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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Altadena’s Hidden ‘Wildwood Park’ Will Open for One Day Art and Fine Craft Show

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For one day only, artists will exhibit their work at the 21st bi-annual Art on Palm, Saturday, May 9, 2015; 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Altadena’s secluded Wildwood Park, at 1421 E. Palm Street, Altadena.

Set under the sheltering branches of ancient coastal live oaks, the artists will exhibit their work in the restorative setting of Wildwood Park. Hidden from the street, a wandering path leads into this secluded canyon featuring homes designed and renovated by Henry Greene.

The juried show and sale features work in ceramics, collage, glass, leather, metals, mixed media, photography, textiles, and woodworking. Art on Palm artists include first-time exhibitors Vie Blakey, Irene Estrin, Michael Foster, David Ortega, Laurie Jo Phillips, Corliss & John Rose, and Sandra Torres. Returning favorites include Annie Aldrich, Charlotte Barnard, Erica Batchelder, Olivia Batchelder, Evan Chambers, Tracey Chamberlain and Soozee Van Dyke Woods, Catherine and Ovie Cowles, Ellen Dinerman, Sophia D’Auria, Jill Dufau, Sandra Encinas, Zazu Faure, Beverly Jones, Susan Loraine, Betsy Miller, Randy Meaney, Katherine Nakazono, Joann Page, Lucia Pasquinelli, Roné Prinz, Anne Sears, Kathy Spear, Kathleen Swaydan, Daniel Taylor, Naomi Tratar, Chris Vanderhoof, Anna Vosburg, Nancy Unruh, Louise Wannier, Lys Wilcox, Hitomi Yamamuro, and Stephen Woodruff. “Each artist has a distinctive voice and each captivates viewers differently,” noted Art on Palm’s co-presenter Catherine Cowles.

Art on Palm supports local non-profits with donations that have topped $20,000. The May 9th event will raise funds for the Creative Arts Group of Sierra Madre, www.creativeartsgroup.com. Founded in 1960, CAG provides quality art experiences and instruction to augment austere arts programs in public schools. “Creative Arts is thrilled to have been chosen as the non-profit supported by Art on Palm. It is an honor to be affiliated with such a high caliber show and such talented, generous artists. We truly appreciate Art on Palm and all those who support art in our community”, states Kristin Naran, Executive Director, Creative Arts Group.

“Art on Palm,” an exhibition of San Gabriel Valley artists and artisans, will be held on May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Wildwood Park (1421 E. Palm Street, Altadena). Tickets are free. Parking is free on streets.

Proceeds to benefit Creative Arts Group (www.creativeartsgroup.org). Refreshments provided by Creative Arts Group. For more information, contact (626) 827-7870 or visitwww.artonpalm.com.

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