Featured Artist: John Hummel

One of John Hummel’s greatest joys has been the opportunity to share what is right and beautiful in the world with others through his nature images. In a recent interview, he said, “I have spent my life fascinated by the unique beauty of the world around me wherever I am. My particular photographic interest or focus has always been the natural world in all its forms. I am constantly looking for the interesting and the beautiful in everyday life. For me, good images require more than technical excellence. A truly memorable photograph must have an emotional connection with the subject. It always takes quiet and a sort of meditative process to get beyond just “shooting postcards”. There is a feeling that needs to be present for me to believe that I have captured something worth sharing.”

Photo of John Hummel titled The Photographer taken by his friend, Alice Martin.

In 2010 he joined the Mountain Arts Network and was accepted as an artist in the Mountain Arts Gallery. Later that year he became a part of the Mountain Arts Network Board of Directors and in 2011, he founded the Mountain Arts Photographic Society, a local camera club. He has participated in a number of local art shows and supplied images to the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce for several years.

In 2012, 2013 and 2015, John and a few other local photographers and two local community services organizations, Doves and Operation Provider, created Christmas portrait weekends to provide free Christmas portraits for low income families in our mountain communities.

In 2016 one of his photographs was featured on the cover of a AAA map of the San Bernardino Mountains.

While serving on the MAN Board of Directors, he was elected Vice-President of the Board and served in that capacity for several years. During that time, he chaired the Bylaws and Election committees, was editor of the MAN e-News for over two years and took on a number of other projects as needed by the Network. During the early months of 2018, John assumed the role of MAN President. He served in that position until the July, 2018 board election. John and his wife Marti will be moving to Washington state in the early months of 2019. He will be leaving the MAN gallery on December 31, 2018.

See more of John Hummel's work here.

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Christmas Message from the Gallery Manager, Mary Reider
December marks a whole year of managing the gallery. I want to thank each and every one of you for all the help and support. I am truly honored and blessed to be a small part of the MAN organization. The Gallery looks amazing this Holiday Season come in and enjoy our art.

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



"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

"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

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

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.
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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