OutWest Boutique & Cultural Center on Old Town Newhall’s main boulevard will host a holiday open house and artists reception Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with visual artist Sandy Fisher and stained glass artist Jeff Curtis.
Glass artist Laila Asgari, Pulitzer prize-winning art photographer Ken Lubas and Native American gourd artist Nadiya Littlewarrior will join in the festivities, too, with with special holiday-themed works of art and ornaments.
Fisher, a photographer and painter living in Newhall, says she’s motivated by “the desire to share the awakening in my soul which is fueled by the infinite beauty and mystery of nature or the scene before my eyes.” She approaches subjects with a fresh perspective and uses dramatic natural lighting to “draw the viewer in to take a deeper and more intimate look. I also hope that viewers will become refreshed, renewed and as filled with a sense of wonderment as I am by the splendor and majesty of nature.”
Past president of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association and a founding member of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission, Fisher studied fine art and two-dimensional design at College of the Canyons and was mentored by a number of accomplished artists including watercolorist Pong Apinyavat.
Curtis, a longtime Canyon Country resident, has worked with glass throughout his career. His company, Alpha Glass, was named Small Business of the Year in both 2000 and 2001 by the SCV Chamber of Commerce.
As a youngster, Curtis watched the glass blowers at Knott’s Berry Farm and was hooked. He enjoys all aspects of working with glass, from etching wine glasses to creating stained glass French doors, cabinets and windows. His decorative sun catchers, crosses and wind chimes will be on display at OutWest through Jan. 3.
OutWest is located at 24265 Main Street. For information call 661-255-7087 or visit scvoutwest.com.
Note: There is no “First Thursday” Art Walk this month.