Local and regional artist gathered Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony’s ‘Art Off the Wall’ exhibit and fundraiser in the Temecula Civic Center meeting room to show some of their latest art work and read excerpts of their poetry and prose.
Each of the 43 associate artists from the Dorland Arts Colony, which is located off state Route 79 just east of Temecula’s Wine Country, had the opportunity to give three-minute presentations of their art or writing. Many of Dorland associate artists are well known in the art world and delight in taking the opportunity to meet and greet other artists and those who appreciate art.
Temecula’s Art Off the Walls provides the opportunity for the associate artists to show and explain their pieces to the public and for the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony to share its mission to serve as a working retreat for regional, national and international artists. The retreat is located in a beautiful oak tree-covered, 340-acre foothill facility and has four cabins for artists to rent at a low costs and enjoy in the solitude and quiet of nature while they work. The nonprofit art colony and its Alliance of Artists from local communities hold many special events and fundraisers throughout the year to help defray costs for the artists’ visits, allowing the surrounding communities the chance to enjoy fine culture, the arts and theater.
For information about the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and upcoming events, visit www.dorlandartscolony.com, find them on Facebook or call (951) 302-3837.
Phyllis Mauldin, sculptor and printmaker, displays some of her sculptures and other art pieces she likes to create during the Art Off the Walls exhibit at the Temecula Civic Center, Feb. 2. Tony Ault photo
Dennis Calcaran, an experimental artist, shows off some of his resin-covered, acrylic art pieces, Feb. 2, during Dorland Arts Colony’s Art Off the Walls exhibit at Temecula Civic Center. Tony Ault photo
Artist Donald Smith presents his digital mono prints at the Dorland Arts Colony’s Art Off the Walls exhibit, Feb. 2, at the Temecula Civic Center. Tony Ault photo
Laura Ryan, an artist from Hemet, explains how she created this 3-D art piece out of seashells, sand and other small ocean items during Dorland Arts Colony’s Art Off the Walls exhibit at Temecula Civic Center, Feb. 2. Tony Ault photo
Artist Pierre Mainguene shows his almost photographic oil painting on glass of President Abe Lincoln during an art exhibit from Dorland Arts Colony at the Temecula City Hall, Feb. 2. Tony Ault photo
Spanish Classical guitarist Bob Bozonelos is a Wine Country Music Awards winner; he plays a rhythmic Spanish tune for guests at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony’s “Art Off the Walls” exhibit at the Temecula Civic Center Friday, Feb. 2. Tony Ault photo
These uniquely painted paper rolls and paint roller tubes which were created by artist Michael Graig Carrier are on display at the Art Off the Walls exhibit from Dorland Mountain Arts Colony at the Temecula Civic Center, Feb. 2. Tony Ault photo