Thursday, July 22, 2004
| art openings | events |
Pacific Grove Art Center Three Shows. Boyer Gallery: Tiny Treasures, a Summer Miniatures Show Fundraiser. This year’s benefit includes work from over 80 local artists in acrylics, collage, oil, pastels, photography, sculpture, and watercolor. Raffle: 7pm Friday, 9/1. Raffle tickets are $25. Gill and Dyke Galleries: Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Members’ Exhibit. 23rd anniversary members’ exhibit. Over 70 local artists will display their work. Photo Gallery: Shoreline Footprints. Assemblages by Santa Cruz Artist, Dore Bodenheimer. Reception: 7/23, 7-9pm. 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. 375-2208 or www.pgartcenter.org.Ends 9/1.
Portola Plaza Hotel When I’m Sixty Four: The Artwork of John Lennon. In honor of his 64th year, Yoko Ono and the Portola Plaza Hotel will unveil an exhibit of the artwork by John Lennon featuring original drawings from 1964 through 1980, the year of his death. John’s powerful message of love and life is candidly and tenderly portrayed through over 100 pieces created by him. Benefit for the Monterey County AIDS Project. Hours: 7/23, 5-9pm; 7/24, 11am-7pm; 7/25, 11am-6pm. $2 donation. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 1-888-278-1969.
Tribes Gallery Master weaver Alina Itucama, native to Panama’s Darién Rainforest. Reception: 7/23, 3-7pm. San Carlos and Ocean avenues, Carmel. 625-5100 or www.tribesgallery.com.
Valley Art Gallery Life’s Changes…from Judging to Watercolor Painting. The landscape watercolors of former judge Raymond H. Simmons. Reception: 8/13, 5-7pm. 218 Main St., Salinas. 422-4162. Ends 8/28.
| ongoing exhibits |
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 artists 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 Farrington and Keith Lindberg are featured in the Gallery Showcase. Dolores btwn. Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176 or www.carmelart.org. Ends 8/4.
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.
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 and 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. 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., Pacific 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. 372-3689.
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.
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.
Richard MacDonald Fine Art Original drawings, rare paintings and sculptures by Richard MacDonald. Two galleries: San Carlos between 5th & 6th, Carmel; Pebble Beach at The Lodge. 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.
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.
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.
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. Trajan Gallery, corner of Ocean & San Carlos, Carmel. 625-4388. Ends 7/31.
Unitarian Universalist Church Artists’ Equity Juried Show, 16 works by local artist members juried by Peggy Olsen. 490 Aguajito Rd., Monterey. 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 granddaughter 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.
| art classes |
Art House Studio Gallery Mosaic Shard Art. Nancy Howells provides instruction and all necessary materials. Participants will select from three possible projects and are guaranteed to leave with a finished piece of art and a great experience. Space is limited. Art House Studio Gallery, 226 17th St., Pacific Grove. 12:30-4pm, 7/23. $95 prepaid. 373-8888 or www.arthouseart.com.
Center for Photographic Art Extending the Photograph Using Collage. Holly Roberts, well known for her complex and powerful oil paintings done on photographic bases, leads this hands-on week-long workshop. Provides an intensive introduction to the process and encourages participants to explore different approaches. Center for Photographic Art, Sunset Cultural Center, corner of San Carlos and 9th, Carmel. 8/9-8/13. $700. $798 after 7/26. 625-5199 or www.photography.org.
| call for entries |
Walter Lee Avery Gallery Jazz Art Competition 2004. Show open to all adults of Monterey County. Jazz-themed artwork in the categories of fine arts, sculpture and photography. Deadline: 8/27. 899-6811. Cultural Council for Monterey County Professional Artists in the Schools Program for the 2004-2005 school year. CCMC is accepting applications from visual and performing artists to present workshops, residencies and assemblies in schools throughout Monterey County. Deadline: 8/15. Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. 622-9060 or www.culturalmonterey.org.