Spring 2021 Show at the Pacific Grove Art Center

May flowers are blooming and so is our new art! There’s something for everyone from the Pacific Grove Art Center (PGAC) in this Spring Show including artists, printmakers, suburban primitive and young artists. The show runs from May 7 through June 24, 2021Please join us for an informal opening on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 12-5 p.m.  Admission to the PGAC is made possible through donations. Please give generously!  

PGAC Artists’ Show 2021, Gill Gallery

We are proud to present a sampling of the creative work generated not only by our studio artists’, but also our instructors’ and board members’. The Art Center exists to provide our community with a place to experience and express its creative spirit. We support that creative endeavor through a variety of programs and collaborations that give back to the community. A number of these artists contribute through exhibitions, as well as teaching workshops, classes, and volunteering.

PRESS ON: Works by the MPC Printmakers, Dyke Gallery

This exciting exhibit was postponed last year due to the COVID virus closures. We are proud to showcase the wealth of talent in the Monterey Bay Area printmaking community from both established and emerging artists. Over 40 members of the MPC Printmakers explore the techniques of fine art printmaking. The pandemic has pushed deeper exploration into hand-printed techniques. The resulting original prints reflect the best of contemporary printmaking. A portion of the sales helps the Pacific Grove Art Center.

Ronald Walker - Suburban Primitive Paintings, Annand Gallery

Influenced by symbolism and primitive art I believe that we are not as civilized as we think. "Our relationships and habits have changed little over the last few thousand years. My work serves as a kind of metaphorical roadmap of my life, which explores the inner aspects of my habitation in, and movement through the suburban experience".

PGHS Capstone Portfolios 2021, Boyer Gallery & Small Halls

This exhibit features Pacific Grove High capstone students who have had advance level instruction in the Visual Arts. Art students instructed by Matt Kelly and Photography students instructed by Celia Lara each create an AP portfolio; these students earned honors points for demonstrating impressive artistic rigor and those students who submitted to the Advanced Placement College Board may earn college credit and advance in their collegiate artistic studies. Nine PGHS Visual Arts students are featured in this show with highlights from their portfolios. Please enjoy the talented offerings of our creative students at PGHS. 

 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 Gala Opening (pre-COVID).

The Pacific Grove Art Center also features seventeen Professional Artist Studios, Art and Movement classes for adults, After School, Weekend and Summer art classes for kids 8 – 17, creative opportunities for teens, and music 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 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