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NEWSLETTER

ASSOCIATED ARTISTS of the INLAND EMPIRE

JANUARY DEMONSTRATOR ARTIST

     

STAN DAVIS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2003

PASTEL DEMONSTRATION

See the artist Stan Davis' work at AskArt.com:

http://www.askart.com

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DEMONSTRATOR HIGHLIGHTS

STAN DAVIS 

            Professional portrait artist Stan Davis says he’s probably worn out his fingerprints two or three times by blending pastels to create art that hangs throughout the United States and the world.  Davis’ favorite medium is pastels, but he creates and teaches in other mediums.

            “A lot of people play with pastels and crayons, but they don’t know what pastels can do.  There’s a depth to pastels,” Stan says.

            Davis, who grew up in Riverside, began drawing Disney characters with neighborhood friends when Disneyland opened in the 1950’s.  His talent was recognized, and soon, he was creating art for a living.  Because of his involvement in sports, he has done portraits of many sports figures, and has had shops in Las Vegas, Old Towne San Diego, the Queen Mary, and the Monterey Warf.  He spend many years working for the American Bankers Association, doing portraits for bankers and their families.

            Davis completed his bachelor’s degree in 1999.  Besides teaching, his goal is to create scenic art for movies and TV and cultural and ethnic art.  His art is displayed in many homes and churches throughout Riverside, as well as Martin Luther King High School.

            “I just want to continue making art and teaching with the grace of God.  I am inspired by my wife and children, says Stan Davis.

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

SEPTEMBER EXHIBITING ARTIST

Ray Capella

Raul G. Capella’s interest in the arts stems from both branches of his family.  His paternal grandmother taught piano and first grade.  His father learned piano and dabbled in art.  He adds, “One of my aunts studied art and drew an ongoing comic strip for a Washington D.C. newspaper.  When I was a kid in Puerto Rico, Mom sang and danced in amateur “zaruelas”; (that’s Spanish for operetta).

Ray, as his friends call him, studied at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in the 50’s, under the G.I. Bill.  “They didn’t have a full curriculum then, but the teachers were great; a number of them moved to Los Angeles and founded Art Center.”  Not long afterwards, while employed near the Wall Street area, Ray entered a painting in their art association’s annual show.  It won an honorable mention.  He grimaces, recalling, “Nobody introduced the judge who shook our hands---that would have encouraged us all.  The judge was Ben Shahn.”

That same painting along with a few others sold at a gallery in Puerto Rico where Ray worked doing paste-ups and mechanicals for the island’s Sears Corporation advertising department.  Eventually, Ray became their Art Director.  After 10 years, he and his family moved back to the mainland to settle in Alhambra.  He found employment with the Southern California Rapid Transit District.  He learned to deal with the media while working in their news bureau.  There he polished his writing and even sold some stories.  He also worked in marketing where he could design brochures and other bilingual literature regarding transportation.  But the whole while, he never stopped painting and studying art.

Ray moved to Upland a couple of years ago.  He enjoys his mountain views and continues his involvement with art.  His contributions of enthusiasm and participation in the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire are appreciated by the membership.

       

PAINTINGS BY RAY CAPELLA

     
 

ANNUAL ASSOCIATED ARTISTS FALL ART SHOW

SEPTEMBER 26 - 28, 2003

Andrew Carnagie Cultural Arts Center

123 East D Street     Upland, California

 
     
 

Art Box Studio's

Tenth Anniversary Celebration Art Show!

Come visit for wonderful art, good friends, food, and music.

October 18, 2003     1:00-9:00 p.m.

 

ART BOX STUDIO

College Business Park     1302 N. Monte Vista, #9     Upland, CA 91786-8221

 

 
 

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