Thursday, July 8, 2004
ART OPENINGS | EVENTS
Carmel Art Association Annual Summer Celebration & Barbecue. On Tuesday, July 13 from 11am to 2pm, CAA hosts an open house and barbecue prepared by artist members. Features live radio, artist interviews and demonstrations. Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176.
Brent Overby Studios Studio opening. Brent Overby specialize in vibrant “computer paintings” of ocean sunset scenes. A trained master of “trompe l’oeil,” apparently his work can fool observers into believing that they are looking at an actual beach as the sun slips into the water. Brent Overby Studios, 700 Cannery Row, Suite JJ, Monterey. 655-1359 or visit www.brentoverby.com.
Monterey Museum of Art California Paintings from the Baird Collection: A Benefit Auction. The public is invited to join museum supporters for a public auction consisting of approximately 70 paintings, including works by artists Julian Rix, John Marshall Gamble, Arthur Hill Gilbert, Seldon Gile, Mary DeNeale Morgan, Lillie May Nicholson, Maurice Braun, Ralph Holmes, and many others. For those who cannot attend the live auction, bids will be taken throughout the exhibition. Sunday, July 11 from 4pm to 6pm. Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. 372-5477.
Weston Gallery California’s Pacific. An exhibition of photographs by Chip Hooper depicting the Pacific Ocean in sublime black and white. Reception for the artist on Saturday, July 10 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Weston Gallery, Sixth Ave near Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4453. Ends 8/31.
Alvarado Gallery Color and Light of the Central Coast features the local landscapes of Ann Thiermann (acrylics and pastels) and Erin Gafill (oil on canvas), exhibiting “how the diversity of light affects the colors that make the Central Coast radiant in contrasts.” Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3991. Ends 8/8.
The Ansel Adams Gallery The Intimate and the Grand. An exhibition of photographs at the Park Hyatt Carmel, Highlands Inn that features the work of local artist Jeffrey Conley and William Neill. Fireplace Lounge, Park Hyatt Carmel, Highlands Inn. 361-7622. Ends 9/12.
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts Karen Ruhmann and Marsha Irwin: Semblances in Abstraction and Form, an installation of Ruhmann’s abstract paintings and Irwin’s decorative ceramics. Guadalupe at 4th, Carmel. 624-7491. Ends 7/9.
Carmel Foundation Accomplished, award-winning artist Jan Vatr brings various watercolor and acrylic works to the Carmel Foundation. 8th and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-1588. Ends 7/30.
Center for Photographic Art Walking in the Footsteps: Passage on the Underground Railroad Project, photographs by Stephen Marc. Stephen Marc digitally redreams the African-American experience. Sunset Center, San Carlos at 9th, Carmel. 625-5181. Ends 7/30.
Concepts Gallery Carolyn Morris Bach, new jewelry depicting Bach’s “personal version of the connection between man and nature, dreams and reality.” Concepts Gallery, Ocean Ave, Carmel. 624-0661. Ends 8/14.
Hawthorne Gallery Painting, sculpture, design, jewelry, glass art and more by the Hawthorne family and gallery artists. Highway 1, just past Nepenthe. Big Sur. 667-3200.
J. Johnson’s Studio One Paintings by Judith Hurley. Also shown are photos by Jon Johnson, sculpture and mobiles by Craig Huber. 700 Cannery Row, Monterey. 224-4423.
Jack Gallery Gangster Series lithographs by Waldemer Swierzy of the Polish Art Poster Movement. 685 Cannery Row #113, Monterey. 242-2100.
Koffman Gallery The LisaKoff Collection. Art created by African elephant Lisa and artist Dan Koffman, plus Koffman’s Elephants with a Smile. Art by Dan Koffman that celebrates people’s passions, including Martinis, wine, golf and cigars. 210 Alvarado St., Monterey. 655-3457.
The Lewis Gallery Empty Altars, paintings by Spanish artist Gloria Munoz. Dolores and 6th, Carmel. 625-3820.
Masaoka Design Gallery Mark Abildgaard: Kiln Cast Glass Sculpture, compelling solid glass figures appear as luminous apparitions with the diffusion of light through the cast glass. Abildgaard will be teaching a workshop at the Masaoka Glass Design studio entitled Kiln Casting with Mark Abildgaard from 7/30 to 8/1. Masaoka Design Gallery, 13766 Center St., Ste G-2, Carmel Valley. 659-4953. Ends 7/31.
Monterey Museum of Art Youth Arts Collective presents their first museum exhibit. Ends 8/1. Off the Press: Handmade and letterpress books from UCSC Special Collections, unique and hand-made books created and owned by artists. Ends 9/5. Long-term exhibits: California Photography: The Monterey Legacy, photographs from the museum’s collection of major Central Coast photographers; paintings by William Ritschel; Jules Tavernier paintings from the collection of Betty Hoag McGlynn; Just for Fun, toys and dolls from around the world. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477.
Monterey Museum of Art/La Mirada Long-running exhibits: Restless Seas: Works by Armin Hansen; Body of Work: Figurative Paintings, Drawings and Prints, portraits, nudes and figure studies from the museum’s collection, including Man Ray, Rufino Tamayo and Georges Rouault; The Art and Craft of Japanese Packaging; and bronzes by Old West sculptor Charles Russell. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-5477.
Monterey Peninsula Airport Art From the Ground Up: Monterey County Clay Artists. A show focusing on the intimate connection between ceramic artists and their environment, with pottery by local artists for sale in the terminal gift shop. Olmsted Way, Monterey. Ends 10/30.
Morgan’s Coffee and Tea Black-and-white photographs of the Central Coast by Steve Zmak. 498 Washington St., Monterey. 883-4459.
Nancy Dodds Gallery En Couleur, more than 40 plein air paintings of the California coast by seven members of a Marin-based artists’ group. San Carlos at 7th, Carmel. 624-0346. Ends 9/6.
National Steinbeck Center From the Sierra to the Sea: The California Landscapes of Chiura Obata, California landscapes by Japanese-American painter Chiura Obata. 1 Main St, Salinas. 775-4725. Ends 11/7.
The Outer Edge Studio Featuring work by Txutxo Perez, Mitsy Avila Ovalles, Sean Boyles and Mr. Glaubitz. 146 Bonifacio Place, Downtown Monterey. 655-2788. Ends 8/15.
Pacific Grove Art Center According to Sam, watercolors by the late Sam Colburn; Havana, black-and-white photographs from Cuba by Richard Pitnick; Soul Images, pour painting and collage by Sister Anne Marie Blakemore; Feminine Qualities, oil washes on canvas by Vanila Helm. 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208. Ends 7/15.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Bears! Icons of the Wild, photographs of the world’s eight species of bears by Jenny Ross. 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5716. Ends 7/18.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Natural Seduction, Love and Courtship in the Garden, 66 regional artists explore the themes of attraction and desire in a garden setting. 37 Sudden St., Watsonville. 722-3062. Ends 7/11.
Paul Wilson Sculpture Gallery Sculpture in Harmony With Nature, works in wood by Paul Wilson. Robinson Canyon Road at Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 625-3112.
Peninsula Potters Anniversary Sale. A cooperative crafts venture featuring local artists producing handmade stoneware and porcelain pottery in traditional and contemporary styles. 2078 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove. 372-8867. Ends 7/31.
The Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe Two local artists. Paintings by Susan Dorf, contemporary primitive style, acrylics and oils on paper and wood. Abstract landscape paintings by Heidi Hybil, oils on paper and canvas. Highway One, 29 miles south of Carmel in Big Sur. 667-2347.
PK Fine Artifacts Ongoing exhibit of “vibrant, abstract paintings” by German artist Felicitas DeMarce. PK Fine Artifacts. 425 Elder Avenue, Sand City. 583-0800.
Red Mill Studio and Gallery David Rojas’ studio/gallery, specializing in bird decoys, and Southwest, Shaker and Amish scenes. 170-B Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1146.
Richard MacDonald Fine Art The Performer, a one-man show by sculptor Richard MacDonald. San Carlos and 5th, Carmel. 624-8200.
Robert Lewis Gallery On-location oil landscapes by Robert Lewis. 201 1/2 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 333-9046.
Sasoontsi Gallery Odyssey in Art, works by Salinas artist Richard Puckett. 40 Central Ave., Salinas. 751-1777. Ends 8/16.
Savage Stephens Contemporary Art Monotypes by Deborah Carlson, mixed media abstract paintings by David Stephens, bronze figures by Carol Gold. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 626-0800.
Sirens This working studio features the paintings of Lauryn Taylor and Ali Miner. San Carlos between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-1161.
Sofanya’s Art Gallery Paintings by Erlinda Montano-Hiscock. Also, paintings, sculpture, photography and jewelry by local artists, and Essence portraits by Sofanya. Fernwood Resort, Highway 1, Big Sur. email@example.com. 667-2130. Ends 7/15.
Steven Whyte Sculpture Studios Figures in bronze, portrait busts by Steven Whyte in his working studio/gallery. 700 Cannery Row, Suite II, Monterey. 373-5127.
Trajan Gallery Roadside Advertisements, Pop Art-inspired paintings of wall signs and ads by Josep Cisquella. Trajan Gallery, Ocean at San Carlos, Carmel. 625-4388.
Unitarian Universalist Church Artists’ Equity Juried Show, 16 works by local artist members juried by Peggy Olsen. 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel. 626-1379. Ends 7/25.
Valley Art Gallery Valley Produce, fruits and vegetables in a variety of media. A multimedia show by all gallery members. 218 Main St., Salinas. 422-4162. Ends 7/24.
Walter Lee Avery Gallery Carolyn Barry (altered books & clayboard) with grandaughter Chayo Fuentes (watercolor on clayboard); “Abstractly inclined” Elsie Dill (multimedia, oils, watercolors); and newcomer Germaine Hatcher (acrylics, plein air/pen & ink from travel journal). Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside. Reception on 7/9. Ends 7/29. 899-6811.
William A. Karges Specializing in Early California painters, including Edgar Payne, Alfred Mitchell, Granville Redmond, Maurice Braun, William Wendt. Dolores at 6th, Carmel. 833-9185.
Winfield Gallery Eclectic collection of art by locals and international artists. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-3369.