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Show runs February 27 - March 25

Reception: Saturday, February 27, from 1-4 the Visitor Center   

East County News Service

February 27, 2016 (Mission Trails) - The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) presents an exhibition featuring seven award-winning artists - Bobbie Bradford, Deb Gargula, Constance Grace, Carolyn Kenny, Katherine Miller, Renato Salazar and Brenda "Blade" Villegas.

This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery February 27 - March 25, 2016. The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


About the Artists:


Bobbie Bradford:  After experimenting with watercolor, and pastel mediums, she found the versatility of Colored Pencil is perfect for her in creating paintings of our natural world; it's ever changing process of death and renewal.  

Deb Gargula: There has never been a time in memory that Deb did not have a passion for color, texture, and creativity. She has always loved to draw, paint and design things.   

Connie Grace had been a printmaker for all of her professional artistic life until she discovered the colored pencil at the Colored Pencil Society's International Exhibition in Washington DC many years ago.

Carolyn Kenny has been a part of the Colored Pencil Society of America for nearly 25 years. She started out with watercolor and oils. But a friend invited her to a meeting of the Colored Pencil Society.

Katherine Miller came back to art in retirement. A fairly detail-oriented person with a love of drawing, she enjoys colored pencil - the layering, control, luminosity and intensity one can achieve.

Renato Salazar was born and raised in Santiago, Chile in the core of a family of painters, performers and musicians.  

Brenda"Blade" Villegas was born an artist. Her childhood was filled with crayons and coloring books. She says that using colored pencils is like tapping into that creative experience on a more sophisticated level.


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