"This river was here before the city was." Los Angeles arts activist Spike Dolomite reminds us of this fact before embarking on an excited rundown of all the arts and restoration work being done on the Los Angeles River, a waterway that had been reduced to an oversized concrete viaduct in several stretches. Will the ambitious plans work?
Master pastelist Elizabeth Mowry will be on stage at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in Monterey, California, in April, but she won't be teaching painting. She'll be talking about something equally important.
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Don Bishop's "Soft Green."