Current Exhibits

Celebrating the Beauty We See
Exhibit: January 7 - February 17
Peninsula Center Library

*Due to the rise in COVID cases all in person Library Sponsored programs have been canceled, including the Saturday, January 8 "Meet the Artists".

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A collaborative exhibit, Kathie & Susan were the popular vote winners of the 2019 The Artists' Studio collective art exhibit. This show was originally supposed to take place in 2020.

Kathie Reis:
Kathie Reis is a native Californian and has always been attracted to art.  Majoring in art in high school and college, her favorite subjects are portraits, but she also enjoys painting landscapes, seascapes, horses and other animals.  Years ago, she started painting Western themed subjects including Native Americans.  A Native American visiting Kathie’s studio on an art tour, was moved by her Native American paintings, and told her that her paintings “brought them back to life”.  After speaking to her about how we all should be respectful to our earth, wind, water and land, her gave her a blessing and a sage packet to bless her home.

Kathie is a member of the Palos Verdes Art Center, The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes, and the Torrance Art Guild.

Kathie continues to show her work in area show and wins numerous awards in these competitions.

Susan Whiting:
As an artist, my work celebrates the joy of human connections with people, animals and nature.  Favorite themes include children, pets, fantasy and romance.  Having spent eight years as a Disney artist, I continue to be inspired and influenced by Norman Rockwell, Degas and Disney.  My outdoor glass studio, surrounded by nature, affords me an atmosphere of tranquility and natural light in which to work.  My oil paintings have often been classified as part of the Romantic Movement, Neo-Realism that emphasizes the classic expression of beauty, passion and spirit, as portrayed in Michelangelo’s sculpture of David, in Florence, Italy.

*PVLD is following LA County Health Guidelines, which currently include masks to be worn.


Upcoming Exhibits

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Exhibit: January 26 - February 28
Reception: February 26, 4:30-6:30pm
Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery
 
*Due to the rise in COVID cases all in person Library Sponsored programs have been canceled, including the January 29 Reception.
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Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? began with imaginative titles concealed inside fortune cookies. Each artist created a work inspired by the title they randomly received, and then lyrics were created inspired by the images, and songs were composed based around the lyrics. The challenge was the brainchild of Bondo Wyszpolski - arts writer for Easy Reader and Peninsula Magazine. “I wanted to see various local artists try their hand at something different, something they might not ordinarily do, and the title each artist received would, I hoped, push them along in that direction. A piece might be 'successful' if somebody seeing it said: 'Oh! I didn't know you did work like this' - referring to subject matter or style. I’m reminded of a quote by Karl Ove Knausgaard: 'Art lives by transgressing boundaries, by going beyond what everyone has agreed to see and think'."

The online gallery and song recordings can be found here

 
*PVLD is following LA County Health Guidelines, which currently include masks to be worn.

 

Past exhibits and programs