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 LucaBella Restaurant, will be served on Friday evenings.
Gallery Open: July 8, 9 and 15, 16, 2016 / from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
The 2nd Story Gallery is the ‘Best Kept Secret in Town’ and has had ongoing shows since 2009.
The Festival suggests you make it a party evening with wine and hors-d’oeuvres (no charge) and dinner at Lucabella restaurant in the Walker House, 121 N. San Dimas Ave. For more information call the Festival of Arts at (909) 599-5374.
The Festival of Arts 2nd Story Gallery will feature two new artists during the July exhibition – ceramic artist Marianne Galleon and painter Elizabeth Carr. Both artists work compliment each other with contemporary styles.
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Marianne Galleon, Ceramic Artist
Marianne Galleon discovered ceramics after discovering her sister’s wood and carving tools in 1989. Ever since she has been passionate about this medium. Marianne states, “Taking a ball of clay and transforming it into a beautiful piece of pottery is rewarding and humbling at the same time.”
Marianne’s primary focus is functional pottery for everyday use. She loves making bowls and believes that each piece takes on its own unique design and inspires new ideas. Marianne explains, “A bottle turns into a small corked vessel, which turns into small vase which turns into a flask. Each piece is unique and has such versatile uses and enhances the décor of any room.”
Beginning her creative journey, Marinanne learned to make ‘functional’ pottery at Citrus College and since then has studied at many studios and workshops such at AMOCA’s Ceramic Studio, under the direction of Heidi Kreitchet. Marianne has also participated in the Empty Bowls project to fight hunger; she has worked at the Los Angeles County Fair demonstrating and teaching ceramics, and has donated her work to non-profits for various fund raisers. Marianne’s work is currently displayed at the Colonnade Art Gallery in Pasadena, Kindred Spirit in Claremont, and she sells at the Hollywood Farmers Market every Sunday.
Painting is a second vocation for Elizabeth Carr. Previously she was a computer programmer and worked on casino and hotel software. But in 2003, she took her first watercolor painting class with Watercolor West’s former president, Tom Fong, and she was hooked.
Watercolor is a challenging medium but Elizabeth continued to dedicate herself to its nuances and continued her studies with local talent, Chris Van Winkle, Sylvia Megerdician, Gerald Brommer, Ratindra Das, Virginia Cobb, Denise Kraemer, and Jan Harvey. As a result of her efforts, Elizabeth has won many awards in local art shows.
Dedicated to the medium, Elizabeth has also served on the board of the National Watercolor Society as its show director and has taken part in art festivals until she opened her own studio/gallery space in Claremont. For more images, please visit her website.
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 LucaBella’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.