Featured Artist: John Smeby

“Ok, this looks like a watercolor painting.”
“It kinda does ... I’m not really sure though.”
“Wait—this might be a photograph that’s been enhanced.”
“Really?? That’s crazy!”
“Yeah, you’re right. It has to be a painting.”

John Smeby is, truth be told, a landscape/nature photographer. Each framed image on his wall begins as a photograph. He will then often times “digitally paint” a photograph, giving it the appearance of an acrylic or watercolor.

“I love the style of his work,” commented Keith Vaughn after viewing one of John’s exhibits. “It represents how images—like life—can have a depth and beauty without complexity. Basic, raw beauty broken down into its component colors.”

John’s artwork is also featured in the Wild Coyote Gallery (Big Bear Lake Village) and Gallery SOHO (Montclair Place). Fusionart, a critically acclaimed art book featuring both his photographic images and song lyrics (not his own), tells a story filled with beauty, hope and redemption.

“I don’t want to simply take pictures; I want to capture creation, and in so doing, create art.” See more of John Smeby's work here.

SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, December 1, 2018
DECK THE WALLS!!
Give the Gift of Art!
Our annual Holiday Reception. Great refreshments, live painting demo, raffle, entertainment and 15% discount on all sales!!
DON'T MISS IT!!

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MOUNTAIN ARTS SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, October 20, 2018
ONE DAY ONLY!!
Give the Gift of Art!
All day in the BLUE JAY PARKING LOT
~ sponsored by Hot Shots ~ DON'T MISS IT!!



LOW-COST ART CLASSES - Registration is OPEN!
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Class fee: $20, includes all art materials
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Our low-cost art classes will continue through December on a once a month schedule featuring classes with award winning artists, Helga Koplin-Batman, and Alma Borcuk.

Helga Koplin Batman, an exceptional and highly experienced teacher, will continue to teach her fun oil painting class. Under Helga’s masterful guidance, you will learn to paint a nature scene in a vibrant impressionistic style. This 2 hour class costs only $20 and includes all materials. All you have to do is show up! This class is held on a Saturday's from 10am to 12pm.

Nature artist, Alma Borcuk, “2018 Best of Show” recipient at Lake Arrowhead Rotary Art & Wine Festival, will continue to teach her Chinese Brush painting class. Each class will feature a different nature subject like a specific flower, animal or landscape. This class is held on a Wednesday's from 2 to 4pm. The cost of this 2 hour class including all materials is only $20. Come join Alma and learn to paint in this fun technique that will teach you to create a masterpiece literally in minutes!

All classes are held at the Community Arts Center (CAC) located at the lower level of Lake Arrowhead Village, next to Lux Nails and the Studio Boutique.

Mountain Arts Gallery and the CAC are under the umbrella of the non-profit organization, Mountain Arts Network and share the mission to inspire visual arts in the mountain communities. These low-cost art classes are made possible by the generous donations of their patrons. More Class info

 

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LOW-COST CLASSES AT OUR COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

SATURDAY- September 1st
"Making Handwire Wrapped Rings"
with Terry Willims, Instructor

Dates: LAST CLASS
Hours: 11:00 AM -12:00 Noon - Ages 12 years & older
Cost: $10 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 12 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
Saturday: September 1st

WEDNESDAYS
"Chinese Brush Painting"
with Alma Borcuk, Instructor

Dates: Wednesdays starting Sept. 26 ends Dec.19, 2018
Hours: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Ages 12 years & older
Cost: $20 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 12 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
Wednesdays: Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 28 & Dec. 19

SATURDAYS
"Oil Painting Fun with Helga"
with Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor

Dates: Saturdays starting Sept. 15 ends Dec. 15, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon - Ages 12 years & older
Cost: $20 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 12 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
Saturdays: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 10 & Dec. 15

AT THE GALLERY & COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
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)
1st WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

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


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.
"PASSION FOR PAINTING" PAINT N' SIP PARTY!
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!

BEGINNERS WELCOME!!! and ENCOURAGED!
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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