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Art Show, Gallery, Painting, Ceramics/Pottery, Jewelry/Gems, Mixed Media
"Attachments Between Us" Reception
“Attachments Between Us” - Show January 30 – March 8, 2020 February's show overlaps the love themed Cambria Film Festival and St. Valentine's Day. Artists are open to interpret this theme in any way they'd like. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1st, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Beyond this heart felt theme we also will have jewelry and other small works which can be found in our cabinets. Our Gallery weekly hours are Thursday & Friday 1-4 PM, and Saturday & Sunday 11-4 PM. We are located in the Old Grammar School of Cambria, mid- way between East and West Village, at 1350 Main Street. Take-in day: Tuesday, January 28th, 10:00am – noon.
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Art Show, Art Talk
"Craig Griswold: 2020" at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
On display at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from January 3–February 23, 2020: Craig Griswold: 2020, the first museum solo exhibition for the Morro Bay–based artist. Craig Griswold’s art is full of mystery and narrative. From references to his past experiences and family to religious symbolism, each artwork has its own deep story and personal meaning to the artist. On display in SLOMA’s Gray Wing, this solo-exhibition features copperplate etching, drypoint, watercolor, and Griswold’s main focus, oil paintings. As an artist with a B.A. in history, Griswold’s art is brimming with references to the ancient world and its artifacts. An example of such an artwork is his hand-printed book that tells the story of the animals discovered along an expedition, with illustrations similar in style to the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. Although made for Griswold’s twin grandsons, the book intrigues viewers of any age. While studying at UC Berkeley, Griswold was also heavily influenced by his course work in Egyptology. He eventually lived in Cairo, where he traveled up the Nile into Sudan, and for a time, studied hieroglyphic at the École du Louvre in Paris, France, which influenced his pen and ink style and more importantly, gave him daily access to view the works of antiquity in the museum’s collection. This combination of relatable stories juxtaposed with the references to antiquity creates an aura of mystery. These artworks glimpse into an artist’s life that is rich in familial connections, worldly experiences, and a vivid imagination. The artist will be giving a talk on January 2 at 12 PM for Art at High Noon. SLOMA will also be hosting an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, January 3 from 6 to 9 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.
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Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles, Mixed Media
"Metamorphosis" by the Central Coast Craftmakers
On display in SLOMA’s McMeen Gallery, "Metamorphosis" explores the concept of change, growth, and rebirth. Artworks in a variety of media are featured, including fused glass, textiles, ceramics, and woodturning. From geological events, to the change of seasons, artists explore rejuvenation in many forms. The Museum will host an opening reception with the artists on Friday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. On view through March 29.
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Art Talk
"The Healing Power of Art" With Anne Gill Kellogg
Art therapy utilizes art media, images and the creative art process as reflections of an individual’s development, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts. Art therapy practice, utilizing developmental and psychological theories, reconciles emotional conflicts; fosters self-awareness and problem solving; aids in reducing anxiety and fostering reality orientation; and increases self-esteem. It is practiced alongside other health programs and treatments. Kellogg’s demo will include an introduction to the subject of “The Healing Power of Art” using visual aids; examples of Anne’s own work; and drawings and reference materials supporting the healing power of art. Join us for an interesting afternoon exploring this unique therapy.
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Art Show, Painting, Gallery
"Through the Trees" — originals by Ken Christensen
Ken Christensen is exhibiting an one man show at Frame Works Studio and Art Gallery featuring original oils and watercolors. "Through the Trees" runs February 7th through April 28th 2020. Meet and greet artist reception March 6th 6-9pm at 339 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo 805-542-9000 www.sloart.com Gallery hours are M-F 10:00-6pm, Sat 10:00-4pm. Ken Christensen is a classic, on-site landscape painter with influences filtered down from the French Impressionists and Fauves. He paints with the vision, color, and verve of such painters as Van Gogh, Vlaminck, Marquet and Derain and with the American perspective of Hopper and Benton. Ken Christensen paints with an intensity and bravura that reveals the glory and beauty of even the most mundane scenes. Rather than the standard post card views, Mr. Christensen seeks out the particular that his personal vision can raise to the universal.
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Art Show
'Artists Favorites' for Sale!
After dozens of art shows, digital artists Dean Crawford Jr. and Deb Hofstetter have gathered some of their favorite images for their upcoming photography show; on display at Studios on the Park December 2, 2019 through January 31, 2020. These pieces will be priced to sell for the Holidays and into the New Year! Check us out in Studio 4 at the Studios on the Park in Paso Robles.
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Acoustic
(Sandy) Alex G
Alexander Giannascoli, better known by his stage name Alex G, is a multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia who started his career as a bedroom singer/songwriter, building up an audience through a series of DIY releases on Bandcamp.
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Art Talk, Folk Art/Crafts, Painting, Mixed Media, Gallery, Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, Drawings/Works on Paper
2 Museums Art Excursion
Discover the art and history that Solvang is renowned for. Join us on a field trip to Solvang where we will visit the Wildling Museum and the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art along with some free time to explore this beautiful village. Bus leaves at 9:30 am from Art Center Morro Bay. CONTACT: (805)772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org . REGISTER: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ ?or call Gail Martin 805-234-8766
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Fair/Festival
25th Annual Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale
Features exhibits from the show vendors and local orchid societies. The American Orchid Society will judge plants being exhibited. Vendors will offer a large variety of orchids, companion plants that grow with orchids, orchid books and orchid supplies for sale. Orchid culture, re-potting demonstrations and plant doctors will provide valuable information to orchid enthusiasts. A weekend opportunity drawing will benefit Welcome Home Military Heroes and Honor Flight. Have a coffee break or enjoy lunch at the show. Don’t miss the fun in the kids’ activity area. Show information: www.fcos.org or call 805-478-6246.
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Talks/Lectures
2nd Thursday Adult Book Discussion Group
Bring your favorite couple of books from the year to share.
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