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10jul(jul 10)12:00 am09sep(sep 9)11:45 pmArt Gallery at Wilder – Reclaimed Wood Transformed with Patina and ImaginationGrant Glossop Woodturnings(july 10) 12:00 am - (september 9) 11:45 pm Wilder Art Gallery Virtual Gallery, Lamorinda Arts Council Website

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents Grant Glossop’s woodturnings, which arise from found wood and metal on their journey to his studio. View his work at the Counci’s onine galery from July 10 through Sep. 9. At his July 10 opening reception where light refreshments were served, he demonstrated a variety of woodworking treatments including patination options at different stages of design completion. See https://lamorindaarts.org/current-exhibits-wilder/ for details.

Glossop hails from Yorkshire in the U.K. and now lives in Novato. He originally trained as a jeweler in the U.K. where he developed his love of working with metals. After finishing art school he became interested in creating larger pieces. This led him to incorporate wood into his designs.

For many years Glossop designed and created work for himself but during the pandemic that changed. Glossop launched a website to expand his reach. “Creating during quarantine helped me find some kind of balance during a challenging time,” he said.

His goal is to make something that someone else sees as beautiful. His 12” x 4” x 4” “Loxley Floating Box” made of treated wood and paint seems to hover above its resting place, catching the eye and imagination. Learn more about Glossop’s work at www.grantglossop.com.

The Wilder Art and Garden Center is located at 20 Orinda Fields Way, Orinda. The exhibit runs July 10 through Aug. 6 and is in-person on the reception date but virtual the rest of the month because the building is not open due to COVID-19 restrictions. Viewings by appointment with Curator Aniston Breslin can be arranged by request at anistonbreslin@berkeley.edu. Questions? Call the Lamorinda Arts Council at 925.359.9940.

Time

July 10 (Sunday) 12:00 am - September 9 (Friday) 11:45 pm

Location

Wilder Art Gallery Virtual Gallery

Lamorinda Arts Council Website

10sep3:00 pm5:00 pmArt Gallery at the Orinda Library – "What's Next?" Art From the Edge of DiscoveryMeet the Artists While Enjoying Light Refreshments at Their Reception Sat. Sept. 10, 3 - 5:00 p.m.3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents artwork from “The Seven” a group of local artists who came together to display their eclectic show in the Art Gallery in the Orinda Library. ).” Light refreshments will be served outdoors on the patio on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. where local singer-song-writer Bryan Kemler will play acoustic guitar interpretations of his favorite artists. “My music is plain folk, heat-forged and rust covered,” said Kemler. Listen to a selection of his music at Soundcloud Bryan Kemler

Their theme, “What’s Next …” describes their commitment to discover what is hidden within their life experience to share with the world via art. Several have come to this “edge” of discovery preceded by decades of work. Now that they have the time, they are excited to reawaken their creativity. Indeed, their output is prolific – 100 artworks from different genres fill the gallery during September. It can also be seen and purchased from the gallery or online at www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries/.

Meet “The Seven,” Cindy Baker, Kath Balamuth, Jules Campbell, Susan Erickson, Christina Finnie, Pam Jameson and Jim Jordan at the reception in their honor. Their moniker, “The Seven,” was inspired by the Algonquin School, a group of Canadian painters dubbed “The Group of Seven (1920 – 1933).”

Baker, of Martinez, loves the hard edges of printmaking, especially the experience of making multiple identical prints. This experience introduced her to the beauty of paper in its many iterations such as art books. Her current art book series, “Thoughtful Thoughts,” is inspired by home and life experiences. These books incorporate the discipline of origami folds and printmaking techniques to extend the concept of what a book can be. Her “Samurai Cornered” 5” x 5” book is a good example of this idea.

Balamuth, curator of the show, likes to create a story with a series of paintings. This way she can delve into the subject matter rather than just scratching the surface. At present she is working on small images inspired by nature. She uses Photoshop to combine photos to make the image she is trying to create; this becomes her model. Her media is acrylic and sometimes collage from her studio in Orinda.  Visit Balamuth’s website at http://www.kathbalamuth.com.

Campbell, who lives in Lafayette, creates map-like compositions using layers of paper, string, rope and other materials. Her favorite tool is the sander. She piles on layers of color and collage on panels,  sands them back, adds more layers, and then sands again until the art pops out. “Alameda Causeway 3,” a 36” x 36” mixed media on panel gives us an artist’s impression from above of that geographical location in the East Bay. The busy urban land mass made of recycled materials in colors and shapes snakes around the waters of the Bay, alive and moving. Visit http://www.julescampbellart.com to peruse her work.

Erickson uses different paints, papers and mediums for her mixed media pieces. Sometimes a word, number or symbol in various sizes and colors add mystery, meaning and maybe a special memory or feeling to her piece. Her collages pull together realistic images with abstract mark- making and exuberant splashes of color. All her pieces have a message. “Careful Wet Paint” needs no explanation, the elements joyfully lead the eye around the 30” x 30” piece. See what she’s up to at http://www.susanericksonartist.com.

Finnie’s new works have taken off with a wild abstract playfulness that bespeaks her resilient personality. Daily nature walks in Vallejo where she lives bring vital energy to her acrylic paintings; color and form are her current study areas. Educated in painting, printmaking and the History of Art at UCB, Christina references art history in her paintings without exactitude.  Her current work references artists David Hockney, Peter Doig, and Joan Mitchell.

Jameson is showing a series of landscapes depicting environments in Northern California. In these urban views and landscapes she finds some quiet beauty that comes alive under her brushwork. Baker, Balamuth, Campbell and Jameson met at Diablo Valley College where they belonged to CC14, a student critique group which exhibited locally. Since 2015 they have worked together creating unique collaborative works displayed at Orinda Books. Look for “Reading is Magic,” a 24” x 24” mixed media on panel, an example a collaborative work by these four artists.

Jordan, who resides in Pleasant Hill, uses the human figure as his primary, but not exclusive, focus for his art. His media includes acrylics on canvas and pastels on paper. The 28” x 22” pastel drawing, “Thinking of You,” depicts the thoughtful pose of a youthful model. “Fantastical Warrior,” a 60” x 48” acrylic on canvas, is Kachina-like in its hovering menace. Jordan said, “Most of all I feel joy when I am in the zone applying color.” He is inspired by Victor Frankel’s assertion that, “You don’t create your mission in life – you detect it.” View more of his work at http://www.jimjordan-art.com..

The mission of the 3is 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.

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

To learn more about the Council go to www.lamorindaarts.org. This exhibit runs Sept. 1 through 30 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 and Gallery are closed all day Mon. Sept. 5  Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit www.ccclib.org/. Email the Curators with questions at gallery@lamorindaarts.org or call the Lamorinda Arts Council at 925.359.9940.

Time

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

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

14sep(sep 14)10:00 am11dec(dec 11)4:00 pmInterdisciplinary VoiceExhibition 10:00 am - (december 11) 4:00 pm

Event Details

Interdisciplinary Voice

Interdisciplinary Voice comprises faculty, scholars, and staff across campus responding to objects in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art permanent collection. Offering a space for dialogue, these voices interpret the selected works to facilitate conversation, provoke ideas, and consider academic and interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to art. On view Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 11, 2022. This exhibition is free and open to all. The museum will be closed the week of Thanksgiving. For more information, visit wwww.stmarys-ca.edu/museum.

Image credit: Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) Out of this World, n.d., Mixed media, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art Permanent Collection [2021.6.25]

 

Time

September 14 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - December 11 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

15sep4:00 pm8:00 pmSaint Mary's College Museum of Art Exhibition Opening ReceptionCelebrate Art 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saint Mary's College Museum of Art and Brother Cornelius Art Center Room 105, 1928 Saint Mary\\\'s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

Event Details

Join Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art for the opening celebration of Fall 2022 exhibitions!

  • Engage with new exhibitions
  • Experience choreographed dance
  • Enjoy live music by student cellists
  • Mingle with art lovers and friends

This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.

Featured Exhibitions:

Fake It Till You Make It: A Quest for Authenticity

Calling for transparency, this exhibition explores how authenticity is defined and determined in institutions, museums, and among art experts and artists. From forgeries to Tourist art, Pop Art to NFTs, these selected works from the college collection question value and originality in art history through ways of seeing.

Interdisciplinary Voice

Interdisciplinary Voice comprises faculty, scholars, and staff across campus responding to objects in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art permanent collection. Offering a space for dialogue, these voices interpret the selected works to facilitate conversation, provoke ideas, and consider academic and interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to art.

Time

(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art and Brother Cornelius Art Center Room 105

1928 Saint Mary\\\'s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

17sep10:00 am7:00 pmLAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL – BOOTH 924 LOCAL ARTISTS ALLEY – LAMORINDA ARTS COUNCIL– KIDS ART TABLEKids Art Table & Free Face Painting10:00 am - 7:00 pm Lafayettte Art & Wine Festival, Downtown Lafayette

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council is delighted to be part of the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival held Sat. and Sun., September 16 – 17, 2022. at Booth 924 in Local Artists Alley, La Fiesta Square. The event is open from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday September 17 and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday September 18.

Visit our double booth offering a Kids Art Table with 6 art stations and washable colored markers for each young artist so they can draw to their heart’s content. Volunteer face painters offer free special space face paint and a huge selection of stencils and washable tattooes.

If you like being around children and art, this is a great opportunity to take a break. The Council provides all art supplies including wipes, safe face paints, colored markers and paper. Both littles and their parent(s) are welcome.

Contact the Council at info@lamorindaarts.org if you are interested in volunteering to have some fun with art and children or call 925.959.9940.

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

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location

Lafayettte Art & Wine Festival

Downtown Lafayette

18sep10:00 am6:00 pmLAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL – BOOTH 924 LOCAL ARTISTS ALLEY - LAMORINDA ARTS COUNCIL – KIDS ART TABLE,Washable Coored Marker Giveaway - Free Face Painting, Stencils, Washable Tattoos 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Lafayettte Art & Wine Festival, Downtown Lafayette

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council is delighted to be part of the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival held Sat. and Sun., September 17 – 18, 2022. at Booth 924 in Local Artists Alley, La Fiesta Square. The event is open from 10 AM to 6 pm on Sunday September 18.

Visit our double booth offering a Kids Art Table with 6 art stations and washable colored markers for each young artist so they can draw to their heart’s content. Volunteer face painters offer free special safe face paint and a huge selection of stencils and washable tattooes.

If you like being around children and art, this is a great opportunity to take a break. The Council provides all art supplies including wipes, colored markers and paper. Both littles and their parent(s) are welcome.

Contact the Council at info@lamorindaarts.org if you are interested in volunteering to have some fun with art and children or call 925.959.9940.

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

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

Lafayettte Art & Wine Festival

Downtown Lafayette

24sep8:00 pm9:30 pmArt Embraces Music: Lamorinda Arts Council & Ensemble ARI Present Concert Music & Original ArtworkMusicians take us places in a language without words. Artists tell stories with form and color. Together they enrich our community.8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd.

Event Details

Saturday, September 24 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Ensemble ARI takes the stage surrounded by streaming video and original artwork from local artists Christian Ehrhorn, Judith Feins, Katie Korotzer, Ruth Stanton and Pam Stefl Toki. Thus art embraces the music. Ensemble ARI is led by Jean Ahn, Composer and Director. Musicians include Jiwon Evelyn Kwark, violin; Heeguen Song, violin; Sarah Hong, cello and Susie Kim, piano. Reception immediately following performance.

”ARI” is a Korean word meaning big river, wisdom & beauty. Led by Composer Jean Ahn, “Ensemble ARI” is a group of Korean American musicians in the Bay Area who want to share this quality with the community through music. Join us for this unique concert featuring traditional and original classical music; light refreshments will be served following the performance. Guests are invited to meet the artists and view their artwork on the stage. This program is made possible by generous grants from the Lafayette Community Foundation and the Overseas Koreans Foundation. Questions? Email literary@lamorindaarts.org or visit https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words-events/

The mission of the Lamorinda Arts 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.

In addition to curating two galleries in Orinda with new artwork every month (Art Gallery at the Orinda Gallery & Art Gallery at Wilder), here is a sample of other programs we offer: Lamorinda Idol, Lafayette Art & Wine Festival “Kids Art Table,” High School Visual Arts Competition, Art Embraces Words, Art Embraces Music, Artify Orinda, Art of Mixology, Mocktails & Cocktails and Lamorinda Super Shorts.

 

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Lafayette Library Community Hall

3491 Mount Diablo Blvd.

25sep3:00 pm5:00 pmMocktails & Cocktails w/Your Creative TribeNo 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 artsy conversation with friends of the Lamorinda Arts Council. Look for our Picassoesque poster of a crazy art lady / that’s us! No host bar. Just show up. Questions? Email literary@lamorindaarts.org.

Time

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

Location

The Cooperage

32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549