PARAMOUNT - Artist Dory Grade will be the guest demonstrator when the Downey Art League meets Sunday at 1 p.m. at Progress Park in Paramount.Grade studied at the Jepson Art Institute in Los Angeles and under master painters Josef Silhavey and Robert Wood. A professional artist for more than 40 years, she has worked in graphic design, architectural tile and murals for Mosaic Tile Co., in addition to working as a nationally syndicated illustrator for Lois Wyse's poetry, "Day of Love." She has also taught for more than 40 years in private and public Los Angeles schools, all the while raising seven children. Grade has published a line of prints and greeting cards, along with original art from her life experiences. She has completed her 30th exhibition at the famed Descano Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge and has demonstrated her ability in nature-inspired painting for art associations throughout California. Her works have received many awards from competitions throughout Southern California. The international competition, Art for the Parks, chose Grade's painting, "Balance of Nature," to be included in the second 100 finalists in 1998. Sunday's meeting is free and open to the public. Progress Park is located at 15530 Downey Ave., south of Somerset Boulevard, in Paramount.
********** Published: November 18, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 31