Artist Jack Ragland to demonstrate at Fallbrook Art Association meeting

Artist Jack Ragland is the guest demonstrator at the upcoming Fallbrook Art Association meeting Nov. 18.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Association invites the community to attend its monthly meeting Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9:15 a.m. at the Fallbrook Women’s Club, 238 W. Mission Road, in Fallbrook, as artist and professor Jack Ragland will be speaking and giving a demonstration.

Ragland, a member of the Fallbrook Art Association, has advanced degrees and postgraduate studies in art and art history from the University of California Los Angeles where he taught a graduate fellowship, which prepared him to work as an associate professor at Simpson College in Iowa for 12 years. He had a yearlong sabbatical and studied in Vienna, Austria, ending his year with a successful one-man gallery show. Three of his graphic works were accepted into the permanent collection of Vienna’s prestigious Albertina Museum.

He has traveled extensively all over the world, and his experiences have provided subjects for many of his paintings.

“I paint what excites me whether that be a living creature, a landscape, still life or an abstract image in my mind,” Ragland said. “My hope is that my art will lift and inspire people to a higher level of awareness and consciousness and make their lives richer.”

There is a critique for members’ paintings, one work each, from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a demonstration by Ragland of a local vineyard painting in acrylics.

He will conduct an additional workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in acrylics or oils, which will be open to beginners and advanced painters, members and non-members. The cost for members is $40 ($35 goes to the artist, $5 to the association) while the cost for nonmembers is $50 ($45 to goes to the artist, $5 to the association). Call Carol Reardon at (760) 731-6677 to register for the workshop. Participants will need to register in advance and send in a check to reserve their spot. Reardon will email a list of supplies to bring and the class agenda.

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