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Local artist discusses his work and current, exhibit ' GARY MILTIMORE'S ART IS ON EXHIBIT IN US BANK BY JIM WATSON You've seen his artwork grac- ing the walls of the lounge in the Long Beach Catalina Express terminal and even inside some of the Catalina Express boats themseh/es, including the "Miss Catalina, mural in the Jet Cat. You've also no doubt seen his smooth renditions of seaplanes in a variety of paintings, including the iconic "Air Catalina" poster from the early 1970s. Now, throughout the month of July, Islanders and visitors alike will get a chance to view a wider repertoire of the works of artist Gary Miltimore with a month-long exhibition in the lobby of the US Bank on Crescent Avenue. The mini-art show kicked off recently at the US Bank with a wine and cheese reception where attendees had a chance to meet the artist. Miltimore is especially proud of his working relationship with the Bombard family and their cross-channel transportation com- pany; the Catalina Express. 'Tve been doing artwork for them since their inception" he said. "I-met Greg (Bombard) in the early '70s and he said'Hey, we need a logo and a paint scheme.'" Since that time, Miltimore has designed the company's livery and paint schemes from their very first cross-channel boat to the com- _pany's most recent acquisitions. "The whole family takes pride in their equipment," he said. Miltimore has also worked with Jeff Stickler and his com- pany, Catalina Adventure Tours, from designing advertising litera- ture and brochures to the actual artwork painted on the company's equipment. Miltimore's inspiration is largely drawn from his impressive real-life adventures on the sea, on the land and in the air. At the ripe old age of four-years-old, he began Sketching boats and watercraft of all types during the many sum- mers he spent at Catalina in the family home. In those early years, Miltimore enjoyed the Island life and the inspiration it gave him. "I was just drawing to entertain myself while going to the beach every day," he said. A life of yachting and racing naturally followed his childhood, including taking part in regional races while in his teens. By 1972 he had moved to the "big time"-- the highly competitive world of deep-water racing, including the Transpac, the Bermuda Classic, the Clipper Cup in Hawaii and the China Sea Race from Hong Kong to Manila to name a few. While the California native enjoys painting all kinds of trans- portation-related equipment, it's nautical themes that have always represented the lion's share of his creations. He is renowned throughout Southern California for his for-hire paintings of yachts and his art has been commis- sioned by individual yacht owners, yacht builders and even longtime sailing acquaintances and crew members. Miltimore describes his style as "almost an Art Deco". "I want it to look like th e "30s and the '40s," he said. "Fm kind of a photo-real- ist. I find real life things pleasing to the eye, so i don't like to distort them." Which artist had the most influ- ence .on Miltimore? "Salvador Dali was my hem," he said. "He was a real nqt, but I just liked his style." The deepnavy blues of the waters:around Catalina are a" favorite and well-represented color in his work. "Catalina has always been a speci.al place for me and I've always enjoyed painting what I See" he said. A mermaid has a close encohnter with a diver in this Miltmore original NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION/ MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Notice is hereby given that the public agency named below has completed an Initial Study of the following described project at the following location: Public Agency: City of Avalon Project Name: Terminal Building Seawall Repair Project Location - Identify street address and cross streets or attach a map showing project site 306 Crescent Ave, (Cross street - Metropole), Avalon, CA 90704 (preferably a USGS 15' or 7 1/2' topographical map identified by quadrangle name): This Initial Study was completed in accordance with the Lead Agency's Guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act. This Initial Study was undertaken for the purpose of deciding whether the project may have a significant effect on the environment. On the basis of such Initial Study, the Lead Agency's Staffhas concluded that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment, and has therefore prepared a Draft Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration. The Initial Study reflects the independent judgment of the Lead Agency. i r--] The Project site IS on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5. X The Project site IS NOT on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5. [] The proposed project IS considered a project of statewide, regional or areawide significfince. X The proposed project IS NOT considered a project ofstatewide, regional or areawide significance. [] The proposed project WILL affect highways or other facilities under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Transportation. X The proposed project WILL NOT affect highways or other facilitiesunder the jorisdiction of the State Department of Transportation. [] A scoping meeting WILL be held by the lead agency. X A scoping meeting WILL NOT be held by the lead agency. If the project meets the criteria requiring the scoping meeting, or if the agency voluntarily elects to hold such a meeting, the date, time and location of the scoping meeting are as follows: Copies of the Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration are on file and are available for public review at the Lead Agency's office, located at: Lead Agency address: 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA Comments will be received until the following date: August 20, 2012 Any person wishing to comment on this matter must submit such comments, in writing, to the Lead Agency prior to this date. Comments of all Responsible Agencies are also requested. The Lead Agency will consider the project and the Draft Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration at its meeting on: Date: August 22, 2012 [ Time: 7:00 pm If the Lead Agency f'mds that fie project will not have a significant effect on the environment, it may adopt the Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration. This means that the Lead Agency may proceed to consider the project without the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report. ;IIE'ltALiNAISiiEii .......................................................... : Friday, July 20, 205.2 i 1.11.