Summer Art Workshops at the Art-A-Fair Festival of Laguna Beach

Art-A-Fair Festival of Laguna Beach announces an exciting summer schedule of artist workshops, for artists of all skill levels! The schedule includes Monday through Friday classes for Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Drawing and Chinese Brush Painting. Sessions can be either 2hr ($25) or 4hr ($40). These classes are Art-A-Fair’s response to the overwhelming requests from local and visiting artists for serious workshops, and we’d like to make them as available as possible to all area artists. I’ve attached a flyer that can be printed and posted/distributed, or forwarded to your artist membership via email, and we’re asking for your help in spreading the word.

Make 2010 a summer to expand your art and experiment with something new! Join us at Art-A-Fair for quality instruction from award-winning professional artists, and open a new door on your creativity!


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Calling all artists! Life Drawing session at the Whittier Art Gallery!

Calling all artists
in or around the Whittier/LA Area. Do you wish to develope your skills for life drawing? If so…come down this friday evening, May 28th to the Whittier Art Gallery 8035 S Painter Ave. at the corner of Mooreland. Again, Margaret Kusuhara will be our model for the night. She’ll be posing for us nude,with props and in costume. She is a fabulous dancer, singer and musician. Check out her website; http://www.gypsymagic.com
Be there 7pm-10pm. Session cost is $12.00.
See you there!
Holly

TONIGHT IS THE WhittierArtists.com RECEPTION!

Tonight is the reception for our second annual show! Join us from 4-8pm at the Whittier Art Gallery!
WhittierArtists.com
The Art, The Artists, The Website, The Blog

Featuring twelve artists working in a number of different media
Location: The Whittier Art Gallery
Silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Whittier Art Gallery
Show runs: May 5-30, 2010
Reception: May 15, 4-8 pm

Artist’s Work:
(left column, top to bottom)
Holly Overin, Wendy Casalicchio, Liz Dorn, Marie Brock
(middle column)
Vicki Schramm, Donna Larson, Lisa Keffer-Ruiz, Jay Gould
(right column)
Pat Brown, Ofelia Warthen, Maud Aretz, Marty Wilson

The Whittier Art Gallery is located on the corner of Mooreland Ave. and Painter Ave. just south of La Cuarta St. in Uptown Whittier. 8035 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-8710
The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.

Life Drawing Sessions in May at the Whittier Art Gallery!

Hello Artists,
We are having life drawing sessions again every Friday evening through the month of May beginning Friday, May 7th. The session begins at 7pm and runs to 9:30 or 10:00 pm. We have some extra paper, easels and boards on hand. I hope many of you can make it out to draw. Remember, direction lines, elipses, or triangles and squares…be flexible or tight, if you wish but be sure to have some have fun! The Whittier Art Gallery is located at 8035 South Painter Ave corner of Mooreland (little house on Painter) Whittier, Ca 90602
Ph # is (562) 698-8710
Hope to see you this Friday nite and many fridays to come.

Let’s keep the foundation arts alive in Whittier!

Bernard Stanley Hoyes at the Bluebird Arthouse

Bernard Stanley Hoyes
Presents: “Landscapes in transition”
Bluebird Art House
Reception: May 8th, 2010 5 – 10pm
Runs: May 8th to May 30th

Whittier, CA – Visual art master Bernard Stanley Hoyes is swirling his magical paint brush once again. The artist/sculptor traveled the globe last year, making headlines with his New York installation of a six-foot blue fin tuna sculpture, titled “The Grand Catch,” which he crafted from granite in Fuzhou City in the Fujian Province of China, and then touring Amsterdam and Germany on his “2009 Fall Tour-Europe.” The Bluebird Art House will now experience his kaleidoscope of vision with a new show entitled “Landscapes; flora and fauna, watercolor impressions of the Land in transition” on May 8, 2010 in Whittier, CA. The Bluebird Art House is located at 6747 Bright Avenue in Whittier. Hoyes is well recognized for his wizardry with a paintbrush. His uncanny ability to recreate reality on canvas has continuously defied logic. Viewers are seduced into a vision of multi-dimensionality as his creations beckon senses that reach beyond mere sight. Summoning creativity from a deep and insightful space, Hoyes channels from revered ancestral sources. His ability to hone such sensitivity within his work heightens the vibrational flow and tempers a mood far beyond the canvas’ border. “I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the Land. My emphasis is on contemplation of Nature and its offering of Spiritual Satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across, into the picture space, in a kind of vicarious experience of Nature. These works have been my meditation,” cites Hoyes.

Hoyes’s formal art studies began at Junior Art Centre at the Institute of Jamaica. At age 15 he left Jamaica for New York City. His art studies continued at the Art Students League and Vermont Academy. A heady combination of his drive to excel at art and the influence of the civil rights movement placed Hoyes at the helm of propelling the Academy to institute social and cultural programs. Upon graduation he was the first recipient of the Frederick Stanley Art Award and saw the launching of the school’s first formal arts department. When Hoyes attended an alumnus reception some years later he felt pride in seeing the new edifice housing a formal art department. He earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in painting and graphic design from the California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

His recognition and celebration of traditional African religion and spirituality continues to find universal appeal, stunning audiences worldwide as evidenced by his collectors, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and the National Urban League. Selections of Hoyes’ work have been featured in several television shows including the Showtime hit series, “Dexter,” and President Barack Obama has even been photographed in front of his work. His craft has been celebrated internationally in galleries around the world. Hoyes is currently developing a sculpture garden on a three acre mesa in Desert Hot Springs, CA.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Hoyes demonstrated artistic abilities early on. Heavily influenced by his great aunt in rural Jamaica, he was exposed to revival cults, ceremonies and rituals, planting seeds deep within that would manifest as art in his later years. The colorful blossoms from those seeds continue to bloom at the Bluebird Art House.

For more information call the Bluebird Art House at (562) 696-9493 or visit them at http://www.bluebirdarthouse.com.

Jump into color with Bernard Hoyes at http://www.bernardhoyes.com.

Second Annual WhittierArtists.com Show!!

Ladies and Gentlemen…
We are very proud to announce…

The Second Annual WhittierArtists.com Show

WhittierArtists.com
The Art, The Artists, The Website, The Blog

Featuring twelve artists working in a number of different media
Location: The Whittier Art Gallery
Silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Whittier Art Gallery
Show runs: May 5-30, 2010
Reception: May 15, 4-8 pm

Artist’s Work:
(left column, top to bottom)
Holly Overin, Wendy Casalicchio, Liz Dorn, Marie Brock
(middle column)
Vicki Schramm, Donna Larson, Lisa Keffer-Ruiz, Jay Gould
(right column)
Pat Brown, Ofelia Warthen, Maud Aretz, Marty Wilson

The Whittier Art Gallery is located on the corner of Mooreland Ave. and Painter Ave. just south of La Cuarta St. in Uptown Whittier. 8035 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-8710
The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.