Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rita Pacheco-Solo Opening and Exhibit at Arrivederci Roma Restaurant through March 18, 2009

This is a "one woman show"! I hope you can make it! This painting of a Historic Heritage Home in Riverside and many other original paintings will be exhibited in Lake Elsinore, at the Arrivederci Roma Restaurant located on Riverside Drive. The address is 31731 Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Their phone number is: 951-245-7490 Here's a review I found on the restaurant:
The Arrivederci Roma will be serving wine at a discount that night! I hope you can make it. Reception will begin at 5pm on March 4th, and the exhibit will run through the 18th.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lake Elsinore, Main Street

"Lake Elsinore, Main Street" 40"h by 29"w original oil on canvas. This is one of my larger oil paintings that was displayed in the Riverside Art Museum's "Members' Show" last summer. I have always been inspired by the beauty of the architecture in our town, especially the Historic Cultural Center shown at the far left. When driving down Main Street, I always enjoy the colorful array of people and businesses, with the backdrop of the cool mountains of the Cleveland National Forest in the distance. I am offering this painting for $700.00, and will be donating 100% of the profit to the Temescal Canyon High School Dance Program. To purchase this painting, contact me through my website : www.ritapacheco.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Telling a Story at Mystic Seaport

Come See My Art "In Person"! I was fortunate enough to have this piece juried into the 40th Annual Multi Media Mini Show, on exhibit at the Redlands Art Association's Gallery and Art Center. The RAA's Multi Media Mini Show is unique in the Southern California area, as all the art is a maximum of 14 1/2" in any direction. The jurist chose the best 120 out of 380 pieces submitted. I know you will enjoy the show-please come! Exhibit runs through March 19, 2009. Redlands Art Association Gallery & Art Center 215 E. State Street, downtown Redlands Phone: 909-792-8435 Hours are: Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm Open to the public. This a small oil painting (7"high, 5" wide) was inspired by a photo I took of my dad in front of the historic "Charles W. Morgan" at the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut in November of last year.  He and I had journeyed to the east coast, to join his other Long Beach friends from the St. Joseph's Church Senior's Club.  He was an encyclopedia of information and would share his facts with anyone who showed an interest.  I feel fortunate to have witnessed him in a setting where he was so comfortable, (he had been building a sail boat for the past probably 15 years), and gave him so much happiness!