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Arts & Entertainment - February 2, 2011

Six new artists at Portola Gallery

A reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Portola Art Gallery in the Allied Arts Guild for six new artists: Carolyn Jones, Mark Monsarrat, Jerome Peters, Jared Sines, Nancy Stevenson and Decker Walker.

The artists' work will be featured in a group show during February.

About the artists

Carolyn Jones of Menlo Park is best known for California landscapes focusing on local scenes, including the Baylands, the Pacific Coast and coastal mountains.

Mark Monsarrat of San Francisco is a plein air artist creating traditional oil landscapes. Jerome Peters of Palo Alto likes to paint old trucks, landscapes, portraits, and still art in acrylics on stretched canvas.

Jared Sines' long career began at age 20, showing his work at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco. His oil paintings are featured in California galleries and retail stores.

Nancy Stevenson, a former clinical psychologist, is a sculptor whose bronze figures feature both adults and children. Decker Walker of Palo Alto paints figures, landscapes and still life in oil.

Portola Art Gallery is located at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, in Menlo Park.

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