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Krieger’s ‘Light My Fire’ Paintings on Display at ace/121 Gallery

Glendale Arts recently announced the opening of “Light My Fire,” an exhibit at ace/121 Gallery that features the paintings of guitarist, songwriter and founding member of The Doors, Robby Krieger.
The solo exhibit showcases a collection of Krieger’s originals, which have been translated into giclee on fine art/archival paper and museum quality canvas.
“Light My Fire” will be on view to the public through Saturday, May 11.
Ranked one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone, Krieger’s artistry spans beyond music to painting. His love of the medium was ignited when he was introduced to art as a young child by his mother.
The centerpiece of the exhibit, “Light My Fire,” named after The Doors’ classic hit, which was famously written by Krieger, fuses both worlds.
“My painting of ‘Light My Fire,’ in an extended way, was born out of Jim Morrison’s inspiration in the band’s early days for me to write music for The Doors,” Krieger said.
“Like the song that inspired it, the painting ‘Light My Fire’ was envisioned by the universal themes of mankind — earth, wind, fire and water. Jim’s advice inspired me to consider these elements while writing my first song. I hope my painting of ‘Light My Fire’ brings joy and love to art lovers for many years to come.”
The limited edition giclee prints featured in the show will be available for purchase by fans and art collectors alike. Each is personally signed by Krieger and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Proceeds from each sale benefit Art for a Cause, Krieger’s nonprofit.
Among the nonprofits supported by Art for a Cause is The Music Path, a Glendale-based organization that empowers students with school-based experiential educational programming rooted in contemporary music’s emphasis on performance, originality and collaborative composition.
The Music Path also provides a platform for emerging artists through live performance opportunities. The organization launched its programs in 2016 with the support of Glendale Arts, piloting its school program at Glendale’s Hoover High School. Krieger is passionate about supporting The Music Path because its mission strikes a chord with him: “It’s getting music back into the schools.”
The ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St., Glendale 91206. The Gallery is open from Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional details are available at ace/121gallery.com.

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