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07jan(jan 7)10:00 am04feb(feb 4)6:00 pmArt Gallery at Wilder: Illustrations from Elaine Drew’s Historical Graphic Novel “A Knight’s Bad Day”Lamorinda Arts Council presents a virtual only gallery of original Gouache paintings by Elaine Drew(january 7) 10:00 am - (february 4) 6:00 pm

Event Details

Elaine Drew’s love affair with the Middle Ages began when she worked at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. She enjoyed wandering the galleries looking at the luminescent color and gold of Medieval painting. “After I married I lived in England for four years, surrounded by history. Our small village was within walking distance of Winchester, the royal seat of the early English kingdom of Wessex.” Learn more at https://elainedrew.com/

Meet a bevy of colorful characters in Drew’s historical fiction graphic novel, “A Knight’s Bad Day.” Knight Egbert, the main character, wishes to join the court of King Beorhtric. First he must prove himself. You’ll meet a Seer who advises him not to proceed, warriors he must best, a beautiful lady and her ladies-in-waiting, visit a haunted forest and enter an enchanted castle.

Her humorous graphic novel is set in Wessex, England in the year 800, Drew’s favorite time period. To view these images visit http://www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries..

In addition to curating two galleries in Orinda with original artwork every month (Art Gallery at the Orinda Gallery & Art Gallery at Wilder), here is a sample of other programs we offer: Arts Ambassadors (K-8 youth), Lamorinda Idol, High School Visual Arts Competition, Art Embraces Words, Art Embraces Music (2022), Art Embraces Poetry (new in 2023), Artify Orinda, and Lamorinda Super Shorts. If you are interested in exhibiting artwork in one of our galleries please apply online HERE.

The mission of the Council is to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda. If you are interested in visual, performing or literary arts, please join us in keeping the arts alive. We are an engaged group of volunteers and donors who develop and produce events, partner with professional organizations and artists, give financial support and awards, and advocate for a vibrant, local culture of visual, performing, and literary arts. To donate to the Council go HERE.

 

Time

January 7 (Saturday) 10:00 am - February 4 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

02feb(feb 2)8:30 am27(feb 27)5:00 pmNine Artists/Nine Viewpointsat the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery8:30 am - 5:00 pm (27) Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA

Event Details

Come see the work of a diverse group of nine women artists who have shared their artistic explorations, struggles, and successes for the past 23 years with the exhibit, “Nine Artists/Nine Viewpoints,” opening February 2, 2023, at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery!

Their discussions, critiques, and support has enabled them to learn from each other and appreciate the varied styles and mediums in which they work.  Their mediums include acrylic, oil and silk painting, printmaking, mixed media and clay work.

Participating artists are Susan Erickson, Judy Feins, Carla W. Gelbaum, Danguole Rita Kuolas, Jill Landau, Margaret Lucas-Hill, Judy Miller, Pat Prosek and Linda Yoshizawa.

The exhibit “Nine Artists/Nine Viewpoints” is a snapshot of where they are now, as mature, but still growing, artists.

The Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery is located in the San Ramon Community Center at 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. Please contact the Center at 925-973-3200 for weekend hours.  The exhibit will be available for viewing throughout the month of February.

We want to thank the City of San Ramon for giving us this opportunity to display our artwork at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery.

Attached is a card showing artwork by each of the nine participating artists.

Time

2 (Thursday) 8:30 am - 27 (Monday) 5:00 pm

Location

Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery

12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA

04feb(feb 4)10:00 am03mar(mar 3)6:00 pmArt Gallery at the Orinda Library: 16th ANNUAL ARTS AMBASSADORS K-8 STUDENT ART EXHIBITONE Reception for Orinda Students & Families, Th Mar. 2, 4 – 6 pm; 5-6 pm musical performance in Library Auditorium 10:00 am - (march 3) 6:00 pm Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council (Council) invites the public to stop by to view the wildly creative artwork on display during February as part of the 16th Annual K-8 Arts Ambassadors (AA) exhibit in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way. View Moraga student art Feb. 4 to 16 and Orinda student art Feb 16 to Mar 3. Meet Orinda student artists, their families and teachers at a reception and presentation of AA ribbons on Thu. Mar. 2 from 4 – 6 p.m., musical performance 5-6 pm in Library Auditorium.

Council Ex. Director Ani Breslin said, “Art Educator co-chairs Jill Hudson for Moraga schools and Janet Robinson for Orinda schools deserve a big thank you from all of us. They are doing the hard work of organizing delivery and return of student artwork to and from the gallery. They also curate the entire show, which fills the the gallery.”

AA 2023 is a colorful way to provide the public with an overview of the visual arts programs in Moraga and Orinda K-8 schools. The smiles on student faces are heartwarming as they recognize their artwork in the gallery and receive their AA ribbons.

AA began in 2006 and has been through many iterations. In the past, the following organizations have encouraged, expanded and supported AA: Orinda Network for Education, Lafayette Partners in Education and Moraga Education Foundation. But the biggest thank you always goes to our local volunteer art educators, students and their parents who ensure the gallery looks its best.

This exhibit runs Feb. 4 through March 3 during normal Library hours in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library at 26 Orinda Way. Hours are Mon. – Thur., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Sun. The Library is closed all day Mon. Feb. 20. Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit www.ccclib.org/. Email the curators with questions at gallery@lamorindaarts.org.

To learn more about the Council go HERE.. To donate to the Council so that we may continue to include local youth in our art programs go HERE.

The mission of the Council is to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda. If you are interested in visual, performing or literary arts, please join us in keeping the arts alive. We are an engaged group of volunteers and donors who develop and produce events, partner with professional organizations and artists, give financial support and awards, and advocate for a vibrant, local culture of visual, performing, and literary arts.

Time

February 4 (Saturday) 10:00 am - March 3 (Friday) 6:00 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

26feb3:00 pm5:00 pmMocktails & Cocktails w/Friends of the Lamorinda Arts CouncilNo Host Bar3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Cooperage, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549

Event Details

Join those who love art, literature, music and everything in between at The Coop, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, from 3-5 p.m. Time for some conversation about your creative journey with friends of the Lamorinda Arts Council. Look for our our knockoff Picassoesque poster of Dora Maar (Picasso’s muse & model) – that’s us! No host bar. Just show up. Questions? Email literary@lamorindaarts.org.

The mission of the Council is to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda. If you are interested in visual, performing or literary arts, please join us in keeping the arts alive. We are an engaged group of volunteers and donors who develop and produce events, partner with professional organizations and artists, give financial support and awards, and advocate for a vibrant, local culture of visual, performing, and literary arts.

If you are interested in exhibiting artwork in one of our galleries please apply online HERE. The LAC curates two galleries in Orinda with virtual and in-person artwork every month (Art Gallery at the Orinda Library & Art Gallery at Wilder). Below is a sample of other programs we offer or participate in:

LAC Programs

  • Art Embraces Words, Art Embraces Music (new in 2022) and Art Embraces Poetry (new in 2023)
  • Art of Mixology Competition/Fundraiser (yearly in October @ Theatre Square, Orinda)
  • Artify Orinda (utility boxes & Big Belly’s in Orinda displaying artwork by local artists)
  • Arts Ambassadors (unjuried exhibit for Lamorinda K-8 youth; all receive AA ribbon)
  • High School Visual Arts Competition (Homeschools, Public and Private High Schools in Lamorinda including all high schools in the Acalanes Union High School District, yearly in March – juried)
  • Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (double booth for youth art tables, yearly in Sept.)
  • Lafayette Community Day (new in 2022)
  • Lamorinda Idol (Annual youth singing competition open to K-12 students in Contra Costa County)
  • Lamorinda Presents (monthly roundtable hosted by Lafayette Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mocktails & Cocktails (last Sunday each month)
  • Moraga Spring Fest (hosted by Moraga youth)
  • Orinda Action Day

Community Partners and Arts Partners

  • Art in Public Places Committee (LAC liaison representative to APPC in City of Orinda)
  • Art Moves Project (LAC NP incubator program)
  • CA Arts Council
  • CA Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch (co-host of Ekphrasis Collaborative Art Exhibit, May 2023)
  • Compass Realty, Diane Dwyer & Wendy Bond
  • Community Foundation of Lafayette
  • Lamorinda Arts Alliance (Sponsor of Digital Art Category and cash award in H.S. Visual Arts Competition and co-host of Ekphrasis Collaborative Art Exhibit, May 2023)
  • Mindful Littles (LAC in-kind contribution)
  • Orinda Community Foundation
  • Saint Mary’s College Arts (Student Intern program)

 

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

The Cooperage

32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549