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Village Square owner featured in show MONTROSE...

Village Square owner featured in show

MONTROSE -- Gallery owner Charles Borman of Glendale will join in

a group show titled, “The American Landscape,” opening Thursday at

his Village Square Gallery in Montrose.


There are 18 artists exhibiting including Walter Askin, Gerald

Brommer, Meredith Olson, Shirley Pettibone, Al Porter and Bonese

Collins Turner.

Borman is a former professor at Cal State Los Angeles. Emeriti


Professor Borman opened Village Square Gallery in 1995 after his


This exhibit features paintings, drawings, prints, pastels,

collage and mixed media.

The artists’ reception is from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14. The gallery

is at 2418 Honolulu Ave., Suite C, in Montrose. For more information,

call 541-9952.

Oil painting demonstration given at meeting


MONTROSE -- An oil painting demonstration by Frank Serrano is

planned for the first meeting of the Verdugo Hills Art Assn. at 7:30

p.m. Friday at the Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave.

A proponent of plein-air technique, or painting outdoors, he

credits his influences from the early California impressionists.

The public can attend the meeting for a $3 donation.

Serrano will also give a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

at Citibank. To reserve a spot, call 352-2205.


Women’s Committee plans Stampede dinner

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Women’s Committee of the Glendale

Symphony Orchestra Assn. is creating a stampede on Sept. 13 to the

Tom and Eva Jeffers’ La Canada Flintridge ranch estate.

Proceeds of the annual dinner dance will benefit the Women’s

Committee’s philanthropic projects that include the Ensembles in the

Schools, the Preludes, music scholarships and the Glendale Symphony

Orchestra. The Women’s Committee is a nonprofit, tax-exempt


President Adeline Green invites guests to don their best Western

attire and join in on the Western barbecue and listening and dancing

to the tunes created by the Tony Sardo Band. Couples and singles are


Reservations are requested by Saturday at $40 per person. For

reservations, call 242-8735.

Artists show opposite styles at Brand Galleries

GLENDALE -- Two artists portraying the figure in art in opposite

styles will exhibit at the Brand Galleries beginning Saturday.

Zhenya Gershman’s nearly life-size interpretations of contemporary

male and female forms are painted in the artist’s unique use of her

oil media placing them in their own visual world.

For her “Men in Tutus” series, Miriam L. Preissel hired a

professional choreographer, makeup artist and costumer to photograph

19 unlikely men invited to appear in tutus on a dramatically lighted


An artists’ talk begins at 4 p.m. followed by the artists’

reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibit ends Oct. 18. The

galleries are in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Hours

are 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday; and 1

to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 548-2051.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph