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

07sep2:30 pm4:30 pmWilder Artist ReceptionAlfredo Coyotl Cuatlacuatl - ENDLESSLamorinda 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 September Featured Artist, Alfredo Coyotl Cuatlacuatl.

Alfredo Coyotl Cuatlacuatl is a San Francisco Bay Area-based photographer specializing in portrait, fashion, landscape, and community and corporate event photography. Shaped and inspired by his Mexican heritage and indigenous roots, Alfredo utilizes the art of photography to tell stories and share unique perspectives and opinions with others.  As a shy and introverted youth, Alfredo discovered photography as a creative outlet that allowed him to express his point of view and communicate his experiences and identities. During the month of September he will have 10-13 photographs and his photo book, New York City 24mm, on display.

The majority of Alfredo’s independent work revolves around themes of isolation, minimalism, and solitude. For his first solo show, ENDLESS, Alfredo shares experiences and perspectives on places he has visited and found inspiration and contrast. Come enjoy the exhibition and meet the artist! To learn more about his work go to www.coyotlcuatlacuatl.com.

The photograph here is by Alfredo Coyotl Cuatlacuatl – “Radio Silence”, 16″ x 20″

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

08sep2:30 pm4:30 pmSeptember Artist ReceptionMEI-YU LO, MAE-RUNG HUANG AND WAYNE WRIGHT - ENTIRE GALLERY, PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND CERAMICSLamorinda Arts Council Event:Lamorinda Arts Council Event

Event Details

Meet Wayne Wright and sisters Mei-Yu Lo and Mei-Rung Huang at their artist reception while enjoying light refreshments and viewing their paintings, ceramics and prints.

 

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

10sep7:30 pm9:00 pmOil Painting Demonstration by Tom Taneyhill

Event Details

Join us for our September 2019 meeting

TOM TANEYHILL is a fine artist and illustrator who perfected his style while attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

After spending several years as successful illustrator, Tom began his own series of work in 2002 Demand for his landscape paintings grew quickly. His work can be found in private and corporate collections.

As an illustrator, he created work within the parameters set by the client. As a fine artist, he created art as an individual statement. He describes his approach to his work this way: “I see my own artistic vision as a union of both disciplines.”

Tom endeavors to portray his subjects in a way that “evokes a sense of beauty. However, my greatest challenge is to find the elusive quality of timelessness hidden within a modern landscape.”

Tom’s work is informed by this John Muir quote: “Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made, and being made forever.”

Tom will be demonstrating the three basic phases of creating a landscape painting from concept to knowing when to stop!

Please visit his website: www.taneyhill.com

Time

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

Location

Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

15sep4:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedArt Embraces WordsArtists Paint with Colors; Writers Paint with Words ~ Together They Enrich Our Community

Event Details

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

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

Our Master of Ceremonies introduces each writer at approximately 10 minute intervals. A reception follows at 5 p.m. on the outdoor patio where light refreshments will be served so that writers, artists and all who attend can enjoy each other’s company. A media table is provided for authors’ books 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 to here to sign up: https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words. Questions?  Contact us here.

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

Time

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

Location

Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Arts & Science Room

3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette CA 94549

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council

21sep(sep 21)10:00 am22(sep 22)6:00 pmLafayette Art & Wine Festival ~ Local Artist Alley - Lamorinda Arts Council Booth, Children's Art TableChildren's Art Table - FREE!

Event Details

Join us on Sept. 21 from 10 am – 7 pm and on Sept. 22 from 10 am to 6 pm for the largest art festival in the area – 80,000 people attended in 2018!

The Lamorinda Arts Council is sponsoring a Children’s Art Table complete with paints, crayons and other art materials for children to enjoy.  Stop by to say hello and learn about all the art activities we are part of in Lamorinda.

Time

21 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 22 (Sunday) 6:00 pm

Location

Downtown Lafayette

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts Council