February Art Wall: Bonnie Lambert’s SoCal Cityscapes

"Glory" by Bonnie Lambert
“Glory” by Bonnie Lambert

The Opening Reception for SoCal Cityscapes by Bonnie Lambert will be on Sunday, February 2 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in Forbes Hall.

Lambert is a California Expressionist Oil Painter. You will likely recognize the locations of some of her paintings. The exhibit will be open every Sunday in February from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm and on weekdays by appointment and will run through Sunday, February 23. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

In the artist’s words: “I’m a cityscape oil painter in love with intense color and deep contrast. The fluid light, dramatic vistas, stark landscapes and energized urban neighborhoods of Los Angeles provide endless inspiration for my work. I paint with a vibrant palette and expressive brushstrokes to share my vision of an essence of the urban experience.

“I’m drawn to the tension between nature and the hand-of-man on the city. I ask the viewer to observe situations so common that we experience them unconsciously; to see places and objects in a new light, and to consider that they are rich in meaning and beautiful.”

Lambert earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and she was a professional actress for nearly two decades. In the early 1990s she studied art for two years at The Art Center School of Design in Pasadena before she met her mentor–museum-collected, Latina artist Margaret Garcia–in 2009. Since Lambert’s first solo exhibit in 2011, she has exhibited widely in SoCal galleries and museums. Her theatrical background lends a natural celebration of drama and mystery to her work.

Bonnie Lambert, "Glory"
Bonnie Lambert in her studio

Contact our Art Director, Beverly Alison, for further information about this show.

For weekday appointments or information about the church, contact the church office: Cyndee at assistant@uusm.org or 310-829-5436 x102

On Sundays, follow the signs to UU Church Parking, which is in the hospital parking structure on 16th Street. Handicap parking is available behind the church.

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