Figures & Flowers at Westaven Center for the Arts: Deborah Kalish & Lotus Monahan
The new show at Westhaven Center for the Arts features drawings by Deborah Kallish and Lotus Monahan. The opening reception is Sunday, July 7, from one to four. Deborah Kallish has lived and worked in Trinidad for twenty-five years and is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a major in Art. She has participated in local figure drawing groups since 1963 in New York, Berkeley, Eureka’s Ink People and currently at StuArt in Arcata. Regarding her work, Kallish explains “ Most groups start with a few very short poses, 1 or 2 minutes, so to save paper I drew on classified pages. After a while the print began to suggest interesting interactions with the poses and “Newspaper Nudes” took on a life of their own.” She is also showing flowers, some with words, symbols and ideas concurrent with blooming.
Deborah continued “I am excited to introduce my student Lotus Monahan. Her ceramics and drawings, express a wide range of emotions. Lotus is currently a junior at Arcata High Arts Institute.”
This exhibition is partially underwritten by the Humboldt Arts Council/Faben Artists Fund. Westhaven Center is located at 501 South Westhaven Drive. Regular gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 677-9493, visit on Facebook at Westhaven Center for the Arts, or the website westhavencenter.org.