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Community actors have taken direction well for 'Annie'

September 20, 2003

Mountains and Streams -- The Painted Landscape," a collection of

landscapes and still lifes in oil. Kertes is an award-winning

plein-air painter whose works recall Impressionist painters and the

world of early California artists.

In addition to her art, Kertes is a licensed marriage and family

therapist who specializes in working with young children with

disabilities.

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As an artist and therapist, she tries to foster positive emotions

in her clients. Collectors have told her they hang her paintings in

places where they are seen first thing in the morning, setting a

positive mood for their day. Other clients have said they use them as

an image for meditation.

Leona Sanderson, who taught art in La Canada Flintridge public

schools for 37 years, exhibits watercolors featuring floral

renderings with still-life objects including antiques.

Jim Heuston is exhibiting ceramics. Heuston has taught for four

years at the Roger Barkley Community Center in La Canada Flintridge.

Chris Hogan shows his gourds that have been transformed into

colorful, contemporary reflections of Navajo artifacts.

Visitors have an opportunity to meet with the artists, at least

one of whom is at the gallery during open hours. The gallery is on

the main floor of the 22-room mansion built in 1937 as a family home

by Descanso Gardens founder E. Manchester Boddy. It is open 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m. daily and admission is free with gardens admission.

Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.

The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking is free. Admission

fees are $6, $4 for seniors and students, $1.50 for children 5 to 12,

and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information call

949-4200 or visit www.DescansoGardens.org.

A LITTLE JAZZ WITH DINNER

RESTAURANT OFFERS MUSIC FROM '20s, '30s, '40s

The Oceanview Bar and Grill offers live entertainment six nights a

week for diners.

Entertainers perform a combination of piano and jazz guitar

pieces, and some accompany with vocals. Musical selections include a

mix of music from the 1920s, '30s and '40s to opera to Celine Dion.

Some entertainers also perform their original pieces and invite

diners to sing along with them.

Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle sing jazz while playing piano

and guitar from 7 to 10 tonight. Singing behind the piano the rest of

the week are Bill Howe on Monday; Travis Warren, Tuesday; Mary Ekler,

Wednesday; Alexandra Caselli, Thursday; and Bob Fetherolf, Friday.

The Oceanview Bar and Grill is at 3826 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose.

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