Philippine artist to demonstrate work

PARAMOUNT - Artist Juan "Magoo" Valencia, whose work has been featured at hundreds of art shows worldwide, will give a presentation of his work Saturday at Progress Park in Paramount.The presentation, which starts at 2 p.m., is part of a joint meeting between the Downey Art League and Traditional Artist's Guild of Paramount. Originally from the Philippines and now residing permanently in the United States, Valencia is a fine arts graduate from the University of the Philippines. He worked for almost 30 years at several advertising agencies as a layout artist and senior artist before a promotion to art director. He is a founding member of the Philippine Watercolor Society and had been a watercolor instructor at the Ayala Museum in the Philippines for several years. He is also former vice president of prestigious art clubs in the Philippines, including the Saturday Group of Artists. Valencia has had eight one-man shows and joined more than 100 group shows, and has conducted several watercolor workshops at private groups. His painting subjects are mostly landscape, seascapes, still-lifes and old houses. He regularly serves as a judge at national art contests in the Philippines. Valencia's presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jeanette Larson at (562) 925-5331.

********** Published: September 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 22