Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – February 26, 27 & 28, 2010

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – February 26, 27 & 28, 2010
On February 26-28, Hillcrest Congregational Church will be hosting its 50th annual Festival of Fine Arts. Come celebrate with us!

On display and for sale at the Festival of Fine Arts: Watercolor & oil paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, photography, glass, wood, pottery, batik and mixed media. Wide range of prices to fit any budget!

Activities include: Arts and Crafts Boutique, Starving Artist Cafe, gallery exhibits, artist demonstrations, musical entertainment, and the free children’s art workshops (Sat. & Sun.) sponsored by Target.

Featured Artist for 2010: Ernest Lacy. Award-winning watercolor and oil painter who uses the dynamics of passion, exploration and spontaneity to transform everyday subjects into magnificent designs of form and color who is committed to find the truest expression of his artistic vision.

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts
Celebrating its 50th Year!
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
February 26-28
Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm
2000 West Rd.,
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 947-3755
Free Parking & Free Admission

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‘Paintings by Jeni Bate’ at the Whittier Art Gallery

PAINTINGS by JENI BATE
RECEPTION: FEBRUARY 6, from 4 – 7 p.m.
SHOW RUNS: FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 4

JENI BATE has been exhibiting throughout
Southern California since 2003.

Artist’s Statement:

Painting was a frequent joy as a child growing up in Wales
and I dreamed of becoming a skyscapist. In 1995 I came
to Southern California, and the vastness of the spaces
rekindled that childhood love affair with the skies.

After moving to Malibu, I had an opportunity to work on
photography skills. Another 5 months later I was having
difficulty getting my mind off one particular photograph I
had taken. I had an epiphany :“Now, you have to paint!”.
The sky remains the major influence in my work.

Visit the artist’s website here: http://www.jenibate.com

Painted Dawn by Jeni Bate

Jewelry at the Casita del Pueblo – Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Need a gift for your sweetheart?
Check out this jam packed schedule of Jewelry events at the Casita del Pueblo!

Vow of Silence Jewelry Designs
Jan. 29th, 6-9pm

Pieces of Bones Jewelry Designs
by Sonya Correon
Jan. 30th, 2-6pm

Ilaments Jewelry Designs
by Lisa Rocha
Feb. 5th, 5-9pm

Mi Queta Jewelry Designs

by Cynthia Montero
Feb. 6th, 2-6pm

Maribel and Zulma Jewelry Designs
Feb. 7th, 2-5pm

Cynthia Morehouse Jewelry Designs
Feb. 12th, 6-9pm

Casita del Pueblo
6738 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562-693-2844

Show Review: ‘Collaborations’ at the Casita del Pueblo

“Collaborations” the current show at Casita del Pueblo, is a colorful, high-energy display of the colaborative work of Dennis and Terry McGonagle. I was facinated with the multiple techniques used to apply acrylic paint layers to canvas. Dennis and Terry have worked together to produce works of exquisit texture and color. Very creative! – Vicki Schramm

Terry McGonagle
Dennis McGonagle

This show runs through Feb. 10, 2010 – don’t miss it!