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Celebrating all walks of art

White tents, colorful balloons and hundreds of original paintings

and works of art lined the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue on

Saturday during the Montrose/Verdugo City Chamber of

Commerce-sponsored Montrose Art Walk. Residents were able to look at

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paintings done by local and area artists and watch some artists at

work with an empty canvas. Artists were also able to sell their

paintings. Painting styles ranged from pastel prints of flowers,

birds and beach scenes to the dark and brightly colored, cubist work

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of Douglas Tharalson. Tharalson, who lives in the Santa Monica

Mountains, said with the rise of technology and the “aluminum age,”

the future of good art will depend on originality. “I’ve never done

the same thing twice, and most likely, originality will be a

commodity in the future,” Thararlson said. Joyce Kossack, an artist

from Sherman Oaks who displayed her oil paintings at Saturday’s

event, said it’s important for an artist to make a connection with

those who view their work. “People love to meet the artist because

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they like to know about you and how you work,” Kossack said.


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