Fan artist and popular LASFS member Ray Capella, who passed away in June 2010, will be remembered at an exhibit of his paintings and fan art March 26-27 in Pomona, CA.
“Although Ray had Alzheimer’s, his death was unexpected to us, hence this memorial is long overdue,” his daughter, Cybele Garcia Kohel explained in a message sent to LASFS members. “You should know that we intend to include not only many of his paintings in this exhibit, but also display covers he did for various newsletters.”
A Memorial Exhibit featuring selected work by Ray Capella
Saturday March 26, Noon-5p.m.
Sunday March 27, Noon-5 p.m.
dA Center for the Arts
252-D South Main St., Pomona, CA 91766
A Memorial Presentation will be given by family and friends on Sunday March 27 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]
I believe I met Ray once, quite a number of years ago on a visit to LA. March Schirmeister seemed to have been a friend of Ray’s then, and wrangled an invitation over to his place. We spend a pleasant evening talking and looing at art. That was such a long time ago that I can’t say I’m devastated by Ray’s death. He must have been 80 if he was a day, when he died last year. But I was saddened to think of his agile mind devastated by Alzheimers in his last years.