Hotel California is pleased to introduce the second resident of its Artist-in-Residence program with Canadian-based figurative painter, Lorena Ziraldo. Ziraldo will be inhabiting Hotel California for one month, from November 12, through December 12, 2012. The artist will be working on a series of paintings that will be on view each weekday evening from 5-7PM in the reception room. During these times, the reception room will be open to the public for viewing and patrons are encouraged to witness the artist’s work take shape and change during her residency. Over the course of her residence at Hotel California, Lorena Ziraldo will be painting from a series of photographs taken on a seaside family vacation last year. Her son, a recurrent focal point in her artwork, will be a strong presence in this series of work; his changing form as he grows older is expressed by the artist as a larger metaphor for the passing of time. Please join us for the closing reception where we will be celebrating the culmination of the artist's time at Hotel California. The residency will be open to the public on Saturday, December 8 2012 from 5PM - 7PM and complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.