Events

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01dec12:00 am31(dec 31)12:00 amArt Gallery at Wilder: Christian EhrhornArtist Reception: Sunday Dec 5th at 2:30-4:30 pm12:00 am - 12:00 am (31) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Event Details

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 wildergallery@lamorindaarts.org. For more information about LAC visit www.lamorindaarts.org or call 925-359-9940.

Time

1 (Wednesday) 12:00 am - 31 (Friday) 12:00 am

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

01dec12:00 pm30(dec 30)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARY: Lamorinda Arts Alliance “Inspired by the Greats”36 Artists from Lamorinda Arts Alliance Show 80 Works in Many Genres12:00 pm - 12:00 am (30) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents a gallery filled with artwork from 36 members of the Lamorinda Arts Alliance (LAA) during December. Their in-person and virtual exhibit is on view in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. Meet the artists at a reception in their honor on Saturday Dec. 4 from 3 – 5 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. Also enjoy jazz by the Nika Rejto Duo with Robin Lewis playing seven string guitar and Rejto on flute and vocals. Expect to hear jazz tunes including Brazilian Samba, the American songbook and original music.

The LAA’s “Inspired by the Greats” theme provides local artists the opportunity to pay tribute to influencers they count as “great.”  Stanton explains, “An influencer could be an architect, artist, musician, photographer, sculptor, literary figure, teacher, or friend.” Tama said, “The style of an artist, their brushstroke, their use of color makes a big impression upon me and often guides the decisions I make in my own artwork. That’s how I can be inspired by someone who is a creative force. The same can apply to photography, ceramics or any art form.” According to Tama, “Photographer Annie Leibovitz’s new book, ‘Wonderland,’ shows how she uses color in stunning ways that I find intriguing.”

The 80 pieces of original art in the exhibit showcase many types of media including printmaking, stoneware, welded steel, photography, collage, mixed media, oils, acrylics, watercolors, and colored pencil. Each artist is displaying a statement describing who has inspired and influenced their work. If holiday shopping is on your mind, all artwork in the gallery for sale can be purchased online through the Lamorinda Art Council’s website.

Participating artists include Donna Arganbright, Karen Baden Thapa, Joe Bologna, Alys Briggs, Donna Brown, Margie Caldwell-Gill, Helen Chu-Hirschberg, Suellen Cox, Kelley Dean-Crowley, Susan Erickson, Judith Feins, Sylvia Fones, Carla Gelbaum, Jennifer Granat, Marc Ellen Hamel, Marian Harris, Denise Hillman, Kim Homes, Victor and Natalya Kolyvayko, Melchia Kutches, Karen Leoni, Pam McCauley, Samantha McNally, Alix Mitgang, Irene Needoba, Chelsea Pickslay, Wenda Pyman, Anne Morrison Rabe, Adrienne Rogers, Judith Rohrer, Maria SantoStefano, Ruth Stanton, Charlene Steen, Sharon Tama, Charlynn Throckmorton, and Nancy Vachani.

Lamorinda Arts Alliance is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. Its purpose is to provide coordination, education, and service to promote and increase knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the arts, and to enhance the cultural development of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and the surrounding communities. The group seeks to foster a better understanding of art within the community and encourage the exchange of ideas for the mutual benefit of all members through its programs, exhibits and other activities within the community. Learn more about LAA at  www.laa4art.org.

The Lamorinda Arts Council curates monthly exhibits at this gallery; for more information go to www.lamorindaarts.org. This exhibit runs Dec. 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. and closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Dec. 31. Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit www.ccclib.org/. Email the curators with questions at gallery@lamorindaarts.org.

This exhibit runs December 1 through 30.

Time

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

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

02decallday04allday“I Sing Because…” Holiday Choir Concert(All Day) Saint Mary, 1928 St Mary\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Event Details

One choir—two names: the Saint Mary’s College Chamber Singers and Glee present an unforgettable concert experience. One of the world’s premier music ensembles, Magnificat, will also be performing with the Saint Mary’s singers. This concert will feature Magnificat performing a modern piece “Glow” by Eric Whitaker, accompanied by strings. Also expect the Saint Mary’s choir to beautifully perform both secular and religious music, including a few holiday songs. Join us for “I Sing Because…”!

FREE. Reservations required prior to the concert. Seating is limited. Arrive early as seating is first come first served as to where you sit. Please park in the Visitors’ Lot to the left of the guard’s station.

Two Dates: 
Thu, 12/2, 8-10pm
Sat, 12/4, 8-10pm

Masks required. Guests/visitors will be required to show PROOF OF VACCINATION (or negative PCR test within 72 hours of the concert). Please find the reservation form, donation link, and other relevant info on this link: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/choir-concert-FA21

Time

december 2 (Thursday) - 4 (Saturday)

Location

Saint Mary

1928 St Mary\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Organizer

Saint Marytms8@stmarys-ca.edu 1928 Saint Marys Rd