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Celebration of La Femme Art in San Fernando

| Entertainment | January 24, 2019

Four Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) members have been accepted to the “Women: A Celebration of La Femme” exhibition at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando. The public is invited to the opening reception to meet the artists on Saturday, March 23 from 6-9:30 p.m. The exhibit will run until May 3, 2019.

The following artists have been selected for Women: A Celebration of La Femme:

• Jerry Cowart – An award-winning fine art photographer, Cowart said, “I am a story teller, and through my photography, I tell many stories and I hope that each person who sees my work enjoys the stories I am telling. The eight photos I have in the show are about four amazing women, their love, courage, talent and artistry of them and the horses they ride. I hope you enjoy the ride – I mean the read!” For more information, visit www.etsy.com/shop/PhotosbyJerryCowart.

• Olga Kaczmar – “I have three entries in this show: two oils and a pastel. The most fun one is ‘Bathing Beauties,’ referenced from a rare black and white photo, which I colorized, added facial expressions and daring bathing suits of the 1920s era. While painting them, I made friends with each gal – I felt them giggle as I brought them to life.” For more information, visit https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/olga-kaczmar.html.

•Mardi Georgio – “I love portraying the beautiful women of the music/ film industries. ‘Diana’ (a charcoal drawing) was such a talented and magnetic force in such a tiny body. The colors and styles of the ‘60s and ‘70s were some of the most vibrant and fun. In my pastel ‘Supreme Sensation,’ the challenge of portraying three distinct women in a fictional stage scene was enormously enervating. These talented women inspired me with their music and style.” For more information, visit mardianleegeorgio.com.

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•Mike Farrell – “The art that I make, generally, has a narrative to it. In my drawing, “Bed Check,” I’ve tried to depict the security of a nourishing relationship, along with the active effort needed to build that security. While not exclusively feminine, society has traditionally assigned that role to the female half of our world and that is what I’m trying to depict here. For more information, visit FineArtAmerica/Mike Farrell.

The La Galeria Gitana is located at 120 N Maclay Ave., Ste. E, San Fernando, 91340. Free parking is available in the rear. The gallery hours are Tuesday from 12-6 p.m., Wednesday from 12-4 p.m., or by appointment at 818-898-7708. For more information, visit www.GaleriaGitana.com.

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