For the sixth year, artists in Glendale and surrounding cities opened their studio doors to the public for the annual Open Studio Tour on July 24. Nearly 200 artists participated in this year's event.
As part of their mission to support the arts, the Brand Library and Art Center is exhibiting one work of art from each participating artist. The Brand's main gallery is lined with an eclectic band of original works, representing artists from various backgrounds and skill levels, exercising media from watercolor to glass. Artists from 7 to 70 were welcomed and share paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography and crafts.
Artist Ruben G. Yadao exhibits "Grasshopper" outside the main gallery and reveals his unique method for producing opaque watercolor paintings on silk. The artist wraps damp silk around a small stretcher bar system made of foam core board, which dries to become a tight ground for his paintings. He depicts his subject matter — insects, horses, fish and flowers — in primary and secondary palettes.