Wendy Yoder at Zebra House

By May 30, 2012Community

Tonight, June 1st from 6-9 pm come check out the art of the talented local San Clemente Photo Documentarian, Wendy Yoder at Zebra House Coffee 1001 S. El Camino Real. The artist will be hanging-out discussing her work. Plus, there will be free live entertainment by local multi-talented Dick Hoye who’ll be singing and playing keyboard.

Since opening last August, Zebra House Coffee has been regularly showcasing the work of local artists and with no charge to them. But on one-condition, the artist must donate a portion of their sales from the showing to a charity of their choice. Wendy Yoder’s charity of choice is FAM, Family Assistance Ministries, a charity very near and dear to both Yoder and the McIlwees.

“I’ve chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds of my sales to FAM,” said Yoder.

Art has always held a special place in owners Robin and Jay McIlwee’s lives. Jay is a retired Art teacher from San Clemente High School, Wendy has a background in floral design and their son is also a talented artist.

Wendy Yoder was one of McIlwee’s students back in 1975 and during a recent visit to Zebra House she got an idea, were her photographs “wall-worthy?”  She took a few of her photos to her old art teacher, and decided, if he found them to be so, she would donate all of her sales, above printing cost to FAM. And he did.

“I have chronicled my whole life in San Clemente. These particular pieces I’ve chosen to display at Zebra House are one’s I think that both locals and passers’-by would love to own,” said Yoder. “In both print and canvas.”

If you love San Clemente and we know you do, here is your opportunity to show your support. And the best thing is, ALL of the money will be used by the good people at FAM to help out our neighbors in need.