If you are an art aficionado and even if you’re not, you won’t want to miss the incredible art exhibits on display at the Mission Viejo Library and Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.
At the Mission Viejo Library, the work of the following three artists is on display through September 13.
Don Wheeler says frog lures have been around for as long as there have been artificial fishing baits, dating as far back as the early 1890s. Made of every material conceivable and in every shape imaginable, the ingenuity and creativity that goes into making an effective frog lure will capture the attention of many a fisherman and collectors as well. Don, a Mission Viejo resident, has been collecting antique fishing equipment with a focus on lures created to represent frogs for more than 20 years.
Deborah Kaplan-Evans has never been content creating work that merely pleases the eye or enhances the décor and she doesn’t want her work simply to mean something. Instead, she demands more from herself and her viewers – longing to “arrest the eye and hold it long enough to engage the viewer in an ongoing emotional and intellectual response.” Deborah’s sculptures, which are sometimes whimsical, other times disturbing, confront people with the complexity and confusion in attitudes toward many aspects of life. Her work is on display in the library through September 13.
Phil Anglesea has been building model ships and airplanes since he was young and has always been fascinated with their history. The riverboat and U.S. Treasury gun boat were ships built in the 1800s that served different purposes. Both ships ultimately met the same fate as many steam-powered ships. They were destroyed by fire and abandoned. Phil’s ships on display were built from kits by Model Shipways and are available for sale.
Over in the Sycamore Gallery at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, the work of painter Hugh Schone is certainly catching attention from the locals. Hugh’s love for art developed as a child when he went on a field trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. It forever changed his life, he said. He spent 23 years in business as a faux finishing and mural artist in the context of painting and decorating contractor before retiring to focus exclusively on his fine art. Hugh’s exhibit will be on display at community center through September 25.