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Demo Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

Demo Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRRONAGE! THE GALLERY AND ITS PROGRAMS ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AND POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS. THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS AND THE PUBLIC, IS OUR UTMOST CONCERN. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US SOON.



FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present International, plein air artist and instructor, Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Professor Emeritus Dr. Janos Herczeg; University of Szeged, Hungary, refers to Frick as the “living” Bongart.

Mr. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. Frick relays, “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

Frick is represented by New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow, England and Galerie See Motive, Konstanz, Germany.

Frick has been featured in numerous periodicals and magazines throughout Europe and the U.S. to include, Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives by Kathy Kipp, Maler sehen den Bodensee: 200 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei aus privatem Besitz by Carlo Karrenbauer, Southwest Art, American Artist Workshop, Art of the West, Art Talk, Western Art Collector Magazine and Oil Painting with the Masters by North Light Books.

As a prelude to his workshop, Guido will give a free demo!

During this workshop, Guido will teach you how to interpret and translate what you are seeing to a canvas and develop your own artistic language. He will discuss the use of colors, values, mood, drama and atmosphere while painting outdoors.
Day 1: Students will be work on a still-life of choice, while painting outdoors to capture the complexity of color working in sunlight. There will be an introduction and theoretical instruction followed by a demo, then students will paint.

Day 2: Students will be a paint plein air landscape at a location to be determined. A full landscape demo will be provided. Guido will circulate giving personal instruction. At the end of each session he will be able to critic your work giving you individual ideas and personalized help.

All levels are welcome. You may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Contact Gail Martin for a supply list.

Join Guido Frick for a free demonstration, Monday, April 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WHAT: Demo - Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape
DEMO: MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, Wednesday April 14-15, 2020
COST: $385.00 members - $395.00 non-members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Pre-registration is required for workshop: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ or (805) 772-2504
For more information, www.artcentermorrobay.org or Gail Martin Gailm1314@gmail.com (805)234-8766
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Zentangle

Zentangle

May 11, 3:00pm - May 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 Zentangle© with certified instructor, Debbie Gedayloo.

The Zentangle Method© of mindful creation is a way to relax, focus and expand one’s imagination. Through guided systematic patterns, students learn to trust their creativity, increase awareness, respond confidently to the unexpected and discover the fun and healing in creative expression.

Incorporating a practice of Zentangle© allows for increased neuroplasticity and youthfulness in the brain. Anyone can feel successful and confident with the practice. If you can write the letters: I, C, S, O…you can follow the patterns. The underlying theories and systematic approach in the Zentangle Method© allow the participants to quiet the mind and focus, one stroke at a time.

Debbie has practiced the art of Zentangle© for five years stating, “Often when sitting in meditation, I simply can’t quiet my mind and I bounce all over the place in my head. But, when I put the pen to the Zentangle© tile, the outside stimuli fade away and my entire being becomes quiet.” Debbie believes in the healing potential of this method and is excited to teach others how to tap into the hidden wisdom in each of us!

Zentangle© is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. Join certified Zentangle© instructor, Debbie Gedayloo for monthly, celebratory and meditative art.

If you are looking for a calming artwork that anybody can do and you've wondered how it's done, don't miss this free event.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: May 11, 2020 3pm - 5pm
COST: Free Demonstration
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

Jun 8, 3:00pm - Jun 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 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 8, 2020, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Let's Etch a Credit Card

Let's Etch a Credit Card

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Demos are FREE and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of dry-point etchings by accomplished artist and gallery owner, Rosey Rosenthal.

Rosey Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration from Pratt Institute. It’s difficult to express Rosey’s accomplishments without mentioning his wife and partner, Barbara. The Rosenthal’s are founding members of the Central Coast Printmakers Group of (SLOMA) San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, originating 36 years ago. Rosey, his wife Barbara, Stevie Vorhees and Joan Sullivan operated The Baywood Gallery, at the pier in Baywood, CA. Rosey and Barbara initiated the artist group, (SLAG) an artists’ cooperative located within the San Luis Obispo, Creamery Building. The Rosenthal’s later opened “Art is for Everyone”, a gallery in Baywood Park serving the public for 9 years. They established a printmaking studio, “Granada Arts” in Los Osos, selling over 30,000 etchings and relief prints, where they have taught etching workshops since 1981. Barbara brought art to the San Luis Obispo public schools, through the Santa Barbara Creative Project, for nine years.

Participants of this demonstration should bring an old cancelled credit or membership card with an idea for a 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" dry-point etching (see photo). Rosey will have a small etching press and tools needed to scratch designs into the plastic cards. He will give a quick overview and demonstrate how to scratch and print a card, then ink and print your completed etching (original print).

This will be an interactive demonstration that you’re sure to enjoy!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: July 13, 2020 3–5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Folding a Paper Crane

Folding a Paper Crane

Aug 10, 3:00pm - Aug 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 a demonstration of Folding Origami Cranes with Gail Martin.

Paper cranes have long been a peace symbol in Japanese culture. “Senbazuru”, literally meaning 1000 cranes. It was originally popularized through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who, at two years of age was exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II.

Sasaki soon developed leukemia, and at age 12 after spending a significant amount of time in a hospital, began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand, inspired by the senbazuru legend.

Paper cranes are a popular gift of good luck and happiness. One who folds 1000 cranes in one year is said to be able to recover from illness or injury and live 1000 years.

Gail will share remarkable pictures of origami by world masters and demonstrate how to make a paper crane as well as a butterfly, and fish; other good luck symbols of the ancient craft.
Join Gail Martin as she leads you through the steps to make your own origami crane.

WHAT: Folding A Paper Crane
WHEN: Monday, August 10th , 2020 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
COST: FREE
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Sep 14, 3:00pm - Sep 14, 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: September 14, 2020 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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Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Oct 12, 3:00pm - Oct 12, 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 jewelry making, incorporating metal to create unique one-of-a-kind designs. From wire wrapping to texturing metal pieces with a hammer, metal adds a beautiful element to jewelry making.,

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 home. Viewers were encouraged to submit their ideas to the "sharing segment" of 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: October 12, 2020 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www,artcentermorrobay.com
COST: Free and open to the public

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Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Nov 9, 3:00pm - Nov 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 documentary film Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, which contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were crafted around 32,000 years ago. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and consists of images from inside the cave as well as of interviews with various scientists and historians. The film also includes footage of the nearby Pont d'Arc natural bridge.
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Located in the Ardeche region of France, the cave art of Chauvet was discovered as recently as 1994 by Jean-Marie Chauvet. The importance of the Chauvet Cave art paintings is based on two factors: firstly, the aesthetic quality of the Palaeolithic cave paintings, and secondly, the great age of the rock art.
This film is rated G and is 95 minutes. Directed and Written by Werner Herzon, released by IFC Films.

WHAT: Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2020
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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