Featured Artist: Dean Lent
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Dean was born in Hawaii in '61, raised in the San Fransisco Bay Area, and graduated with honors from UCLA film school in '85.

Over the years, Dean has worked as Director of Photography on independent features including the Sundance darling Gas Food Lodging and Jack Frost Killer Snowman; in recent years he's shot TV segments in L.A., New York and Chicago for Tyra Banks, Nate Berkus and Steve Harvey. Dean is now "unofficially semi retired" in Twin Peaks just focusing on his still photography.

His photographic obsessions tend towards finding the beauty in simple, undramatic, often banal visual "moments"; striving to pull out complex abstract patterns, design, and composition with bursts of intense color and a unique "drama of its own" in places and things most people walk past or drive by every day without noticing. He also loves massive dramatic landscapes shot with classic Japanese asymmetry.

This "mission" began with a low end flip phone (remember those?) taking pictures of the street he lived on in Manhattan to send to his mother. He hated the image quality so downloaded a free photo manipulation app and in a few hours made the low tech cell phone photos look like impressionistic paintings. In a few years he was showing his works at Pleiades in the gallery row of Chelsea, Manhattan.

Dean now shoots on a Nikon Full Frame D810 and uses Photoshop Lightroom, but he still uses some of the post techniques developed back with his 1.3 megapixel flip phone giving his work a unique, quirky "signature". And his history in film/tv also give his work a cinematic feel.



JUNE 12, 2019: ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
We will be having our Annual Members Meeting on June 12, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. All MAN members are urged to attend this meeting. Business will include members Larry Reider and Linda White seeking another 3 year term. Members will also be asked to approve proposed bylaw changes. The MAN Board will also welcome two new members: Susan Priest and Casey Whitesell.

JUNE 29, 2019: LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE ART SHOW
from 10am to 4pm in Lake Arrowhead Village near The Grapevine. The Mountain Arts Gallery will sponsor an art show and sale in the upper Village on Saturday, June 29th. We will be presenting paintings, photography, iron work and jewelry. All artwork will be for sale. All Gallery artist are invited to join in the fun. We will be located across from the new Pendleton store. The Grapevine will also be participating in the event.

 
SUMMER LOW-COST ART CLASSES

WEDNESDAYS - April 24, May 15, June 19, and July 17, 2019
Chinese Brush Painting
Alma Borcuk, Instructor
2pm - 4pm - Beginners to Advanced



Artist Alma Borcuk will teach traditional Sumi-e and Chinese Brush painting.

"I love nature and so my paintings are drawn from nature - animals, flowers, natural landscapes. Among these subjects, cats and dogs are my favorite. I find dog expressions and cat poses quite fascinating and that's what I seek to capture in my art."

The class will be offered: April 24, May 29, June 19, and July 17, 2019
Cost: $20, per person, per class
Classes limited to 12 participants. | ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

THURSDAYS - May 23, June 27, and July 25, 2019
Acrylics Painting
Mary Reider, Instructor
2pm - 4pm - Beginners to Advanced



Mary Reider is currently the manager of our Mountain Arts Gallery and has been instrumental in continuing to make the Gallery a model of quality and professionalism. Her medium is acrylic painting and she produces her own popular and colorful versions of whimsical and dramatic animals as well as specializing in old cars and trucks.


The class will be offered: May 23, June 27, and July 25, 2019
Cost: $20, per person, per class
Classes limited to 12 participants. | ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SATURDAYS - April 27, May 25, June 8, July 20, 2019
Oil Painitng Fun with Helga
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Beginners to Advanced


Artist Helga Batman-Koplin will teaches all levels how to oil paint.

The class will be offered: April 27, May 25, June 8, July 20, 2019
Cost: $20.00 per person/per class
Classes limited to 12 participants.
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED | For information: 909-336-5785

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SATURDAYS - May 18, June 22, and July 13, 2019
COLOR MIXING WORKSHOP
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
9:30 AM -3:30PM - Beginners to Advanced


Artist Helga Batman-Koplin will teach how to mix the great variety of the colors used in painting. By effectively creating any color you might want, you save money not buying so many tubes of paint! This knowledge will enhance your enjoyment and success in painting!

The class will be offered: May 18, June 22, and July 13, 2019
Each class will be a full day starting at 9:30AM to 3:30PM.
Cost: $100 / MAN members $90
Classes limited to 10 participants.
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED | For information: 909-336-5785
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.
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