James Couper Wright exhibits water color in a one-man show at the gallery.
Note: James Couper Wright earned 48 awards during the 1930s for his still life paintings and landscapes that
were considered “bold and modern”. He was a member of the California Water Color Society from 1931 to 1956.
Jean Charlot, internationally famed muralist, show his lithographs in a solo exhibit at the Whittier Art Gallery.
He has also authored books including 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘺.
Note: Jean Charlot, worked in the true fresco technique during the early 1920s. He befriended Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco.
Mabel Haig steps in as “Guest Speaker” when a case of measles and other problems prevent the exhibiting Laguna artists from attending their exhibit’s open meeting. Mabel tells the history of the Laguna Beach Art Association
with “humorous whimsy and dramatic suspense”.
The Whittier Art Association’s first Bohemian Night featured a “Bohemian” theme with humorous skits and an
old-fashioned vaudeville show by Axel Christensen, a well-known comedian. Proceeds from the show were to
benefit the gallery’s Building Fund.
Milford Zornes and Art Landy exhibit with the Artists Guild of Southern California at the Whittier Art Gallery.
Ralph Hulett exhibits at the gallery. Arthur Miller considers Hulett to be a “a consistently good watercolorist”.
Bohemian Night’s second year featured a hilarious melodrama entitled “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter”, the “clever farce” was written and narrated by Mabel George Haig. The evening’s live music was played on piano and accordion. Mrs. Paul Van Cleave, Paul Gardiner, Dick Squires, and Blanch Hutchison, performed Mabel Haig’s melodrama, “The Lighthouse Keepers Daughter”.
The second annual Bohemian Night was produced by the gallery’s artists. Placed in the setting of “Café Bohemia”,
was the proprietor and other “employees” of the café. Art Association artists became writers, musicians, and actors
in this effort to raise money for the Gallery’s Building Fund.
Milford Zornes one-man show at the Whittier Art Gallery features a collection of his watercolors, temperas, and
oil paintings. Milford Zornes is a nationally recognized watercolor painter, a member of the American Watercolor Society and art director of the Padua Institute at Padua Hills. At his artist’s talk, he spoke of his experiences in
Milford Zornes teaches evening beginning and advance drawing classes at the Whittier Art Gallery.
Construction is underway on an addition that will increase the Whittier Art Gallery’s exhibition space. The $10,500 addition will have a “basement workshop” room. The addition is being built by Raymond Hunnicutt, the contractor who built the original gallery building in 1938-1939.
The Whittier Art Gallery plans opening of its new addition. The event will honor Mrs. Mabel Haig, a charter director of the Association, founders, life members and past presidents of the Art Association.