There is a beautiful little mountain town called Idyllwild with an active art community only a short drive from Los Angeles. Just head out the 10 freeway towards Palm Springs and turn right at Banning. This weekend, they are having an Art and Wine Walk on Saturday afternoon. What better place to stroll on a fall weekend than among the pines. There are numerous galleries to explore, but I particularly recommend Artisans which offers an ecelctic collection of fine art and beautiful craft. At their location in Oakwood Village, you can also meet Chris and Melody Johnston from the local Middle Ridge Winery and sample thier wines. Gwen Novak will be showng her pastels, Marshall Hawkins and Paul Carmen will be playing jazz and you can visit the newly opened gallery, Kenario.
Artisans is featuring the work of Rachel Welch, beautiful paintings on silk, and a selection of my art jewelry and wire embroidery sculptures. This is the first time I have put together a body of my work in both genres. Stick around and join me for the opening, starting after the Wine Walk at 5 pm.