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.
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.
Friday, January 13 & 20 and Saturday, January 14 & 21 / 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 San Dimas Festival of Arts, 2nd Story Gallery celebrates the new year by presenting three long-time members of the San Gabriel Valley art community: Charles Fogg, Richard A. Myer, and Anton Ruf.
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.
Richard A. Myer
Born in New York City, Richard demonstrated remarkable creativity as a child. When he was 12 years old, his family visited the rugged west with all its scenic beauty, American Indian reservations, the ancient ruins and was so inspired that he vowed to return.
Upon graduating high school, Richard joined the military. As a member of the Special Services he was stationed in Japan and assigned a variety of creative art jobs including painting murals – many remain intact today.
After the military, Richard returned west to earn his BA degree in Fine Arts at Brigham Young University, Utah. He was the first bronze sculptor to study there and later taught at the university. Eventually, Richard returned to New York City and studied under the tutelage of famed sculptor John Havenos at the Art Student’s League. Richard also studied at the Sculptor Center, the American Art School, Marine Art and Portrait Center, and the Salmagundi Club. While in the East, Richard worked as an art director for Jas. H. Matthews Co.
By 1970, Richard moved his family to California. The rich source of material Richard gained as a youngster on his family’s vacation to the west had informed his new career as a full-time sculptor. Among his notable collectors are the former Presidents Reagan and Ford, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Wayne Newton. His commissions include sculptures made for: Walt Disney Studios, the Tokyo Stock Exchange; heroic figures for a memorial park in Illinois; a statue of Frank Miller, founder of the Mission Inn; a 5 ft. bronze owl placed over the fountain at Citrus College; a Glenn Miller bronze plaque for the city of Duarte; and four life-sized figures at the San Dimas Sheriff’s Dept.
A dedicated sculptor, Richard believes that knowledge, observance and practice are the basis of creativity. He and his wife Maurine reside in Glendora, CA, where they own Rossmyer Gallery.
Born and raised in Southern California, Anton Ruff, developed his artistic identity at an early age. He received a scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute and spent time working as a commercial artist for Disney Studios where he created set designs as well as ‘spot art’ work for local magazines. Gradually, Anton became interested in painting Western Art and continues to show his work in galleries from Tucson, Taos, to Minnesota.
As a landscape artist, he is challenged by each moment and seeks solutions by trying to capture the lights and colors that change moment by moment. Undaunted, Anton considers painting his greatest challenge and greatest passion.
A long-time resident of San Dimas, Charles was born in Amesbury, MA, and moved to California in 1961 where he attended Azusa High School and Citrus College. For 35 years Charles was a “Sunday painter” but after retiring in 1996, he began to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a full-time artist.
With this goal in mind, Charles was voracious in his quest. He took classes ranging from workshops to independent studies. Charles further advanced his skills by taking architecture and design courses at Cal Poly Pomona; Figure Drawing at Tri-Community Adult Ed., and various Figure Drawing workshops at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona.
Charles’ objective is to capture the essence of the subject while maintaining its pictorial representation. As a result of his drive and vision, Charles’ work is part of many collections throughout the United States and Europe.
Join the Festival of Arts in San Dimas, at the city’s ‘Best Kept Secret’, 2nd Story Gallery, located in the Historic Walker House. Artist’s Reception with wine provided by the San Dimas Festival of Arts and hors d’oeuvres provided by LucaBella. Walker House 121 N. San Dimas Ave., San Dimas, CA, or call (909) 599-5374 or go to www.sandimasarts.org. This is a Free Event.
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.