Art Center Morro Bay 

Our Mission: To champion art as essential to life and give our community a creative voice.

 

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~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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CALL FOR ART ~“toMORROw's Sculpture," Deadline: Sun, Aug 1, 2021

CALL FOR ART ~“toMORROw's Sculpture," Deadline: Sun, Aug 1, 2021

Jul 31, 12:00pm - Jul 31, 4:00pm+1Aug 1, 12:00pm - Aug 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

⚜️ Central Coast Sculptors will host an open themed in-person exhibit, “toMORROw's Sculpture," representing a wide range of artistic expression, scope & materials through diverse sculpture.
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⚜️ ENTRY DEADLINE is Sun, Aug 1, 2021 for up to 3 submissions. Artist Notification will be Aug 29. www.centralcoastsculptors.org/ FYI: Entries, images & fees will be processed by EntryThingy.com
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⚜️“Tomorrow's Sculpture” is open to Members of Central Coast Sculptors (FREE CCS Membership) &/or Morro Bay Art Association Gallery. This exhibit will be on display Sept 9-Nov 1, 2021 in conjunction with @Art Center Morro Bay's painting exhibit, “Visionary Human.”
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⚜️ JUROR is Russell Hodin, architect & political graphic commentator.
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⚜️ There will be 3 Juror's Awards of $250 each. All sculptures must be for sale; artists will receive 75% of art sales. Entries must be free-standing or pedestal mounted.
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⚜️ GET Call for Art & Entry Details at www.centralcoastsculptors.org/
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⚜️ ART SHOWN: Carl Berney's "Solace©," courtesy of the artist.
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⚜️ QUESTIONS: Contact Carl Berney at sculpto707@gmail.com. Details at www.centralcoastsculptors.org/
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⚜️ FOR MEMBERSHIP, please apply at:
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* Central Coast Sculptors (FREE 'til Dec 31!): www.CentralCoastSculptors.org
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* Morro Bay Art Association Gallery: ArtCenterMorroBay.org/

⚜️ SHOW US YOUR SCULPTURE BY SUN/AUG 1!!
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Featured Artist  Larry K. Truesdale

Featured Artist Larry K. Truesdale

Jul 31, 12:00pm - Jul 31, 6:00pm+35Aug 1, 12:00pm - Aug 1, 4:00pmAug 2, 12:00pm - Aug 2, 4:00pmAug 3, 12:00pm - Aug 3, 4:00pmAug 4, 12:00pm - Aug 4, 4:00pmAug 5, 12:00pm - Aug 5, 4:00pmAug 6, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 4:00pmAug 7, 12:00pm - Aug 7, 6:00pmAug 8, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pmAug 9, 12:00pm - Aug 9, 4:00pmAug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 4:00pmAug 11, 12:00pm - Aug 11, 4:00pmAug 12, 12:00pm - Aug 12, 4:00pmAug 13, 12:00pm - Aug 13, 4:00pmAug 14, 12:00pm - Aug 14, 6:00pmAug 15, 12:00pm - Aug 15, 4:00pmAug 16, 12:00pm - Aug 16, 4:00pmAug 17, 12:00pm - Aug 17, 4:00pmAug 18, 12:00pm - Aug 18, 4:00pmAug 19, 12:00pm - Aug 19, 4:00pmAug 20, 12:00pm - Aug 20, 4:00pmAug 21, 12:00pm - Aug 21, 6:00pmAug 22, 12:00pm - Aug 22, 4:00pmAug 23, 12:00pm - Aug 23, 4:00pmAug 26, 12:00pm - Aug 26, 4:00pmAug 27, 12:00pm - Aug 27, 4:00pmAug 28, 12:00pm - Aug 28, 6:00pmAug 29, 12:00pm - Aug 29, 4:00pmAug 30, 12:00pm - Aug 30, 4:00pmAug 31, 12:00pm - Aug 31, 4:00pmSep 1, 12:00pm - Sep 1, 4:00pmSep 2, 12:00pm - Sep 2, 4:00pmSep 3, 12:00pm - Sep 3, 4:00pmSep 4, 12:00pm - Sep 4, 4:00pmSep 5, 12:00pm - Sep 5, 4:00pmSep 6, 12:00pm - Sep 6, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

July 15, 2021 - September 6, 2021

In conjunction to The Great Outdoors exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay is please to present the beautiful wood turned art of Larry K. Truesdale.

There has always been a passion inside of Larry as it pertains enjoying the beauty of the internal grains of various species of woods, and a vision of what a piece of wood could ultimately become to expose its inner beauty. His experience in the scientific community, focusing on drug discovery, gave him the ability to look beyond the ordinary and create something extraordinary. After retiring in 2011 from a career in drug discovery research, he decided to learn more about the various woods growing across the globe, research and define how best he could enhance Mother Nature’s Wonderful Pallet, hence the name for his new focus…”Woods of the World, Mother Nature’s Pallet” was created.

With each creative idea comes a vision. Larry has the ability to convert that vision into a new product thereby revealing the inner beauty of the wood through its grain, which tells a story of the tree’s growth challenges. Whether it is a tree trunk or a small piece of wood from a tree, he will ultimately convert it to a unique piece of art that is more beautiful than the original piece. To him this process is similar to reacting molecules to create unusual 3-D structures to enhance their biological properties to make useful medicines for mankind.

For Larry, the experience of looking at a tree or a cut block of its wood is truly amazing. He envisions the inner potential and beauty within waiting to be revealed, and then brings new life to that piece of wood.

Larry creates unique three dimensional artworks that are not only beautiful, but also practical.


The Great Outdoors, featuring wood turned artwork of Larry K. Truesdale will be on display from July 15, 2021 through September 6, 2021. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

WHAT: The Great Outdoors
WHEN: July 15, 2021 through September 6, 2021
RECEPTION: Sunday, July 18, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Jul 31, 12:00pm - Jul 31, 4:00pm+37Jul 31, 4:00pm - Jul 31, 7:00pmAug 1, 12:00pm - Aug 1, 4:00pmAug 1, 4:00pm - Aug 1, 7:00pmAug 6, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 4:00pmAug 6, 4:00pm - Aug 6, 7:00pmAug 7, 12:00pm - Aug 7, 4:00pmAug 7, 4:00pm - Aug 7, 7:00pmAug 8, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pmAug 8, 4:00pm - Aug 8, 7:00pmAug 13, 12:00pm - Aug 13, 4:00pmAug 13, 4:00pm - Aug 13, 7:00pmAug 14, 12:00pm - Aug 14, 4:00pmAug 14, 4:00pm - Aug 14, 7:00pmAug 15, 12:00pm - Aug 15, 4:00pmAug 15, 4:00pm - Aug 15, 7:00pmAug 20, 12:00pm - Aug 20, 4:00pmAug 20, 4:00pm - Aug 20, 7:00pmAug 21, 12:00pm - Aug 21, 4:00pmAug 21, 4:00pm - Aug 21, 7:00pmAug 22, 12:00pm - Aug 22, 4:00pmAug 22, 4:00pm - Aug 22, 7:00pmAug 26, 12:00pm - Aug 26, 4:00pmAug 26, 4:00pm - Aug 26, 7:00pmAug 27, 12:00pm - Aug 27, 4:00pmAug 27, 4:00pm - Aug 27, 7:00pmAug 28, 12:00pm - Aug 28, 4:00pmAug 28, 4:00pm - Aug 28, 7:00pmAug 29, 12:00pm - Aug 29, 4:00pmAug 29, 4:00pm - Aug 29, 7:00pmSep 2, 12:00pm - Sep 2, 4:00pmSep 2, 4:00pm - Sep 2, 7:00pmSep 3, 12:00pm - Sep 3, 4:00pmSep 3, 4:00pm - Sep 3, 7:00pmSep 4, 12:00pm - Sep 4, 4:00pmSep 4, 4:00pm - Sep 4, 7:00pmSep 5, 12:00pm - Sep 5, 4:00pmSep 5, 4:00pm - Sep 5, 7:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

July 15 - Sept 6, 2021

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present The Great Outdoors.

After months of sheltering in place and staying close to home, there may be no better cleanse for the human spirit than art!

Artists create en plein air or artworks inspired by the beautiful scenery and colorful wildlife found in San Luis Obispo county from their respective studios. Local backyards provide creative inspiration for many novices and seasoned artists alike! View nature inspired scenes imbued with romance, desire and dramatic light in all media.

In addition to this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will feature beautiful wood turned vessels, bowls and other three dimensional artworks by special guest artist, Larry Truesdale!

China Cove©, watercolor painting courtesy of Harwood Benton.
Please join us for this very special exhibit.

The Great Outdoors will be on display from July 15, 2021 through September 6, 2021. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

WHAT: The Great Outdoors
WHEN: July 15, 2021 through September 6, 2021
RECEPTION: Sunday, July 18th 2 - 4pm
Live Music & Refreshments
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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CLAY CREATIONS - 6 - 8 yr olds

CLAY CREATIONS - 6 - 8 yr olds

Aug 3, 9:00am - Aug 3, 12:00pm+3Aug 5, 9:00am - Aug 5, 12:00pmAug 10, 9:00am - Aug 10, 12:00pmAug 12, 9:00am - Aug 12, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Brooke Deegan is a university student studying graphic design, physical arts and psychology. She has a passion for working with people and hopes to continue her education with a Master’s Degree in art therapy.
During the first week, we will be using natural air-dry clay to learn different methods of hand-building while making several ceramic pieces. Week two, when our pottery is dry, we will complete the projects with permanent acrylic paint.

In addition to clay, students will use a variety of other materials to create art inspired by Native American cultures, including design based on traditional Lakota design and techniques. Students will learn about the colors used and what they represent to the culture.

The clay will be sealed by our instructor and ready for pick up after 8/14 (during normal Art Center gallery hours).

Week 8 & 9

WHAT: Creating with Clay
WHEN: (4) DAYS, August 8/3, 8/5, 8/10 & 8/12 - 4 days/$80 (TUESDAY'S AND THURSDAY'S)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm
COST: $80.00, (4) day workshop
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: For more information, please contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class week. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either class is OK. Per California State and local mandates, facial coverings for children is still being observed and we ask that adults stay with children who have not finished kindergarten.

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Clay Creations - 9 - 12 yr olds

Clay Creations - 9 - 12 yr olds

Aug 3, 1:00pm - Aug 3, 4:00pm+3Aug 5, 1:00pm - Aug 5, 4:00pmAug 10, 1:00pm - Aug 10, 4:00pmAug 12, 1:00pm - Aug 12, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Brooke Deegan is a university student studying graphic design, physical arts and psychology. She has a passion for working with people and hopes to continue her education with a Master’s Degree in art therapy.
During the first week, we will be using natural air-dry clay to learn different methods of hand-building while making several ceramic pieces. Week two, when our pottery is dry, we will complete the projects with permanent acrylic paint.

In addition to clay, students will use a variety of other materials to create art inspired by Native American cultures, including design based on traditional Lakota design and techniques. Students will learn about the colors used and what they represent to the culture.

The clay will be sealed by our instructor and ready for pick up after 8/14 (during normal Art Center gallery hours).

Week 8 & 9

WHAT: Creating with Clay
WHEN: (4) DAYS, August 8/3, 8/5, 8/10 & 8/12 - 4 days/$80 (TUESDAY'S AND THURSDAY'S)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: 3rd-6th 1-4pm
COST: $80.00, (4) day workshop
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: For more information, please contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class week. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either class is OK. Per California State and local mandates, facial coverings for children is still being observed and we ask that adults stay with children who have not finished kindergarten.

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CREATIVITY DAY

CREATIVITY DAY

Aug 4, 10:00am - Aug 4, 3:00pm+8Aug 11, 10:00am - Aug 11, 3:00pmAug 18, 10:00am - Aug 18, 3:00pmAug 25, 10:00am - Aug 25, 3:00pmSep 1, 10:00am - Sep 1, 3:00pmSep 8, 10:00am - Sep 8, 3:00pmSep 15, 10:00am - Sep 15, 3:00pmSep 22, 10:00am - Sep 22, 3:00pmSep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict.

This ongoing group is FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the Studio at Art Center Morro Bay.

Bring your art work, in any medium and join others working in various mediums.

Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. No pre registration needed.

Come join all the FUN & CHAT with this fun group!

For more info call the Gallery at:
(805)772-2504

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Evening LIVE Figure Drawing

Evening LIVE Figure Drawing

Aug 4, 6:00pm - Aug 4, 9:00pm+8Aug 11, 6:00pm - Aug 11, 9:00pmAug 18, 6:00pm - Aug 18, 9:00pmAug 25, 6:00pm - Aug 25, 9:00pmSep 1, 6:00pm - Sep 1, 9:00pmSep 8, 6:00pm - Sep 8, 9:00pmSep 15, 6:00pm - Sep 15, 9:00pmSep 22, 6:00pm - Sep 22, 9:00pmSep 29, 6:00pm - Sep 29, 9:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Wednesday Evening - Live figure drawing - open to vaccinated adults. All levels & art techniques are welcome. 18+. No photos allowed.
Bring your own art materials.
First Come First Served.
$12 per session - Non-Members
$10 per session - Members

Pay as you go.

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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Aug 7, 10:00am - Aug 7, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Aug 8, 10:00am - Aug 8, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Hammered Metal Jewelry - August 2021

Hammered Metal Jewelry - August 2021

Aug 9, 3:00pm - Aug 9, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in, hammered metal jewelry creating unique one-of-a-kind designs. Discover the exciting world of hammered metal to create gorgeous jewelry. Joan Martin Fee is described as a craft designer, television personality, author, magazine editor, Instructions editor, voiceover specialist and owner of creative me time.

It’s amazing to know that Joan once had a full-time job in the aerospace industry. One morning in 1990 she turned on the television and while flipping through the channels, came upon a nationally televised craft show, Aleene's Creative Living. She watched with great excitement and at the end noticed that it was taped only twenty minutes from her home. Viewers were encouraged to submit ideas to the show. Joan did just that! She was totally shocked when the producer asked her to demonstrate how to make her "Dress up Dolly" using shrink wrap and feature her on the show! From that happenstance beginning, nearly 30 years ago, Joan's creative journey that includes working for the largest manufacturer's in the industry, brings us to today where she continues her passion of making people feel special through creativity.

During this demonstration, Joan will discuss metal gauges and demonstrate basic jewelry tools used to manipulate and make holes in the metal. Samples of several different techniques will be on display. Participants will have the hands-on experience of
hardening and texturizing metal.

WHAT: Incorporation Metal into Jewelry Designs
WHEN: August 9, 2021 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Make Marbled Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman,  Sat/Aug 21,  2021

Make Marbled Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman, Sat/Aug 21, 2021

Aug 21, 10:00am - Aug 21, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a ½ day workshop, “Dyeing Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman.

Sharon Gellerman is a local artist who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-marbled, silk scarves and silk tallits. Sharon has a fresh and modern interpretation of the classical art of marbling on fabric.

Through experimentation with color, technique and dye, she has refined her style and designs. Her sense of art has been greatly influenced by memories of Israel and her love of the California Coast. These elements are reflected in the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of her textile designs. These complex designs and skillful use of color make each scarf or tallit a unique and wearable piece of art.

During this workshop every student will dye their own unique scarf. Sharon will guide you through the process and techniques used to obtain beautiful patterns and colors within the silk scarf. All materials, tools, and supplies are provided for you.

WHAT: Dying Silk Scarves
WHEN: Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10am-1:00pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $45. MBAA Members $55. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop


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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Aug 29, 10:00am - Aug 29, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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OPEN Call for Art: "VISIONARY HUMAN." For 2D Art & Jewelry.  Take-in is Tues, Sept 7, 2021

OPEN Call for Art: "VISIONARY HUMAN." For 2D Art & Jewelry. Take-in is Tues, Sept 7, 2021

Sep 7, 10:00am - Sep 7, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

OPEN Call for Art: "VISIONARY HUMAN." For 2D Art & Jewelry.
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Art Take-in is Tues, Sept 7, 2021.
10am-2pm
ART CENTER MORRO BAY
835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA

Our "VISIONARY HUMAN" Exhibit is Sept 9-Nov 1, 2021, open daily 12-4pm.

This pandemic provides an opportunity to break with the past, reconcile with current injustices and imagine a world anew.

We are at the crossroads. Turning away from yesterday, we’re leaping forward into a new future.

As we transition from current habitual concepts and a fabricated persona, we shed the past and pivot into a renewed spirit and sense of vision.

Visionary Human gives rise to questions of survival and demonstrates how art continually pushes us to reimagine our existence.

Visionary human is open only to 2D and jewelry artists.

(3D artists are welcome to apply within toMORROw Sculpture parallel show.)

Artworks for Visionary Human are accepted in all 2D media and jewelry artists, relating to the animalistic, instinctual, primitive, intuitive and surreal deep perception of nature of existence. Exploring and visually projecting indigenous as well as contemporary, dream-state as well as psychedelic states of consciousness. Reality reimagined and dream visualized within indistinct boundaries of fact and fiction. Artists are asked to construct their version of reality and self.

Artists in this show are encouraged to draw from centuries-old practices while imbuing them with fresh perspectives to examine issues bubbling up in today’s volatile cultural and environmental climate.

This extraordinary exhibit is open to all artists.
Refer to the website for further information. All general fees and commissions found on entry forms, located on the exhibit schedule.

For further questions contact Barbara Sitar, Art Curator and Gallery Director at bsitar66@gmail.com

For more take-in and hanging information, please refer to our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

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VISIONARY HUMAN

VISIONARY HUMAN

Sep 9, 12:00pm - Sep 9, 4:00pm+51Sep 10, 12:00pm - Sep 10, 4:00pmSep 11, 12:00pm - Sep 11, 4:00pmSep 12, 12:00pm - Sep 12, 4:00pmSep 13, 12:00pm - Sep 13, 4:00pmSep 14, 12:00pm - Sep 14, 4:00pmSep 15, 12:00pm - Sep 15, 4:00pmSep 16, 12:00pm - Sep 16, 4:00pmSep 17, 12:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pmSep 18, 12:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00pmSep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pmSep 20, 12:00pm - Sep 20, 4:00pmSep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pmSep 22, 12:00pm - Sep 22, 4:00pmSep 23, 12:00pm - Sep 23, 4:00pmSep 24, 12:00pm - Sep 24, 4:00pmSep 25, 12:00pm - Sep 25, 4:00pmSep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 4:00pmSep 27, 12:00pm - Sep 27, 4:00pmSep 28, 12:00pm - Sep 28, 4:00pmSep 29, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00pmSep 30, 12:00pm - Sep 30, 4:00pmOct 1, 12:00pm - Oct 1, 4:00pmOct 2, 12:00pm - Oct 2, 4:00pmOct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 4:00pmOct 4, 12:00pm - Oct 4, 4:00pmOct 5, 12:00pm - Oct 5, 4:00pmOct 6, 12:00pm - Oct 6, 4:00pmOct 7, 12:00pm - Oct 7, 4:00pmOct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 4:00pmOct 9, 12:00pm - Oct 9, 4:00pmOct 10, 12:00pm - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 12:00pm - Oct 11, 4:00pmOct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 4:00pmOct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 13, 4:00pmOct 14, 12:00pm - Oct 14, 4:00pmOct 15, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pmOct 16, 12:00pm - Oct 16, 4:00pmOct 17, 12:00pm - Oct 17, 4:00pmOct 18, 12:00pm - Oct 18, 4:00pmOct 19, 12:00pm - Oct 19, 4:00pmOct 20, 12:00pm - Oct 20, 4:00pmOct 21, 12:00pm - Oct 21, 4:00pmOct 22, 12:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pmOct 23, 12:00pm - Oct 23, 4:00pmOct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 4:00pmOct 25, 12:00pm - Oct 25, 4:00pmOct 28, 12:00pm - Oct 28, 4:00pmOct 29, 12:00pm - Oct 29, 4:00pmOct 30, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pmOct 31, 12:00pm - Oct 31, 4:00pmNov 1, 12:00pm - Nov 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay

VISIONARY HUMAN / toMORROws SCULPTURE

RECEPTION: Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)


This pandemic provides an opportunity to break with the past, reconcile with current injustices and imagine a world anew.

We are at the crossroads. Turning away from yesterday, we’re leaping forward into a new future.

As we transition from current habitual concepts and a fabricated persona, we shed the past and pivot into a renewed spirit and sense of vision.

Visionary Human gives rise to questions of survival and demonstrates how art continually pushes us to reimagine our existence.

During this exhibit, artists have been encouraged to draw from centuries-old practices while imbuing them with fresh perspectives to examine issues bubbling up in today’s volatile cultural and environmental climate while constructing their version of reality and self.

You’ll find a wide scope of two and three dimensional art, including paintings, photography, mixed media, jewelry and extraordinary sculptures by Central Coast Sculptors in their simultaneous exhibit, toMORROws Sculpture.

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! Visionary Human and toMORROws Sculpture will be on display from September 9 through November 1, 2021. The opening artist reception for these concurrent exhibits is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm. The public is invited to this free event.

Image: Girl with Jade Earring© courtesy of Racheal Wahl

WHAT: VISIONARY HUMAN / toMORROws Sculpture
WHERE: ART CENTER MORRO BAY, 835 MAIN ST., MORRO BAY, CA 93442
WHEN: Exhibit Open daily SEPTEMBER 9 – NOVEMBER 1, 2021
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)
GALLERY OPEN DAILY, 12PM – 4PM
Further Information: contact Barbara Sitar, Art Curator and Gallery Director at bsitar66@gmail.com

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toMORROw's Sculpture

toMORROw's Sculpture

Sep 9, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

“toMORROws Sculpture” is an open theme exhibition of Central Coast Sculptors group representing a range of
artistic expression, scope and materials through the art of sculpture. The exhibition is open to members of the
Central Coast Sculptors and Morro Bay Art Association and will be held simultaneously with an ACMB exhibition of paintings.
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 2021, 2-4pm pending potential Covid-19 restrictions.

When: Sept 9 - Nov 1
Where: Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA
Hours: Daily 12 - 4pm
For more info, please see the CCS website at:
www.centralcoastsculptors.org

Photo credit - Black Wire Raven by Mike Hannon


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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Sep 11, 10:00am - Sep 11, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Oct 9, 1:00pm - Oct 10, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2 half-days workshop, Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis.

Anne will be teaching techniques to sculpt a whole figure, a torso, or a bas relief using water-based clay. This intense session will guide the beginning or advanced sculptor in the essence of figure sculpting, giving the student a spontaneous, emotional arena to work in; without the finishing details of a refined piece. We will be working from a live model.

Anne has been teaching and working with clay since she was a girl growing up in an artistic household of New England. She has taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas; Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. She was the Artistic Council Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative. She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

Anne says: “I often use natural clay, as it is an amazingly pliable medium with which to work and being a material originating eons ago, I can connect with the far past to create anything large and rough or small and detailed, with everything in between. My sense of whimsy prevails.”

Clay and tools will be provided. Please bring a 12” to 14” square board to work on and an apron. Bring your favorite tools or supplies if you have them. Firing of the art is the responsibility of the student, and/or you may work with the instructor outside of the workshop for firing.



WHAT: Quick Studies in Clay WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2021, 1PM-3PM
COST: $125 MBAA Members $135. Non Members
 CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


Pre-registration is required. 
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ 
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Dot Mandala

Dot Mandala

Oct 11, 3:00pm - Oct 11, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Dot Mandala with Lynne Harrington.

A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Asian cultures. It can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices that take place in many Asian traditions, including meditation. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.

In their most basic form, mandalas are circles contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point. They’re typically produced on paper or cloth, drawn on a surface with threads, fashioned in bronze, or built in stone. While extraordinary as a standalone work of art, mandalas hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance.

Lynne works as the Director of Data Management at Cal Poly, but when not at work she enjoys creating art. She is passionate about dot mandalas, finding the process of creating them meditative and the end result beautiful. Lynne also enjoys ink and paper drawing and making jewelry that combines dot mandala techniques.



WHAT: Dot Mandala

COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021, 3-5pm

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Oct 16, 10:00am - Oct 16, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Oct 16, 1:00pm - Oct 16, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Come create a beautiful pumpkin succulent centerpiece to usher in the fall season! You bring the pumpkin and Joan supplies succulents, moss, glue and instruction. When the pumpkin is no longer usable, the top can be cut off and planted in soil to give the succulents a new life in another container. $25 workshop fee. Preregistration is required.

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Round or Rectangle Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Round or Rectangle Jewelry

Oct 17, 10:00am - Oct 17, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Oct 23, 10:00am - Oct 23, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Oct 24, 10:00am - Oct 24, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Come create a beautiful pumpkin succulent centerpiece to usher in the fall season! You bring the pumpkin and Joan supplies succulents, moss, glue and instruction. When the pumpkin is no longer usable, the top can be cut off and planted in soil to give the succulents a new life in another container. $25 workshop fee. Preregistration required.

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WINTER FAIRE & CRAFT SHOW

WINTER FAIRE & CRAFT SHOW

Nov 4, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present The Annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

This very special holiday event offers a collection of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary.

Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to find that perfect holiday gift, you are in for a delight!

The Annual Winter Faire & Craft Show will be on display from November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Nov 8, 3:00pm - Nov 8, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a documentary film Walking on Water.

The transient mega-artwork of Christo Javacheff—made in collaboration with his wife Jeanne-Claude until her death in 2009—is celebrated in Andrey M. Paounov's documentary Walking on Water, which follows the creation of one of Christo's recent gigantic populist exhibitions: The Floating Piers, a series of walkways installed at Lake Iseo in northern Italy from June 18 to July 3, 2016.

The exhibit consisted of chains of interlocking plastic cubes, their tops covered with bright saffron cloth, which stretched from the village of Sulzano to (and around) islands in the lake, and when traversed gave pedestrians the illusion of walking on the water's surface. Paounov's film closes with images—many aerial—of the walkways as thousands of visitors enjoyed the effect.

The film covers the preliminary work of planning and design, in which Christo and his nephew and aide Vladimir Yavachev discuss the project, often breaking out in volatile arguments. Myriad logistical problems had to be overcome, before actual construction could proceed, and the opening was threatened by the fact that—contrary to promises—officials failed to take necessary measures for crowd control. Throughout, Christo comes across as an engaging figure—a cantankerous but committed octogenarian—and Yavachev is a dedicated servant of his art.


WHAT: Movie Night – Walking on Water
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 8, 2021
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

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Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Nov 13, 10:00am - Nov 13, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a jewelry workshop, “Making a Glass Pearl Bracelet” with Gail Martin.

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet
Nov. 13th - Saturday - 10:00am – 12:00 Noon
Art Center Morro Bay 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
Celestial Crystal® Pearl Bracelet
with Gail Martin

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a jewelry workshop, “Making a Glass Pearl Bracelet” with Gail Martin.

During this workshop we will create a beautiful sea inspired faux pearl bracelet using Celestial Crystal® pearls with easy loop clasp. Celestial Crystal® glass and pearls are loved for their versatility, color selection and understated refinement. Faceting on these crystal beads reflect lively highlights while faux pearls are created with the elegant appearance of traditional pearls in mind.
You may choose to make an easy leather and pearl design or one using beads and pearls. This simple to learn technique needs relatively no special tools and you can take away a skill to use later. Make lovely beaded bracelets for friends and family birthday gifts or to sell at Art in the Park type venues.

Gail discovered the joy of jewelry making while taking classes from renowned bead maker and jewelry artist Klew of Klew Expressions.

WHAT: Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet
WHEN: Nov. 13th, 2021 - 10am-12 Noon
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $40. MBAA Members $45. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org

Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: www.artcentermorrobay.org
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Nov 27, 10:00am - Nov 27, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Class

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Class

Nov 27, 1:00pm - Nov 27, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​Learn basic wire wrapping to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, jewelry wire and use of tools.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Nov 28, 10:00am - Nov 28, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Dec 5, 10:00am - Dec 5, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Round or Rectangle Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Round or Rectangle Jewelry

Dec 11, 10:00am - Dec 11, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Making a Mosaic Trivet

Making a Mosaic Trivet

Dec 18, 1:00pm - Dec 18, 4:00pm+1Dec 19, 1:00pm - Dec 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, Making a Mosaic Trivet with the owners of Cracked Up Mosaics, Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet.


Mosaics are works of art created by using glass or ceramic tiles and grout to make a picture. Mosaics date as far back as 1500 B.C. and are found all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details but can be as simple as a beautiful trivet to adorn your home.

Anne Hodges and Paul Hulet will teach you step by step, how to make a mosaic trivet.

Anne has worked in calligraphy and stained glass, focusing on mosaics for the last 10 years. She is a retired teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos.

Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage. A love of gardening led her to collaborate with Anne creating beautiful mosaic pieces. Paula is a retired Pastor from the Estero Bay United Methodist Church and currently involved with Yes, We Can Peacebuilders, nonviolence awareness classes. She can also be seen volunteering on the Embarcadero.

During this workshop you will learn how to design and create a mosaic trivet. You will learn how to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern and adhere the tiles to the trivet base.

Anne and Paula will teach you how to properly grout and seal your project. All materials will be supplied, however, if you have a favorite tile or ceramic pieces you may bring those and incorporate them into your workshop project.

What a great thing to learn right before holidays!


WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet

WHEN: December, 18 & 19, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) from 1-4pm each day.
COST: $60. MBAA Members, $65. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442


Pre-registration is required, contact: Art Center Morro Cay (805) 772-2504 Register Online at: www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2022

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2022

Jan 10, 3:00pm - Jan 10, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present lecturer John Seed discussing his recent book “Disrupted Realism”.

John Seed is a Professor Emeritus of art and art history who taught at Mt. San Jacinto College for 31 years. Seed has written about art and artists for Arts of Asia, Art Ltd., Catamaran, Harvard Magazine, International Artist, The HuffingtonPost and Poets and Artists. He was a featured expert in the Google Arts and Culture video series "Name That Art."

Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are "the most distracted society in the history of the world," has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists' impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process.

WHAT: Lecturer John Seed
WHEN: January 10, 2022 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Learning to Breathe - June 2022

Learning to Breathe - June 2022

Jun 13, 3:00pm - Jun 13, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to offer a presentation with Travel Photographer and Lecturer, Michael J. Costa.

Michael J. Costa first made the long the trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in 2016 and one year later returned to Nepal to explore the wonders of Annapurna and the Nagarkot region with
his camera. With images both awe-inspiring and down to earth, Costa captures the spirit of Nepal.

Whether you’re inspired by the great Himalaya mountain range, have a soul-searching experience in Buddhist or Hindu temples, or connect with the people that you meet along the journey, Costa says the adventure is unique for each traveler; determined by who you are and how you choose to engage with the experience.

“The images I captured along the way reflect the people and places I encountered, as well as the nature of my personal experience.” -Costa

Costa visually describes a journey that takes you to places like no others on earth. The rigorous hike to the base of Mt. Everest starts at 9,000 ft in Lukla, Nepal and brings you to the top of
Kalla Pathar at an elevation of 18,600 ft. The artist’s travels took him through different regions in this unique landscape – mountains and villages, plains and glaciers – as well refugee camps affected by the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

Michael J. Costa is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked as a photo journalist for the San Mateo Daily Journal and Sierra Star, and as a
videographer for Valley Public Television and Sierra Art Trails. Costa is represented by Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst, CA. He now splits his time between Oakhurst and Los Osos, CA

This exciting lecture demonstration will explore the grand vistas of the Himalayan landscape along the Annapurna Trail (up to 13,000 feet above sea Kathmandu and other, more remote,
locales.

This demo is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Free Art Lecture
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2022, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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