Art (retired)

Making the most of increased family time

It’s been a week since schools in the Santa Clarita Valley closed, meaning kids, as well as parents, have been stuck primarily indoors due to the coronavirus and dreary weather.

Jacket inspires unique artwork, documentary

As Valencia artist Suzanne DeCuir sat with her husband in a stuffy, little hotel room in the Hunan province of China, they began removing layer upon layer of clothing from their newly adopted, 14-month-old daughter Anna.

Ballerina ready for next ‘stepping stone’

Though most children prefer playful, kid’s music, as a child, Gianna Juliet loved classical music.  “That’s what I always wanted to dance to,” she said. “I would try to go

How to create an eye-catching gallery wall

Gallery walls, also called moment walls, are one of today’s hottest home decor trends. Gallery walls enable homeowners to create visually appealing groupings of photos, frames, wall art and much

The art of buying art for your home

Designing a home’s interior can be fun. Whether furnishing a first apartment or a newly purchased family home, many people feel that the art they put on the walls of

Castaic musician earns encore at Juilliard

Kenneth Joshua “K.J.” McDonald is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School — not once, but twice. At 6 years old, the Castaic resident began playing

Jim McGuire makes masterpieces in wood

Jim McGuire makes unique and beautiful fretwork using the most surprising of tools, a scroll saw. Each of his works is crafted by hand. “I hear people say, ‘Oh they

Let’s get crafty, Santa Clarita!

If you’re artsy and crafty, Santa Clarita is the perfect place for you. Not only are there various classes and events, but also plenty of different crafts to create, including

Art can manifest itself in many forms

We all know art comes in many forms and from many inspirations. Last year there was something about springtime that made me want to do something I’d never tried before

Mixing food and art with purpose

Art isn’t just prominent in the name — it’s in the food, across the walls and in their story. Coming to the Santa Clarita Valley by way of Simi Valley,

‘Creative life’ on display at Westfield

It’s a project unlike any other they’ve ever done before. Consisting of 20 separate panels, seventh- and eighth-graders at Rio Norte Junior High have been asked to create a 6-foot-by-20-foot

‘Finding Wonder’ in Santa Clarita

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be as small as a bug and live among a field of flowers? Well, wonder no more. “Finding Wonder,” an