Horizon
36”x36” acrylic on canvas


JANSSEN ARTSPACE is located at 255 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs 92262.

The exhibit is on view from March 30 to April 7, 2018. Gallery Hours: Thursday 2-10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
By Appointment only, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday.

Contact: For Media inquiries contact Danyelle Simpkins, Ballantines PR, (310) 454-3080, Danyelle@ballantinespr.com.

To RSVP or to reserve a headset for binaural, email Steven Janssen at replyjanssenartspace@gmail.com .
For more information on the gallery, visit www.stevenjanssen.com.

Media Contact:
Danyelle Simpkins
Ballantines PR
Tel: 310-454-3080

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