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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 25, 2012
A portrait by a noted local artist that had been hanging unceremoniously near a set of bathrooms at La Cañada Elementary School has found a new home. La Cañada Unified has placed the life-size painting of the community's first school teacher, Helen Haskell, on permanent loan to the Lanterman House museum , where it will be restored and eventually displayed in the second-floor ballroom. The piece dates to the early 1890s and is the work of the subject's husband, Stephen Seymour Thomas, who made his living painting the rich and famous, including President Woodrow Wilson, and settled in La Crescenta shortly after World War I. “La Cañada Elementary did not have a large enough space to properly display the portrait,” said Sharon Hancock, office manager at the school and the catalyst behind the loan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2007
During the month of July, the artwork of Gloria Beyer will be on display at the La Cañada Library exhibit room at 4545 Oakwood. She spent many years as an Art Instructor at High school level with L.A. Schools, retired early and now enjoys painting and displaying her oil paintings, water colors and collages. Although most of her works represent nature in a realistic style, she also paints people and abstract themes. Some may remember her as the winner of 2007 La Cañada's Rose Parade float contest.
NEWS
August 26, 2004
Walking into Karen Mealiffe's advanced art class was like stepping into an oasis in a desert of the ultra conservative drones. As a highly creative eighth grader I remember thinking about starting high school and knowing that this art class would be my sanctuary. "All right Delawari. I don't usually let many freshman in, but stop by and show me your work". The walk over from my eighth grade art class was a little intimidating. It was my first encounter with a high school classroom.
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | January 18, 2007
Property owners in La Cañada are being solicited by obscure companies asking for money in exchange for professionally painted address numbers at their curb. According to city personnel, that service is illegal because the companies are not licensed by the city. Why not? Because the city offers that service at no cost to the residents. The address curbside painting notice found circulating in the area of Milmada Drive Tuesday was white and titled "Notice." Posted with tape on the side of mailboxes, the flier tells residents that, for their safety, they should take advantage of the opportunity.
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By Hripsime Moskovian, Special to the Valley Sun | November 4, 2010
Koko Hovaguimian, an alumnus of St. Francis High School, is exhibiting his Renaissance Series collection of artwork at Stephanie's Art Gallery in La CaÃ?Â?Ã?¿Ã?Â?Ã?¿ada. "Typically when I'm painting, I like to work in series. This one was the Renaissance Series," says Hovaguimian of his new collection. "The paintings aren't about the Renaissance, but the ideas that came from it. Revival of art in the city, patrons and families who would support artists and create cultural revivals — creating narratives and storylines that reflect those ideas and trying to tie them into the relevance of today.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Megan O’Neil | January 21, 2010
Standing beside a wispy watercolor painting in Cafe Penelope’s in La Cañada Flintridge, Marcy Grennan Anzelon described some of the challenges of equine art. “It is a little different than painting a garden because you are painting a being,” Anzelon said. “In a way it is kind of a portrait. It is the soul of the horse and my soul together. “This show was really nerve-wracking and exciting. I am hoping people will see what I see.” Three years ago, the La Crescenta-based artist was unlikely to venture near a horse, much less create the 20-piece equine exhibit currently on display at Penelope’s.
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By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | October 11, 2011
The Foothill Artists League held an art show Sunday afternoon at the historic Lanterman House on Encinas Drive, where about 130 visitors browsed through art, toured the house museum and listened to the bluegrass tunes of Keepin' Fire. The League is a group of ten painters who paint in the Impressionist and plein air traditions made famous by California artists in the late 19th and early 20th century. The term “plein air” is French for “open air” and the style of painting stressed that painters move from their studios to work outside, painting nature and buildings as they saw them in natural light.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2007
Recently, the California Art Club unveiled the Wild Things exhibition that features new artwork created by the club's painting and sculpting patron members. It also announced the award-winning artists whose works will be included in this six-month display at the Women's City Club of Pasadena. Artist April Raber , a resident of Irvine, received the "Best of Show" honor for her painting "Marsh Glow," in which she depicted an egret in the solitude of the Back Bay in Newport Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2009
The Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting on Friday, Dec. 4, will feature award-winning watercolor and acrylic artist Gerald Brommer. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, 235 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, and is open to the public for a $5 donation. Brommer has had more than 160 one-man shows across the country and his work has been collected in over 4,200 private and permanent collections. Brommer is a life member and past president of the National Watercolor Society and was honorary president of the National Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2006
Better know as Fong to most of her friends, Yim Fong Lai first learned to draw portraits of Chinese opera performers when she was growing up in Hong Kong. She began to use different media on her artwork when she took art curriculum at Pasadena City College, where she won a Superior Achievement Award and later a scholarship to study at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In the early 1980s, she took advanced art studies from the China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, China.
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By Jane Napier Neely | May 15, 2013
I had a play date with my daughter, Heather, on Mother's Day weekend, a fun escape to San Francisco. On Saturday, the morning fog blanketed the city and the foghorns called out their mournful cry, giving the city such an eerie feeling. Just as the fog lifted and the sun peeked out, we made our way to beautiful Golden Gate Park and the de Young Museum. Our destination was the exquisite and famed painting, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer. I have loved this painting ever since I first studied it in art history in college.
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NEWS
April 4, 2012
La Cañada businesses soon will need city approval to change their building color or install outdoor furniture, as the City Council gave final approval to a change in zoning law on Monday night. The change requires owners of commercial properties who seek to fully or partially repaint a building exterior to get approval first from the city's director of community development. If the proposed paint color is judged to be significantly different from the previous hue, approval from the Design Commission will be required.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | February 22, 2012
Businesses in La Cañada Flintridge that are planning an exterior repaint will have to run their color choice by City Hall first, the City Council decided this week. The council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of an amendment to city's zoning ordinance that would require owners of commercial properties who want to fully or partially repaint their building's exterior to get approval first from the city's director of community development. If the proposed paint color is judged to be significantly different from the previous hue, Design Commission approval will be required.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
AREA 1 2700 block of Timberlake Street: $1400 in cash and two pairs of $700 Armani glasses were stolen out of a Hyundai Genesis while it was parked in front of its owner's home sometime between 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 and 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. The victim stated that the car was locked, but that the moon roof may have been left open. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle. 3900 block of Orangedale Avenue: A black marker was used to draw multiple lines on the trunk of a silver Honda Accord sometime between 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 and 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. 2200 block of Mira Vista Street: A Toyota Rav4 was vandalized, with its rear passenger window smashed and both passenger doors heavily scratched, sometime between 1:50 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The damage was estimated at $1500.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 25, 2012
A portrait by a noted local artist that had been hanging unceremoniously near a set of bathrooms at La Cañada Elementary School has found a new home. La Cañada Unified has placed the life-size painting of the community's first school teacher, Helen Haskell, on permanent loan to the Lanterman House museum , where it will be restored and eventually displayed in the second-floor ballroom. The piece dates to the early 1890s and is the work of the subject's husband, Stephen Seymour Thomas, who made his living painting the rich and famous, including President Woodrow Wilson, and settled in La Crescenta shortly after World War I. “La Cañada Elementary did not have a large enough space to properly display the portrait,” said Sharon Hancock, office manager at the school and the catalyst behind the loan.
NEWS
By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | October 11, 2011
The Foothill Artists League held an art show Sunday afternoon at the historic Lanterman House on Encinas Drive, where about 130 visitors browsed through art, toured the house museum and listened to the bluegrass tunes of Keepin' Fire. The League is a group of ten painters who paint in the Impressionist and plein air traditions made famous by California artists in the late 19th and early 20th century. The term “plein air” is French for “open air” and the style of painting stressed that painters move from their studios to work outside, painting nature and buildings as they saw them in natural light.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 14, 2011
The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission Tuesday endorsed a possible zoning ordinance change that could require businesses to submit to Design Commission review when making changes to their existing building colors or installing outdoor furniture. City planner Chris Gjolme explained the potential change as the “second stage of a three-stage process” initiated by the Design Commission to expand its scope of purview. Gjolme said the intent was to allow the Design Commission to review various design changes that currently go unregulated because they do not require a building permit.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki and Andrew Shortall | March 3, 2011
Outside walls of La Cañada High School campus buildings were found covered in streaks of pastel paint Tuesday morning. Unknown vandals apparently struck Monday night by pouring paint down from second-floor outdoor walkways connecting the campus’s A and B buildings, said Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station School Resources Deputy Eric Matejka. “It’s throughout different areas of the school, mainly from different spots up on the balconies. It looks like they poured paint on the walls and let it drip down,” Matejka said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Hripsime Moskovian, Special to the Valley Sun | November 4, 2010
Koko Hovaguimian, an alumnus of St. Francis High School, is exhibiting his Renaissance Series collection of artwork at Stephanie's Art Gallery in La CaÃ?Â?Ã?¿Ã?Â?Ã?¿ada. "Typically when I'm painting, I like to work in series. This one was the Renaissance Series," says Hovaguimian of his new collection. "The paintings aren't about the Renaissance, but the ideas that came from it. Revival of art in the city, patrons and families who would support artists and create cultural revivals — creating narratives and storylines that reflect those ideas and trying to tie them into the relevance of today.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nicole Charky | April 29, 2010
Ken Stratford isn’t trying to shock and awe with his paintings. He is simply a dad who likes to paint while he raises his four sons. The artist’s figurative gentleman jazz series is on display at Penelope’s Cafe in La Cañada. The 48-year-old Mission Viejo resident fell back into painting more frequently as his children grew up. “I’ve been painting since I was young,” he said. “It’s been a lifetime thing. I took quite a few years off just because I’ve been raising kids.
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