Jackie Nach, born in Johannesburg, South Africa and was originally trained as a Graphic Artist working in advertising and design. She immigrated to the United States in 1973, where she resumed her studies in Fine Art through Boston University and the DeCordova Museum School while freelancing as a Designer. After moving to Los Angeles in 1977, she continued her studies in drawing, printmaking and photo-etching at UCLA as well as figurative and non-objective abstract expressionist painting. Since completing her studies, she has taught at several schools around the country over the past twenty years.
Jackie has also been a guest speaker on several television art documentaries, was a Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Venice Art Walk and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdale Park and has received numerous awards including a ‘Women-of-South-Africa Achievement Award’ from the South African Consulate. Amongst many private collections, corporate collections include the Bank of America, Pillsbury Company and British Petroleum.
Jackie's Mixed Media Class starts October 17th, from 10am to 1pm
Miguel Angel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. Through his childhood and early adulthood Gonzalez has always taken the means to continue growing as an artist.
In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor and art instructor, Catherine Johnston, Gonzalez decided to apply
to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast.
Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire. Gonzalez, currently lives in Lake Forest where he continues to develop his studio practice.
In this exhibit we celebrate the impact of music on the visual arts. Many famous artists including O’Keefe, Kandinsky, Chagall and Picasso have demonstrated the harmony between music and art. Georgia O’Keefe once mused that “… music could be translated into something for the eye,” evidenced by her masterpiece ‘Music, Pink And Blue No. 2’, currently hanging at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Adelman family of artists, along with our guest artists for this show, have followed the masters and give us an insight into their unique harmonies by selecting a song for each artwork. A custom playlist based on those songs will be playing in the gallery periodically during the show. We would love to hear your song choices for your favorite artwork.