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What's UP on the Art Scene?

May 05, 2006 10:05AM ● Published by Don Kindred

by Bill Thomas


The recent Art Exhibition at the Casa Romantica Cultural Center showcased the strong talents of young students from the San Clemente High School Art Department. Efforts in painting, photography and ceramic art were represented. The above was painted by 15-year-old Katherine Anderson, a student of Rick Delanty.
The San Clemente Art Association in cooperation with local art galleries and showcases, as well as the BeachFire and White Horses restaurants will begin its last Thursday of the month Art Walks beginning May 25, and continuing on June 22, July 20, August 24, and September 28. Mark your calendars for these artist recognition, sales, and appreciation evenings featuring wine and hors’d’oeuvre tasting, music, and only the balmy weather San Clemente can provide. 
San Clemente’s Art Association’s popular Plein Air painting event will be held June 24 through the 30th, including the two-hour “Quick Draw” on the last morning, with a Gala celebration on July 1st. Artists, who must provide their entry forms and fees on or before June 1st, also submit their wired and framed paper, canvas or board surfaces for the stamping of the official logo prior to the out-of-doors painting period. All painting is performed throughout the City of San Clemente and Trestles. Completed artwork will be displayed on the Community Center lawn on Saturday and later in the auditorium, where winners will be announced. Awards and the Silent Auction will also take place at the Gala on Saturday, July 1, with entertainment, food, and drinks at $25 per ticket. Food will be provided by artist Dave Donaldson’s BeachFire Restaurant. San Clemente Art Supply is also a major sponsor of the Gala. The following day, Sunday, there will be an outdoor exhibit and art sale. Proceeds from the event will be given to San Clemente public schools for art supplies and senior high art scholarships. Last year, $6,000 was contributed for supplies and $2,500 for scholarships. 
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