Life Drawing Sessions at the Whittier Art Gallery in November 2010

Good Evening Drawing Enthusiasts,

The Whittier Art Association is hosting more life drawing sessions, the dates are November 5th, 12th, and the 26th if we have adequate sign-ups. The place is the Whittier Art Gallery at 8035 Painter Ave. Whittier, 90602 the gallery number is 562-698-8710 the gallery regular hours are Wed. – Sun. 12-5. The sessions will run from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. We will have a live model. The cost is $15 if you RSVP prior to the event day or $17 if you just show up. I can be contacted (John Williams) at cell 951-236-0862.

See you there!

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Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival at Rose Hills, October 23, 2010

Press Release from the Downey Patriot:

WHITTIER – In an event honoring loved ones who have passed away, Rose Hills Memorial Park will host the Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival on Saturday from 12-5 p.m. at the SkyRose Chapel. Organizers hope the festival becomes an annual event to share the culture and traditions of Dia de los Muertos. The festival will feature an art exhibit, including featured artist Lalo Alcaraz, a nationally syndicated cartoonist who will be sharing some of his Dia de los Muertos-inspired artwork. There will be an arts and crafts area for children, with mini workshops and interactive activities with local artists; a food court with selections from local vendors, including some food trucks; a vendor area for arts and crafts; and a full program of performances and entertainment, including local folklorico dance groups and a performance by La Santa Cecilia. In addition, families will be creating their own altars for a community altar contest. For more information on the festival, call (562) 696-8196 or go to www.diadelosmuertos-rosehills.com. Read more: The Downey Patriot – Dia de los Muertos festival at cemetery

WhittierArtists.com Divergent Perspectives Show – Announcing Live Entertainment!

WhittierArtists.com is very proud to annouce the addition of live entertainment to the reception festivities on October 9th 6-10pm.
Pomona Space Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony, 300 South Thomas Street, Pomona, CA
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Holly & Friends
Painter, Singer and Songwriter
Holly’s Music: http://www.myspace.com/hollyoverin
Holly’s Artwork: http://www.whittierartists.com/hollyoverin

Holly Overin grew up surrounded by a culture of art and music. Her mother, a plein air painter, vowed to give her children “many strings to their bow”, as she put it. In school, Holly studied painting, film animation and sculpture. She now conducts private lessons, teaching the fundamentals of drawing and painting, a classical method her mother handed down. Ever since she was able to remember, she enjoyed making up songs first with piano and later with guitar when her sister taught her some basic chords. Singing and songwriting she did for fun. It was one part soul search and one part entertainment. Ten years ago, Holly realized the importance of this activity in her life and took up music with a new enthusiasm inspired by listening and meeting local musicians. Appropriately named ‘Greenleaf ’, this band of young but classically trained musicians showed her the way to turn over a ‘new leaf’. Holly began performing at open mics and coffee houses, entering a new phase of sharing her songs.

“I love the way these songs come in when I sit down with my guitar to practice coordinating fingers with strings. I hear the sounds and my life moves into equilibrium. A peaceful space of joy and wonder opens up for me and I hope for my friends and listeners who hear these melodies and messages I attempt to communicate, weave together and release in ever changing arrangements.”

Her plans for the future are to continue playing and performing when opportunities arise. The endeavor is a love which heals her and makes her glad she is alive.