Our March 13 meeting will feature a painting demonstration by Pablo Villicaña-Lara, local award-winning watercolor artist and jurist. His discovery, 20 years ago, of the tangible quality of light and clarity of color possible with watercolor compelled him to abandon all other media (oil, ceramics, pastel and textiles) to work exclusively in watercolor.
The heart of his image making has always been his love for his culture, color and spirituality. He says, “I was raised in both Mexican and American cultures; most of my paintings reflect my deep respect and connection to my Mexican Native heritage…and sometimes my quirky sense of humor.”
Bachelors of Fine Arts St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California
Masters of Fine Arts, drawing with distinction, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
He is an art instructor as well as guest demonstrator for various art societies and conducts his own watercolor workshops.
The March 13 meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with social time and a “mini art show” of members’ work. A brief business meeting is held at 7:30, followed by the speaker.
El Cerrito Art Association meetings are open to the public, and visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information about the Association, see www.elcerritoart.org. The Community Center is handicapped-accessible.