Thursday, March 25, 2004
art openings | events
Blagojce Fine Art Gallery and Academy Blagojce Stojanovski celebrates a double opening: a gallery devoted to his drawings, etchings, paintings, frescoes, icons and bas-reliefs, and the Carmel Valley Art Center and Art Academy, with art classes for children and adults. Grand opening: 3/26, 6-10pm. 16-B Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 277-0056 or 659-5052. For class schedule visit www.blagoart.com.
Cochrane Art Gallery A Night of Wine and Sculpture II. Watch a wire armature be transformed into a full-size human torso within two hours, while enjoying wine and creative conversation. Reception: 3/27, 7-10pm (sculpting starts at 8pm). 700 Cannery Row, suite RR, Monterey. 510-812-2573/1561 or www.cochraneart.com.
Dixon and Lange Lecture Daniel Dixon presents a slide show about his famed parents, Western artist Maynard Dixon and photographer Dorothea Lange. Lecture: 3/28, 2-4:30pm. Maritime Museum, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $5/members, $10/non-members. 372-2608.
Fingerhut Gallery Janis: The Art and Spirit of Janis Joplin. A four-day exhibition of paintings and drawings by ‘60s rock icon Janis Joplin, along with personal artifacts, opens Thursday in a traveling display sponsored by her estate. Reception: 3/27, 7-9pm. San Carlos between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 625-1811. Ends 3/28.
Hartnell College Hartnell Faces: Portraits in Graphite on Paper, drawings of Hartnell faculty, administrators and students by art major Daichi Ito. Reception: 3/29, 5:30-8pm. Ends 4/1. Also continuing is Festival Masks of Mexico, dance masks collected in Mexican villages during the 1960s and ‘70s to preserve this traditional art form. Ends 4/15. Visual Arts Building, Alisal Street at 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6791.
Tillie Gort’s Cafe New works by Helga Browne-Scarlett. Reception: 3/28, 5-7pm. 111 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 373-0335. Ends 4/4.
Youth Art Educational Series Dick Crispo shows a film about painter Francisco de Goya, and lectures about his work. Aimed at grades 3-8. Thursday, 3/25 at 6pm at the Carmel Art Association, Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 624-6176.
Valley Art Gallery Peninsula Potpourri, watercolor and acrylic paintings of Monterey Peninsula scenes by William Kelly. Opens 3/28. 218 Main St., Oldtown, Salinas. 422-4162. Ends 4/24.
Artists Equity Artists Equity holds its first members’ public art exhibit in two years, with more than 38 artists displaying 65 different works. Marjorie Evans Gallery, Sunset Center, San Carlos at 8th, Carmel. 620-2040. Ends 3/30.
Beat Museum LA ’76. Lawrence Robbin’s photographs of Charles Bukowski and other notables of LA’s art scene circa 1976. 211 W. Franklin St., Monterey. 372-4911. Ends 3/31.
Blackstone Gallery Local photographers Martha Casanave and Ryuijie exhibit their work. 800 S. Alta St. (Highway 101, exit Gloria Road), Gonzales, 675-2481. Ends 3/27.
Borders Books Native Visions, mixed media works of Southwest and Native American imagery by Becky Olvera Schultz. Edgewater Center, 2080 California Ave., Sand City. 688-0694. Ends 3/31.
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.
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts Thinking Out Loud: 15th annual high school art exhibit. Artwork in all media from county high-school students. Guadalupe at 4th, Carmel. 624-7491. Ends 3/26.
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.
Galeria Tonantzin Flower Portraits, mixed-media works by Margaret Stanton Murray. Also Envisioning with Hafiz, collage exhibit by Seena B. Frost. Fourth Street in San Juan Bautista. 726-3358 or www.galeriatonantzin.com. Ends 3/29.
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.
Lisa Coscino Gallery The Object of My Obsession, a group show where artists display work inspired by their personal obsessions. Also New Works in Tin by Seattle artist Bill Herberholtz, aka “The Tin Man.” 216 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 646-1939. Ends 4/2.
Maritime Museum From the Studio: Jo Mora. Never-before-seen artifacts and furniture from the studio of multi-talented early California artist Joseph “Jo” Mora, plus some of his artwork, is shown in partnership with a National Steinbeck Center Mora exhibit. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608. Ends 3/31.
Monterey Airport Gallery Made By Hand: Tools of the Trade 1850-1950. More than 300 antique hand tools from the collection of Jody Armstrong Stebben and Maury Cooper pay homage to early artisans. Airport Boulevard, Monterey. Ends 3/30.
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 Civic Center 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 long-time area photographer 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.
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. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-5477.
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation The Form of Passion, works by member artists. 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267. Ends 4/2.
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.
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.
Sally Griffin Senior Center Watercolor and Other Media, works by Noelle Nichols. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454. Ends 3/31.
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.
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. email@example.com. 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.
Valley Art Gallery Annual juried show by members of the Salinas Valley Art Association. 218 Main St., Oldtown Salinas. 422-4162. Ends 3/27.
Winfield Gallery Eclectic collection of art by locals and international artists. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-3369.