Throughout the year, the Wrightwood Arts Center will be featuring artists at the Wrightwood Community Building and Wrightwood Arts Center. For information on how to apply as an artist, view our art show application.

Current Show

There are currently two artists showing at the Wrightwood Community Center as part the series. Their work will be on display now through March. Check them out next time you’re in the building:


Local artist Katheryn Flores specializes in acrylic paintings of dreamscapes and the beauty of the natural world. She dreams in vivid color and fluid movements and expresses her unique visions in each piece of art. Katheryn’s artistic philosophy involves the desire to broaden perspectives in ways to help the viewer to see all that is possible in a simple image…to show how even the mundane can contain magic. Her art conveys bold, brilliant, thought provoking images that turn normal perception on its head and push the viewer toward new internal vistas by means of imagination.

LoLLY: “My name is LoLLy and I am an artist, I think. My house is small and my hands are busy. Selling art makes room for new creations, creations that spark from a flicker of an idea. These ideas run through my head until released upon the lowbrow wolf pack. I am not a painter, I am an opportunist. I am not a sculptor, I am curious. I am not a writer, I am restless. I am just an artist, I think.”

Coming in May

Rick Albertson‘s “Children in Need of Hope” exhibition includes 20 black & white environmental portraits of children facing great challenges in Asia, Africa, Central and North America, taken while on assignments for religious and humanitarian non-profit organizations. Viewers will come to appreciate the hardships that so many children face the world over. Featured photographs range in size from 11”x14” through 40”x60”. An accompanying exhibit catalog reproduces the images and includes brief descriptions of the often heart-rending stories of the children’s lives. Photographic prints will be available for purchase, as well as Mr. Albertson’s recently published coffee table book, Documentary Portraits: Retrospective, which expands upon the show with 50+ images and more detailed stories.

Featured photographs range in size from 11”x14” through 40”x60”. An accompanying exhibit catalog reproduces the images and includes brief descriptions of the often heart-rending stories of the children’s lives. Photographic prints will be available for purchase, as well as Mr. Albertson’s recently published coffee table book, Documentary Portraits: Retrospective, which expands upon the show with 50+ images and more detailed stories.

Rick Albertson is a retired freelance documentary photographer and video producer. During the latter half of his career he photographed assignments for major non-profit organizations. Rick earned a BS in Radio and Television Production and a MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. Prior to working as a photographer, Rick was a small business owner and communications consultant, and served as an adjunct professor in the Design Art and Architecture Program at the University of Cincinnati. While traveling regularly overseas Rick served as a board member of Child Hope International, a small organization serving abandoned children in Nepal, and as a member of the management team of the Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Collaboration working with high school students in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information, visit his website.

 

Calling All Artists

If you’d like to contribute artwork for use in these monthly newsletters, or hanging work for the Artist Spotlight at the community center, email samples, a biographical note, and your web links (if any) to wrightwoodarts@gmail.com.