Balboa Pavilion by Jay Gould

Check out the work of Jay Gould, a talented, local plein-aire painter!

In the artists own words:
“I am mostly self-taught and have studied art most of my life through college classes (Rio Hondo Community College), painting workshops, and private lessons. I have taken Plein Aire Watercolor Workshops in the High Sierras with Robert Reynolds (a Fine Arts Instructor at Cal Poly, SLO), and an oil painting workshop with Ron Chesley (a Fine Arts Instructor at The Art Center of Pasadena). I have studied with Watercolorist Pat Combs, and most recently with Alfred Tse.”

Jay recently participated in a show entitled ‘Painting the California Landscape’ presented by the Southern California
Plein Air Painters Association at the Soldiers Barracks Gallery in Mission San Juan Capistrano from April 4 – July 14, 2009.

Balboa Pavilion

Jay Gould

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Don’t Miss! Whittier Art Gallery: September Juried Show Take In

Don’t miss the take in for the September juried exhibition at the Whittier Art Gallery this weekend, August 29-30 and September 2-3 during gallery open hours (noon to 5pm).
The reception for the September show will be September 5, 2009 from 2-4pm. This show will run from September 4 through the 27th.
See you there!
Whittier Art Gallery
8035 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
Open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 5pm

‘Pelican at Avila Beach’ and others by Marty Wilson

Marty Wilson’s new watercolor paintings will transport you to a Southern California beach! She writes:

‘A favorite pasttime of mine is walking on piers that jut out into the ocean at the very edge of the continent. On the pier near Avila Beach I came across this magnificent pelican, He was so stoic and unflappable and allowed me to get close and observe the deep colors, patterns and contrasts of his feathers.’

Pelican at Avila Beach
Venice Beach Sildwalk Cafe

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Arte y Musica Festival at the Casita del Pueblo

Arte y Musica Festival at the Casita del Pueblo

Join us for some artistic fun!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Zapanta Estate
5830 Beverly Hills Dr.
Whittier, CA 90601

Adults: $35.00
Children under 10: $12.00

Food and Soft Drinks will be provided
Beer and Wine at no-host bar

HOT and Casita invite you to enjoy an afternoon of leisure and Latino culture in a gorgeous setting in the Whittier Hills. The Arte y Musica Festival includes art pieces for exhibition, for sale, and a silent auction.

A portion of the proceeds will fund art scholarships for deserving high school seniors.

This is the fifth Arte y Musica Festival sponsored by HOT. It features well-known artists as well as those from the local community. Special thanks go out to the Zapanta family for the use of their lovely home, and the California Grill for their food donation.

A special raffle will be held during the reception.

This event is co-sponsored by Casita del Pueblo, Hispanic Outreach TaskForce, SPIN, Setá, California Grill, Phlight, Coppola, and Sage


Yolanda García
Casita del Pueblo
6738 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601

‘Plum Blossoms’ by Donna Larson

Donna Larson’s new work is stunning. This local artist has always been interested in all kinds of art and have been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. She has a fine arts degree from Cal State Fullerton specializing in drawing and painting.

In her own words:

The painting of the Plum Blossoms was inspired by a trip to Schabarum Park in Rowland Heights, Calif. There is a whole orchard of these beatuiful trees that were given to the park by Japan.  They bloom January thru Febuary each year.  I painted the image on chinese rice paper then mounted it on watercolor paper.”


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Don’t Miss: ‘Celebration of Music Through the Times in Art’ at Casita del Pueblo

Opening Celebration for New Art Collective Exhibition
Celebration of Music Through the Times in Art

Opening Reception for exhibition:

Saturday, August 8, 3:30pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music kicks off the event at 3:30pm

Come meet and support our local artists!

Light refreshments provided

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Yolanda GarcĂ­a

Casita del Pueblo

6738 Greenleaf Ave.

Whittier, CA 90601