Swansea Shack, Swansea, CA. Original watercolor painting by Woody Hansen
Title: SWANSEA SHACK – Original watercolor by Woody Hansen, 15″ x 22″
To learn more about this painting, including purchase information, click on image.


The registration for the 20th Manzanar Workshop founded by Henry Fukuhara (1913 to 2010), will be held from Thursday May 18th to Monday May 22nd, 2017. This year’s title: “Henry and Friends: A Legacy of Giving Back”.

This workshop will feature five days in the Owens Valley. There will be an emphasis on giving back to teachers and to the art community, our cadre of friends-of-Henry volunteer- artists will provide a total of eight demos and three critiques.

The list of artist instructors for 2017 includes: Dave Deyell, Dan Dickman, Phyl Doyon, Woody Hansen, Ron Libbrecht, Rea Nagel, David Peterson, Albert Setton. All have painted with Henry. Shelly Pearson will be the On-site Greeter, Facilitator and Energy Center. Weather permitting, workshop participants will gather at Alabama Hills, Diaz Lake, Keeler, Manzanar, and Owens Lake.

There will also be an opportunity to view a number of Henry Fukuhara’s unique, original artworks. Rack Fukuhara will be bringing some of his Dad’s art pieces and we will schedule some viewing opportunities. Some of the works will be available for purchase. For a preview of Henry’s work see Ron Libbrecht’s website at www.apcfinearts.com. The web exhibition is temporarily “under construction” and continues to feature the 2016 Workshop Online Show. Some of Henry’s work can also be seen at Bill Anderson’s Gallery at www.billadnersonartgallery.com. You can also visit the Henry Fukuhara Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/henry.fukuhara.3

The 2017 Workshop Fee will remain at $150. Workshop organizers are working on a no-host evening get-together on Friday night and possibly an online post-workshop exhibition. They are not included in this fee.

To register for the workshop send checks to Michele Pearson 1244 12th Street, Unit 5, Santa Monica 90401.

Then make your accommodation reservations. The Best Western in Lone Pine has set aside a block of 40 rooms at a group rate for the “Fukuhara Group”.

Perhaps there will be some wild flowers this year? And snow caps in the Sierra? Camaraderie will be in full force.

As Shelley says: “Everybody brings their best self. And everybody goes away enriched”.



Want to learn watercolor, or brush upon your skills? Check out my upcoming watercolor classes and workshops.

You’re invited to visit my WEB SITE, www.woodyhansen.com


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