Special guest Dr. Jeanne Michele will be on hand to discuss the messages Mary Magdalene’s powerful reawakening holds for women and the world today at 6:30 p.m. A light buffet will be served to all attendees and is included in the ticket price. Advance ticket purchase is $55, and $65 at the door if space allows.
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Animal artist Alway at Artist Eye Gallery
Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature paintings by Huntington Beach artist Keith Alway from March 1 to 31. Alway donates 5% of the purchase price from his animal paintings and giclees to San Francisco-based WildAid in support of endangered animals. In conjunction with the month-long exhibit, the gallery will host a silent auction and reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7.
Alway began drawing wild animals as a boy. As a ninth-grader in Detroit, he was selected to receive the highest scholastic honor awarded by the American Legion as the city’s most outstanding student for artistic and academic achievement. Alway says he has always had a strong fascination with wild, exotic animals.
“Today, I find myself still captivated, and I truly enjoy painting these magnificent animals,” Alway said. “Sometimes I paint them realistically and life-like, sometimes with bold, unusual colors. I love it when I get the eyes just right, and they appear to be looking right into your soul.”