Olive art, Olive a good time…Monrovia Art Walk 7/28

godard.jpg Couldn’t resist the pun but the Monrovia Art Festival Associations Art Walk will be hosting a couple of renowned “Martini Artists” as a lead into the July 28, 2007 Art Walk.

The Art Walks are FREE events that take place on the sidewalks of Old Town Monrovia’s historic Myrtle Ave. to show and sell their drawings, paintings, sculpture, and photography. The event will run 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM on the East Side of the 400 and 500 blocks of South Myrtle. (About 6 traffic lights north of the 210 Freeway).

Internationally known “Martini Artist” Michael Godard who will be in town to create original drawings and to sign his work at the Oh My Godard Gallery (by appointment). Giclee prints that you purchase that night at the Oh My Godard Gallery Michael will paint in additional highlights and sign them to enhance its appeal.

Local “Martini Artist” Rick Kess will be on Myrtle showing both original art works and Giclee prints. Rick is a Monrovian who has worked in the studios as a model sculpture and illustrator. Rick’s paintings are illustrative in nature contain both visual puns and witty little comments on the margins of the canvas.
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(Courier and Olives from private collection, photo by me,clicker 4bigger).
More information after the jump.

On the Photography front Paint N Play Gallery, 415 South Myrtle will be hosting several photographers. Leading the excitement is painter and second generation Monrovia Artist, Joseph R. Davis will be showing and signing new work at the Paint-N-Play gallery and will be appearing with his friend, actress Christina Rosa. The reception at Paint-N-Play will also feature the work of four talented local photographers, Stephen Coleman, Doug Gordon, Ken Hornbrook and additional photographer to be announced.

Acclaimed motorcycle artist Shinya Kimura, originally of Zero Engineering in Japan, now based in Azusa, CA. Shinya will be attending the Art Walk to show his incredible craftsmanship and to sign autographs. This “chopper” display was generously arranged by Chopperhead magazine Timothy Stephens and Joseph R Davis.

Not to be left out of all the excitement, Segil Fine Art will have local artist and president of the Mid-Valley Art League Lynne Fearman demonstrating her painting techniques. Lynne is locally well known and paints in an impressionistic manner. For the event she will be doing landscapes with only 3 colors and white. The resulting painting will be auctioned off to interested buyers. Segil Fine Art is located at 110 West Lime, 4 doors west of Myrtle across from Library Park.
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(Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman, doesn’t get bigger)

Young artists, ages 4 to 18, will also be featured during the Art Walk. Students from the KidsArt Art Studio, Paint-N-Play Art Studio, the Monrovia Unified School District Village Program and Monrovia High School Ceramic Dept. Instructor-Sal Perez will be displaying some amazing drawings, paintings, crafts and ceramics. Sal was the 2006 recipient of the Monrovia Art Festival Association “Educator of the Year” award.

Their work will be displayed on the corner of Myrtle and Lemon Ave., as well as in the KidsArt Gallery (128 E. Lemon) and the Paint-N-Play Gallery (418 S. Myrtle).

Many Old Town Merchants will be participating in the Art Walk events or supporting them as sponsors, including the following: Paint-N-Play, KidsArt, Segil Fine Art, Monrovia Coffee Co., Oh My Godard Gallery, Family Festival Productions, Scoops, Joy Print and Design, Boxx Jewelers and Baldwin’s Baked Potatoes, Outback Steak House-Arcadia, Trader Joe’s. Additional highlights of the July 28th Art Walk include painting and ceramics demonstrations and the Family Heritage Music Festival. For additional information please contact Betsy Thurmond, (626)358-7800 or kmonrovia at Verizon dot net.