Internationally acclaimed local artist undergoes DBS surgery for PD and continues his art.
By: Martin de Silva
Local resident, Jorge Lacoste, internationally acclaimed artist, recently underwent DBS surgery for Parkinsons at UCLA. The surgery was performed by Antonio A. F. De Salles, M.D., Ph.D. , Professor of Neurosurgery Head, Stereotactic Surgery Section , 10945 Le Conte Ave, Room 2120 ,Los Angeles, CA 90095 , Ph. (310) 794-1508 , Fax (310) 794- 1848.
The surgery was recommended by Robert M. Hutchman MD, MDS, Subspecialist in Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Disorders, & Dementia, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Director, Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center, Principal Investigator/CEO, Neurosearch, Inc.,, 19231 Victory Blvd, Suite 355 North, Reseda, CA 91335,Phone (818) 654-9700 & FAX (818) 654-9600, www.hutchmancenter.org & www.neurosearch-usa.com.
Jorge is currently undergoing the tuning process of the devices which were surgically implanted in his brain.
Jorge’s work may be viewed on the internet at: http://picasaweb.google.com/jorgelacostes.
His work may also be viewed on his facebook page, specifically,, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1250804076&ref=profile&__a=1#/pages/Jorge-Lacoste/73947043345?v=photos&viewas=1250804076
Additionally, three galleries will be showing Jorge’s work.
The Simi Valley Government Center will have Jorge ‘s work on display in December. Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA, 93063; 805-583-6363.
High studio Art Gallery in Moorpark will be showing Jorge’s work at their “People just have to move”, show in May and June of 2010. 11 East High Street, Moorpark, CA 93021 (805) 523-7957
The Meisel art Gallery of Santa Barbara will exhibt some of Jorge’s paintings their gallery from November 2009 through mid February 2010. The Meisel Gallery of Art, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, 2415 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, Phone: 805-687-7444
Also three of Jorge’s paintings will be on display for sale at the ” anything goes” show. The show runs from Sept. 13, 2009 To Dec. 6, 2009 at Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, California. There is an artist reception on September 15, 2009 from 5- 7 pm.
You may reach Jorge personally at email@example.com