Idyllwild’s popular Artspresso Gallery showcased a striking selection of oil paintings by local artist John Cook on Saturday, Sept. 10. Attending the evening reception, from left, are Pine Cove resident Harris Demetre, accompanied by Gloria Stypinski from Beverly Hills, Cook and three visitors from Los Angeles: Katja Engstrom,Vivian Woolfson and Fabiana Passos. Photo by Cid Castillo