February 01, 2006
By Joyce Rudolph
Dreams served as the inspiration for several pieces created by artists Martin Mondrus and Paul Lam in a duo show this month at the Creative Arts Center in Burbank.
Paintings of Don Quixote and Cyrano De Bergerac, together and alone, are featured in several works by Mondrus, 80, a former Glendale Community College instructor.
“They are both kind of dreamers, romanticizing women and yet there is something wonderful about them,” Mondrus said. “Cyrano is more virile and Don is an old fool, but he goes into the hills looking for adventure and beauty, trying to bring great things to the woman of his choice, a woman he created in his mind.”