February 2, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Nineteen paintings by the artist Walter Gabrielson have been donated to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center by the Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center, hospital officials said. The works, which stem from Gabriel's experiences in Los Angeles, depict people from all walks of life. The 18 oil paintings and one watercolor are on display in the hospital cafeteria. "We are extremely grateful to the Hilton Burbank for their generous gift.
December 22, 2004
Joyce Rudolph A dozen artists have returned their work to Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Gallery for a special "Encore" exhibit opening Monday. This is the first time in recent years that the schedule allowed for a short exhibit to be squeezed in between the Holiday Festival and the January exhibit, Gallery Director Margot Lennartz of La Crescenta said. All the artists in this show had exhibits at the Boddy House during the year. "It's going to be a variety of media, oils, acrylics and watercolors, and subject matter, florals, landscapes and seascapes," she said.
July 21, 2001
Laura Sturza, People SUNLAND -- After a long walk by the ocean or in the park, which images leave you with the strongest impression? If you are a painter or someone who appreciates landscape paintings, your awareness of color, light and form can be developed with practice. Sunland artist and teacher Lucille DeThomas has dedicated herself to painting in vibrant colors, using an impressionistic quality inspired by Monet and Cezanne. For more than 25 years, she has mentored students who have gone on to win numerous awards, like their teacher.
February 22, 2003
48 HOURS With nature as her subject and God as her inspiration, Louise Forbes tries to project joyful and spiritual feelings in her oil paintings on wood. Her specialty is hiding surprise subjects incorporated into the natural grain of the maple panels. Wildlife and fantasy flowers are created in her exhibit "A Glimpse into Nature's Realm" continuing through March 6 at Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Art Gallery. The La Crescenta artist began her journey in art as a child, and thanks God for the talent he has given her, she said.
December 31, 2008
Pictures of people and buildings often intrigue oil painter Walter Hurlburt, who applies his own spin to them with his brush and brilliant colors. A photograph of a woman wearing a black hat in a newspaper ad for instance caught his eye. So he created a painting based on it, but he changed her hat to reddish orange and brought out the blue in her eyes by painting her blouse a vivid turquoise. “One little thing you change and it adds just enough to make it different,” he said.
February 8, 2006
charles schriddeWestern impressionist Charles Schridde's paintings capture the excitement of a rodeo.As a boy, Charles Schridde dreamed of being a cowboy. "I played cowboy, and Tom Mix was my favorite cowboy movie actor," he said. Schridde once saved up about 100 box tops from hot cereal boxes and turned them in for a six-shooter with wooden bullets. "The little bullets would just plop out only a few inches," he said. "I slept with it under my pillow." Now the 79-year-old illustrates a cowboy's way of life in his oil paintings under the genre of western impressionism.
July 14, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Award-winning artist Maria Mareque returns to Descanso Gardens to show her latest collection of landscape oil paintings at the Boddy House Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. Her Impressionist style reflects the serenity and enchantment of nature. Showing artistic ability as a child, Mareque studied art at the school of Bellas Artes in her native Buenos Aires, studying under many well-known artists.
July 26, 2003
TODAY The Burbank Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly at the Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue intersection. For more information, call 847-4673. Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International meets at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Ramada Inn, 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd. For more information, call 846-0563. Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-Step group for people suffering from compulsive overeating and other eating disorders, meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 Magnolia Blvd.
February 4, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH One artist creates pictures applying a brush to canvas. The other captures images on black-and-white film. Together, these friends have formed an artistic collaboration that keeps them in unison on combined projects and those they do alone. James Synnestvedt is the painter and Barret Oliver the photographer. Their works can be seen in the exhibit "Figure Work" in an apartment space in downtown Burbank. Included in this show are portraits of friends and family members and about 50% of the show is of nudes, Synnestvedt said.