Events

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27feb(feb 27)11:00 am21jul(jul 21)7:00 pmHans Hofmann Exhibit: The Nature of Abstraction70 Artworks - Some Never Exhibited - Experimental Works Beyond What You ExpectLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

Hans Hofmann (1880 – 1966) lived and breathed as an abstract painter and educator amidst some of the greatest fellow abstract artists of all time in postwar America. He emigrated from his native Germany to America in the 1930s to teach at UC Berkeley. Then he taught at the Art Students League of New York before founding his famously influential schools in New York City and Provincetown. He counted Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia and Robert Delauney, Betty Parsons, Peggy Guggenheim, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock as colleagues and friends.

This exhibit of 70 original works – many never before seen in a gallery – could not be in a more spacious setting. Do not think you will only see more of what you already know of Hoffman; he will surprise you! After closing his schools in 1957 he returned to his studio with the heart of an experimental artist fully operating. You will see his relentless immersion in color, always playing with moving rectilinear forms around an untethered surface, beckoning you to look deep inside.

Hours are Sunday, Wednesday Thursday 11 am – 7 pm; Fri Sat 11 am – 9 pm; closed Mon Tues. Free on the first Thursday of every month. See website for ticket prices. Enjoy coffee, homemade pastries or lunch with wine or beer at Babette’s cafe atop the stunning modern architecture housing BAMPFA.

 

Image: Hans Hofmann, Such is the Way to the Stars (Sic Itur ad Astra), 1962, oil on canvas.

Time

February 27 (Wednesday) 11:00 am - July 21 (Sunday) 7:00 pm

Location

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum - Pacific Film Archive

2120 Oxford Street #2550, Berkeley CA 94720

03mar3:00 pmGuest Concert Feat. Kevin AyeshPianist Kevin Ayesh performs at Saint Mary's CollegeLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

Join us for this concert featuring accomplished pianist Kevin Ayesh, who has presented concerts and master classes throughout the United States (he has performed in all 50 states and Puerto Rico), as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.

Ayesh has taught music at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina since 1992.  As a North Carolina Visiting Artist for four years, he appeared before thousands across that state, performing as many as 50 recitals in a season.

Admission is free. Contributions welcome. We thank you for your support.
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Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College of California Chapel

1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

St. Mary's College

12mar7:30 pm9:00 pmArt Demonstration by Paul KratterLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

All are invited to Paul Kratter‘s painting demonstration at our monthly meeting.

Paul Kratter‘s evocative, plein-air paintings of California’s scenic coastline, the Sierra Nevada mountains and rolling hills of the Gold Country trigger a sense of immediacy and spontaneity and are a fresh contribution to the California arts tradition.

“The first impression I try to capture is a strong composition. I look to simplify the scene by making bold, graphic shapes. The light and atmosphere are ever changing, and I want to quickly establish a color script. One of the first things I determine is what is going to change the quickest. This is the key area to capture and determine the feel of the painting.”

www.paulkratter.com

 

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

15mar5:30 pm7:30 pmOakland Ballet Company Wine PartyWine Donation Party to Support the Oakland Ballet CompanyLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

Bring a bottle to pour and one to donate.  Raise a glass and toast the Oakland Ballet’s spring season while you mingle with Artistic Director Graham Lustig and our company dancers-all while taking in the dynamic visual art curated by the Mercury 20 Gallery.  It’s a fun and relaxed way to learn about our exciting artistic programs and extensive educational outreach.  Join us!

Time

(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Mercury 20 Gallery

475 25th Street Oakland

Organizer

Oakland Ballet

15mar(mar 15)7:30 pm24(mar 24)10:15 pmCampolindo High School Production: Phantom of the OperaOpens March 15, runs 2 weekendsLamorinda Arts Council Event:Community Event

Event Details

Campolindo High School Music Department presents a full staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera with live student orchestra and over 100 performers. Performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for 2 weekends beginning March 15th. Tickets at www.campochoir.com/tickets.

Time

15 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 24 (Sunday) 10:15 pm

Location

Campolindo Performing Arts Center

300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA

Organizer

Campolindo Musical Theatredcpinkham54@gmail.com Lafayette

20mar4:30 pm6:30 pmFeatured13TH ANNUAL EFO ARTS AMBASSADORS RECEPTIONEXHIBIT RUNS MARCH 15 THROUGH MARCH 31Lamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

The Educational Foundation of Orinda is proud to host a Celebration of the Arts reception showcasing 180 artworks from Orinda K-12 schools on March 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All students who have contributed artwork will receive an EFO Arts Ambassadors ribbon.

Schedule of Events:
4:30 – 5:00 pm Library Plaza
Orinda Intermediate School (OIS) Jazz Band led by Greg Mazmanian, “Mr. Maz,” greets visitors with welcoming music.
5:00 – 5:45 pm Orinda Library Auditorium
Welcome speeches from David Wilson, Orinda Unified School District (OUSD) Arts Coordinator, David Schrag, OUSD Director of Curriculum and Dr. Carolyn Seaton, OUSD Superintendent.
5:45 – end Performances by Miramonte Chamber singers, the OIS Choir led by Christina Holling and a performance by elementary instrumental music students.

Arts Ambassadors artwork is on view during normal Library hours from March 15 through March 31.

Time

(Wednesday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

24mar1:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedLive Poets Society MarchA Readers Series with Poet Laureate Amy Glynn

Event Details

Series title: “Live Poets Society”

Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda
Sunday March 24, 1-3 pm
FREE

Featured writers: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and Connie Post

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet, playwright, peacemaker, and community activist, and was 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA. She is the author of Common Ancestry (Mille Grazie Press, 1999) and Black Street (UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 2009). Her bilingual book of poems for young people, The Yellow Mellow Global Umbrella was published in 2019 by Lucky Penny Press. Her recent work has been published in several anthologies including To Give Life a Shape (SBMA, 2017) and Looking Backward, Moving Forward (SBMNH, 2018).

Connie Post’s work has appeared in Calyx, River Styx, Slipstream, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and Verse Daily.  Her first full length book, Floodwater (Glass Lyre Press), won the Lyrebird Award.  She is the winner of the 2016 Crab Creek Poetry Award and the 2018 Liakoura Award.

Live Poets Society is open to youth readers. Every month, we hope to feature a younger writer (high school or undergraduate age) to give a brief reading in addition to our featured writers. Poets, fiction writers and creative non-fiction writers are all welcome. If you’d like to be featured please contact Amy Glynn at poetlaureate@lamorindaarts.org.

Amy Glynn’s second collection, Romance Language, is forthcoming from Measure Press in fall 2019.

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Orinda Books

276 Village Square

31mar3:00 pmGuest Concert Feat. Bobby MitchellPianist Bobby Mitchell performs at Saint Mary's CollegeLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

Join us for this guest performance featuring Bobby Mitchell, an American pianist whose interests are embedded in the here and now of music as performance art, as well as the more standard classical repertory of centuries past.

A frequent performer of new and rarely heard works, Bobby’s interests lie mainly with the contemporary music canon and combining these works with the standard repertoire in an illuminating fashion. An instrumentalist who is not afraid to cross the traditional boundaries of programming and performance practice, he is active as a solo and collaborative concert pianist on modern and historical instruments and is also experienced in the fields of improvisation, composition, and conducting.

Bobby Mitchell not only knows how to make exciting and unique music using ornamentation, sound, and tempo, but you can hear that he never just plays what is written.

Admission is Free. Contributions are welcome. Thank you for your support.
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Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College of California Chapel

1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

St. Mary's College