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Support Local Artists at
The Gallery at Hillcrest

The Gallery at Hillcrest

Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley represent the homes of passionate and talented artists. These creators preserve culture and represent the rich history of many different backgrounds.

The Gallery at Hillcrest is an on-site showcase for residents to learn about the diversity of our area. When seniors think about what’s there to do in L.A. today, they can take a stroll through the art space. It’s one more benefit of a remarkable retirement community.

As a local non-profit, supporting artists and buying local community-made works is a part of our philosophy.

The rotating exhibits highlight cultural diversity and enrich our community with opening receptions, learning opportunities, and ways to spark conversation. Contact us to learn more about contributing to the local arts scene in La Verne, CA.

Visit The Gallery at Hillcrest’s Current Exhibition

Showing in the Gallery July 8 – September 27, 2024


Jerry Owens, Painter

Artist’s Statement: I have been painting most of my life. Creating images has been my way of communicating and re-creating somehow what I believe God has given to all of us. All you have to do is look around to see the abundance of blessings bestowed. Recognizing this abundance in my life has filled me with inner peace, gratitude, love, and fulfillment. I believe this will be the last public showing of my art, as I want to explore other creative ways to communicate the lavish abundance in all our lives. 

Have Brunch with Jerry!

at an

Artist's Reception
Friday, July 19, 10-11:30 AM

The Gallery at Hillcrest, 2705 Mountain View Drive, La Verne, CA 91750

Showing in the Gallery April 8– June 27, 2024

“Life in Bloom”

Myra Epstein, Still Life Artist

Artist’s Statement: I love painting still life because I am fascinated by the way the still life genre draws upon social and cultural history. Instinctively, my color palette changed radically when I began painting in Southern California, graduating rapidly to more vibrant primary colors from the subtle tones I used in England.

You are invited to Afternoon Tea with Myra Epstein

at an

Artist's Reception
Thursday, April 18, 4-5:30 PM

The Gallery at Hillcrest, 2705 Mountain View Drive, La Verne, CA 91750

January – March 2024

“Locals and Legends"

Presented by the dA Center for the Arts

In 2017, Hillcrest’s Cultural Arts Society gave seed money to the dA to start this program in one school with 15 students. To date the program has expanded to 15,000 students, grades K – 12, and Special Ed students K – 8!  Showing in the gallery are the results of this outreach program introducing children of Pomona Unified School District to a variety of techniques and genres through the lens of local artists as well as legendary artists from art history. By learning about professional artists from Pomona, students are able to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Pomona Valley through real role models who have walked in their shoes. It is vital to empower children to imagine their own potential as cultural producers.  That is what makes an arts education truly accessible.

You are Invited to Meet
“Locals and Legends” Creators

at an

Artist's Reception
Thursday, January 25, 4-5:30 pm

The Gallery at Hillcrest, 2705 Mountain View Drive, La Verne 91750

Hillcrest | Flowers in different stages of life

“We Must Never Underestimate the Power of Planting a Seed.”


October 2 – December 30


The Gallery at Hillcrest is Proud to Welcome Six Artists from the
Pomona Valley Art Association:

Elizabeth Preston
Dolores Montijo
Don Markofski

Kathy Gysin
Robin Driscoll
Cory Byers

Artist's Reception, Saturday, October 14, 2 – 4 pm

POMONA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION (PVAA) was established in 1952.   It is a volunteer-supported non-profit organization dedicated to the stimulation of creative interest, education, and the enjoyment of art in all its various forms.  It continues to serve the community promoting and supporting many fine artists and artisans. Their SoHo Gallery is located at 317 W. First St., Claremont. Open daily.

The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Showing in the Gallery


The watercolor selections of artist, Jim Stricks

July 3 – September 22, 2023
Daily 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Artist Statement:

“These paintings and the title, Remembering, were chosen specifically for this Hillcrest exhibit.  My thought being that here we are at the crest of the hill, where we are afforded views and a broader perspective of the treks we have made to arrive here. The images are not specific to my life, but are meant to be more generalized and metaphorical in order to evoke meaningful reverberations in the viewers.  The elephant, known for its memory, was chosen as the symbol for the exhibit.”   -Jim Stricks 

Hillcrest | Gallery image artist Jim Stricks

Meet the Artist Reception & Village Suites Tour

“Remembering the Past & Planning for the Future”

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 am in the Gallery

Small Bites, Meaningful Conversation, & Future Living Options

A Hillcrest Marketing & Gallery Event


April 3 – June 23

“Bloom at Your Own Pace”

Artist, Chris Kirchner
Opening Reception, Monday, April 3, 4 – 5:30 pm

Much of Chris’s art centers around the journey of personal growth, admiration of nature, and the pursuit of finding peace amongst life’s chaos. Many of his pieces feature a main character. The artist invites you to step into this character’s shoes and experience the setting. Creative, colorful and thought-provoking, the imagination has no limits when you let it explore!

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.
It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Coming in January 2023

"Embracing Ghosts"

“… to create dangerously is also to create fearlessly, boldly embracing the public and private terrors that would silence us, then bravely moving forward even when it feels as though we are chasing or being chased by ghosts.” – Edwidge Danticat

Artist, Stacey Jordan
January 9 – March 24, 2023

“I’m driven by social and cultural inequalities. I express myself through a myriad of mixed media, including digital graphics. I pour my heart and soul into each piece by focusing on issues I’m passionate about. My work includes recurring colors that represent symbols of freedom.” – Stacey Jordan, Artist

View Past Exhibits

Explore the works of local artists who were generous enough to display their gifts at The Gallery at Hillcrest.

Tour the Meeting House and Gallery

Difference in Perspectives, Susan Ruiz and Steven Rushingwood

Hillcrest | Senior woman standing next to some artwork

Lives of Service

Hillcrest | Quilt

About The Gallery at Hillcrest

The Gallery at Hillcrest is a vital part of the La Verne community. Not only does it support local artists, but it also promotes cultural diversity. This art gallery is a significant benefit to the senior living community in La Verne. The residents say it is one of the best art museums in Southern California.

We thank the California painters, photographers, and sculptures who contribute to our lifestyle. The Gallery is a beacon of promoting heritage and hope in the Hillcrest retirement community.

Cultural diversity is an important value of our senior living community. It is what makes us unique. Celebrating art is one of the best ways to bridge the gap between different backgrounds. The Gallery at Hillcrest looks forward to promoting these qualities and supporting local artists.

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