NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE

April 09

Balboa Park’s Spanish Village Art Center Home to Local Artists
Southwestern Artists’ Association invites San Diego community members to visit the Spanish Village Art Center and recognize the talent of emerging and established local artists. Located at the nation’s largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park’s Gallery 23 is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., maintaining an exhibit of original fine art changed bi-monthly from its juried membership of more than 50 artists. May’s Two Artist Show will feature the paintings of artists Betsy Brown and Connie Jackson from May 1 to 15, with the work of Lyn White also exhibited in the smaller Alcove Gallery. From May 16 to 31, “Progressions” will feature the figurative paintings of Gail Ackley and Lyn White, also including watercolorist Jennifer Meeder in the smaller Alcove Gallery. Interested community members and prospective consumers have the opportunity of meeting these artists at the art reception held on May 17 at 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Southwestern Artists’ Association’s upcoming events, call (619) 232-3522 or visit www.SWArtists.com.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE

April 09

Press Release – May 2009 Art Gallery Event Listing
Date: 4/1/2009 Southwestern Artists’ Association, Gallery 23 located in Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place, San Diego. Open daily 10am-4:30pm, 619-232-3522, www.SWArtists.com.

Featured Artists: May – 15, 2009
Betsy Brown – Brown, an artist known for her versatility will be showing her work in a variety of media, including collage, and subject which includes still life and landscape. Look for humor and an individualistic approach. Connie Jackson - Jackson, a La Mesa resident, will be showing plein-air oil landscapes of local scenery and from her extensive travels abroad. Lyn White (in small Alcove Gallery) – New seascapes and still life paintings in oil. Lyn has always been interested in the arts. Prior to becoming an artist, Lyn taught dance and played classical piano. She also created a line of hand painted silk scarves for a boutique in Seattle, Washington. Lyn’s art expresses the goodness and beauty that she sees in nature and in all people.

Two-Artists Show: Kathryn Gail Ackley & Lyn White "Progressions" May 16 – 31, 2009 Art Reception: Sunday, May 17th, 4:30pm
Gail Ackley – Using a palette of saturated earth tones Gail has chosen to showcase her bird paintings, aspects of our local environment, and her figurative paintings inspired by old family photos in mixed media. Lyn White – New seascapes and still life paintings in pastels & oilsl. Lyn has always been interested in the arts. Prior to becoming an artist, Lyn taught dance and played classical piano. She also created a line of hand painted silk scarves for a boutique in Seattle, Washington. Lyn’s art expresses the goodness and beauty that she sees in nature and in all people. Jennifer Meeder (featured in the small Alcove Gallery) – Watercolorist, Jennifer Meeder is known for her stunning, vibrant flower portraits depicting nature's truth. Her meticulous attention to detail is evident and is gained through her use of color to create depth. A collection of smaller works produced in the class she teaches are on display. www.jennifermeeder.com For further information and/or images contact: Jennifer Meeder, Publicity Chair Southwestern Artists’ Association (619) 287-6425, jmeeder@cox.net www.SWArtists.com