The 2nd Story Gallery highlights local artists with monthly shows. The gallery is located in the historic Walker House and is open to the public, free of charge, on the 2nd & 3rd Friday and Saturday evenings of each month from 5:30–8:30pm. Parking is also free.
Mingle with the artists and enjoy their unique techniques first hand. Hors d’oeuvres, provided by Luca Bella Restaurant, will be served on Friday evenings.
Gallery Open February 12-13 & 19-20, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
The San Dimas Festival of Arts presents the 2nd Story Gallery.
The 2nd Story Gallery is the ‘Best Kept Secret in Town’ and has had ongoing shows since 2009.
This month, the work exhibited exemplifies the term painting ‘outside the box’ with with featured artists Renee L. Matter and Kathleen McCall.
Renee L. Matter
Renee L. Matter seeks to celebrate her love of painting by experimenting with many different mediums, techniques, styles, and even genres. But her greatest passion is painting nature. She fondly recalls childhood memories of lakes and mountains and includes these memories in her paintings.
While primarily self taught, Renee is inspired by the Impressionists as she strives to make visual statements by emphasizing color and light just as Renoir, Monet and Manet had during the turn of the last century.
Whereas, another artist featured during this show is Kathleen McCall. An active board member of the Pomona Valley Arts Association, Kathleen attributes her success by touting the influence of more local and established artists who have mentored her. Among them are Andre Mahoney, Martha Underwood, Anthony Livins, Aida Hughes and Sylvia Megerdichian. One of her greatest influences is Chris van Winkle during his seven-day workshop. It was at this time that Kathleen believes her work and style evolved into what it is today.
Kathleen creates 3-dimensional work that is composed of recycled materials such as old kitchen cabinets, discarded wire and even old paintings that are put to use in different ways. Her creations have been featured in the TAG Show in Santa Monica, the dA Center for the Arts, and the Millard Sheets Gallery at the LA County Fair.
Join the Festival of Arts in celebrating local talent at the 2nd Story Gallery. Mingle with the artists and enjoy their unique techniques first hand. Hors d’oeuvres, provided by Luca Bella Restaurant, will be served on Friday evenings. (When you visit Luca Bella’s please tell Chris, the owner and chef, ‘Thank You’ for their support!) This event is open to the public at no charge. The Festival of Arts, 2nd Story Gallery (the ‘Best Kept Secret in Town’) is located in the Walker House, 121 N. San Dimas Avenue. For more information call (909) 599-5374.