Please join us for each “First Friday” and help us celebrate the wonderful Local Artists that we Feature here, at The Lake House. The First Friday of every month this Summer and Fall we will host one or more of our featured artists here in the store, so you can meet them and see their exceptional work along with the opportunity to purchase original works of art at special “First Friday” pricing. Wine, Hors d’oeuvres, Friendship & Fine Art! What a great way to start your weekend!
Ghislaine Gargaro - Oil
Ghislaine Gargaro graduated from Laval University in Quebec City and after a successful career as a nurse and nursing manager in the South Bay, art became her main focus. She studied design and drawing at Santa Monica City College. She has done work with the Plein Air Painters of America and has studied with many Master Artists. Ghislain is an active member of the California Art Club, the Oil painter of America, the Palos Verdes Artist Studio Gallery, the Plein Air Artists of Riverside and the Laguna Plein Air Painters. Her Paintings are hanging in many private & public collections. Her accomplishments include many jury selections as well as numerous first & second prize awards. Ghislaine and her husband Dean enjoy Lake Arrowhead as their second home, as part time residents.
Misty Burruel - Watercolor
Artist Statement "Living in the San Bernardino Mountains allows me to investigate a landscape that is in constant flux. Wish you were here… are a series of watercolors reminiscent of postcards. They reflect my direct experience with the environment through discovery and exploration by way of kayak, boat, and roadside. As a curious observer, I find the myth and beauty of landscapes intriguing. I am interested in the lucid quality of watercolor and how it allows for a sincere experience of light and space. My work presents moments that are honest, immediate, transient and seductive. These moments are both shared and isolated experiences." – Misty Burruel
Misty Burruel received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University with an emphasis in Painting in 2002 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from California State University, San Bernardino in 2000. Misty’s studio expertise includes a range of traditional and contemporary media, and her teaching experience includes a variety of genres including Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation, and Mixed-Media. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art in the Art Department at Chaffey College and has served as a part time faculty member at the University of Redlands, California State University, San Bernardino, California State University, Fullerton, Crafton Hills College, and Riverside Community College. Misty Burruel is a broadly trained studio artist whose sculptures, installations and video works have been exhibited in many Southern California group exhibitions, including UCR California Museum of Photography, Newspace Gallery, Laguna Art Museum, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, Gallery 825, and an international show “From America” at the MoCA Minsk, in Belarus. Misty’s work was represented by Newspace Gallery in Los Angeles where her work was featured in two solo exhibitions in 2004 and 2006. Her work has been reviewed in ArtForum, ArtForum International, Art Papers, and the Los Angeles Times.