Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: February 24 to 26, 2017

 

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts Showcasing Variety of Art, La Habra Heights, CA

 

Attendees will enjoy seeing watercolor and oil paintings, unique handmade jewelry, ceramics, pottery, hand-woven clothing, photography, stained and fused glass, bronze and metal sculptures, carved wood, and a great selection of handcrafted one-of-a-kind items in the Arts & Crafts Boutique.

 

 

 

La Habra Heights, California, January 17, 2017 - The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts will be celebrating its 57th year of showcasing outstanding art on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 24, 25 and 26, 2017 at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road in La Habra Heights. Nearly two hundred artists will be exhibiting and selling their artwork. In addition, many artists will personally be demonstrating their artistic skills during the three-day event.
 
Attendees will enjoy seeing watercolor and oil paintings, unique handmade jewelry, ceramics, pottery, hand-woven clothing, photography, stained and fused glass, bronze and metal sculptures, carved wood, and a great selection of handcrafted one-of-a-kind items in the Arts & Crafts Boutique. Each year, many first-time exhibitors, as well as long-time favorites, and selected to participate. And local high school students will be displaying their artwork in a juried
exhibition that showcases their talents and skills.
 
There will be free art workshops for children on Saturday and Sunday, and festival attendees can browse, shop, enjoy musical entertainment, and eat at the Starving Artist Café (food from by Simply Irresistible) during the three-day event. The festival committee is proud to announce that two Featured Artists have been chosen for the 2017 festival: Gerald Brommer and Jon Oakes. Both artists will be present during the festival weekend. 
 

 

Admission and parking for the festival is free. All festival areas are open during the weekend, including the indoor galleries, artist demonstrations, outdoor exhibits, music stages, the patio area, and the Arts & Crafts Boutique.  Hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday.  There is parking on three levels at the location, and off-site parking with free shuttle service is also available on Friday, Feb. 24 from Redemption Church, 116153 Russell St. in Whittier, and on Saturday and Sunday from La Serna High School, 15301 Youngwood Drive, Whittier.
 
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Gerald Brommer, born in Berkeley, California, is a renowned watercolor and acrylic painter, collagist, innovative teacher, author and juror.  He has exhibited in many national competitive watercolor shows and has had over 165 one-man shows.  He has written 23 books for high school and college art classes, as well as a book for artists on emotional content in landscape painting and several bestselling books on watercolor and collage.  He states, “My goal is not replication of scenes and sites, but is concerned with interpretation and visual communication that expresses my sensitivity and response to God’s wonder-filled natural creation.” 
 
Jon Oakes was born in Minnesota, raised in North Dakota, and moved to California to attend college.  While in school, Jon studied ceramics; he was particularly drawn to the bright, fiery colors that defined the ancient process of raku. About sixteen years ago, an opportunity arose to study glass-blowing at Santa Ana College.  Always intrigued by the art of glass-blowing, he jumped at the chance and quickly grasped this new medium.  Before long, glass became his main focus. His vibrant and artistic expression is varied, from extravagant floral chandeliers to contemporary standing lamps, spectacular fluted bowls, elegant lidded vessels, floral bouquets and abstract wall art and unique tile mosaics.  He states, “I love to showcase the translucent beauty of glass --- the brilliance of color and form as the light shines through it is always exciting.”
 

 


 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Gail Stier

Email: hillcrestchurchofficelhh@yahoo.com

Phone: (562) 947-3755

 

Hillcrest Festival Of Fine Arts

La Habra Heights, California

Web: www.HillcrestFestivalofFineArts.com

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

Event Date: February 24 to 26, 2017

Event Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Event Location: 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA

Admission: Free

Web: www.HillcrestFestivalofFineArts.com

Contact: Gail Stier, hillcrestchurchofficelhh@yahoo.com, (562) 947-3755

Description: The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts will be celebrating its 57th year of showcasing outstanding art on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 24, 25 and 26, 2017 at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road in La Habra Heights. Nearly two hundred artists will be exhibiting and selling their artwork. In addition, many artists will personally be demonstrating their artistic skills during the three-day event. Attendees will enjoy seeing watercolor and oil paintings, unique handmade jewelry, ceramics, pottery, hand-woven clothing, photography, stained and fused glass, bronze and metal sculptures, carved wood, and a great selection of handcrafted one-of-a-kind items in the Arts & Crafts Boutique. Each year, many first-time exhibitors, as well as long-time favorites, and selected to participate. And local high school students will be displaying their artwork in a juried
exhibition that showcases their talents and skills.

 


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