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By: Rosette Gonzales | August 27, 2005
Rafael Vindiola has never been to Ireland but you'd never guess that by seeing his newest series of paintings, "Images of Ireland," on display at La Canada Flintridge Library. "I started studying the Irish history and I'd get an idea from the writing then I'd do the research on the area," Vindiola said. The collection of 17 oil paintings and one watercolor vividly shows the lush, rolling landscapes of the Emerald Isle as only one who traversed the countryside might know.
February 11, 2005
Four artists will share exhibit space at Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Gallery through March 3. Visitors to the gallery have a chance not only to see and buy the artworks, but also to meet and talk with the artists. At least one of the exhibiting artists is at the gallery during open hours. Visits to the gallery are free with Gardens Admission. Louise Forbes and her paintings on wood offer "A Glimpse into Nature's Realm." Her oil paintings of wildlife, fantasy flowers and hidden surprise subjects follow the natural grain of wood panels to bring delightful surprises to the viewer.
February 22, 2003
With nature as her subject and God as her inspiration, Louise Forbes tries to project joyful and spiritual feelings in her oil paintings on wood. Her specialty is hiding surprise subjects incorporated into the natural grain of the maple panels. Wildlife and fantasy flowers are created in her exhibit "A Glimpse into Nature's Realm" continuing through March 6 at Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Art Gallery. The La Crescenta artist began her journey in art as a child, and thanks God for the talent he has given her, she said.
February 4, 2003
Storytime hours canceled LA CRESCENTA -- The La Crescenta Library will not hold story time hours during the first two weeks of February. Story time hours resume at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 with the showing of "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron." The animated movie was released in 2002. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. The library is at 4521 La Crescenta Ave. For more information, call 248-5313. Infant, child CPR taught by Red Cross GLENDALE -- The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding an instructional course on infant and child CPR on Saturday at its headquarters.
January 29, 2003
Gary Moskowitz After he saw John Wayne in "The Alamo" when he was about 8, John Pomeroy was hooked on war stories. He constructed an entire scene of the Alamo out of clay as soon as he got home, complete with the mission setting and handfuls of soldiers. "I really became fascinated right away with telling stories through art forms," said Pomeroy, a Toluca Lake resident. "That interest has developed into a deep fascination for history for me. "And over time, you come up with the kind of show that is over at Forest Lawn now."
February 16, 2002
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- Ron Chesley of Glendale is among featured artists in the exhibit "Gardens of the Huntington II" at the nonprofit California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill in San Marino. Nine artists show their plein air works of the Huntington Gardens. They were given permission to paint on the premises over three months. Chesley received his art degree from Art Center College of Design and after almost four decades in the design and art field, he returned there to teach drawing and painting.
July 21, 2001
Laura Sturza, People SUNLAND -- After a long walk by the ocean or in the park, which images leave you with the strongest impression? If you are a painter or someone who appreciates landscape paintings, your awareness of color, light and form can be developed with practice. Sunland artist and teacher Lucille DeThomas has dedicated herself to painting in vibrant colors, using an impressionistic quality inspired by Monet and Cezanne. For more than 25 years, she has mentored students who have gone on to win numerous awards, like their teacher.
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