Events

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12oct(oct 12)9:30 am09feb(feb 9)5:15 pmJAMES TISSOT: FASHION & FAITHTissot's Most Personally Meaningful Work was as a Visionary Religious ArtistLamorinda Arts Council Event:Community Event

Event Details

Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836 – 1902) was a French painter and illustrator, especially of Parisian, society before moving to London in 1871. This first major reassessment of Tissot’s career offers West Coast audiences a glimpse at the fascinating life and dazzling art of a man who captured an era. Research for the show included a visit to Château de Buillon, his former family home where part of his studio remains.

The paintings  you will see are sized 6′ to 15′ – quite large. Like many of his contemporaries he was influenced by Japanese prints but he also experimented with print versions of his painted works and studied the new technology of his time – photography. The unusual angles and framing he favored captured people’s attention.

In 1885 a major exhibition of his work took pace at the Galerie Sedelmeyer where he showed 15 large paintings in a series entitled La Femme à Paris. It was wildly successful; his compositions were unusual and inspired future cinematographers. The French women are shown in professional and social scenes painted in unexpected angles and framing influenced by Japanese prints. You can see these paintings in the exhibit; they are between 6 feet and 15 feet.

After the death of his muse Kathleen Newton in 1882, he became interested in Spiritualism. A newspaper report covering the 1964 sale of Tissot’s possessions described a collection of five thousand books including publications demonstrating that Tissot: ‘

“Had a weakness for ectoplasms, turntables, esotericism and spiritualism …”

There is so much more to Tissot – his last years were spent making paintings about Biblical events. Tissot’s paintings of the Ark of the Covenant were the basis for the actual Ark prop and Ralph McQuarrie’s illustration, made to resemble an etching, seen in Indy’s Bible in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The Legion of Honor is open Tuesday through Sunday. Every Saturday the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including art making, gallery guides and tours with discussion and sketching in the permanent galleries.

General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month and applies only to the permanent galleries. Full-price admission to special exhibitions still applies. Redeem free admission by visiting the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

Discovery & Go offers free general admission for California library cardholders. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Full-price admission to special exhibitions still applies. Register at https://sfpl.discoverandgo.net/  to receive a dated Discover and Go voucher prior to visiting.

 

Time

October 12 (Saturday) 9:30 am - February 9 (Sunday) 5:15 pm

Location

Legion of Honor Museum

Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco CA 94121

01dec12:00 am02(dec 2)11:59 pmChamber Musicians ConcertLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

Enjoy a delightful mix of classical chamber music spanning the centuries.

Admission to this concert is free — your presence is priceless. Contributions welcome.

Sun. 12/1 @ 4pm
Mon. 12/2 @ 8pm

Time

1 (Sunday) 12:00 am - 2 (Monday) 11:59 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College of California Chapel

1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

St. Mary's College

05decallday07alldayChoir ConcertLamorinda Arts Council Event:Arts Partner Event

Event Details

One choir—two names: the Saint Mary’s College Chamber Singers and the Glee Club present an unforgettable concert experience.

The concert will include both secular and religious music including some Christmas selections.

Thu. 12/5 @ 8pm
Sat. 12/7 @ 8pm

Admission is FREE, but contributions are welcome to help send the Choir to Belgium for the July 2020 World Choir Games!

Time

december 5 (Thursday) - 7 (Saturday)

Location

Saint Mary's College of California Chapel

1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

St. Mary's College

07dec2:30 pm4:30 pmWILDER ARTIST RECEPTIONLinda HuffmanLamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Linda Huffman, a now retired secondary education teacher, will be featured in a solo exhibit called, “It’s Kind of Eclectic”. Huffman paints with a serene and realistic brushstroke, materializing scenes that often go unnoticed by the average person. She sees the shadows and crevices of trees, flowers, and even on bicyclists, giving them emotion and voice. Huffman finds herself painting what appeals to her and letting the themes and techniques evolve,” into the remarkable scenes that intrigue and grab the viewers’ attention into the small details of everyday surroundings.

Visit Huffman’s exhibit during the month of December and attend the opening reception to meet the artist and light refreshments on Dec. 7 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Time

(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

08dec2:00 pm4:00 pmART EMBRACES WORDSARTISTS PAINT WITH COLORS; WRITERS PAINT WITH WORDS - TOGETHER THEY ENRICH OUR COMMUNITYLamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Join us for the Lamorinda Arts Council’s free “Art Embraces Words” event in the Arts & Science Room at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center.

Attending patrons are seated in the middle of the room surrounded by artwork from local artists. In this way the art literally “embraces” the words spoken by emerging writers who read excerpts from their work. Artwork is videoed and uploaded to our social media sites.

Our Master of Ceremonies, Lafayette resident Lynn Carey, former host of the Times Book Club, moderates the event. Carey introduces each writer at approximately 10 minute intervals. A short Q & A session follows as well as introductions of each artist showing work. Then patrons, writers and artists are invited to a reception on the adjacent patio to enjoy each other’s company; refreshments will be served. A media table is provided for authors’ books, artist contact and other information of interest to the local arts community. Writers are encouraged to sell their books.

If you are interested in reading your work and/or displaying your artwork go here to sign up: https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words. Questions? Contact us at literary@lamorindaarts.org

Many thanks to those who make this program possible: our generous sponsor, Lafayette Community Foundation and our in-kind supporters: Bill Carmel, McDonnell Nursery of Orinda, Diablo Foods, Lamorinda Wine Growers Association and Trader Joe’s Lafayette.

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Arts & Science Room

3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette CA 94549

08dec2:30 pm4:30 pmDecember Artist ReceptionJudy Feins, oil paintings; Farzeen Taban (photographs), Oakland Art Association (3D Art), Kath Balamuth (painted wine bottles)Lamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents the oil paintings of Judith Feins. 2D and 3D artwork from members of the
Oakland Art Association, painted wine bottles by Kath Balamuth and nature-rich photographs by Farzeen Taban
during the month of December. Meet the artists and discuss their work while enjoying light refreshments.

Time

(Sunday) 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

13dec5:30 pm8:30 pmHOLIDAY PARTY 2019Lamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

LAC Holiday Party 2019

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council is changing up our holiday traditions and moving our usual luncheon to an evening celebration! Join us for cocktails, buffet, entertainment, and great company with people who love and support the arts!

Tickets:
Patron Ticket: $150, includes one entry and acknowledgement in event materials
Standard Ticket: $50, includes one entry

Note: Patron tickets include a $100 tax deductible donation.

To purchase tickets click here.

Time

(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA