The 2nd Story 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.
Artist receptions with wine and hors d’oeuvres are held on Friday evenings.
Gallery Open February 13 & 14, and 20 & 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
The 2nd Story Galley is featuring two artists who have focused their art with a realistic eye: Photographer Ray Green and watercolorist H. Benjamin Diaz. Please join us at the show where you’ll have a chance to enjoy the art and chat with the artists within the historic Walker House. Parking and admission is free and all are welcome. The Historical Society Museum and gift shop will also be open. For more information call (909) 599-5374.
About the Artists
Ray Green, Photographer
Professional photographer Ray Green is passionate about capturing wildlife images, nature, and especially, birds. In addition to his commercial photography business, Ray pursues his dreams by photographing images in the field. His travels have taken him through the western and plateau regions of Colorado, Montana and Utah, to California beaches and Arizona deserts.
Ray Green is a local man who graduated from Bonita High School in 1990; and, a graduate from the University of La Verne. After earning his degree in Social Science, he backpacked around the world for two years visiting countries in South America, South Pacific, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. All the while, he honed his skills in photography. Ray later taught science in New England and middle school in Los Angeles.
H. Benjamin Diaz, Painter
H. Benjamin Diaz began drawing when he was five years old but it was not until his pent-up creative energies emerged after his retirement from the Air Force. He feels fortunate to have undertaken art as a retiree and believes that his years and wealth of experience have made him a more emotional artist.
Watercolor is the medium he pursued first because of its unique challenges and versatility. Diaz feels that he has developed his own unique style as he mastered this very challenging medium. His images vary from still lifes to human and animal portraiture. Diaz is most intrigued with unusual lighting effects such as reflections. As a realistic artist, Daiz’ objective is to create one painting from many photographs that create a singular composition.