“Resplendent with lights, lovely flowers and the paintings of noted artists, the Whittier Art Association’s new galleries at the corner of South Painter Avenue and Mooreland Drive, presented a colorful scene last night at the opening reception, which was attended by two hundred members of the organization and […]
“All is in readiness for the opening tonight at 8 o’clock of the galleries of the Whittier Art Association, South Painter Avenue and Moorland Drive. Members of the organization, aided by loyal friends, have labored months towards this achievement.”
Whittier artist Forrest Randall designs fabric for one of Scarlett O’Hara’s costumes worn in the motion picture “Gone With the Wind”.
Mabel George Haig was invited to exhibit at the World’s Fair on Treasure Island.
The Whittier Art Gallery was given warm support from the Whittier Woman’s Club, Jr. Woman’s Club, East Whittier Woman’s Club, the Business and Professional Woman’s Club, the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), and organizations in every school district, covering the entire community. The town’s businessmen also contributed.
Only the exterior of the gallery was completed until more funds were raised to complete the inside. “Friends of the Association” solicited funds. Whittier citizens who supported the cause are listed.
Whittier Lodge, No. 315, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, presents gift to Art Association of a land patent certificate signed by U.S. President, Andrew Jackson.
Ground-Breaking exercise on site held.