Artist and Teacher, Sylvia Mergerdichian, a respected member of the National Watercolor Society, hosted the remarkable Milford Zornes many times as a guest artist and lecturer at her Art Box Studio in Upland CA. Zornes was her friend and mentor for close to 20 years until he died at age 100. Sylvia carries on his work of being true to your art and sharing with the world every Monday in her Open Studio Sessions. She has a loyal following who appreciate her and the fact that she continues to Spread The Word as Milford Zornes requested. More on Zornes at and