Events

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19feb(feb 19)4:00 pm11jun(jun 11)7:00 pmChildren's Tales From Around The GlobeSaint Mary's College Dance Theatre Production(february 19) 4:00 pm - (june 11) 7:00 pm Saint Mary's College, 1928 St Marys Rd

Event Details

Due to Covid-19, the JanTerm 2021 “Children’s Tales From Around the Globe” will be virtual and will be available on demand starting Feb. 19, 2021. The running time is expected to be about 45 minutes, but you may pause, or watch each 5 minute segment at a later time.

The theme of the show is Inclusion and Identity. Saint Mary’s College students will perform a dance theatre film based on the cultural stories from their childhood.

All ages will enjoy this show, but it is primarily made for preschool to third graders.

General Admission Tickets: $10 per person
To purchase on-demand tickets, click here: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/childrenstales and a link will be sent to you after February 18th.

Schools or organizations interested in booking this as a virtual field trip or wanting enrichment activities, please contact Tara Sundy at tms8@stmarys-ca.edu or (925) 890-1343 by February 11, 2021 for special deals and packages.

Time

February 19 (Friday) 4:00 pm - June 11 (Friday) 7:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College

1928 St Marys Rd

04may(may 4)11:00 am25jun(jun 25)5:00 pm"Slice of Life" At the aRt Cottage in ConcordLamorinda Arts Alliance announces the exhibit Slice of Life at the aRt Cottage in Concord, May 4 through June 25, 2021.(may 4) 11:00 am - (june 25) 5:00 pm aRt Cottage Concord, 2238 Mt Diablo St

Event Details

The concept of everyday life and adapting to the new normal has taken on an especially poignant meaning during the COVID-19 crisis. The exhibit “Slice of Life” is about reflecting a moment, an era, a part of everyday life or an exceptional memory.

The aRt Cottage is the coolest little art gallery just off the square in downtown Concord, CA, located at 2238 Mt. Diablo Street, Concord. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm.

Lamorinda Arts Alliance is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. For more than two decades, the Lamorinda Arts Alliance has promoted the visual arts through exhibits in libraries and businesses, at open studio events, street fairs, and lectures, and in the community’s art galleries.

A reception is planned pending Contra Costa County Covid-19 regulations.

Lamorinda Arts Alliance website: https://laa4art.org

Artwork: “Taking a Bite”, Sharon Tama, acrylic on canvas

Time

May 4 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - June 25 (Friday) 5:00 pm

Location

aRt Cottage Concord

2238 Mt Diablo St

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts AllianceRuth Stanton ruthstantonart@gmail.com

01junallday30alldayWILDER ONLINE GALLERYJanell Lumley: Déjà Vu on the Wall - Paintings of Faraway Lands(All Day) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Event Details

Janell Lumley
Déjà Vu on the Wall – Paintings of Faraway Lands

Janell Lumley, of Walnut Creek, says, “I was the child who always wanted to draw or read rather than run and play.” Life intervened and she returned to creating once her family was raised. She began by taking oil painting classes a dozen years ago and is delighted that she still loves the experience of painting in a group. “I think the friendships I have developed in class are the best reward I get from painting and the main reason I will continue,” says Lumley.

Prior to COVID-19 Lumley and her husband traveled extensively, always with copious picture taking. As she derives most of her subjects from the photographs on their travels, keeping her work fresh is a built-in bonus. She considers painting an experiment rather than a science and like many artists, is always working to learn and improve. She says she paints for the fun of it, and that is okay. To like a painting without analyzing it or getting the artist’s meaning. Analyzing and taking herself or her painting too seriously is not her style.

Déjà Vu is the feeling that one has already lived through the present situation before. Perhaps you will experience déjà vu after viewing Lumley‘s paintings in her June 2021 exhibit.

Time

june 1 (Tuesday) - 30 (Wednesday)

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

01jun12:00 pm30(jun 30)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARYReframing Aging, Peaceful Watercolors and Raku - Partial Gallery Reopening12:00 pm - 12:00 am (30) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council is delighted to invite you to view the June exhibit in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. All all four wood walls near the entrance to the Orinda Library and the adjacent three-shelf glass case are filled with art. This partial reopening of the gallery includes observance of posted COVID-19 restrictions for your health and safety.

“Reclaiming Aging” came about when photographer Nancy Rubin and writer Cynthia Overbeck Bix were discussing how attitudes toward older people often did not include terms such as “vital, creative and joyful.”  You will see photographs and text showcasing eight vibrant, active people aged 70 to 96 including former UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Russ.  The Peaceful Life is the theme of Wendy Liang’s exhibit; she is a recent grad of California College of the Arts. She says watercolor is her favorite medium because its transparent and fluid qualities give her freedom to create the mood and atmosphere she desires. Karen Hildebrand is showing 40 ceramic pieces in the three-shelf glass cabinet. There are high fire functional pieces as well as decorative vessels. Alternative firings include Pit fires, Raku and Sagger fires.

View the artwork of the June exhibitors via photos and videos HERE. The Council thanks contributing artists for their cooperation in providing the photographs and video(s) that make up their companion online exhibit in addition to their physical exhibit.

This exhibit runs June 1 through 30 during normal Library hours, Mon. – Thur., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Sun. Call 925.254.2184 for more information or visit http://ccclib.org/. For more information about the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, contact Curator Maggie Boscoe via email, gallery@lamorindaarts.org, call 925.359.9940 or visit www.lamorindaarts.org/current-exhibits/. To learn more about the Lamorinda Arts Council go to www.lamorindaarts.org.

Time

1 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 30 (Wednesday) 12:00 am

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

05jun3:00 pm5:00 pmLast Supper in Pompeii: The World of Ancient Rome, Renee DreyfusFrom the Table to the Grave. A Talk by Renee Dreyfus, Distinguished Curator & Curator in Charge of Ancient Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom

Event Details

A talk by Renee Dreyfus, Distinguished Curator and Curator in Charge of Ancient Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “Last Supper in Pompeii brings us into the world of ancient Rome by focusing on the particulars of everyday life, influenced by the extensive, rich, and complex relationships between food, drink, and society. The objects on view not only capture our imagination but also whet our appetite, informing us of the glory that once was Rome.”

Made possible with generous funding from the Friends of Orinda Library, closed-captioning provided by the Library.

Please register with your email on this page for the Zoom webinar. On the day of the program, you will receive an email with information on how to join the webinar.  https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events/60ad7fd1d566392f0059734d

Time

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

Location

Zoom

08jun7:30 pm9:00 pmWatercolor Demonstration by Samantha McNally7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

Event Details

Join us for our June  2021 meeting with watercolor artist Samantha McNally

Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd, Alamo CA

Samantha McNally is a watercolor artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She paints in the studio and outdoors ‘en pleinair’.

“I started painting in oils in college, then tried out acrylics for a while. I participated in art shows where most of the people painted in watercolors and the effects were so beautiful I had to try it. I took a few classes in the ‘90s and have been painting in watercolor ever since.”

Samantha McNally studied Art at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ, Ridgewood School of Art in Ridgewood, NJ and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Award-winning artist Samantha McNally is a member of The California Watercolor Association (CWA). Samantha’s paintings hang in the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA and in Benicia. Samantha McNally served as the President of CWA from 2007 through 2010 and as Communications Director in 2011. From 2011 to 2018 Samantha was the CWA Plein Air Chairperson. Samantha was accepted into the 2012 Frank Bette, Alameda Plein Air, 2016 Capitola Plein Air and 2017 Carmel Plein Air competitions.

Samantha will be demonstrating the seascape at our meeting.  Please visit her website for more info  www.samanthamcnally.com

Time

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

Location

Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

19jun3:30 pm5:30 pmJUNE ARTIST RECEPTIONCeramicist Karen Hildebrand, Watercolor painter Wendy Liang, and Nancy Rubin, Photographer of the Reframing Aging exhibit3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

We are thrilled to announce our first in person event since last summer’s outdoor gallery walk in Orinda Community Park!

Please join us at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library on Saturday, June 19th from 3:30-5:30pm to meet this month’s featured gallery artists, ceramicist Karen Hildebrand, watercolor painter Wendy Liang, and Nancy Rubin, photographer of the Reframing Aging exhibit. The exhibit runs from June 1 through June 30.

Time

(Saturday) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

23jun(jun 23)10:00 am11jul(jul 11)3:00 pmVisit Aesthetic Forces ExhibitionSaint Mary's College Museum of Art Reopens to the Public! 10:00 am - (july 11) 3:00 pm

Event Details

Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (MoA) will reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The current exhibition, Aesthetic Forces on view through July 11, 2021, is a survey exhibition exploring land scenes through the perceptions of artists who lived and worked in the California region. This exhibition folds 100 years of cultural and environmental changes into the framework of California land interpretations and the lingering rapport of 18th and 19th–centuries aesthetic practices into the genre of landscape art today. Click here for more information on the exhibition >>

The museum is open for limited hours from Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

All visitors will need to complete the college’s health screen check before entrance at the campus gate. This screen can be accessed here >>. We look forward to welcoming you back to the galleries! For additional questions please email us at museum@stmarys-ca.edu. 

Time

June 23 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - July 11 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Organizer

St. Mary's College

27jun4:00 pm6:00 pmLamorinda Idol Concert in Lafayette Plaza4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lafayette Plaza Park, Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549

Event Details

Finalists for Lamorinda Idol 2021 will perform in an outdoor concert in Lafayette Plaza Sunday, June 27, from 4-6pm.

This is a free event, open to the public. We ask that all unvaccinated attendees wear masks.

Contact idol@lamorindaarts.org with any questions.

See you Sunday in the park!

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Lafayette Plaza Park

Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549