Looking at Los Angeles Through a Watercolor Canvas at the Bowers

Watercolor artist Gayle Garner Roski traveled the world with her husband Edward. Roski went to the top of the 19,341-foot-tall Mount Kilimanjaro, dove 13,000 feet in a submarine to paint the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, and visited several islands in the Indian Ocean.

But through all her adventures, she always found herself back home relishing in the events, places and people who make up the City of Angels.

"That's the kind of adventurous spirit she had. She was very warm, very generous," said Jean Stern, curator of the exhibition and longtime friend of Roski's. "She was a beautiful woman. She just enjoyed life and related it through her paintings so that other people can enjoy life."

Panoringan: Avoid Long Waits, Restaurants Near Disneyland to the Rescue

While the state of California is re-opened, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has caused a recent rise in infections and hospitalizations everywhere. Los Angeles has re-imposed a mask mandate for indoor businesses; Orange County has not yet followed suit but guidelines continue to evolve. Arts Orange County is proud to celebrate the return of gathering to enjoy the arts, but we strongly advise reviewing the individual rules for arts venues you plan to visit. We will continue to recommend a variety of both in-person and virtual ways to bring the arts into your life. 


Murder Runs in the Family

The beloved and long-running Westminster Community Playhouse invites everyone who enjoys a good mystery to return to live performances with this comedy-filled whodunnit  DETAILS »


Matthew Rolston, Art People: The Pageant Portraits

A striking photographic exhibit, now on display at the Laguna Art Museum, puts you up close and personal with some of the participants in the annual Pageant of the Masters  DETAILS »


Stage FAQs with Chance Theater

A new online show from the artists at Anaheim's Chance Theater keeps the laughs coming with interviews, TikTok trends, and more  DETAILS »


Kidstock Family Friendly Music & Arts Festival

Kids can experience music, learn about music, and make music of their own in this entertaining, interactive celebration happening at the Pretend City Children's Museum  DETAILS »


Monarch Butterfly Day

A one-day festival at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley will give butterfly lovers of all ages the chance to learn about and get up close to the beautiful monarchs  DETAILS »

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