Events

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25jun(jun 25)9:30 am08sep(sep 8)5:00 pmEarly Rubens

Event Details

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) early work is on display and spans the period from 1608 through 1620, a period of spectacular professional growth and achievement for the artist. Not only were the creative productions of his workshop collected and commissioned internationally but also admired were his skills as a businessman, intellectual prowess as a scholar, social adeptness with everyone from monarchs to tradesmen, and preeminent mastery of a style of art that came to epitomize the Baroque.

From the Museum website: After an eight-year sojourn in Italy, Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608 to attend to his dying mother, and it was far from certain that he would remain long in his hometown. As he wrote to a friend, even the following spring he had not yet decided whether “to remain in my country or to return forever to Rome, where I am invited on the most favorable terms.” Italy was transformative for Rubens, both in terms of his artistic skills and his professional ambitions. While altarpiece commissions helped build Rubens’s reputation as a painter capable of communicating religious piety in large, public works, his skill in smaller cabinet pictures—especially scenes of ancient history or mythology—simultaneously broadened his appeal among individual connoisseurs. Our exhibition will open with a small but broadly representative group of works from Rubens’s Italian years that provide context for his later artistic triumphs.

His masterful portraits and murals made him the toast of Europe but the exhibit also highlights his fame as a diplomat of Peace. During his lifetime of travel to the courts of Italy, Spain, France, England, Germany, and his native Netherlands (United Provinces) as a diplomat representing the rulers of these states, Rubens helped broker two major treaties: The Treaty of Antwerp ushered in the Twelve Years’ Truce in 1609, and in 1630 he witnessed the signature of the Anglo-Spanish accord, in which England renounced its support for the rebels of the Spanish Netherlands and the Protestants of Germany. The latter document was a giant step toward reconciliation of the conflicts between Spain and the Dutch provinces. With the Treaty of Münster (1648), the Dutch won their independence from Madrid and both the Eight and Thirty Years Wars came to an end in the same year. This event was memorialized with the treaty called the Peace of Westphalia.

In his own words: “I am a man of peace, and I flee quarrels and lawsuits like the plague; I hold that an honest man’s desire ought to be above all to enjoy perfect tranquility of mind in public as in private life, performing all the services he can, without injuring anyone.” Learn more about this exciting exhibit on the Museum website.

The Legion is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm; the Museum Cafe closes one hour prior to the museum’s close.

Time

June 25 (Tuesday) 9:30 am - September 8 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Legion of Honor Museum

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

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council

03aug2:30 pm4:30 pmWilder Artist ReceptionJoseph Lombardi - FOR THE LOVE OF ARTLamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Please join us at the Art Gallery at Wilder in the beautiful Art & Garden Center as we celebrate our August Featured Artist, Joseph Lombardi.

Joseph F. Lombardi, Jr. of Manteca has a penchant for painting portals – doorways, gates, windows and pathways that meander somewhere we want to go. His portals are portrayed within intriguing vistas of nature, seascapes and architecture found both in domestic and foreign lands. During the month of August he has 15 oil paintings on display.

Many of his paintings reveal a subtle dreamy quality as if they are telling a story. Lombardi has worked in oils for several decades and won’t be stopping anytime soon. To learn more about his work go to www.josephlombardiart.ucraft.net.

Painting here is by Joseph Lombardi – “The Clairmont Hotel”, 24″ x 30″, oil painting on canvas

The Art Gallery at Wilder is located in the Art & Garden Center at 20 Orinda Fields Lane (take the Wilder exit off of Highway 24, once in the development take the first right turn, drive through the parking lots to the stairs.  Building is up the stairs past the playground.).

Time

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

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council

04aug2:30 pm4:30 pmAugust Artist ReceptionPatsy Taylor, oil paintings; Chung Ae Kim, paintings; David Fleisig, wood turning and Laurie Mansur, oil paintingsLamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Meet the artists and discuss their artwork while enjoying light refreshments.

Time

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

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council Art Gallery gallery@lamorindaarts.org

18aug11:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedLamorinda Idol Finals 2019Lamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Join us for the Lamorinda Idol  Finals Performance!  Soloists compete in four categories by grade, while groups compete in three categories by grade. Each performer receives immediate feedback from a panel of three professional judges, and at various breaks in performance categories, audience members vote for their favorites. Based on a combined score determined 50% by judges and 50% by audience vote, winners are selected and receive cash prizes. Also, one soloist with the highest number of audience votes, who is not also a category winner, receives an Audience Award cash prize.

The finals are an all day event, starting at 11AM and finishing up with an awards ceremony at 7PM. The day is broken up into several performance slots with intermission in between to allow breaks for judges, audiences and performers:

11AM-12:30PM Soloists from Grades K-2 and 3-5
1:00-2:30PM Groups K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
3:15-4:30PM Soloists from Grades 6-8
5:00-6:15PM Soloists from Grades 9-12
7:00-7:30PM Award Ceremony

Entrance to each of the performances is FREE but donations are appreciated.

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location

Orinda Theatre

2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda CA 94563

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council

25aug11:00 amFeaturedLamorinda ShortDocs Film FestPresented as part of the California Independent Film FestLamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Tickets for the Fourth Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest are now on sale!  This year’s screening is being hosted by the California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) and takes place at the Orinda Theatre on Sunday August 25th at 11:00 am.  Tickets are $10 in advance online; a limited number of $15 tickets will be available at the door.

This year, we present 17 short films created by talented local filmmakers ranging in age from elementary school children to adults. At the conclusion of screening, Judges will announce our Award Winners, and the Audience will have a chance to select a Favorite Student Film!  A tented reception outside the theatre will follow.

Don’t miss your chance to walk the red carpet at this special event!  And be sure to check out the other fantastic offerings in the CAIFF festival as well at https://filmfreeway.com/CaliforniaIndependentFilmFestival/tickets.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsor, Meredith Peterson Homes.

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am

Location

Orinda Theatre

2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda CA 94563

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council

25aug1:00 pm3:00 pmLive Poets Society August

Time

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

Location

Orinda Books

276 Village Square

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council