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Millard Sheets Studio
The Art of Home Savings and Loan
May 5 - June 17, 2012

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Millard Sheets Studio: The Art of Home Savings & Loan

Exibition and Panel Discussion
May 5th through June 17th, 2012

Curated by Concepcion Rodriguez and Wendy Sherman

Opening Reception: May 5th, 2012 from 7-10 p.m.

Millard Sheets: The Art of Home Savings & Loan creates a renewed awareness of the Home Savings & Loan mosaic murals located throughout Southern California, originally designed by the Millard Sheets Studio. Included in the exhibition are images of the mosaics, original works of art, sketches, supporting documentation and images of the restoration process of the Rolling Hills Estates mural. The exhibition focuses on five of the mosaic murals located in the communities of Temple City, Rolling Hills Estates, Anaheim, Pomona and Santa Ana.

Panel discussion:
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 2pm

Panel will primarily address the Millard Sheets Studio, which included Millard Sheets, Sue Hertel, Denis O'Connor, and others who contributed to the Home Savings & Loan project.

Confirmed participants include:
Dr. Adam Arenson - Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas, El Paso. Is currently completing research for a book on the art and architecture of Home Savings & Loan.
Alan Hess - Architecture critic and historian, with a particular emphasis on mid century modernism.
Mike McGee - Gallery Director of the Begovich Gallery, Professor and Program Director of Exhibition Design and Museum Studies at California State University, Fullerton.

Guest Speakers:
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Tony Sheets: son of the artist Millard Sheets
Jim Cogan: Professional storyteller and friend of the Sheets family

Both Sheets and Cogan will be greeting guests at 7:00 pm in the exhibition space. They will then move into the theater at 7:30 for an informal talk about the Home Savings mosaics, Millard Sheets, and more!

For further information on the Millard Sheets Studio, visit Dr. Adam Arenson's website:

Press Contact: Concepcion Rodriguez: rodmeza@flash.net 626.221.5548

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