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 November 14, 15 and 21, 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
The gallery show this month includes Don Markfoski and Maryann Rachford (see About the Artists section below). 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.
More info in About The Artists section below.
About the Artists
Don is an accomplished watercolorist who delights in landscape painting. He believes that painting outdoors offers endless opportunities to explore and expand on his skills with a very difficult medium. Markofski looks for interesting contrasts such as the hard edges of a building versus the soft curves of a tree or the density of foliage. He continually seeks out objects that have character such as dramatic skies, rusted structures and anything else that will add dimension to his work.
Don’s initial fervor for watercolor was nurtured by college professors. Since then, Don has completed numerous commissioned works in the medium; and, he enjoys the challenge of continually improving his painting techniques. As Don says, “I think painting is a lot like golf, a person spends most of his life refining the game.”
Don’s work has been exhibited at the Millard Sheets Gallery and Gallery SOHO in Pomona, California.
Maryann Kvietkauskas Rachford
Maryann Kvietkauskas Rachford is addicted to art! And, her mission is to get others ‘hooked’ on it as well. Maryann’s passion for art began as a child where art was one of the few things that she was able to do. Since then, Maryann has worked hard to hone in her skills and now, with a Bachelors of Arts in painting and printmaking; a Master’s degree in graphic design, and a Teaching Credential plus EdD in art…Maryann is dedicated to influencing others in drawing and painting. As she says, “Knowledge is not acquired until it is applied & through art we can all learn creativity and creatively learn.”
Maryann works in a wide variety of mediums. These include acrylics, watercolors, graphite, stained glass, ceramics, and jewelry making. Her passion to create has led her to jobs working in advertising, film; and, retail and corporate companies working as an Art Director.
Currently, Maryann teaches Computer Graphics, Beginning Drawing, Introduction to the Visual Arts, and a distance education Art History class at Citrus College. Additionally, she teaches Introduction to Art at Azusa Pacific University. She has also taught art Woodbury University, UCLA, Biola University, Long Beach City College and American College for Applied Design
In Maryann’s spare time, she exhibits her work across the country and in various juried shows. She is listed in the Who’s Who in the State of California, Who’s Who in the Arts of Iowa, California Art Review and American Artists, and has a painting in the permanent collection of the AFL/CIO.