SHANNON CENTER LOBBY GALLERY
The Ruth B.
Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier
College is not just about the performing arts. We are
about all aspects of the arts, as well as building and
connecting community. To that end, one of the missions
of the Shannon Center and the Friends of the Shannon
Center is to support and feature local visual artists in
our lobby gallery. We feature four to six art shows per
year and are excited to watch patrons of our events come
upon works of art as they arrive. The lobby gallery is
open from 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and also one hour prior to public performances.
Featured Artist -
Trinity Rael is a
completely self-taught artist and blessed with the gift
to create. Her interest in art began at a very young
age. It began when her parents gave her a journal to
write in at night. Trinity never wanted to write, she
only drew. To date Trinity has over a dozen filled
journals with sketches and drawings of anything she
imagines. Trinity began to showcase her art at the age
of 8 years old when twenty-five of her pieces were on
display in her local City Hall. Since then, her art has
been on display at the Whittier Library, Downey Theater,
Pizza Studio, The W Art Exhibit, Ruth B. Shannon Center
for the Performing Arts at Whittier College, Orange
County Fair, and twice as the youngest artist to show
her paintings and sculptures at the Hillcrest Festival
of Fine Arts where she has received two Honorable
Mention Awards and a Second Place. In 2017 Trinity was
awarded two first place awards at her High School
District Art Competition making her the first in 33
years to take both awards for sculpture and painting.
When Trinity is not in school, playing tennis and water
polo, or playing her banjo, you can find her at home
painting, drawing, sculpting, or sewing. When Trinity is
in school, she usually just wants to leave and do art.
Trinity is already working on a her portfolio and would
love to attend an Art School in the fall of 2020. You
can follow her on Instagram @trinityraelart.