Jan. 27 through Feb. 2
Thursday, January 27, 2000
Lovers' Ball Call for Entries. Artwork is needed for the Sensual Love Art Show (formerly the Erotic Art Show) presented by Uncle Jam and three spirits art center in conjunction with their annual Lovers' Ball, Feb. 12 in the Monterey Fairgrounds. Artists should bring one or two pieces, in any medium, to the Fairgrounds' Turf Club Feb. 12 between 10am and 1pm. $10 entry per piece; $100 prizes for Most Sensual and Best of Show. (415) 934-9845.
Monterey History and Art Association Las Familias. Personal artifacts belonging to Monterey's "first families," including the Alvarados, Larkins, Coopers and Vallejos, along with paintings and documents from Monterey's early days. Docent-led tours every Saturday until the end of February, 1:30-3:30pm, at the Perry-Downer House, Scott and Van Buren streets, Monterey. 372-2608, ext. 10.
Monterey Museum of Art--Civic Center Opening Sat.: The Hermitage Group of St. Petersburg: Paintings From the Russian Soul (see article this page). Closes: 4/16. Also opening Sat: The Imaginative World of Wah Ming Chang. Closes: 5/17. Continuing exhibit: Late Modern: Prints from the Collection, including works by Calder, Rauschenberg, Motherwell, Rosenquist and Krasner. Closes: 5/14. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 373-2061.
New Masters Gallery Toast to Golf. Benefit show for the AT&T Junior Golf Association featuring golf, wine and martini art by Dan Koffman. 25 percent of sales go to the charity, including sales that day from Koffman's website: www.artwithasmile.com. Event: 2/1, 5-8pm. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 625-1511.
Richard MacDonald Studio Studio tours offered every Saturday in January at 1pm, featuring MacDonald's golf sculpture designed for this June's U.S. Open. Ryan Ranch, 16 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey. 624-8200.
Back Porch Fabrics Year 2000 Challenge. Quilts made with special fabrics for the new century. 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4453. Closes: 2/17.
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts The Green Whale of Winter. Art by elementary school children inspired by the annual gray whale migration. Guadalupe at 4th, Carmel. 624-7491. Closes: 2/18.
Carmel Art Association A retrospective exhibit of the paintings of the late Clarence Bates. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 624-6176. Closes: 2/1.
Carmel Valley Manor Retrospective of the works of Anna McConnell. 8545 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 626-4806. Closes: 1/31.
Center for Photographic Art A Sense of Place. Photographs by Martha Casanave, Ruth Mayerson Gilbert and Marissa Roth. Sunset Center, San Carlos at 9th, Carmel. 625-5181. Closes: 3/3.
Community Bank of Central California The Cannery Row Collection of Robert Lewis Photography. Photos of Cannery Row during this little-known era; locals are invited to help identify the people and places in the pictures. 484 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 649-5010.
KAZU's Up-to-Date Gallery A Twitch in Time. Y2K-compliant twitching machines by John Random. 167 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-7275. Closes: 1/31.
Maritime Museum of Monterey Floating Treasures from the East. Unique collection of models of Chinese sailing junks made in the 1920s and '30s. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608. Closes: summer.
Monterey Airport Air Born. Exhibition by five local artists who share a love of aviation; also, wooden plane constructions by fourth-graders at Carmel's All Saints' Day School. 200 Fred Kane Dr., Monterey. Closes: 3/30.
Monterey Museum of Art--La Mirada At the Millennium: Contemporary paintings from Northern California. Works by more than 25 artists, in the Dart Gallery. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-5477. Closes: 3/19.
Pacific Grove Art Center Maria Park's Reflex Paintings; paintings by Michelle Echenique; Exploring Virtual Worlds, digital art by Loren Means and Daniel Schulman-Means; and Vanishing Cultures of the Tibetan Plateau, photographs from Nepal and Tibet by Craig Lovell and Joe Smolen. 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208. Closes: 2/11.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Whales 2000. Scientifically accurate depictions of whales by Larry Foster. 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-3116. Closes: 6/18.
Pebble Beach Post Office Watercolors by Dorothy Smith. Next to The Lodge, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. Closes: 1/31.
Sally Griffin Senior Center Watercolors and acrylics by Jan Valtr. 700 Jewell St., Pacific Grove. 375-4454. Closes: 1/31.
Santa Catalina School Gallery Sowing Peace: Cultivating Change Through Creativity. Banners by Santa Catalina students and members of communities from around the world, created for the Sowing Peace Project by Carmel artist Paola Berthoin. 1500 Mark Thomas Dr., Monterey. 655-9300. Closes: 2/27.
Valley Art Gallery Many Mini Minis. The gallery's all-member miniatures show. 218 Main St., Salinas. 422-4162. Closes: 1/31.
Vest Pocket Gallery Cats and Cards. Cats, cards and local scenes by Joyce Louis. Forest Hill Manor, 551 Gibson St., Pacific Grove. 657-5200. Closes: 2/29.
Zantman Art Galleries Large paintings by nine of the gallery's artists. Mission at 6th, Carmel. 624-8314. Closes: 2/12.