The 2nd Story Gallery highlights local artists with monthly shows. The gallery is located in the historic Walker House and is open to the public, free of charge, on the 2nd & 3rd Friday and Saturday evenings of each month.
Parking is also free.
Mingle with the artists and enjoy their unique techniques first hand. Hors d’oeuvres, provided by LucaBella Restaurant, will be served on Friday evenings.
Friday & Saturday, February 9, 10 and 16, 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm / also 10am–1pm on Sat. Feb 10
Showcasing Unique Valentine Gifts for the One You Love!
The San Dimas Festival of Arts presents the 2nd Story Gallery.
The 2nd Story Gallery is the ‘Best Kept Secret in Town’ and has had ongoing shows since 2009.
In February, the San Dimas Festival of Arts 2nd Story Gallery, will feature three artists, each with unique talents: Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, Bonnie Kent, and J. J. Dougan, and all offering unique gifts for your Sweetheart! More info on all three artists below.
About the Artists
Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja “ADA” began her painting at an early age. A self-taught artist with no formal training in art, Adeola credited her consistency and endurance in her ability to create joy, love, and a positive outlook in her painting. Her awareness of colors and forms, and how they work together to create a visual sensation, from the beginning composition to the final stroke, her work reveals the complex inner spirits within us.
In 1981, Adeola came to the United States to further her studies and continuing her interest in art. Her work is in both private and public collections including Riverside Art Museum, Chaffey Community Art Museum, and the National Orange Show. Adeola’s work has been used in many T.V and movie productions. Adeola works in various mediums, but has developed a deep love for mixed media using oil, acrylic, pastels, collage, found objects and prints.
John J. Dougan
John works primarily in watercolor, both plein air and within a studio, and is equally happy with a sketchbook. His aim is to share a special moment, captured as a piece of art, to be shared forever. An explorer at heart, John’s travels include traversing the snow peaks of the Adirondack mountains of New York, hiking in the Grand Canyon, river rafting on the Colorado, and visiting Navajo Country ruins. Further afield he has visited Mayan and Aztec ruins, the Amazon, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Great Barrier Reef, Stonehenge, temples in Thailand, and also photographed wildlife in Masa Mara, Kenya.
A California native, Bonnie was exposed to art at an early age, enjoying beautiful oil paintings created by her great-grandmother. She also has a preference for painting with oils, with its free-flowing, meditative and forgiving process. Her paintings reflect direct observations at many California locations, including the beach, desert and mountains. She is focused on building collections of work that express a positive experience of the senses, specifically the enjoyment and actions which feed our souls and lead us towards a purer state of being. Her Surf and Sand Collection aim to exploit the pleasures of the beach.
We invite you to come and enjoy the art displayed in all three Galleries this month and choose a special gift for your Valentine.
The Festival suggests you make it a party evening with wine and hors d’oeuvres (no charge) and dinner at Lucabella restaurant in the Walker House, 121 N. San Dimas Ave. For more information call the Festival of Arts at (909) 599-5374.
Join the Festival of Arts in San Dimas, at the city’s ‘Best Kept Secret’, 2nd Story Gallery, located in the Historic Walker House. Artist’s Reception with wine provided by the San Dimas Festival of Arts and hors d’oeuvres provided by LucaBella. Walker House 121 N. San Dimas Ave., San Dimas, CA, or call (909) 599-5374. This is a Free Event.