JoAnn Peralta will demonstrate portrait oil painting at the Monday, Nov. 19, meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA). This event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, located at 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Peralta, a book and editorial magazine illustrator since 2004, crossed over into Fine Art and is known in the Western art world for her stirring depiction of American immigrants contributing to the American landscape, as well as southwestern historical figures. With her lush brushwork and luminescent light, she creates a timeless flair to her paintings.
Peralta is a Masters artist at the Autry Masters of the American West Exhibition for nine years; and exhibited at the Small Works, Great Wonders Show, held at the National Cowboy and Western Museum (Oklahoma); amongst others. She studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where she was awarded a full-time scholarship. Since then, her work has been featured in publications such as: International Art Magazine, Art Business News Magazine, International Artist, Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West.
Her first book titled, Math Face, is a memoir, chronicles the events when she made the connection that math and science could propel her fine art to success. Peralta explains the thinking involved to make the leap from analytic thought to masterful drawings and paintings.
“It all begins with boundaries and plumb lines of truths, which help pave the way for creative expression,” says Peralta. Art History is one of her passions.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.