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: August 12, 13 & August 19, 20, 2016 / 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.
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 three artists – Bradford James Smith, Jennifer McCartney, and Ginette McDougal – who create representational art for the August exhibition.
Bradford James Smith
Bradford James Smith has a long relationship with the Festival of Arts. In 1983, he received his BFA in Illustration from Cal State University Fullerton and worked as a commercial artist creating toys and packaging for clients such as Burger King, Kohl’s, Kelloggs, and Crayola. Soon after, he pursued his love for film as a production artist with an independent film company, The Juniper Sequence, developing original stories. All the while Bradford continued to advance in drawing and painting, showing in various art shows and galleries, and working as a photographer. Most recently Bradford received his MFA degree in painting from the Laguna College of Art and Design.
Jennifer has always enjoyed drawing but painting has become a creative outlet for her in ways that drawing could not. Jennifer paints because she wants to “hold onto a moment in time, a flashbulb memory, a blink of the eye.” For her, each piece represents a vacation, an evening stroll or a vivid garden. Jennifer explains, “Painting always gives me that unexplained feeling I get when I drives down an open road flanked by golden grasses, or gazing at puffy clouds.” For these feelings, Jennifer must paint!
Ginette has competed in art competitions ever since her childhood. In 2012, she began working in pastels and showed her work in galleries throughout Northern and Southern California. Ginette loves the pastel medium. It’s pure pigment, rubbed and blended with fingers on coated abrasive surfaces are the beginning of an astonishing moments when her hands and mind are in‘sync’.
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.