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06jan(jan 6)12:00 pm26feb(feb 26)4:00 pmTiny but Mighty: Honoring RBGAt the Main Street Arts Gallery(january 6) 12:00 pm - (february 26) 4:00 pm Main Street Arts Gallery, 613 Main Street, Martinez, CA

Event Details

The exhibit Tiny but Mighty: Honoring RBG at the Main Street Arts Gallery in Martinez, showcases the artwork of 26 Lamorinda Arts Alliance member artists. The exhibit will run from January 8 through February 26, 2021.

Lamorinda Art Alliance member artist Ruth Stanton curated this exhibit of abstract and representational 2D artwork that is bold and powerful just like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The work includes mixed media, collage, photography, monotype, oil and cold wax medium, and paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic.

Pat Calabro, a Pacheco resident, is the featured artist. Her abstract digital acrylic collages are bold and full of intensity — so much intensity that she finds she must tone down areas to make places for the eye to rest. Pat exhibits her artwork throughout the Bay Area and as far away as in Ghent, Belgium.

A reception is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 11am to 6pm pending Contra Costa County COVID-19 regulations.

The show will also be available online starting January 8th on the gallery website: https://www.mainstreetarts.net

The Main Street Arts Gallery is located at 613 Main Street in Martinez, CA, and is open Friday through Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Artwork: Lost 2, Pat Calabro, digital acrylic collage

Time

January 6 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - February 26 (Friday) 4:00 pm

Location

Main Street Arts Gallery

613 Main Street, Martinez, CA

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts AllianceRuth Stanton ruthstantonart@gmail.com

19jan12:00 pm19feb4:00 pmChristian Ehrhorn Fine Arts ExhibitGroup Show: Artwork of Christian Ehrhorn, Karen Frey, Peeta Tinay and AAron Webb(january 19) 12:00 pm - (february 19) 4:00 pm Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts Gallery, 39 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563

Event Details

Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts is known for displaying unique visual arts and can be found nestled in the Theatre District of downtown Orinda, California.

On December 12 artists Christian Ehrhorn and Peeta Tinay of Orinda, Karen Frey of Oakland and Aaron Webb of Petaluma recorded their live online opening hosted by the gallery. Visit www.christianehrhornfineart.com/ to view the event.  Entitled “Arrivals,” the exhibit offers a variety of artwork including oil paintings, basket weaving, watercolors and encaustic paintings.

Tinay, a basket weaver, creates large scale baskets unique in size and multi-color finishes. Her bold constructions are often dyed, weathered and wax finished resulting in stunning pieces to be used and/or displayed. Visit www.tinaystudio.com to learn more.

Webb, a Navy Veteran and visual artist, creates deep, meaningful paintings utilizing dyes, paint, cold wax and texturing elements such as salt. He explores different materials to process personal experiences, emotional responses and surviving trauma. See www.aaronwebbstudio.com for more of his work.

Ehrhorn’s recent work explores depictions of place through the often fragmented and hazy residuals of memory. His oil paintings prompt the viewer to recognize their own experiences while hunting for figurative elements within his paintings.

Karen Frey works in watercolor and encaustic – a process using beeswax and pigments on birch panels. Her masterful paintings in both mediums depict intimate still life moments, sweeping landscapes and bustling urban scenes. Keep up with Karen at www.karenfrey.com

Visit https://christianehrhornfineart.com/ for samples of exhibitors’ work. COVID-19 hours at CEFA, 39 Moraga Way, Orinda, are Wed. – Sat. 12 pm to 4 pm. Call 510-703-7020 for information or to arrange a private viewing.

Photo is of Orinda artist Peeta Tinay’s 11.5” x 42” Ring Border Basket With Lattice Overlay. This work plays the dark color of intricately woven reeds off a bright turquoise medallion within striking concentric circles.

Time

January 19 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - February 19 (Friday) 4:00 pm

Location

Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts Gallery

39 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563

Organizer

Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts 39 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

01feb12:00 pm28(feb 28)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARYCELEBRATE EDUCATORS WHO MENTOR ARTS AMBASSADORS 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (28) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

Meet art educators from elementary schools in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda who have mentored student Arts Ambassadors HERE.  The Arts Ambassadors program features unjuried artwork from young Lamorinda students. Every spring the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library is filled with their work for an entire month. Pre-COVID-19, an artist reception was held where each student was awarded an Arts Ambassadors ribbon.

Council curators, volunteers and art educators work together with local educational organizations every year to create this event. Thank you to local art educators for your cooperation in providing photographs and stories about your experience nurturing young artists. Because of your talents and skills, Arts Ambassadors discover that exhibiting their work in the Gallery is enjoyable and fun.

This virtual exhibit runs February 1 through 28.

The 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 media from exhibitors during their scheduled month.

Time

1 (Monday) 12:00 pm - 28 (Sunday) 12:00 am

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

01feb2:30 pm28(feb 28)4:30 pmWILDER ONLINE GALLERYLeon Kennedy2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (28) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Time

1 (Monday) 2:30 pm - 28 (Sunday) 4:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

09feb5:00 pm6:00 pmCommunity Engagement Committee Meeting5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online

Event Details

You’re invited to meet LAC’s newest Board Member, Jenny Rosen of Lafayette, who has a passion for fostering connections between artists, local government, businesses, and the public.

If this sounds like you or sparks your interest, join her at the first meeting of the brand new Community Engagement Committee. You will work with other art lovers to bring together the three Lamorinda communities to foster shared artistic goals. For more information about the committee, please visit our website HERE.

Click HERE to join the Zoom meeting on Feb. 9th at 5pm.

Meeting ID: 828 9270 0658
Passcode: 320805

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Online

11feb3:00 pm4:15 pmAesthetic Forces: Behind-the-Scenes Exploration3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Event Details

Join the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) for a behind-the-scenes exploration into the artwork and artists represented in the exhibition Aesthetic Forces: Nature in the Modern California Landscape, 1915–2015.

On view from February 10–July 11, 2021, Aesthetic Forces is a survey exhibition exploring land scenes through the perceptions of artists who lived and worked in the California region. From San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition to California’s landmark drought—this exhibition folds 100 years of cultural and environmental changes into the framework of California land interpretations and the lingering rapport of 18 and 19th-century aesthetic practices into the genre of landscape art today.

Register today!

Please note the SMCMoA physical building is currently closed in compliance with county and regional COVID-19 regulations.

Time

(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

18feb(feb 18)12:00 pm25apr(apr 25)3:00 pmAn Elegant Balance12:00 pm - (april 25) 3:00 pm Moraga Art Gallery, 432 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556

Event Details

Moraga Art Gallery Announces a new exhibit titled, An Elegant Balance, opening February 18 through April 25, 2021.

The Moraga Art Gallery’s current exhibit, Spaces, Inside and Out, and the gallery’s Gift Boutique will continue through February 14, 2021.

An Elegant Balance features the work of member artists, George Ehrenhaft and K. de Groot.

The title of the exhibit describes the elegant balance between George Ehrenhaft’s rich and brightly painted watercolors and K. de Groot’s one-of-a-kind exotic jewelry.

As a watercolorist, George Ehrenhaft draws inspiration from mountains, lakes, trees and towns.  His style ranges from realistic to the vaguely abstract.  His paintings push no boundaries. Rather, they please the eye, soothe the spirit, and invite viewers to enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors.

Symphonies of color and texture in each piece are hallmarks of K. de Groot’s Asian Accents jewelry. Inspired by the exotic pendants and beads that she discovered over the past 30 years during her life in Asia and during her more recent travels, she has created her one-of-a-kind cross-cultural wearable art.

The Gallery’s Art Boutique features unique handmade gift items created by local artists including glass items, ceramics, beautiful wooden bowls, small paintings, decorative pillows, cards and jewelry.

Moraga Art Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of eighteen established local artists and several guest artists whose work includes painting, sculpture, jewelry, print media, ceramics, photography and woodworking.

The gallery is open Saturdays 12pm-3pm and by appointment. Please email the gallery at moragaartgallery@gmail.com to make an appointment.

To safeguard our gallery staff and visitors, we require everyone visiting the gallery to wear a face mask and to maintain social distancing.

Artwork by featured artists: George Erhenhaft, July Sky, watercolor

Time

February 18 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - April 25 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

Moraga Art Gallery

432 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556

Organizer

Moraga Art GalleryLucy Beck

19feb(feb 19)4:00 pm11jun(jun 11)7:00 pmChildren's Tales From Around The GlobeSaint Mary's College Dance Theatre Production4:00 pm - (june 11) 7:00 pm Saint Mary's College, 1928 St Marys Rd

Event Details

Due to Covid-19, the JanTerm 2021 “Children’s Tales From Around the Globe” will be virtual and will be available on demand starting Feb. 19, 2021. The running time is expected to be about 45 minutes, but you may pause, or watch each 5 minute segment at a later time.

The theme of the show is Inclusion and Identity. Saint Mary’s College students will perform a dance theatre film based on the cultural stories from their childhood.

All ages will enjoy this show, but it is primarily made for preschool to third graders.

General Admission Tickets: $10 per person
To purchase on-demand tickets, click here: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/childrenstales and a link will be sent to you after February 18th.

Schools or organizations interested in booking this as a virtual field trip or wanting enrichment activities, please contact Tara Sundy at tms8@stmarys-ca.edu or (925) 890-1343 by February 11, 2021 for special deals and packages.

Time

February 19 (Friday) 4:00 pm - June 11 (Friday) 7:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College

1928 St Marys Rd

28feb4:00 pmGold Coast Chamber Players Main Stage Virtual ConcertSphinx and Sitkovetsky4:00 pm Online

Event Details

Gold Coast Chamber Players continue their virtual concerts on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 4:00pm (Pacific Time) with Sphinx and Sitkovetsky. Sphinx and Sitkovetsky, the third of six Main Stage Virtual Concerts in 2021, continues the Season Theme celebrating love and diversity.

Virtual links remain available for one week following the concert date.

Sphinx and Sitkovetsky features legendary violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky in a rare personal exploration of his career including as soloist, founder of the New European Strings Orchestra, and his work with the Sphinx Organization. The program will be a meaningful way to conclude Black History Month celebrations. Sitkovetsky has worked closely with Sphinx Founder Aaron Dworkin to mentor emerging musicians and has personally selected two to perform for Gold Coast audiences.

Sphinx artist, bassist, Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on  the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. Winner of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and has won the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, a Paiko Foundation Fellowship, and First Prizes at Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Sphinx’s 2014 Competition, and the 2011 International Society of Bassists Competition.

Mr. Foley has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra. Also a composer, he was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx
Organization for a new work entitled “For Justice and Peace” for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra. He will be performing Bach and two original compositions, Irish Fantasy and Iranian Folk Song. Sphinx artist, cellist Sterling Elliott has soloed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland and Boston Symphonies and has performed in Carnegie Hall and at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. Mr. Elliott will be performing a movement from Cesar Franck’s Sonata and Luigi Dallipiccolo’s Ciaccona. The program also includes interviews with the artists.

Single tickets $20. Concerts are live-streamed via YouTube LIVE. Purchase online at www.GCCPmusic.com or by calling (925) 283-3728. Please visit our website at gccpmusic.com to find
regular updates about concert offerings, to make donations, and to purchase tickets.

TICKETS
$20
www.gccpmusic.com
(925) 283-3728 (studio)

 

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Online

Organizer

Gold Coast Chamber Players925-283-3728 PO Box 271, Lafayette, CA 94549

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