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Zentangle© Demonstration

Zentangle© Demonstration

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 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: September 9, 2019 3pm - 5pm
COST: Free Demonstration
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Oct 14, 3:00pm - Oct 14, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a Documentary Film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop".

An amusing, engrossing look at underground art. This British documentary film, is about and directed by Bansky, an infamous and shadowy graffiti, street artist. It tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, who runs a vintage clothing shop, and his obsession with street art, and Guetta's eventual fame as a street artist himself, dubbed Mr. Brainwash.

The film charts Guetta's constant documentation on film, of his every waking moment. It portrays a chance encounter with his cousin, French, urban artist, nic named Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists, with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy. Banksy’s anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice. Rhys Ifans narrates an overlapping documentary where the line between what is real and what might be fake blurs as modern art and celebrity are put under the microscope.

The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2010, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Since its release, there has been extensive debate over whether the documentary is genuine or a mockumentary.

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. He fiercely guards his anonymity to avoid prosecution. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s.

Balloon Girl, the image of a young girl letting go of her balloon suggests that innocence can easily be lost. Banksy is known to mock society and he implies through his artwork that society makes children grow old too fast. The stencil is originally accompanied by the sentence “There is always hope”, a positive message which suggests that no matter what happens there is always a hope for better days.

Enjoy popcorn and a movie with us!

WHAT: Through the Gift Shop
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, October 14, 2019 3pm – 5pm
COST: Free
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Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love

Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in ceramics, in Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love by Giselle Massey.

Giselle grew up in Los Osos, where the Central Coast became a constant source of inspiration for her work. Her love of creativity and self expression blossomed into an art filled passion. Childhood summers spent outdoors in barefoot freedom have forever bonded her to the surrounding ecosystem. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the same plants and flowers she enjoyed during her childhood, are a recurring theme in her work.

“One of my passions is to bring art into everyday moments of life with functional ceramics like mugs, planters, and bowls. I carve and texture nearly every piece I make, often leaving portions of clay bare as a part of the design to be enjoyed by hands as well as eyes”.

During this demonstration, Giselle will engage participants in a lively discussion about ways to find inspiration in our environment, and share the process of her intricately carved designs and inlaid glazes.

If you’ve wondered how to create functional ceramics that are beautiful too, don’t miss this opportunity to see how it’s done!

WHAT: Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love
WHEN: November 11, 2019 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcnetermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Pastel Magic Demonstration

Pastel Magic Demonstration

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Trombly has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level. He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene. He exhibits artwork in New York, and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.

This demonstration will explore color, value and composition with a variety of soft pastels. Greg will apply color combinations that will illuminate the creation of shoreline with a sunset sky. Interaction with the artist is welcome and encouraged.

This demo is free and open to the public.

Greg will give a pastel workshop January 19, 3-5pm. For more information about this demo or workshop, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

WHAT: Free Art Demonstration
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, January 13, 2020
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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The Healing Power of Art

The Healing Power of Art

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a presentation of “The Healing Power of Art” with Anne Gill Kellogg.

Art therapy utilizes art media, images and the creative art process as reflections of an individual’s development, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts. Art therapy practice, utilizing developmental and psychological theories, reconciles emotional conflicts, fosters self-awareness, problem solving, aids in reducing anxiety, reality orientation and increases self-esteem. It is practiced alongside other health programs and treatments.

Anne Gill Kellogg’s demo will include an introduction to the subject of “The Healing Power of Art” using visual aids, examples of Anne’s own work, drawings, and reference materials supporting the power of art.

Different types of art journalizing will be presented and explored. If you already have an art journal, bring it! Otherwise, bring in any sketch book you’d like to use to start your own art journal and any art materials you’d like to add. Some supplies will be available at the demo.

Anne Gill Kellogg attended Otis Art Institute and Art Center of Design, earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and Applied Art and earned a Masters degree from Loyola Marymount University in clinical art therapy/family therapy. She had a private practice for 21 years and taught 18 years at the elementary and at College level.

Join us for an interesting afternoon exploring this unique therapy. Lucia Capacchione, PH.D. and Art Therapist says, “Imagery is a window on your inner world…it is a means of transformation and liberation from distortions in this realm that may unconsciously direct your life and shape your health.”


WHAT: The Healing Power of Art
WHEN: Monday, February 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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Gypsy Junk and Vintage Journals

Gypsy Junk and Vintage Journals

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Junk and Vintage Journal Making with Colleen Ray.

A junk journal is typically made with craft supplies, recycled paper, junk mail and found materials. A vintage junk journal is made with items from bygone eras, or made to look like they are by applying aging techniques. Vintage journals are often created around a theme and filled with visual and tactile interest as opposed to stark, blank pages. The splashes of color, texture, pockets and tuck spots are filled with ephemera and create an inviting place to journal or draw,
or stash things away.

Colleen will demonstrate how to make a simple folio style journal with vintage appeal that participants can easily make at home to use as a travel journal, a gardening journal, an
affirmations journal, or art journal.

Join Colleen Ray as she shares these unique and wonderful journals. Each one, a work of art;
and as distinctive and one-of-a-kind as its maker.

WHAT: Gypsy Junk & Vintage Journals
WHEN: Monday, March 9 th , 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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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 Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

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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Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 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 Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 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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Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 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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