Art exhibit to open at wine bar

DOWNEY - Mari's Wine Bar will host an opening reception Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a new art exhibition the wine bar is hosting."Art on the Vine" will feature work from local artists, including painters, poets, sculptors and musicians. New artists will be featured monthly, with exhibit openings planned the first Saturday of each month. The first crop of featured artists includes Jorge Del Toro, an expressive sculptor and painter whose work calls attention to endangered species and the preservation of nature; Carolina Del Toro, an abstract nature photographer; Claudia Hernandez, an educator writer and photographer; and Dom Lamkin, a local firefighter, amateur hockey player, nationally-ranked motorcycle racer, and painter. "Art on the Vine" is sponsored by Mari's Wine Bar and the Downey Arts Coalition. For more information, or to participate as an artist, go to Mari's Wine Bar is at 8222 Firestone Blvd., across from Porto's Bakery. While the exhibit is free to attend and open to the public, no under the age of 21 is permitted.

********** Published: July 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 15