At The Onion Gallery

Three Scenic Artists, Stasys Pinkus, Paul Kocalis and Denis Olsen will be showing their work at the Onion Gallery on Sunday, May 6th. The Onion Gallery is located at 9550 Haskell Avenue, North Hills, Ca, 91343. (north of Plummer and west of the 405 Fwy). The Reception will be from 12 noon to 4:00 pm. If your out crusin’ on Sunday, please drop on by! The Onion Gallery Show on the Art Directors Guild website:

Stasys Pinkus

Lithuanian, born in Germany and raised in New Zealand, came to the U.S. in 1964 and have lived in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles ever since. Stasys studied art at LACC, recieved a B.A. at Cal State, LA, and finished his art education at Art Center in Pasadena. His work as a Scenic Artist for the past 30 years has included billboards at Universal Studios; sets, backdrops, murals and portraits for most major Hollywood studios, and working on stage at the Academy Awards. He has worked some theatre, as well as Jimmy Kimmel live. Currently in my spare time, he has been painting outdoors in oils as well as venturing into auto airbrush art.

Paul Kocalis

Paul Kocalis has worked as a Scenic Artist painting sets scenery, backings, murals and portraits in most television and motion picture studios in the Los Angeles from 1976-2000 . Some of his portraits include stars from “General Hospital” (David Lewis,Finola Hughes and Edy Lehmann). Also included was a portrait of Stanley Tucci for the HBO movie “Winchell”. After working scenic, he lived in Idaho, painting plein air and portaiture, showing his work at galleries in Sun Valley. For the past seven years he has been custom airbrushing working on automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and boats. Now being back in L.A. he hopes to continue oil painting and custom auto airbrushing.

Denis Olsen

Denis Olsen is a lifetime Hog rider. His first Harley was in 1969, it was a 1950 Panhead, all chrome, with a 1957 straight leg ridged frame and a XA Springer. In 1970, he designed the original bent wind Harley patch and received $25.00 for it. Denis has worked as a Scenic Artist for almost 40 years. Presently, he is the Curator of Gallery 800, at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in the heart of the NOHO Arts District. The Gallery exhibits the work of the 2000 members of The Art Directors Guild, Local 800 I.A.T.S.E.