New Exhibits Opening at the Pacific Grove Art Center – November 4-December 15, 2022
Beautiful New Exhibits Opening at the Pacific Grove Art Center – November 4-December 15, 2022
The temperature may be dropping, but not at the Pacific Grove Art Center; things are just starting to heat up with the last show of 2022. So, please join in the fun on First Friday, November 4th from 9-7 pm for all new exhibits. Also, Glenn Leon-Guerrero (vocals & keyboard) will be playing some old school R&B.
Here are the new exhibits:
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation (MPAF) – Re-Emergence, Gill Gallery
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation celebrates the re-emergence of arts and artists at its all-member exhibition. Turning the page on the great pandemic, these artworks represent a new chapter of creative works. MPAF’s guiding philosophy is that artists must show their work unjudged, bringing artists together for fellowship, and furthering art education for its members and the public. 39 artists will display their diverse works.
Bonnie Rose Fernandez – Forest Dreamings: Trees, Body and Art as Healers, Dyke Gallery
Connecting her passion for our precious natural world, her embodiment through years of hiking and cycling, and her long healing journey after a childhood of violence and loss, making art is Bonnie’s spiritual communion. The magnificence of trees inspires her to be grounded, rooted, expansive, and generous. In Forest Dreamings, Bonnie also celebrates the joy of life through her love of color, land, wildlife, and sky.
Edward M. Corpus – Subvert the Dreadful Normal, Annand Gallery
With nearly seven decades in the American experience, I’m an Asian immigrant aiming to subvert the dreadful normal. Disquieting images challenge your assumptions about reality. Drawing on myth, dreams, altered states and personal experience, each allegory and metaphor is my impression of present crises. I hope to contribute to a spiritual revolution, compelling viewers to transform society by reflecting on shared failure and redemption, loss and recovery, trauma and transcendence.
Romanoos’ Atelier, Boyer Gallery
A unique program where a group of artists, of all experience levels, work independently to develop their individual style and technique… and collectively encouraging each other’s artistic growth under a single atrium. A method of progressive learning to see differently and develop their sensitivity to value, shapes, and color while building a strong support system for each other.
Monterey High School AMP Art Academy – Double Vision: Representing and Creating Emotion, Small Halls
Award-winning MHS AMP Art Academy Seniors Jessica Zhou and Sophie Baker come together to create a breathtaking "duo-solo" senior show featuring 16 digital illustrations (Zhou) and 16 finely textured digital photographs (Baker).
About the Pacific Grove Art Center
The purpose of the Pacific Grove Art Center is to cultivate the arts within the Monterey Peninsula area by providing creative experiences that inspire and engage us, touch our hearts, challenge our minds and enrich our lives.
The Pacific Grove Art Center has four Exhibit Galleries: Nadine Annand, David Henry Gill, Elmarie Dyke and Louise Cardeiro Boyer. It features a variety of art forms including Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Encaustic, Fabric Arts, Mixed Media and more. Exhibits change every other month celebrated with a First Friday New Exhibit Opening and a First Friday Gallery Night (pre-COVID).
The Pacific Grove Art Center also features seventeen Professional Artist Studios, Art and Movement classes for adults, After School, Summer, Weekend and art classes for kids 8 – 17 (including some scholarship opportunities), creative opportunities for teens, and music, food and cultural events are held throughout the year. PGAC is also the home of the Peninsula Ballet Center. The beautiful historic galleries are available to rent for a special occasion.
Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community-based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low-cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios for over 50 years. Both emerging and established artists are professionally shown in their historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteer hours, the Pacific Grove Art Center continues its mission today.
All donations are deeply appreciated, especially during these continued challenging times. Become a member and receive the informative newsletter keeping you in the loop of all the community events, exhibit openings and cultural offerings they have to share.
The Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, is open Wednesday – Friday from Noon to 5 pm and Saturday from Noon to 4 pm. For more information, call 831-375-2208, email [email protected] or go to the website, www.pgartcenter.org.