A wonderful event happens on the last Friday of every month down Magnolia Blvd in the Magnolia Park district. Shops stay open late, there are food trucks parked on either side of the street, and lots of folks come out to enjoy the evening.
Last night I stopped by Towns Burr Gallery at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd. During 2010 I had a studio around the corner in the same complex, and I became friends with the owners, both of whom are artists. Connie Towns Burr creates beautifully soft and romantic watercolors, and Bruce Burr is a photographer with a keen eye and a penchant for digital wizardry.
In addition to their own work which can always be seen in the back room, the front gallery hosts several exhibits each year of work by contemporary Southern California artists. The current exhibit includes painters, photographers and even an artist who paints over her photographs with oil. Also on display are sculptural pottery and glassworks.
I forgot to take pictures last night so I triked over today and enjoyed another visit with my friends.
The Friendly Neighborhood Gallery
Above are works by Bruce and Connie, and below is a quick little spin around the gallery which is so light and bright. On view are outstanding works by Athena Mantle, Bruce Trentham, Bruce Burr, Jackie Stempke, Karen Hansen, Connie Towns Burr, David Friend, Katina Desmond, Linda Ternoir, and Mims Ellis. The gallery is open Tues.-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.