Contemporary Plein Air paintings and pastels by Palisades artist Dana Torrey will be exhibited at Sotheby's, 9665 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, on October 22-25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will benefit the Children's Institute International art program. The show opens with a special reception on October 21, hosted by Mayor Richard Riordan.
The exhibition's 15 pieces offer unique portraits of Los Angeles in various media including chalk pastels, acrylics and Iris prints, which are digital color prints of paintings transferred to cold press rag paper. Several images feature the site of the old "Baywatch" television show in Pacific Palisades, as reinvented by Torrey.
Born in Northampton, MA, Torrey holds a degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and works extensively in the film industry as art director, scenic artist, model maker and 3D computer artist.
The Children's Institute International is a private, nonprofit organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Over the past 90 years, it has evolved from a shelter for single mothers to an internationally recognized model of comprehensive care and assistance for at risk-children and their families. The group offers diverse programs which are run teams of trained professionals in a variety of disciplines.