Free pubic art reception hosted by nature photographer John Valois
1:00 PM - Sunday, August 14, 2016
3 Hours

Nature photographic artist John Valois will host a public reception today from 1-4 p.m. in the Visitor Center Gallery.  John's photographic exhibition "Life's Bounty" will be on display through noon on September 9.  For more information about the MTRP Foundation's art program, contact Vicky DeLong at

About the Artist:   John Valois arrived into the art world in a roundabout way. During his forty year career in the academic world, including thirty-one years as a psychology professor at the University of San Diego, he always felt “something” was missing in his life. During the 60’s and 70’s he began painting using oils and acrylics and whole new vistas opened to him. Life’s demands interrupted those early explorations and it was not until he retired that he returned to the art world now using digital media. The digital camera, Photoshop and Painter have become the artistic tools which help him not only reflect the reality of the moment but also realities as one would re-imagine them.

The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission is free. The MTRP Foundation was formed in 1988 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation.  For more information about the MTRP Art Program, please contact Vicky DeLong, Art Coordinator, at 619-286-1361 or Maggie Holloway, MTRP Foundation, at 619-668-3280.