Monterey Now: Mari Kloeppel at Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific
- When: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific, Monterey
- Cost: Free - $5
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (ongoing), Art (opening)
The long-lived love that painter Mari Kloeppel has for animals comes through in her unmistakably lavish treatment of them in her oil paintings. According to a bio, she coaxes fine detail from "hundreds" of layers of paint, and hones down to brushes of one to 10 hair counts. Once a student of the German Expressionistic Blue Rider Group, she's nestled securely in her own style of photo-realistic accuracy and microscopicly tuned details, though her subjects--horses, birds, oxen--serve as powerful portraits of, in her words, "quiet and contemplative" connection. Giclee prints and a catalogue of her work is available at the museum gift shop; She will be available to the public at Thursday's Art After Hours party March 17, which opens her graceful MontereyNOW exhibit. [WR]
5-7pm Thu March 17 opening reception; regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun. Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. Free/Art After Hours; regular hours: $5/adult, $2.50/student, military; free/child 12 and under, members. 372-5477, www.montereyart.org.