Artworks, Through the Eyes of Artists, Posters


Mary Ann Ohmit, Azusa

Project Description

Azusa Avenue, Highway 39, is a scenic boulevard that leads to the San Gabriel Mountains. Ohmit depicts the rows of old palm trees that mark the change from Southern California desert to rugged mountain terrain.

Artist Statement

“Calling itself the Canyon City, Azusa serves as the gateway to the San Gabriel Mountains. Clothed in late afternoon sunshine, majestic old palm trees line Azusa Avenue creating a dramatic entrance, rather like a fanfare announcing the abrupt transition from city to wilderness.”

About the Artist

MARY ANN OHMIT received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Cloud University in Minnesota. She taught art at Azusa High School for many years. Her work is exhibited in several galleries in California and Minnesota.