New exhibit open to the public beginning May 9 through June 20. The exhibition features painting and ceramics by artist Ed Cristal, the artist who created the whale sculptures that flank the entrance of the museum and the sculptural sundial on the south side of the Maritime Museum.
Ed Cristal's work reflects new discoveries in medium throughout his life. While living abroad in Mexico, Cristal primarily used pencil and watercolor as his medium of choice. An exemplary business owner, Cristal owned galleries Nimbus Fine Arts and Gallery 52 in Pasadena, where his silk screens, ceramics, oil paintings, and sculptures were showcased and sold successfully to the public for many years. CIMM has benefited for many years from Ed's volunteer work as a docent and as a judge of juried exhibits, as well as the sculptures he donated to adorn the facade of the museum.