Spring to Summer Solstice Art in San Fernando

| Entertainment | May 16, 2019

Eight Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) members have been accepted to the “Spring to Summer Solstice” exhibition at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando. Visitors are welcomed to the opening reception to meet the artists on Saturday, May 18 from 6-9:30 p.m. The exhibit will run until June 28, 2019.

The following artists have work on display:

Jerry Cowart – A Day at the Beach – “On a summer day at Santa Monica Beach, I captured people playing in the waves and this magnificent reflection of the Ferris wheel in the sand. What I discovered is to enjoy the moment, to slow down each day, to love the sound of the shutter, and to admire all the beauty – for in the blink of an eye it will be gone. A mixture of photography and digital art; what a great palette to create inspiring images straight from my heart!” Visit www.etsy.com/shop/PhotosbyJerryCowart for more information.

Olga Kaczmar – Nectarine Blossoms II (watercolor) – “These nectarine blossoms grew in my yard; so beautiful to photograph. Then the wind came and blew them all away. The squirrels got the two pieces of fruit. Now there is a pomegranate growing in its spot. Visit https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/olga-kaczmar.html for more information.

Dody Rogers – Fly Fishin is an oil painting scene at June Lake, Calif. in the High Sierras. “Every fall there is an explosion of fall color on a highway, at June Lake Loop. The aspen trees surround the travelers with golden color and the small lakes are favorite spots for fishermen. My husband and I had a home in the Sierras for 40 years and enjoyed all the seasons of the year.” See www.santaclaritaartists.org/dody-rogers.html for more information.


Lynda Frautnick – Falling waters is a colorful waterfall painted with alcohol ink and embellished with pen. “I love the vibrant colors and unpredictable nature of alcohol ink. I was taught that practice and repetition do lead to improvement. Most importantly, I learned to see, rather than just to look at the world.” Visit her website at http://www.lyndafrautnick.com.

Patty O’Hearn – “The vista in this painting was captured after climbing to the top of Point Dume. It is a breathtaking spectacle and, frankly, so is the hike up. The day was bright and the water glistening. I used my imagination by adding and subtracting certain parts since there is so much to see if one takes a 360 turn to view the world from up there.” For more information about Patty O’Hearn, visit www.santaclaritaartists.org/patty-ohearn.html.

Jeanne Iler – Fishermen – “This watercolor painting was done while I was visiting my daughter who lives near Chico.” For more information, visit www.facebook.com/jeanne.iler.

Deb Zednik – Summer Afternoon at the Shore – “This acrylic painting was inspired by many day trips to our beautiful California seaside. I love decorative painting and tole painting. My inspiration always comes from nature… rivers, lakes, farmland, woods and desert.” See www.santaclaritaartists.org/debbie-zednik.html for more details.

Therese Verner – Summertime, Summertime! This piece shows the pure joy of boogie boarding in summer. Even though she is legally blind, she has enough sight to create award-winning works in mixed media and oil, inspired by her love of nature and the cosmos. See: https://www.fineartbythereseverner.com/

La Galeria Gitana is located at 120 N Maclay Ave., in Ste. E, San Fernando, Calif., 91340. Free parking is available in the rear. Gallery hours are Tuesday from12-6 p.m., Wed from 12-4 p.m. or by appointment by calling Angela Phillips at 818-898-7708. More information about the venue can be found at www.GaleriaGitana.com.

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