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Local Artist Shelby Marzoni is Teaching FREE Painting Classes at the IB Senior Center Starting January 23rd

Jan 13, 2017 03:57PM ● By Paul Spear

             Upcoming painting classes at IB Senior Center

Local artist Shelby Marzoni will begin teaching free painting classes at the Imperial Beach Senior Center, 1075 8th Street, on Monday mornings from 9-11, beginning January 23. Materials will be provided. Please call the center at 619-424-7077 to register.

A bit about Shelby Marzoni:

            Shelby Marzoni has been living in the Imperial Beach area for 27 years. She grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and lived for many years in Indiana. She has been studying with Olya Losina for several years. Her painting titled “Spring Creek Elementary, 1960” was included in the 2013 Athenaeum exhibition. She has exhibited for the past two years at On the Edge Gallery in La Mesa, where in 2013 she received a People’s Choice Award and a solo exhibition. She also participated in a group show last year with other artists from Losina Art 

Center. Several of her “rock-and-roll” themed portraits have been on display at Rock and Roll San Diego and Chula Vista Music Academy. Emerald C Gallery in Coronado also shows her work.

Shelby works mostly in acrylics and a combination of acrylic and mixed media. Although travel-based landscapes and surf art are an important part of her repertoire, Shelby is passionate about portraying human subjects in novel ways. Musicians, famous and not-yet famous, are a favorite theme. She is currently expanding her series of grisaille portraits of rock-and-roll stars and a fauvist depiction of the iconic Rat Pack.

Shelby is currently working with Olya Losina at Prima Materia (formerly Losina Art Center) toward certification as an instructor. Her teaching experience includes several “paint-and-wine” events and several years experience teaching art to junior high and high school students in an after school program. 

About the IB Senior Center:

Senior Center

The Senior Center is open to individuals age 50 and over, and we extend a warm welcome to individuals with disabilities.  The center offers a variety of life-enriching classes, activities, hobbies, and a fun social environment.  The center also serves as a great resource center for seniors.  We offer a free legal service, free tax assistance during tax time, and a blood pressure clinic once a month. 

Located at:

1075 8th Street
Imperial Beach, CA  91932

(619) 424-7077

Monday & Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Paul Spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach


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