Events

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20feb(feb 20)5:30 pm13dec(dec 13)4:00 pmFeminizing Permanence ExhibitA Recognition of Women Artists in Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art Collection(february 20) 5:30 pm - (december 13) 4:00 pm Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road

Event Details

The exhibit recontextualizes the work, spanning centuries and cultures, to highlight a wide range of themes while collectively speaking to the contributions of women in the arts and their shared journeys towards parity. Feminizing Permanence invites visitors to consider the underrepresentation of women artists in the permanent collections of museums across the country.

Feminizing Permanence’s overarching theme speaks to a recent study published in ARTnews. This study revealed that only 11 percent of works in the nation’s major museum collections are works by female artists.  Despite awareness of women not being equitably represented, few improvements have been made in the field. Feminizing Permanence addresses this situation, inviting visitors to discover and explore a wide range of themes that connect the forty women across time, race, culture, and artistic practice.

Feminizing Permanence celebrates women artists included in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art’s permanent collection despite a structure that has historically marginalized female artists. Moreover, the exhibition creates a space for dialogue and considers how this conversation has impacted and can impact our museum,” shares curator April Bojorquez.

Chronologically presenting work from 1876 to 2014, three gallery spaces display a variety of artistic practices and mediums, including oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, lithographs, etchings, prints, and mixed media.  The genres and subjects of art span from local fauna landscapes and stylized animal prints to portrait photography and abstract expressions.

The exhibit, running in alignment with Saint Mary’s College of California’s 50th anniversary of admitting women to the college, is part of a larger campus-wide celebration of creative expression and recognition of women. Go here for more information.

Time

February 20 (Thursday) 5:30 pm - December 13 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

1928 Saint Mary’s Road

01mayalldayMoraga Art Gallery "Shelter In Place" Virtual Tour(All Day: friday) Moraga Art Gallery, 432 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the Moraga Art Gallery “Shelter In Place” Virtual Tour.
 
Early in February the Moraga Art Gallery opened “Kaleidoscope,” their first show of 2020, highlighting the art of two dozen member and guest artists. A little over a month later the gallery closed due to the shelterinplace directiveFortunately, the gallery and the exhibit are open again for you to visit — that is to visit virtually! 
 
Now, from the comfort of your home, you can view the Moraga Art Gallery exhibit and hear from the artists about their artwork and what motivates them. The tour was produced by gallery president Lucy Beck and and filmed and edited by Ben Ellis.
 
Please go to the Lamorinda Arts Alliance website for the link to the virtual tour: https://laa4art.org
Moraga Art Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of established local artists and artisans. 
For more information, visit the gallery’s website: https://moragaartgallery.com or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com.

Time

All Day (Friday)

Location

Moraga Art Gallery

432 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556

09may4:00 pmFalling or Flying: Virtual Dance Film Collective4:00 pm Online

Event Details

The show has been moved to a virtual dance film collective of works choreographed by the SMC faculty and students.

We are encouraging everyone to log on at 4pm (PST) on May 9th to watch the show at the same time as each other using this link: https://vimeo.com/410381405 . There will be a live talk back afterward with the faculty chorgeographers at 5:00 pm.  Please contact tms8@stmarys-ca.edu to get that Zoom link.  Also, if you would like to make a donation to the dance program in lieu of buying tickets to this show, please click here: stmarys-ca.edu/virtualdance

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm

Location

Online

Organizer

St. Mary's College

14may8:00 pmVIRTUAL Video: Choir Spring Concert8:00 pm Online

Event Details

The Glee Club and Chamber Singers preview three or four classical and pop choral songs prepared for the World Choir Games Competition Tour in Belgium, July 2020 which is being delayed until July 2021.

Access to the virtual video online can be found here.

Time

(Thursday) 8:00 pm

Location

Online

Organizer

St. Mary's College

17may2:00 pm4:00 pmPOSTPONED: Art Embraces WordsARTISTS PAINT WITH COLORS; WRITERS PAINT WITH WORDS. TOGETHER THEY ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Arts & Science Room, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette CA 94549

Event Details

If the Shelter in Place (SIP) order is rescinded in time for this event to take place it will go forward; if the SIP order is extended past the point where this event can reasonably occur it will be rescheduled. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented pandemic. Check back with us for up-to-date information. Stay safe and stay healthy.

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; go here to view a video from a recent program.

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 vine covered 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, Orchard Nursery of Lafayette, 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