New Exhibits at Pacific Grove Art Center
- When: Saturday, May 12, 2012, time TBA
- Where: Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (ongoing), Art (opening)
PGAC's new exhibits lead with a big solo retrospective, Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings, which culls 40 works from the former illustrator's last 10 years as a fine artist. Educated at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and raised in Monterey, Chang's been influenced by the interiors Vermeer as well as Homer and Bruegel for his fieldworker scenes of Salinas ag workers, and his work is being shown at the World Art Museum in Beijing. On May 12, Chang gives a talk about his book Narrative Paintings. Namugui Chang: Scenes of Old Monterey features the Korean-born Monterey transplant (from 1952) who paints scenes from both places. Lee Marcum's Going Coastal is inspired by the local landscape; Re-inventions shows mixed media paintings by Ed Smiley; and photographic work from P.G. High students, the PGAC watercolor and acrylic group, and Dante Rondo's paintings round out the exhibitions. [WR]
7-9pm Fri April 13 opening reception; runs to May 24; regular hours: noon-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun. Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 375-2208, www.pgartcenter.org.