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David Wiemers’ depiction of Dame Edna. Courtesy photo
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ArtWalk features La Jollan artists

Three La Jolla artists — David Wiemers, Irene Wetsman and Laurel Nation — will be among more than 350 artists lining the streets of Little Italy to display their original works for the Mission Federal ArtWalk on April 28 and 29.

David Wiemers, an Emmy Award-winning writer and composer, possesses more talent than just his flair for creating some of television’s finest comedies through the written word. At ArtWalk, Wiemers will showcase his talent for pop culture oil paintings, which also illustrate a hint of comedy with subjects like Lucille Ball, comedienne Dame Edna and the characters from “Fargo.”

Wetsman, a lifelong artist, will display her masterful talents at the event with myriad creations ranging from pen-and-ink drawings to sterling silver jewelry studded with high-quality semi-precious or precious stones. All of Wetsman’s designs feature handmade precious metal clay or sterling silver art forms emphasizing natural elements or designs related to wildlife, nature and traditional cultures.

Jeweler Laurel Nation’s tent will sparkle with semi-precious stones of all kinds, twisted and skillfully pieced together in embellished accessories. Nation incorporates freshwater pearls, glass, Swarovski crystals and the like to create classic, elegant jewelry.

The Mission Federal ArtWalk will take place on Kettner, India and Columbia streets between Beech and Fir streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 28 and 29. The event is free and includes kids activities, crafts, live entertainment, food and fun for the whole family.

For more information, visit or call (619) 615-1090.

— Mariko Lamb

Arts around town Monarch Gallery will hold an art preview, unveiling and artist reception on May 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. Meet artists Ramon Vilanova and M.D. Rubio as they unveil some of their newest works. Monarch Gallery, 1205 Prospect St., (858) 454-1231.

R.B. Stevenson Gallery hosted an opening reception for “Silver Deposit Paintings,” a exhibit by Jimi Gleason on April 21. Emphasizing seductive surfaces, nontraditional materials and the luminescent use of silver deposit to catalyze intimate reflection on the mechanics of perception, the show will be on view until May 26. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., (858) 459-3917.

Joseph Bellows Gallery opened “From Rocks and Reefs ...” on April 21. The show features cyanotypes of X-rays of seaweed by Nick Veasey, who was inspired by British photographer Anna Atkins’ book, “Photographs of British Algae.” The show will run through June 2. Joseph Bellows Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., (858) 456-5620.

The La Jolla Art Association Gallery will open a collection of new paintings by Letty Nowak with a reception on April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Nowak, known for her large-scale portraits, will be showing pieces from her series, “The Faces of Surfing.” La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, (858) 459-1196.
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