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: September 9, 10 and 16, 17, 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 during the September show. The differences between the three artists strikingly different and unique in both application and medium.
Maryann Kvietkauskas Rachford
Maryann has been “addicted” to art since she was young. Maryann remembers being ill and spending hours creating her own worlds in drawings. As Maryann grew, her passion remained and Maryann eventually earned her AA in Art, a BA in Studio Art (painting and printmaking), a Teaching Credential in Art, an MA in Design (Graphic Design and Film Art Direction), plus an EdD in Art Education. In fact, her doctoral dissertation was based on research that stressed interdisciplinary education while enhancing general subjects by integrating art.
Maryann’s career continued to flourish as she moved to feature films and commercials; she has worked as the creative director for retail chains, corporations and advertising/graphic design firms. However, Maryann believed that none of it held the magic of creating traditional art..and, teaching. As a result of this, she moved her interests to teaching art at Woodbury University, UCLA, Biola University, Long Beach City College, Azusa Pacific, and American College for Applied Design. Currently, Maryann is an Art Professor at Citrus College and teaches studio art, computer graphics and typography, Introduction to Visual Arts, and distance education art history.
Quilting Sisters: Meredith and Patricia Bailey
If you have driven on Bonita Avenue, you would have noticed the quaint Beautiful Quilt Fabric store reminding us that quilting has been a significant folk art since the 1800s. Because of today’s technology, quilters extend this personal craft into contemporary forms.
For six years, owner/operators of San Dimas’ Beautiful Quilt Fabric store are two sisters, Meredith and Patricia Bailey. Meredith has been quilting for over 40 years whereas Patty, a master seamstress, has been quilting for ten. Together they teach this timeless art form to novices: Patty reveals new techniques and leans towards traditional quilts from the 1930s to modern, while Meredith teaches free motion quilting techniques with preferences that include wildlife and religious quilts.
The Beautiful Quilt Fabric store is located at 237 W Bonita Ave Ste B and C but you can meet the sisters during Friday and Saturday, September 19, 10 & 16, 17 at 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
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.