took some time off to raise her children. She didn't stop working,
however, but instead opened Rubber Boots, a unique gift shop in
Toluca Lake. It allowed her flex time to perform her new role as
Mommy, packing lunches and sharing carpool duties.
Now that the children are older, she plans to return to acting and
is enjoying a second career combining photography and art.
"My own two children gave me tremendous experience in capturing
children spontaneously and candidly, which is how I like to
photograph them," she said. "I have photographs from all of my
travels around the world."
She discovered the serenity of Descanso Gardens when she began
driving her son to high school in La Canada Flintridge. After
dropping him off at school, Cartwright would walk the gardens and
soon started bringing the camera along.
Some 53 pieces of her work will be displayed this month in her
"Reflections" exhibit at the Boddy House Art Gallery. An artist
reception will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. "Reflections" is a
compilation of settings found throughout the gardens, from the
International Rosarium and Japanese Tea Garden to the desert and
Others exhibiting are Joanne Bruckner, featuring paintings in oil;
Patricia A. Wiley, displaying watercolors; and ceramic artists
Maryke Brannin and Karen Lafler.
"What I love about the gallery is they have artists from the area
and they are very good," Cartwright said. "It's nice to have these
different artists show their works."
The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and continues
until Aug. 29.
Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas
Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for
seniors and youths 13 to 18, $1 for children 5 to 12 and free for
members and children 5 and younger. For more information, call
For more information on Cartwright's career, go to
www.angela-cartwright.com. View her online gift shop at
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