Events

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14sep(sep 14)10:00 am11dec(dec 11)4:00 pmInterdisciplinary VoiceExhibition (september 14) 10:00 am - (december 11) 4:00 pm

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Interdisciplinary Voice

Interdisciplinary Voice comprises faculty, scholars, and staff across campus responding to objects in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art permanent collection. Offering a space for dialogue, these voices interpret the selected works to facilitate conversation, provoke ideas, and consider academic and interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to art. On view Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 11, 2022. This exhibition is free and open to all. The museum will be closed the week of Thanksgiving. For more information, visit wwww.stmarys-ca.edu/museum.

Image credit: Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) Out of this World, n.d., Mixed media, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art Permanent Collection [2021.6.25]

 

Time

September 14 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - December 11 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

04oct(oct 4)3:00 pm17nov(nov 17)5:00 pmJeff Heyman: Triptychs - Black & White PhotographsOpening Reception: Sun. Oct. 9, 3-5 p.m.(october 4) 3:00 pm - (november 17) 5:00 pm Lafayette Town Hall Theatre Gallery, 3525 School Street (@ Moraga Rd), Lafayette CA 94549

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Jeff Heyman uses his classical training in photography to push the digital limits of the medium.

With a background in photography stretching more than four decades, Jeff, who lives in Orinda, California, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Photography from San Francisco State University and studied under painters Robert Bechtle and Paul Pratchenko. But it was his Fine Art Photography studies with Catherine Wagner, Don Worth, Jack Welpott and Melanie Walker, while at State, that truly inspired his work. Jeff went on to produce and exhibit a range of creative work, primarily in black and white.

A San Francisco native, Jeff was influenced by the various artistic and photographic trends sweeping the Bay Area. While in high school in Danville, California, Jeff studied photography under Ralph Rappaport, an associate of Ansel Adams. Rappaport, a major influence, taught Jeff the Zone System and advanced film development and darkroom printing techniques. Rappaport also introduced Jeff to Ruth Bernhard, who met him privately in her home for a critique of his work. This meeting, with one of the world’s definitive photographers, influenced Jeff’s future work greatly. His background in classical photography is instrumental in his current work — a hybrid of classic “wet” photography and newer digital techniques.

Exhibition Statement
Having always been fond of Triptychs – I had a print of Hieronymus Bosch‘s “Garden of Earthly Delights” on a wall of my Mission District apartment – it comes easily for me to produce a body of work in this unique style. The triptych, they say, has often been used to convey a spiritual meaning or a narrative. Max Beckmann, the German Expressionist painter, exploited this idea in his triptychs, some of the paintings that most influenced my early photographic work.

And while the viewer may be expecting a story to be told by my triptychs, I had none in mind when I made these. The placement of the three images was driven more by graphic considerations rather than story-telling.

Nonetheless, a story is indeed being told. But that story isn’t mine. Each triptych will mean something different to the person viewing it. At least that is my hope. Perhaps we can compare the stories our minds have invented for each. Will they truly be unique? Or, possibly, will a particular repetitive narrative appear?

One last thought: While the saying has it that a picture is worth a thousand words, I wonder then, is a triptych worth 3,000? The viewer can decide. For inquiries or to read more about the artist, please click on Jeff Heyman

Time

October 4 (Tuesday) 3:00 pm - November 17 (Thursday) 5:00 pm

Location

Lafayette Town Hall Theatre Gallery

3525 School Street (@ Moraga Rd), Lafayette CA 94549

01nov10:00 am30(nov 30)8:00 pmArt Gallery at the Orinda Library: November 2022 Exhibit Featuring David Fleisig, Denise Goodman, Nicole Reader and Farzeen TabanMeet the Artists While Enjoying Light Refreshments at Their Reception Sat. Nov. 5, 3 - 5:00 p.m. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (30) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

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The Lamorinda Arts Council (Council) presents the wood turnings of  David Fleisig, bespoke hats of Denise Goodman, paintings of Nicole Reader and photographs of Farzeen Tabanlocal at the in-person and virtual exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library from DATE. Meet the artists at a reception in their honor on Sat. Nov. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. All COVID-19 precautions observed for your health and safety. View and purchase their artwork online at www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries/.

The mission of the Council is to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda. If you are interested in visual, performing or literary arts, please join us in keeping the arts alive. We are an engaged group of volunteers and donors who develop and produce events, partner with professional organizations and artists, give financial support and awards, and advocate for a vibrant, local culture of visual, performing, and literary arts.

In addition to curating two galleries in Orinda with new artwork every month (Art Gallery at the Orinda Gallery & Art Gallery at Wilder), here is a sample of other programs we offer: Lamorinda Idol, High School Visual Arts Competition, Art Embraces Words, Artify Orinda, and Lamorinda Super Shorts. If you are interested in exhibiting artwork in one of our galleries please apply online HERE.

To learn more about the Council go to www.lamorindaarts.org. This exhibit runs Nov. 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. Both the Library and the Gallery are closed all day Fri. Nov. 11, Wed. Nov. 23 at 6:00 p.m. and all day on Thurs. Nov. 24. Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit www.ccclib.org/. Email the Curators with questions at gallery@lamorindaarts.org or call the Lamorinda Arts Council at 925.359.9940.

Time

1 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 30 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

01nov12:00 pm07jan(jan 7)12:00 pmArt Gallery at Wilder:Photographer Juleen Lapporte - "Celebrating 40 Over 40"Artist Reception Sunday November 6, 2:30 - 4:30 pm12:00 pm - (january 7) 12:00 pm Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

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The Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC} presents the portrait photography of featured artist Juleen Lapporte in their virtual Art Gallery at Wilder from Nov. 1 through Jan 7. Meet the artist at a reception in her honor on Sun. Nov. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 pm where light refreshments will be served. View her work at

www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries/.

Juleen Lapporte, an award-winning portrait photographer based in Lafayette, is exhibiting 13 photographs of women with the theme, “Celebrating 40 Over 40” in the Art Gallery at Wilder.

With a strong societal focus on beauty and youth, women are often viewed as less relevant as they age, said Lapporte.” Continuing, “In contrast, I find myself feeling more alive, vibrant and free. I welcome my future of 60s, 70s and 80s. Fear of the unknown may always be with me, but I choose to dance with my fears and live a life with joy and wonder.” Find out more at: https://www.studiojule.com/.

Lapporte noted the diverse range of women coming to her includes everything from women with high-powered jobs to women who stayed home and raised their family, plus everything in between. “I love to work with all types of women,” she said. “Let’s transform the representation of women over 40 to showcase their authenticity, audacity and beauty.”

“They talk about things they’re discovering that surprise them as they age,” she said. “There are difficulties, but 40 is really a fabulous age for women. We are able to let go of a lot of our insecurities and a lot of things that have pulled us in different directions. Then we really find ourselves coming into our own power,” she said.

Visit https://lamorindaarts.org/gallery-2/ for directions to Wilder & scroll to “For Map directions …” in paragraph one.

The Wilder Art and Garden Center is located at 20 Orinda Fields Way, Orinda. The exhibit runs  November 1 through January 7 and is in-person on the reception date but virtual the rest of the month because the building is not open due to COVID-19 restrictions. Viewings by appointment with Curator Aniston Breslin can be arranged by request at anistonbreslin@berkeley.edu. Questions? Call the Lamorinda Arts Council at 925.359.9940.

Time

November 1 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - January 7 (Saturday) 12:00 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

03nov(nov 3)8:00 pm06(nov 6)4:00 pmThe Caucasian Chalk Circle8:00 pm - 4:00 pm (6) Saint Mary, 1928 St Mary\\\\\\\

Event Details

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, by Bertolt Brecht, is the story of a big-hearted servant girl, Grusche, who rescues an abandoned baby in the midst of a military coup. Terrible is the temptation to do good, as Brecht says, and their journey of survival ultimately raises the question: who has parental rights – the rich woman who gave birth to the child, or the poor one who risks everything to protect him? The play escalates into vaudeville when Judge Azdak, one of Brecht’s zaniest comic inventions, shows up to adjudicate the case between competing mothers.  

Parking is available at the Soda Center Lot at 50 cents per hour, payable by credit card only. Tickets for the show are available for purchase at stmarys-ca.edu/Chalk-Circle or 30 minutes before the performance at the Box Office via cash or check. Masks are required.

Dates for the show are as follows:

November 3, 8:00pm

November 4, 6:00pm

November 5, 2:00pm

November 5, 8:00pm

November 6, 2:00pm

Time

3 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 6 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary

1928 St Mary\\\\\\\

Organizer

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

17nov(nov 17)8:00 pm19(nov 19)10:00 pm"Unveiling" Dance Company Concert8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (19) Saint Mary's College LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St Mary\\\'s Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Event Details

The Saint Mary’s College Dance Company presents Unveiling, a dance concert choreographed by the 2022-23 graduating class. Parking is available at the Soda Center Lot at 50 cents per hour, payable by credit card only. Tickets are available at stmarys-ca.edu/unveiling or 30 minutes before the performance at the Box Office via cash or check.

Dates for the Show:

November 17, 8:00pm

November 18, 8:00pm

November 19, 2:00pm (in person and streaming)

November 19, 8:00pm

Time

17 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 19 (Saturday) 10:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College LeFevre Theatre

1928 St Mary\\\'s Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Organizer

Saint Mary's College Performing Arts Departmenttms8@stmarys-ca.edu 1928 Saint Marys Rd

27nov3:00 pm5:00 pmMocktails & Cocktails w/Your Creative TribeNo Host Bar3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Cooperage, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549

Event Details

Join those who love art, literature, music and everything in between at The Coop, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, from 3-5 p.m. through November; we take December off for the holidays. Join us on January 29, same time for the next event. Time for some artsy conversation with friends of the Lamorinda Arts Council. Look for our Picassoesque poster of a crazy art lady / that’s us!  No host bar. Just show up. Questions? Email literary@lamorindaarts.org.

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

The Cooperage

32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549