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Archive for August, 2011

Featured artist, Annette Atwood

Our September show will feature local artist, Annette Atwood. Here’s some of the work she will be showing:

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September show featured artist

Original article by Gwen McCants

The Whittier Art Association welcomes Annette Atwood as its featured artist for the September Home and Garden Show. A Whittier native, the words that are most commonly used to describe Annetteā€™s award winning ceramics are whimsical, joyous, and above all, delightful; but a second look, and the words of Annette, herself, tell us there is a more serious purpose here. Annette creates with the hope that her pieces will encourage personal growth and healing.

Annette lost her father to colon cancer, and the treatment and cure of this disease has been a consuming interest ever since. She heads the Cancer Society Art Workshops for cancer survivors and their families at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH), and led the Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Support Group’s creation of the tile panels, “Words of Hope 1 & 2”.

Annette has had a successful career both in fine and commercial art, and was commissioned to create the Ed and Ruth Shannon Commemorative plaque for PIH. She has been the featured artist at the prestigious Hillcrest Art Festival in La Habra Heights, and has shown at The Folk Tree Collection, Pasadena, the La Mirada Art Gallery, and is a member of Whittier Art Association.

Robert Thome show reception

Yesterday, the Whittier Art Gallery held a reception for Robert Thome’s show, which will run through August. Here are some photos from the reception.

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Photos by Michael Tyler, Copyright (c) 2011, all rights reserved

Robert Thome showing now…

Robert Thome returns to the Whittier Art Gallery for another solo exhibition featuring a selection of new works painted especially for this exhibition. Robert is an internationally acclaimed mouth painter, with a career spanning over 35 years during which his work has been exhibited around the world. He is a lifetime member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.

Here are some samples from the ongoing August show. Come by the gallery to have a fuller, more enjoyable look at his collection.

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Photos by Michael Tyler, Copyright (c) 2011, all rights reserved