Featured Artist: Bryan Allen

His first camera came Christmas 1968, a Kodak Instamatic (you know, the one with the flash Cube)! And it was always around his neck like a tourist. Who knew pulling ribbon from that box could create a life long hobby. He studied photography in High School and had his own darkroom.

At 18, he vacationed from Michigan west to Colorado and having never seen “mountains” before, his life was changed. Life was now about traveling and shooting Landscapes! In 1978 at 21 he moves west and ends up in Venice Beach, CA., (you’ve been there). Having never seen “different” before his life was changed. Life was now about traveling, and... a “different” kind of photography.

For the love of mountains, he moves to Lake Arrowhead, CA in 1979 and continued his photography studies but always felt the urge to travel. So he set out for his goal to see every National Park.

He’s also done portraits, architectural, sports and event photography. His photograph of a Zamboni was on the cover of the NHL’s annual catalog, (you saw it...well maybe not). Each new photo shoot for him is like pulling new ribbon. And he still carries his camera around his (sore) neck. See more of Bryan Allen's work here.

MAN Board of Directors Election & Changes
April 2018

As the MAN Board of Directors prepares for its 2018 coming election, we wish to encourage those who would like to run for a position to start writting your candidate statements. Members in good standing who are interested to be a candidate for one of the open Director positions, must submit their names to the Nominating Committee Chairman in order to be placed on the ballot. Deadline for mailed material will be April 9, 2018.

At the February meeting, the MAN Board of Directors accepted the resignation of David Wescott, who is resigning from his position as MAN President and manager of the Community Art Center.

David has served the MAN community for several years with his particular focus on the community education aspects of the Network. He brought forward much change and streamlining to the organization of MAN in his role as President. David has advised us that he will continue to show his work in the MAN Gallery and will continue to work on select educational projects that are currently in process.

We all wish to personally thank him for his committed service to our Network over the years.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY - Oil & Acrylic Painting
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
9:30 AM -12:30PM - Beginners to Advanced

This is an on-going class with one of our Gallery's most prestigious artists, Helga Batman-Koplin. With over 20 years of teaching, exhibiting, demonstrations, and jurying Helga teaches this class at the Community Arts Center class: "Enjoy the art of oil and acrylic painting".

For high school and up; $35 per class or by the month ($125 for 4- 3 hour lessons). Recommended materials list is available by calling or emailing Helga. Students will learn to produce a painting from beginning to end, from lay out and mixing colors to finish! Contact or call: 909-336-5785

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS)

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS) meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to about 8:00 PM in the CAC.
The first hour covers MAPS events and features an educational presentation on a photography topic of interest.

Each month a photography challenge is given. The second hour gives MAPS members an opportunity to share their challenge photographs with the group. Constructive comments and suggestions facilitate skill development and personal growth.

EVERY THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Linda Harlan-White, Instructor

Darlene Kraft and Linda Harlan-White, welcome any gallery or MAN artist to help them on Thursdays for a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.

Please contact if you can donate any time to help.
Weekly Thursday Evening Class held at CAC

Enjoy a beverage, and an appetizer as Molly Collins guides you step by step to your own master piece! Girls night out! Date night!
Even Family night available!

This value usually $ 45.00 offered now for $ 30.00
All material included.

This class is offered by appointment on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm weather permitting. Please call Molly Collins 909 436-8461 to arrange a class session.

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