Art walk



The sounds of smooth jazz, the smell of wine and subtle chatter filled the typically low-key downtown Santa Ana air Saturday, Feb. 4, during the Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk.

Families, couples, artists and art admirers walked around the Artists Village, hopping from one gallery to another, counting on viewing a diverse collection of modern, surrealist and classical style artwork, from paintings to sculptures.

“I only paint things that make me happy,” Susie Vuong, of the Susie Vuong Gallery said.

Vuong, one of the first artists at the Village, had countless paintings of flowers and women on the walls, stacked on tables and on the floor of her gallery. She has been painting for more than 15 years and is running out of space to display her work.

At the Green Door Gallery, artist Kathie Warren had a mixture of paintings on canvas, hand-painted cards, magnets and sculptures. The whitefaced sculptures with red-painted lips and eerie but inviting smiles, called The Glamour Girls, was a play on Japanese porcelain masks.

The next Art Walk, on Broadway and Second Street, is March 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

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