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 May 8 & 9, and 15 & 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
A unique show of modern styles by local artists, Felicia Hazelton and Aleta Jacobson, is featured at 2nd Story Gallery in the Historic Walker House. These artists express their visions in Contemporary, Pop and Non-Objective art and will be at the gallery to share their techniques during the evenings of May 8, 9 & 15, 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read more About the Artists below.
Parking and admission to the Historic Walker House 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
Aleta Jacobson is an award-winning artist who works in acrylics, collage and mixed media. She is inspired by current events and environments and her inventive abstractions are a clever accumulation of everyday artifacts. Each painting evolves from a thought, a vision, a memory, or a photograph. She does this so that the viewer discovers familiar images and themes. Aleta's vibrant colors and patterns shout out for attention and her ability to coax paint into stimulating textures is remarkable.
Prior to going to college, Aleta studied art in Europe and began creating commissioned works in the 1970’s. Her paintings are based on the design principles that some of the great 20th century masters developed. In her work you can also see the influences of Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Richard Diebenkorn.
Aleta's work has been exhibited in local galleries and shows nationwide. Her paintings also hang on the walls of the newly refurbished City of Riverside Convention Center. She has been interviewed and published in the prestigious North Light Books under the titles: Incite: Dreams Realized, and their second edition, Incite 2: Color passions. Today she teaches art at her studio in Upland and delights in inspiring her students. In this way, Aleta feels she gives back to her community.
See more of Aleta’s work on her website/blog.
Making paper doll clothing to a Studio Arts degree from Scripps, Felicia Hazelton’s creative life has been an adventure. She specializes in water media, color drawings and monoprints; and, she explores the reactions of her paints on unique surfaces such as Yupo (synthetic- tree free paper), and Terra Skin (fiberless paper made from minerals and resin), as well as canvas board and traditional watercolor paper.
Whether en plein air or in the studio and Felicia looks to interpret nature with precision and color rather than from photo realism. She explains, “Once the idea is created I may never look at a photo or landscape much again. Illusive lights, shadows, and design are most important.”
Felicia continually takes workshops to hone in her skills. Over the years she has painted with Robert Uecker, Roger Robinson, Tom Fong, Phyllis Case-Bennett, Sylvia Mergerdechian, Bob Burridge, Christopher Schenk, and Don Andrews. She has participated in shows on the Central Coast of CA and the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire and Mid Valley Arts League.
Visit these wonderful artists at the 2nd Story Gallery at the Walker House on May 8, 9 & 15, 16 from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Located at 121 N. San Dimas Ave. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres will be served on Friday evenings. This event is open to the public at no charge. Bring your friends and enjoy the art and mingle with the artists. The show is located at the Walker House, 121 N. San Dimas Avenue. For more information call (909) 599-5374 or go to www.sandimasarts.org.