Karen Laraia McLaughlin and Laurie Hendricks were presented certificates of appreciation at last Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
McLaughlin is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the IREX IARO grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Houston Center for Photography Fellowship.
“She has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally,” explained Khubesrian. “Her images are in permanent collections at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, Western Virginia Museum of Art, and the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.”
In honoring Hendricks, the mayor said she is a California plein-air painter and champion of California.
Hendricks teaches painting classes in her South Pasadena studio and has taught courses and conducted workshops in Croatia, Greece, Provence, Tuscany, Normandy and the Cotswolds.
“Laurie often features California’s varied landscapes in her work,” said the mayor. “Her paintings, including portraits and still lives, are collected nationally and abroad.”
Hendricks is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein-Air Painters, the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.
From 2012 to 2018, Hendricks operated her own gallery in South Pasadena.
City Hall is at 1414 Mission Street in South Pasadena