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01sep12:00 am30(sep 30)12:00 amArt Gallery at Wilder: "Open Ended" Paintings by Katie KorotzerJoin us for the First In-Person Artist Reception Since 2020 - Saturday, September 12 - 2:30 - 4:30 pm12:00 am - 12:00 am (30) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

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The Lamorinda Arts Council is delighted to announced the first 2021 in-person reception honoring featured artist Katie Korotzer on Sunday, September 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Learn more about her theme for this solo exhibit, “Open Ended,”  which explores the fact that despite our best plans, life throws the unexpected in our paths. Meet the artist and view her large-scale abstract paintings at the reception where light refreshments will be served. Her artwork can be viewed online from September 1 – 30 by accessing her virtual exhibit at

The Art Gallery at Wilder is managed by the Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) and is located in the Wilder Art & Garden Center at 20 Orinda Fields Lane in Orinda. There are no scheduled viewing hours at this time as it is currently closed due to the Pandemic. Viewings can be arranged by appointment with curators Denise Nomura and Aniston Breslin. Contact them at For more information about LAC visit or call 925-359-9940.


1 (Wednesday) 12:00 am - 30 (Thursday) 12:00 am


Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA


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The Lamorinda Arts Council presents paintings by Kath Balamuth and Lassie Colebourn plus lace tatting by Yuka Yoshi at the in-person and virtual Art Gallery at the Orinda Library during the month of August. Meet the artists at a reception in their honor on Sat. Sep. 11 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. where light refreshments will be served and enjoy a 3 p.m. Lace Tatting Demonstration by Yuka and Aki Yoshi during the reception.

Balamuth’s theme is “Old Soles” because images of old shoes allowed her to explore painting ordinary objects as art. She thought about how we are all like shoes as we age. “We become old souls and shoes become old soles, but we are still loved,” she said.

Colebourn’s theme for her 16 artworks is “Beyond the Garden.” She hopes her work reflects her love of nature and has some mystery about it. “My work is all about patterns and color so you will see a lot of plants but also some collage-type paintings,” said Colebourn.

Yoshie defines lace tatting as a form of looped and knotted lace needlework made from thread, a form of lacemaking. Her daughter Aki is assisting her with her 3 pm Lace Tatting Demonstration. Don’t miss this unusual opportunity! “Even though you are making something out of one small thread you can make 2D or 3D designs. I like making original designs with musical inspiration, she said. Look for 70 pieces of lace tatting filling both cabinets within the theme “Tatting Symphony.” 

The exhibit runs September 1 through 30 during normal Library hours in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library at 26 Orinda Way. Hours are Mon. – Thur., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Sun. The Library is closed Sept. 6 for Labor Day.  Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit To learn more about the Lamorinda Arts Council go to or email curators Maggie Boscoe and Bill Carmel at


1 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 30 (Thursday) 12:00 am


Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

02sep(sep 2)8:30 am29(sep 29)5:00 pmThe Natural WorldLamorinda Arts Alliance Announces “The Natural World”8:30 am - 5:00 pm (29) Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA

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The Lamorinda Arts Alliance exhibit “The Natural World” at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery in San Ramon, offers viewers a magnificent sense of the natural world around us. In our fast paced, digital times, it is easy to forget how the natural world is a huge part of our lives – from the earth we stand on, to the mountains, oceans, rivers, plants and animals around us – and to the sun, moon and stars above us. Viewing the exhibit is a great opportunity to become more conscious of our connection to nature and to the world around us.

Please come meet the artists at our reception on Saturday, September 11th at 4pm -6pm.

The exhibit was curated by Ruth Stanton, LAA artist and board member. It will include paintings, mixed media, printmaking, and ceramics by local artists.

Come view the intricate solar plate etchings of our featured artist, San Ramon resident Linda Yoshizawa. Linda also exhibits her artwork at the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek and has artwork in several corporate collections including Kaiser Permanente and El Camino Hospital.

The Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery is located at, 12501 Alcosta Blvd in San Ramon. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, Fridays and on weekends during special events.

Photo caption: Clockwise starting top left, artwork by: Samantha McNally, Irene Needoba, Charlene Steen and Nancy Vachani


2 (Thursday) 8:30 am - 29 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm


Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery

12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA


Lamorinda Arts AllianceRuth Stanton

14sep7:30 pm9:00 pmPainting Demonstration by Jody Mattison7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

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Join us for our September 2021 meeting with Oil painter Jody Mattison

September 14, 2021

Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm

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

Jody Mattison  holds a Masters of Fine Art from the Academy of Art University, is an established exhibitor with work juried into such prestigious shows as the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial.

She has taught college and adult art classes in the San Francisco bay area for over 18 years. Ms. Mattison has been published in International Artist magazine, and has private commissions in collections internationally.

She co-directs Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, and teaches onsite and online at both the Community Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek and at her private studio, Antioch Atelier.

Please visit her website for more information:


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


Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

16sep4:00 pm8:00 pmSaint Mary's College Museum of Art Opening Exhibitions CelebrationFree opening reception 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saint Mary's College Museum of Art and Brother Cornelius Art Center Room 105, 1928 Saint Mary\'s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

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Join the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) in celebrating the opening of Fall Exhibitions.

  • Explore the exhibitions.
  • Meet the artist Kari Marboe.
  • Enjoy beverages & food.

This event is free and open to all.


Opening Exhibitions:

Keith Kari:

Contemporary ceramic artist Kari Marboe responds with site-specific works in dialogue with the 19th century California landscape painter William Keith. read more >>

Collective Memories: Stonecuts from Cape Dorset 

Celebrating Inuit artists and printmakers, Collective Memories features contemporary stonecut prints from the college’s permanent collection. Created in the 1960s through the early 1970s, these prints speak to the collaborative and reflective nature of artmaking practiced at a remote art co-operative in Nunavut, Canada. read more >>


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Saint Mary's College Museum of Art and Brother Cornelius Art Center Room 105

1928 Saint Mary\'s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

29sep1:30 pm3:00 pm3/4 Century Club Zoom Shindig Honoring Seniors 75 Years &Older:Special Guest George Hardeen, Harry Houdini's Grand-Nephew1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Zoom

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This event honors our seniors 75 years young, their families, and friends.

The well-loved annual Three Quarter Century Club event goes virtual this year and expands to neighboring communities and their families. Held for over 20 years now, it celebrates a generation of seniors 75 years and over, seniors with rich lives, stories to tell, and community ties that enrich our lives.

Special Guest: George Hardeen, Harry Houdini’s Grand-Nephew.

Hear some inside stories about the World’s Most Celebrated Magician. 

Come Join the Fun – Honor Our Unique Senior Citizen Milestones — Celebrate Our Royal Court:

King – Oldest Gentleman – Queen – Oldest Lady & Longest Married Couple

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT. All you will need is a computer with an internet connection. The Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the event.


Sponsored by: Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary and Community Partners: The Orinda Association, Lamorinda Village, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Community Foundation, Lafayette Senior Service Commission, Lamorinda Arts Council & Lamorinda Movers.


(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm




Lamorinda Sunrise PO Boc 1491, Lafayette CA 94549