Thursday, April 1, 2004
art openings | events
Galeria Tonantzin A Woman’s Journey Home: in Celebration of Soul, collages by Monterey artist Kim Birdsong. Reception: 4/3, 5-7pm. 115 Third St., San Juan Bautista. 726-3358 or www.galeriatonantzin.com. Ends 4/25.
Lisa Coscino Gallery In the Main Gallery, exhibitions by two LA-based photographers: Sol y Sombra, large color images of bullfighters and bullfighting by Justin de Leon: and Identity, black-and-white photographs of young boxers from East LA and Tijuana by Mario de Lopez. The Mid Gallery will show an installation by Carmel artist Heidi Hybl called Falling: War, Woes and a Fall From Grace (see story p.26). Reception: 4/2, 6-8pm. 216 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 646-1939. Ends 5/15.
Monterey Museum of Art Civic Center Free admission Sunday 4/4, and 2pm slide presentation on jewelry and fabric art by quilter Thom Atkins. Current exhibitions: Remaking Tradition: Contemporary Art Quilts, more than 40 pieces by 25 quilters living in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Also, The Influence of Color, recent digital color printing by Al Weber. Both end 4/24. Long-term exhibits: California Photography: The Monterey Legacy, photographs from the museum’s collection of major Central Coast photographers; paintings by William Ritschel; Jules Tavernier paintings from the collection of Betty Hoag McGlynn; Just for Fun, toys and dolls from around the world. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477.
Nancy Dodds Gallery Printmaker show with Gail Packer. Reception: 4/3, 6-8pm. San Carlos at 7th, Carmel. 624-0346.
Sally Griffin Center Fragments of Blue, Pieces of Wonder. An intergenerational art and poetry show presented by local artist/poet Patrice Vecchione (see story p. 36) and third-grade students from Robert Down Elementary School. Vecchione directed 60 eight-year-olds to form collages and poetry telling their own stories. Reception with music: 4/2, 4:30-6:30pm. Proceeds from sale of the art and poetry will benefit children’s art in the schools and senior services. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Valley Art Gallery Peninsula Potpourri, watercolor and acrylic paintings of Monterey Peninsula scenes by William Kelly. Reception: 4/3, 2-4pm. 218 Main St., Oldtown, Salinas. 422-4162. Ends 4/24.
Weston Gallery Photographs by Brad Cole, Linda Broadfoot, Rod Dresser, Joel Pickford and Chip Hooper, along with floral Polaroid transfers by Linda Broadfoot. Sixth between Lincoln and Dolores, Carmel. 624-4453. Ends 4/15.
Blagojce Fine Art Gallery and Academy Macedonia artist Blagojce Stojanovski displays his drawings, etchings, paintings, frescoes, icons and bas-reliefs. The gallery doubles as his Carmel Valley Art Center and Art Academy, with art classes for children and adults. 16-B Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 277-0056 or 659-5052. For class schedule visit www.blagoart.com.
Butterfly and Lantern Celebrate Spring, colorful floral painting by muralist Ami Magill and porcelain ceramics by Cheryl Watts. 709-A Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-0303. Ends 4/18.
Carmel Art Association Connections. A group sculpture show in bronze, steel, stone and mixed media, dedicated to the memory of CAA member Wah Ming Chang. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 624-6176. Ends 4/7.
Center for Photographic Art Frames of Reference, a group show of new works by the 13 Bay Area photographers of PhotoAlliance. Sunset Center, San Carlos at 9th, Carmel. 625-5181. Ends 4/23.
Hartnell College Festival Masks of Mexico, dance masks collected in Mexican villages during the 1960s and ‘70s to preserve this traditional art form. Visual Arts Building, Alisal Street at 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6791. Ends 4/15.
Hawthorne Gallery Painting, sculpture, design, jewelry, glass art and more by the Hawthorne family and gallery artists. Highway 1, just past Nepenthe. Big Sur. 667-3200.
Highlands Inn Manifestations of the Mind’s Eye. Photographs by William Giles and Patrick Jablonski in conjunction with the Ansel Adams Gallery 120 Highlands Dr., Carmel. 375-7215. Ends 6/20.
Monterey Conference Center Journey to the Center of the Heart, paintings by the late Susanna Biondo. Alvarado Gallery, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3991. Ends 4/18.
Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada Long-running exhibits: Restless Seas: Works by Armin Hansen; Body of Work: Figurative Paintings, Drawings and Prints, portraits, nudes and figure studies from the museum’s collection, including Man Ray, Rufino Tamayo and Georges Rouault; The Art and Craft of Japanese Packaging; and bronzes by Old West sculptor Charles Russell. Free admission first Sunday of each month. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-5477.
Monterey Peninsula College Head/Body: The Human Form. Four artists who work with the human figure using four different approaches exhibit their work on paper, in oil, tile and intaglio. Art Department Gallery, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-3060. Ends 4/15.
Mountain and Sea Gallery Landscape photography of the Monterey and Big Sur coastlines by Kip F. Evans. The Barnyard Shopping Center, Highway 1 at Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 626-7788.
National Steinbeck Center Images of California Agriculture, a juried exhibition of 42 paintings, photographs and drawings that represent the land and workers of the Central Valley. 1 Main St., Salinas. 775-4721. Ends 5/30.
Nido Gallery Nature in Abstraction, works by nine local artists. 7951 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 632-3801. Ends 5/1.
Pacific Grove Art Center Studio Artists of the Pacific Grove Art Center, works by 15 resident studio artists in a variety of media. Also Painterly Yours, watercolors by Sunee Jines; and A Study in Diversity, sculpture by Sharyn Lewis. 568 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove. 375-2208. Ends 4/8.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Guatemala, Land of Eternal Spring, a group show by local and Guatemalan Mayan artists. 37 Sudden St., Watsonville. 722-3062. Ends 5/1.
Paul Wilson Sculpture Gallery Sculpture in Harmony With Nature, works in wood by Paul Wilson. Robinson Canyon Road at Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 625-3112.
Perry Downer Historic Costume Gallery 1930s—The Glamour Decade, costumes from the 1930s including a dress reortedly worn by Hollywood star Carole Lombard. 201 Van Buren St., Monterey. Limited hours. 372-2608, ext. 11. Ends 5/22.
Red Mill Studio and Gallery David Rojas’ studio/gallery, specializing in bird decoys, and Southwest, Shaker and Amish scenes. 170-B Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1146.
Richard MacDonald Gallery Recent and retrospective works by sculptor Richard MacDonald. San Carlos and 5th, Carmel. 624-8200.
Robert Lewis Gallery A new gallery features the plein air paintings of Robert Lewis. 201 1/2 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 333-9046.
Sasoontsi Gallery Monterey Bay Portraits. Oil paintings by Santa Cruz artist Michele Giulvezan-Tanner. 40 Central Ave., Salinas. 751-1777. Ends 4/8.
Savage Stephens Contemporary Art Monotypes by Deborah Carlson, mixed media abstract paintings by David Stephens, bronze figures by Carol Gold. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 626-0800.
Seaside City Hall Eighteen members of the Salinas Valley Art Association display recent work. Avery Gallery, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. 899-6811. Ends 4/29.
Sirens This working studio features the paintings of Lauryn Taylor and Ali Miner. San Carlos between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-1161.
Sofanya’s Art Gallery Paintings, sculpture, photography and jewelry by local artists, and Essence portraits by Sofanya. Fernwood Resort, Highway 1, Big Sur. firstname.lastname@example.org. 667-2130.
Steven Whyte Sculpture Studios Figures in bronze, portrait busts by Steven Whyte in his working studio/gallery. 700 Cannery Row, suite II, Monterey. 373-5127.
Stevenson School Large-format portrait photographs by Kaiko’o Victor and paintings on wood by Roxanne Victor. 3152 Forest Lake Rd., Pebble Beach. Ends 4/23.
Tillie Gort’s Cafe New works by Helga Browne-Scarlett. 111 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 373-0335. Ends 4/4.
Winfield Gallery Eclectic collection of art by locals and international artists. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-3369.