WhittierArtists.com welcomes Wendy Casalicchio!!

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WhittierArtists.com is very excited to welcome a new member!
Wendy Casalicchio

Wendy grew up in Whittier and earned a BA in fine arts with an emphasis on 3-D design focusing on metalwork at Cal State Long Beach. She does amazing work in all kinds of media, including various metals,embroidery and pencil illustration. You have to check out her site!

Train Yard Inhabitants Cigarette and La Pistola After the Rescue

The Phantom City Mural by Dennis McGonagle & Friends

Dennis McGonagle and his partner, Tyler Kinnaman, have completed a mural, a 300 square foot scene of Broadway Lights on the stage of the Fairgrove Academy Auditorium in La Puente, California. The mural was commissioned by the school’s principal, Penny Fraumeini, who wanted a backdrop for the school’s upcoming play, Broadway Lights.

Phantom City Mural

More pictures of the Phantom City Mural!

Visit Dennis McGonagle’s Website

Visit The Fairgrove Academy Website

Art Quilters as Story Tellers at the Shannon Center Lobby Gallery

Presented by the SHannon Center Lobby Gallery:
Art Quilters as Story Tellers
Artist Reception: April 20, 2010 7-9pm
Gallery Talk: April 20, 2010 8pm
Exhibition Runs: March 29th – May 28

Writers use words to tell stories, composers use notes and painters use paints. Art Quilters use a variety of textiles. In this exhibit, six contemporary fiber artists tell their stories with their own discrete collections and written narratives.
The fiber artists and their collections include:
Cynthia Catlin – “Continuing the Legacy”
Joanell Connolly – “MI SUMC MAMA”
Rose Hughes – “Travels of an Itinerant Quilter”
Jeanette I. Kelly – “Tell it again…”
Cindy Rinne – “Visual Journal”
Terry Waldron – “Inspiration”

Shannon Center Lobby Gallery
6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90601
Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm

Rock the Era for April 2010

Next event for Rock the Era:
Sunday, April 11th: Victory over Violence Open House & Rock the Era
Address: East LA Buddhist Centre 747, Del Valle Ave, La Puente, CA 91744
Time: 10AM – 4PM

Dennis McGonagle will paint and direct a seven foot by forty foot mural on a two walls in the East Los Angeles Community Center in La Puente. The mural will be painted during a Victory Over Violence Open House at the Community Center.

“I will begin preparing the walls, (five and one-half foot wall in front of a seven foot wall.), on Saturday, April 3rd. My crew of volunteers and I will prepare the wall with a toned underpainting. Then, I will then snap a grid on the wall and transfer the line drawing to the surface of the mural. That way, I can direct the painting of the design using premixed jars of color.
1000 people are expected at the festival and any and all are invited to help work on the wall.
Independent film star Doobie McDonald will assist with the mural.
The mural will celebrate the goal of Victory Over Violence. It will feature strong color contrast in a composition that features abstract and realistic elements.” – Dennis McGonagle