Arts Partner Event Visual Arts

october

01oct12:00 pm31(oct 31)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARY: Tapestries by Aiko Kobayashi Gray, Paintings by Loralee Chapleau & John Toki’s Photographic Public Art RetrospectiveSat. Oct. 2, 3 - 5 pm: Artist Reception with Light Refreshments; 3:30 p.m. Public Art Presentation by John Toki12:00 pm - 12:00 am (31) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents artwork from Aiko Kobayashi Gray, Loralee Chapleau and John Toki at the in-person and virtual Art Gallery at the Orinda Library during the month of October. You are invited to meet the artists at an outdoor reception in their honor on Sat. Oct. 2 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. John Toki is presenting a video demonstration of his public art career at 3:30 p.m. He hopes that people will learn more about the public art process and invites questions from the audience.

Aiko Kobayashi Gray is a weaver and textile artist who creates tapestries and other fabric art using natural fiber, wool, linen, silk, and cotton. She likes to dye her own material whether she is using natural or chemical dyes. When she travels to faraway lands, she returns inspired by her experiences. Translating those experiences into woven textiles filled with patterns and colors she experienced on the trip keeps her work fresh.

Loralee Chapleau main focus is painting in oils and acrylics; she tends to work on fairly large canvases. Her true passion is for color. Influenced by the California Colorists, she uses vivid colors, energetic brushstrokes and texture. She tries to present emotion with every stroke. When a piece of art elicits an emotional response from the viewer, that feels like success to her.

John Toki is a sculptor, respected studio artist and retired faculty member of California College of the Arts. He is showing a photographic retrospective of his decades long public art career because of his desire to educate the public about public art projects. His PowerPoint demonstration includes a Del Rey Elementary School Maker’s Day welded metal sculpture made by 20 third to fifth graders in 2016. He welcomes questions from the public about the public art process.

View the virtual gallery of October exhibitor artwork HERE Oct. 1-31. The Council thanks contributing artists for their cooperation in providing photographs that make up their virtual exhibit. Their original artwork is available for purchase online in the virtual gallery or by contacting curators Maggie Boscoe and Bill Carmel by email at gallery@lamorindaarts.org.

The exhibit runs October 1 through 31 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. Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit http://ccclib.org/. To learn more about the Lamorinda Arts Council go to www.lamorindaarts.org.

Time

1 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 31 (Sunday) 12:00 am

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

12oct7:30 pm9:00 pmPainting Demonstration by Debbie Wardrope7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

Event Details

Join us for our October 2021 Alamo Danville Artists’ Society meeting with pastel artist Debbie Wardrope.

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

Debbie Wardrope is a Bay Area native and longtime Pleasanton resident who has always loved art and has pursued painting for most of her life, even during her 20-year career in mortgage banking.

Debbie graduated “With Distinction” from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland

Debbie’s primary medium is pastel, but she also paints in oils and acrylics. Her recent work focuses on the effects of light at sunset and twilight on the city, landscape and ocean. Debbie says, “I believe that art should be beautiful, accessible and evoke an emotional response in the viewer. I strive to create images that are immediately recognizable but are things that are frequently overlooked in the rush of everyday life. I love to capture the glory of God’s creation through the use of light and color.”

Please visit her website for more info www.debbiewardropeart.com

 

Time

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

Location

Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

21oct5:00 pm8:00 pmThird Thursday | Late Night in the MuseumInuit Legends & Printmaking5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road

Event Details

Join the Museum of Art for an evening exploring the exhibition Collective Memories: Stonecuts from Cape Dorset.

  • 5:30 p.m.  | A guided curatorial look into the Cape Dorset prints through exploring Inuit legends and animal stories.
  • 6:30–8 p.m. | Learn about printmaking practices through this workshop, supplies included.

Register for Printmaking Workshop here >> 

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

1928 Saint Mary’s Road

Organizer

St. Mary's College

30oct(oct 30)12:00 pm31(oct 31)3:30 pmART EMBRACES WORDS: Live Program - Halloween ThemeMEET OUR PRESENTERS: ANINDITA BASU, TOM FRANCO, JILL HEDGECOCK, ELLEN REINTJES & ALINE SOULES12:00 pm - 3:30 pm (31)

Event Details

Join us at the last FREE  Art Embraces LIVE program in 2021 on Saturday October 30. This special Halloween Theme program is presented by the Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) featuring an optional Costume Contest.  Show up as Your Favorite Literary or Artistic Character. Prizes will be awarded by Jill Gelster, Costumer for the Orinda Starlight Village Players.  The  following artistic and literary celebrities are showing up in costume: Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) and Yayoi Kusama, 90 years and going strong. Find out who else inspires lovers of literature and art by attending this outdoor program in the spacious Amphitheatger at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. 

LAC President Denise Nomura, an artist herself, is our Emcee. She introduces each writer and artist, plus fields questions from the audience. The program features emerging authors reading excerpts of their work alternating with local artists displaying and speaking about their visual art.  Authors and artists answer questions live, which makes for a lively discussion. The artwork and portions of the program are uploaded to social media thanks to c0-chair Natalie Samuels Wheeler. A reception with light refreshments follows the program. Join us! “Ars Vita Longa, Vita Brevis” – art lives forever, life is short.

For more details, to apply as a Writer, Artist or sign up as an Audience Member, go to https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words. Click HERE to view a YouTube video from our July 25, 2021 program. Questions? Contact us at literary@lamorindaarts.org. All COVID-19 precautions observed for your safety.

Many thanks to those who help make this program possible: our generous sponsor, the Lafayette Community Foundation; Lafayette City Council Member Cameron Burks; Andrea Firth and Janine deBoisblanc of Diablo Writers’ Workshop; Lamorinda Arts Alliance; California Writer’s Club, Mt. Diablo Branch; LAC PR Intern Ricky Gjersten Jr.; LAC volunteers and LAC Marketing & Organizational Director Shelly Rose.

Time

30 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - 31 (Sunday) 3:30 pm

november

01nov12:00 pm30(nov 30)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARYVIEW ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM LOCAL ARTISTS12:00 pm - 12:00 am (30) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council (Council) reconfigured all scheduled art exhibits to be virtual until COVID-19 restrictions change. The Council has redesigned its website so art lovers can easily view photographs and videos of exhibiting artists’ creative work during their scheduled exhibit month. Artwork is also available for purchase online.

View the artwork of the November exhibitors via photos and videos HERE. The Council thanks contributing artists for their cooperation in providing the photographs and videos that make up their virtual exhibit.

This exhibit runs November 1 through 30.

Time

1 (Monday) 12:00 pm - 30 (Tuesday) 12:00 am

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

04nov6:00 pm7:30 pmHealing the EarthEnvironmental Art6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Saint Mary's College Soda Activity Center, 1928 St. Mary\\\'s Rd, Moraga, 94575

Event Details

Environmental Art is a critical expression of our time and the future. In partnership with the SMC Sustainability Committee, join the Museum of Art for a panel discussion that explores art as a medium to respond to environmental changes and impacts.

This panel discussion is moderated by Lauren MacDonald, the Dean of the Library and Academic Resources and Director of the Museum. This event will occur at the Soda Center.

 

Related Exhibition:

Contemplating change and time, Kari explores the truth of place through form and materials specific to the region’s identity of wilderness and Keith’s artistic practice. Learn more >>

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College Soda Activity Center

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

Organizer

St. Mary's College

20nov2:00 pm4:00 pmMeet Rue Whittaker & “Indigo Animal & Dame Eleanor Marmot’”Hosted by Art in Public Places Committe & Lamorinda Arts Council2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

The public is invited to an outdoor reception honoring sculptor Rue Whittaker who will answer questions about “Indigo Animal and Dame Eleanor Marmot” on Sat. Nov. 20,
2-4:00 p.m.
in front of the Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, 94563. Light refreshments will be served. Families and children are most welcome.

Hosted by the City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) and Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC). Rain or shine event. All COVID-19 precautions observed.

Questions? Call the LAC at 925.359.9949 or email info@lamorindaarts.org.  For more information about APPC visit www.artspaceorinda.org/; visit LAC online at www.lamorindaarts.org.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer

City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committeeorindaparksrec@cityoforinda.org, 925.254.2445 Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563

december

01dec12:00 pm31(dec 31)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARYVIEW ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM LOCAL ARTISTS12:00 pm - 12:00 am (31) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council (Council) reconfigured all scheduled art exhibits to be virtual until COVID-19 restrictions change. The Council has redesigned its website so art lovers can easily view photographs and videos of exhibiting artists’ creative work during their scheduled exhibit month. Artwork is also available for purchase online.

View the artwork of the December exhibitors via photos and videos HERE. The Council thanks contributing artists for their cooperation in providing the photographs and videos that make up their virtual exhibit.

This exhibit runs December 1 through 31.

Time

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

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

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