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 May 11 & 18 and Saturdays 12 & 19, 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.
Take a visual trip around the World at the 2nd Story Gallery this month!
This month we welcome back two local artists: April Dawn and Lyndell Morgan. Take a visual trip around the world with breathtaking images of their recent travels to Australia and New Zealand. You will also enjoy views of Kauai, Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks, the mountains of Colorado, beautiful landscapes from Santa Fe, Sedona, as well as some Chinese national treasures. More information on the artists below.
About the Artists
April Dawn has been photographing the world for more than 30 years. She is a photographer at heart and passionate about her art. In 1988 she received an Associate Degree in Photography from Citrus College and immediately began a career as a photographer’s assistant at the Lockheed Corporation. During the next eight years she photographed classic Lockheed aircraft like the SR-71, F-117A, and F-22.
In 1996, April began a new chapter in her life as the University Photographer for the California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona. April provided photography for all University events and had the opportunity to work on global photojournalism projects that took her to destinations in West Africa, Israel, Gaza, and Jordan where she focused on capturing the essence of the culture, people, and regions.
In 2000, a new position at Cal Poly Pomona gave April the chance to broaden her career into the field of eLearning. While the photography opportunities in this position were less, April continued to pursue her passion in her spare time and has developed an impressive collection of images during the past three decades.
In Dawn’s own words: “I use photography as a means of expression - a way to share with others the way I see the world. I use the world as a studio, nature as a backdrop and the sun as a light source. No matter where my journey takes me, I have camera in hand, chasing light, and finding hidden beauty in elements most people do not take the time to stop and see. I can get lost for hours photographing some of my favorite subjects: abstracts, reflections, and rust.
“My creativity and love for animals runs deep in my spirit. I feel most connected to this world when I am photographing nature or an animal in the wild – those are my enlightened moments.”
Lyndel Morgan is a self-taught artist in photography. For more than ten years she has been photographing the United States with her wife, creating a collection of work that is reflective of nature, wildlife, and the abstract environment. Retired from a career serving the community, Lyndel is finding more time now for travel and photography. In 2014, her hummingbird photo was selected for a National Wildlife Federation photo of the week and in 2015, Lyndel spent time in China where she photographed treasures including the Great Wall, Three Gorges, Chinese culture and of course panda bears.
A longtime resident, Lyndel was also raised in San Dimas, graduating from San Dimas High School in 1976. She went on to attend the University of La Verne, completing her degree in Education.
In Lyndel’s own words: “I use photography as a mechanism to explore the world around me. I make pictures that capture a moment in a beautiful environment, that I may once again in the future revisit to feel the experience. I am drawn to geometric patterns concealed in architecture and streetscapes that are missed at first glance yet provide eye-catching abstracts.
“My choice of subject comes from a place of inspiration that can be stimulated by an emotional association, or a small detail I wish to bring greater attention. I am fascinated with the power of the sun to illuminate and hide in shadow throughout the day as I learn to capture its essence.
“Photography has altered my perception of the world, beckoning me to be present in the moment. I create photos that provide moments of inspiration, curiosity, exhilaration, wonder, contemplation, and enjoyment.”
We invite everyone to come and enjoy the Art displayed at the 2nd Story Gallery in May. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday evenings, May 11, 12 and 18, 19, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
The Friday evening Artist’s Reception, presented by Luca Bella’s Restaurant and the San Dimas Festival of Arts, will complement your viewing experience.
All Artwork displayed is available for sale.
While visiting the Walker House we hope you will also enjoy the Luca Bella Restaurant and the San Dimas Historical Society, at 121 North San Dimas Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773. For more details, please contact San Dimas Festival of Arts at 909-599-5374.
This is a Free Event.