The Downey Legend

The Stay Gallery Hosts … Poetry Slam!

Andre Lucas, Writer

January 4, 2020

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Downey School’s Thirst Project hosted a Poetry Slam contest at the Stay Gallery not only to fundraise but also to educate the public on the global water crisis, which has left over 663 million people without access to clean drinking water, according to the organization. Throughout...

Strawberry Fields: A Dedication Through Letters And Dramas

The man who created this exhibit, Eduardo Viramontes, has his own way of thinking about his art. “I always believed in myself, so I just kept making stuff no matter what people thought of my art,” Viramontes stated. “I wanted to make it for myself and I always want to just get better at what I do. It's nice to look back and see how far you've gotten and realizing all the things you've accomplished. It keeps me motivated too.”

Jahzelle Ford and Leanna Bobadilla

December 1, 2019

From Nov. 8th to the 27th, the Stay Gallery will have Eduardo Viramontes solo exhibition, Strawberry Fields: A Dedication Through Letters And Dramas on display. Viramontes comes from a Mexican family and grew up here in America, he has put the memories of growing up into the art in this exhibit. The ...

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

The artist behind the Love Letters exhibit, Maricela Avina, worked on her self-portrait and other paintings for 11 months before they could be displayed at the Stay Gallery on December 1st. “The love letter has kinda died where you’re physically writing a letter, now it's like a text or an email, so I think the love letter is very personal,” Avina said, “…and the whole back in the Victorian days were the wax seal was a very special way of sealing that letter; whoever broke it, that's who it was meant for.”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2018

As a part of the Stay Gallery’s artist-outreach program, Maricela Avina opened her exhibit titled “Love Letters” on Dec. 1 on the Gallery’s premises. Drawing from the physicality of a declaration of love via ink, the purpose of Avina’s portrait-style paintings was to capture the spectrum of ...

Anne Frank Remembrance

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

November 28, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Stay Gallery in Downey, the opening of the Anne Frank  pop up exhibition took place from 5 to 8pm. The event was presented by The Anne Frank House, the Consulate General of the Netherlands with the help of students from the surrounding Los Angeles area. The exhibition de...

Stay Gallery Presents “Dogbite”

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 21, 2018

The Stay Gallery, an art mecca located within the heart of Downey, has blossomed from just starting off as the small-scale space it was in 2012 to an outlet where people of all ages can express their creativity through art while being provided with an environment where they can be themselves. Along w...

Stay Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Show with Female Entrepreneurs

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

April 9, 2018

The Stay Gallery, Downey’s own local art gallery, recently hosted a pop-up shop on March 31, which was comprised of products made and sold by local female entrepreneurs. A variety of retailers were present, selling beauty, skin care and fashion merchandise.   Erika Gonzalez, the owner of the boutique Gy...

Let Your Imagination Fly

The city of Downey’s Stay Gallery hosts an exhibit, Reflections, on May 16 to show student’s artwork from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The theme was Let Your Imagination Fly, and the event was a free walk-in.

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

May 31, 2016

The Stay Gallery hosted an event for Downey elementary school students to exhibit their art at the gallery on May 16. Students created their artwork to the theme Let Your Imagination Fly.   Ana Godinez is the curator and youth coordinator of the gallery; she shares what the program was ...

Paint and Cookies

Mothers and children enjoyed each other’s company at the Stay Gallery on Friday February 12 at a Paint and Cookies event hosted by the Stay Gallery. “We just want parents to be able to connect with their kids though art,” Art Director and Curator Ana Godinez said about their goal for this event being achieved.

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 23, 2016

The Stay Gallery appeals to our sense of sight providing beautiful pieces of art but on Friday, Feb. 12, they hosted a Paint and Cookies event which not only appealed to our sense of taste but our hearts as well.   Art is universally appreciated but not always accessible. The Stay Gall...

October Nights at the Stay

Silence of the Lambs was shown on October 21 for Fright Night at the Stay Gallery, hosted by Downey High’s Stay Connected club, where adults and children were charged a small amount at the door, and profits went to the Breast Cancer Foundation. “I think it’s great that there’s support for this foundation,” Cruz Corrales, Fright Night attendee, said. “It’s cool that the people who managed the movie are teenagers and can get their friends or anyone else to donate too.”

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

November 6, 2015

The lights dimmed at the Stay Gallery on Oct. 21, as Silence of the Lambs was projected onto the wall as a fundraiser, for the Breast Cancer Foundation, held by the Stay Connected club at Downey High School. Stay Connected is a club that looks at community issues that affect high school students i...

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