Friday, January 16, 2009

Foothill Artists

My neighborhood is starting to feel a bit to me like an art colony. Within the past year two artists have moved to my locale. One is Danielle Eubank, a fabulous painter of waterscapes, who is incidentally having an opening this weekend at Found Gallery. The other, a painter I have long admired, as well as a great graphic designer, Melissa Reischman, just moved nearby recently with her husband. She's actually walking distance - at just over a mile, although I haven't made the trek yet. However, there have been rumors of sketching expeditions. There are a handful more scattered in the hills who have lived here about as long as I have, including Alan Wolfson, an amazing sculptor of gritty miniature urban environments.

To round out the picture the McGroarty Art Center is just down the street. The art center, pictured below, was once the home of John McGroarty, who was at one time poet laureate for California and is now the setting for various classes, from ceramics, to drawing, to dance.

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