Thursday, July 15, 2004
art openings | events
Gallery North New oil paintings by Maria Aliotti-Ford and mixed media works by Pamela Takigawa featured. Artists’ reception on 7/17, from 6pm to 8pm. Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel. 620-1987.
Trajan Gallery New paintings by internationally renowned urban realist painter Thomas Pradzynski. An intimate, voyeuristic tour of his own private, hidden Europe. Superbly rendered paintings depict private interiors with half-opened doorways, partially drawn curtains, and exposed archways. Reception on 7/17 from 2pm to 5pm. Trajan Gallery, corner of Ocean & San Carlos, Carmel. 625-4388. Ends 7/31.
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.
The Carmel Art Association Miguel Dominguez, Ron Grauer, Roianne Hart and Peggy Jelmini in the Beardsley Room. Figurative oil paintings by Reed Farmington and Keith Lindberg are featured in the Gallery Showcase. Dolores btwn. Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176 or www.carmelart.org.
Carmel Foundation 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.
Elkhorn Studio Works by Karthina Studios and Mark Concrete. 8048-B Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 632-0252.
Gallery North Local artists’ gallery features work by Maria Aliotti-Ford, Tom Burns, Tom Davies, Bayesteh “BG” Ghaffary, Mary-Liz Houseman, Barbara Kreitman, Holly Moon, Michael Snodgrass, Pamela Takigawa and Ann Walbert. Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel. 620-1987.
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.
JH Sullivan Studio Gallery Colorful figurative paintings, between realism and imagination. 700 Cannery Row, Suite FF, Monterey.
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 celebrate people’s passions. 210 Alvarado St., Monterey. 655-3457.
The Lewis Gallery Empty Altars, paintings by Spanish artist Gloria Munoz. Dolores and 6th, Carmel. 625-3820.
Lisa Coscino Gallery Context: Art With Words is a multi-media group show. Jose Lozano’s exhibit of new work on paper, In Mid Air, also opens in the mid-gallery. 216 Grand Ave., Pacifi Grove. 646-1939 or www.lisacosinogallery.com. Ends 9/4.
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 History and Art Association Tales of Two Adobes: Keepsakes of 200 Years is a multi-dimensional exhibit focusing on Monterey’s oldest pair of adobes and the families who lived there from the early 1800’s. Meet nine generations of the Boronda family in pictures and see how an abandoned adobe was converted into a luxury home during the 1920’s. Rare documents never before on public display. Related works of art assembled from a dozen different sources. Stanton Center/Maritime, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 429-1964, ext. 22. Ends 10/31.
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 books created and owned by artists, ends 9/5. Long-term exhibits: California Photography: The Monterey Legacy, 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 Restless Seas: Works by Armin Hansen; Body of Work: Figurative Paintings, Drawings and Prints, portraits, nudes and figure studies, 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. The intimate connection between ceramic artists and their environment, with pottery by local artists for sale in the 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.
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.
PK Fine Artifacts Ongoing exhibit of “vibrant, abstract paintings” by German artist Felicitas DeMarce. PK Fine Artifacts. 425 Elder Avenue, Sand City. 583-0800.
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.
Sally Griffin Senior Center Featuring the work of Joan Brophy, an architectural photographer who paints “for beauty, the beauty of light, the beauty of color, the beauty of form, and the beauty of an image.” 700 Jewell St, Pacific Grove. 375-4454. Ends 7/31.
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 Land & Sea: Abstract, Mythical & Magical. Featuring the paintings of Fred Carvell, Ali Miner and Lauryn Taylor; the photographs of Mary Hill and pastels of DZ Zweifel. A benefit for the Big Sur Land Trust. San Carlos between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-1161. Ends 7/31.
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.
Terra Outsider Studio/Gallery Unique abstract stone and bronze sculptures. 700 Cannery Row, Suite SS, Monterey.
Tommy’s Wok Ancient Land of the Dragon. B&W photography of mainland China by GeorgeAnn Thurston. Tommy’s Wok, Mission between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 622-7247. Ends 8/26.
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. Ends 7/29. 899-6811.
Weston Gallery California’s Pacific. An exhibition
of photographs by Chip Hooper depicting the Pacific Ocean in
sublime black and white. Weston Gallery, Sixth Ave near
Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4453. Ends 8/31.