Chouinard, A Living Legacy
Oceanside Museum of Art – Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College – Boehm Gallery, Palomar College. July 7-August 26, 2001.
64 pages, 155 illustrations, softcover - $40
Chouinard Revisited. It’s a good time to celebrate Chouinard, while its influence is still vibrant in out collective life as an art community in Southern California.
This exhibition honors the singular vision and dedication of the determined woman whose name the art school bore. Nelbert Chouinard started out with nothing but her love for young artists and their creative spirit, and her generous need to offer them encouragement and training. Her gift reverberates not only through those whom they in turn have taught or influenced. I’d venture to say there’s barely an artist working in Southern California today who has not been touched in some way by the vision of this richly achieving woman.