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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 Artist(october 12) 9:30 am - (february 9) 5:15 pm Legion of Honor Museum, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco CA 94121

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

05jan2:30 pm4:30 pmJANUARY ARTIST RECEPTIONF-15 PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP, ALEX MECKES MATHEMATICAL ORIGAMI & CERAMICS BY IAN CLARK, DIVA FONTINELLI AND ANGELA LUSK 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

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

11jan2:30 pm4:30 pmWILDER ARTIST RECEPTIONMarlene Metropolis2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Event Details

In her solo exhibit, “The Places They Call Home,” Marlene Metropolis makes use of her photography and scientific skills. Her fidelity to animals in their natural habitats is ever present in her work. Marlene depicts what she loves — naturalistic environments that usually include indigenous animals. “My art identifies whose habitat it is; who calls it home. It fulfills a longing to be reconnected to life in all its forms.” Her naturalistic 2-D works are the result of digital blending her photographs and reference images. Her scientific background as a retired chiropractor speaks through the art infusing it with
serene and reverent feelings.

Time

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

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

14jan7:30 pm9:00 pmArt Demonstration by Paula Riley7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

Event Details

Join us for our January 2020 meeting with Oil painter

PAULA RILEY

January 14, 2020

Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm

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

Paula Riley was born and raised in San Francisco, California.  She has resided in the Bay Area all of her life, and continually finds inspiration from many varied landscapes whether locally or while traveling in Italy, France, and Mexico!

Paula is a self-taught artist who has painted for over 30 years. Her joy-filled paintings are owned by collectors both regionally and nationally.

Paula is a color magnet!  She strives to create harmony and an inviting composition in her oil paintings.  She finds that mixing values and maintaining strong brush work provides a critical piece in her paintings.  Her focus is to paint shapes and color, not things! She prefers to paint her subjects direct from life when possible.

In addition to painting, Paula offers a few workshops here and in Europe as well as occasional private lessons in her home studio.

One of her most inspirational quotes is from Russian Impressionist painter Sergei Bongart., “Art is more than a product of your efforts – it should be about feeling, life, attitude, soul”.

Paula will demonstrate painting a garden scene in her very impressionistic style.  The focus of the demonstration will be harmonizing color notes, creating a balanced and inviting composition, and lots of brush work.

To view her paintings you may visit her website

http://www.paulariley.com

Time

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

Location

Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

18jan7:00 pm9:00 pmNejla and FriendsCabaret Performance7:00 pm - 9:00 pm JPG@TheBank, 3525 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Nejla Ackdoe Pagey

Event Details

Nejla and Friends will be a cabaret performance by Miramonte student and Lamorinda Idol winner, Nejla Ackdoe-Pagey.  Nejla will be joined by other top high school singers.  Admission and refreshments are free!

The performance will be held at JPG@TheBank, 3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, from 7-9 PM on Saturday, January 18.

JPG@TheBank is a pop-up art gallery managed by Jennifer Perlmutter.  The gallery is host to community events of all varieties.

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

JPG@TheBank

3525 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Organizer

Lamorinda Idol

19jan2:00 pm4:00 pmArt 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

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 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

25jan7:30 pmEnsember Ari with SF Opera Soprano Rhoslyn Jones7:30 pm Saint Mary's College of California Chapel, 1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Event Details

Women Composers & Women Performers.  Ensemble Ari collaborates with SF Opera Soprano, Rhoslyn Jones (www.rhoslynjones.com), featuring 2 World Premieres by women composers. Along with song literature by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, American composer Amy Beach’s Piano Trio will be performed by Ensemble Ari.  Beach’s Piano Trio shows her mastery and idiomatic writing that negates the belief that “women cannot write like men,” which prevailed during her lifetime. She is remembered as a central figure in the history of women in music. Local composer and Director of Ensemble Ari, Dr. Jean Ahn says, “We hope to educate young musicians to the wide variety of women composers’ works.” Her world premiere is titled, “The Usual, Unusually”.  Violinist Hijung Lee joins the group in this concert and will premiere Sunhee Cho’s, “Beyond”. Come join us at the start of 2020 as we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Women’s Right to Vote.

Doors will open at 7:00pm. Seats will be given on a first come first serve basis. Free, but contributions are welcome.

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College of California Chapel

1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

St. Mary's College

28janallday31alldayCharlotte's Web2020 Children's Theatre(All Day) Saint Mary's College LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Event Details

January Term 2020 Children’s Show

Charlotte’s Web

Based on the novel by E.B. White, adapted by Joseph Robinette, directed by Will Huddleston

Our Jan Term Children’s Show features a classic of children’s literature, beloved by youngsters and adults alike. Among the animals on Fern Arable’s family farm are Wilbur, a rambunctious piglet, and a wise spider named Charlotte. Together they learn that friendship can turn the world into an adventurous and beautiful place.

Ticket information

Purchase online at https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/charlottes-web, or buy at box office window (1 hour before showtimes, cash or check only)

Please note that ticket sales began in September, so some shows are already sold out.

 

Time

january 28 (Tuesday) - 31 (Friday)

Location

Saint Mary's College LeFevre Theatre

1928 St Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

St. Mary's College

30jan11:59 pmRegistration Deadline - High School Visual Arts CompetitionFinal registration at Midnight on January 30th11:59 pm Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

Registration for the Lamorinda Arts Council High School Visual Arts Competition is at midnight on January 30th.

Register here https://lamorindaarts.org/registration-for-vac/.

The Lamorinda Arts Council High School Visual Arts Competition accepts entries for:

  • 2D: painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, collage
  • 3D: ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, construction
  • Photography: traditional film and digital photography
  • New! Lamorinda Arts Alliance Digital Art Category: two-dimensional artwork that is produced or manipulated on a computer platform and then printed on paper, canvas or other material. The artwork may be an original digital painting, a digital graphic or illustration, or a photo image that has been manipulated beyond enhancement or applying effect to a photograph.

For more information go to https://lamorindaarts.org/vac/.

Time

(Thursday) 11:59 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way