Are quilt makers artists or crafters?
Any day of the week, except Sunday, students at Hills Academy are painting, dancing, playing or drawing their way to fame, fortune and just plain fun.
It’s not recess, but outside on Rancho Vista Elementary School’s playground, excitement brews as fourth graders eagerly await their turn to hop on stage to sing, dance and rehearse their lines for the upcoming production of “It’s Time to Just Believe.”
A group of about 30 people sipped at wine and milled around the private Palos Verdes Estates home while admiring views of the California coast.
Travel up and down the stairs in the multi-level, remodeled post modern building at 5504 West Crestridge Road and you will see the Palos Verdes Art Center Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is not just a facility housing studios, exhibitions and workshops.
A professional graphic artist for 20 years and editorial cartoonist at the Palos Verdes Peninsula News for 14, Gary Johnson is also the creator of humorous, delightfully light-hearted work that celebrates iconic Dias de Los Muertes art.