Aida Marini Schneider to be showcased st Redlands Community Hospital Foundation "Evening with the Artists" event

REDLANDS, Calif. – Aïda Marini Schneider, an award-winning artist based in Redlands, finds inspiration from culture and its rapid changes. On Friday, April 25, Schneider will be one of five artists featured during the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation’s annual “Evening with the Artists.”

“The Hospital’s art collection reflects years of work by dedicated volunteers and staff who have added to and cared for it,” says Schneider. “This collection spans decades, media and disciplines. Over the years, I've enjoyed viewing the paintings lining the Hospital's walls. I'm delighted to have been offered the opportunity to be a part of this effort."

As a featured artist in several galleries and national art festivals, Schneider has many years of professional experience and has earned many awards for her work. The themes underlying her work often use letter shapes, particularly Arabic calligraphy. These symbols may subsequently be painted over or become partially or completely hidden. Schneider believes that all art is autobiographical, regardless of subject. Her technique is direct. She prefers to apply paint to the gessoed board with no preliminary sketch.

“I have found inspiration and ideas from many sources,” says Schneider. “Lately I've been paying closer attention to the spectacular skies and cloud formations at sunrise and sunset. Some of my paintings in this show reflect that influence.”

Schneider remembers filling her school books with sketches because there were no art classes available at her school. It was not until after she was married and had children that she received formal art training. Although she earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from University of California, Irvine, Schneider believes her true training was self-directed. She has participated in many advanced workshops to expand her painting skills and learned from artists she admires over the years. Schneider’s artwork has been featured in multiple publications throughout her career.

Schneider joins local artists Angela Koenig, Martha Cowan, Seung Lee, and Ray Fedorchak at the annual “Evening with the Artists” event. Schneider’s artwork will be available for purchase at the Stan and Ellen Weisser Education Pavilion from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Proceeds will benefit the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation’s art fund. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the evening’s elegant event. Tickets are $20.

The Foundation’s art program began in 1978 and today, the hospital exhibits a collection of more than 750 works of original art and historic photographs in the Redlands Community Art collection.

For more information on the “Evening with the Artists” event or to RSVP, please call (909) 335-5500. To see a sample of Schneider’s artwork, please visit www.aidamarinischneider.com.




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Redlands Community Hospital Foundation supports Redlands Community Hospital, which is an independent not-for-profit, stand-alone hospital.

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