Currently at THE GALLERY
From late September through October, The Gallery is proud to present a special installation, “Roger Armstrong: A Retrospective.” Armstrong (1917-2007) was a noted watercolorist and teacher and played a major role in establishing Laguna Beach as the art mecca it is today. His evocative paintings capture the particular feel of the Southern California landscape.
In addition to his influential painting style, Armstrong is recognized for his cartoon work for Warner Bros., Disney and Hanna-Barbera, including drawing the characters Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig, The Flintstones, Woody Woodpecker and many others. Armstrong pieces are on permanent display in the Museum of Cartoon Art in New York, the Laguna Art Museum and the Smithsonian, a testament to his skill.
Featured Artist — Nancy Mendoza
Along with the Retrospective, The Gallery will be highlighting the work of painter Nancy Mendoza, a member of The Arts Council board, regular gallery exhibitor and long-time colleague of Roger Armstrong.
The Gallery has also launched a new feature: “Boutique Eclectique”—whimsical and unique handcrafted gift and wearable items on view and for sale.
The Gallery is at 40750 Village Drive in Big Bear Lake and is operated by The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley.
Founded in 1988, The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors with visual art and music. Throughout the year, The Council produces a variety of events and performances that provide a venue for talented artists and musicians. These include the Artwalk and Art on the Lake Festivals, Music at the Mansion, receptions and special exhibits at The Gallery, and programs at the Performing Arts Center. Through these events, fund-raising and support of music and art in the schools, The Arts Council works to keep the Valley’s cultural life alive and well. The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
“Big Bear Lake Arts” is the name we’ve given to an ensemble of programs, events and activities provided by or in partnership with The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley, including “The Gallery,” where local artists’ work is featured. The Council’s vision for the future includes creation of a Village Arts Campus, a cultural center where visual and performing artists from throughout the area can teach, create and share the arts for the enrichment of youth and the community.