YO Redwood City! Happy New Year….and may it be an ART-FULL year for y’all.
I have high hopes (like Bruce!) that 2014 will really showcase RWC as a destination for the arts. And we are starting off on a good note, with plans for Public Art projects on the drawing board. As details get finalized, stay right here for all the exciting information….yes, that was a tease….a shameless tease.
But I have real events, happening NOW or coming soon for your pleasure! Be sure to mark your calendar….
First up: Dragon Theatre
After an interesting and successful first year in RWC, Dragon is back with an ambitious slate of new plays. Personally, I am very excited and have already purchased my season tickets, AGAIN. Join me at the Dragon…you will be glad you did.
by Kate Fodor
Opens THIS Friday, January 17, 2014 thru Sunday, February 9, 2014
Directed by Jeanie SmithWhat if there were a happy pill that could take away all the stresses and strains of life? That’s the premise of Rx, the latest play from Kate Fodor (100 Saints You Should Know). Deftly balancing sardonic shots at Big Pharma with a tender love story between a clinical researcher and a patient taking part in a drug trial, Rx is "a winning combination of light satire and romance." (NY Times)
For more information on season tickets, group rates, or the VIP box prices, please contact Katherine, the Box Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon Productions Theatre - 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City, CA
The Main Gallery wants to remind you that their current exhibit, "Old Favorites with New Hearts" will remain up thru February 9th
This first show of the New Year is a two-part display; a pairing of favorite previously exhibited pieces and of new heart themed work. Old Favorites with New Hearts is an affectionate art exhibit showcasing The Main Gallery artists Robin Apple, Lynne Auld, Arup Biswas, Pixie Couch, Doris Fischer-Colbrie, Helga Christoph, Susan G. Fast, Jeanne Gadol, Elisabeth Gomez, Katinka Hartmetz, Diana Herring, Nina Koepcke, Erna Metzger, Terri Wilson Moore, Elizabeth Noerdlinger, Andrea Magnani Rosenman, David Scouffas, Arena Shawn, Ginger Slonaker, Robert Terrebonne, Vicki Wilkerson, and Susan Wolf.
The Main Gallery is located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City. For more info:
Unleashed Art Gallery
RWC’s newest addition to the gallery scene, Unleashed Art Gallery is continuing to offer impressive art and artists. Opening soon:
Love is in the ART
Paintings by Johane Amirault - Contemporary Artist
January 20 - February 28
Johane, like many of us, sees life as polarity -- two opposite emotions that can exist simultaneously taking their turn in being dominant and dormant as life presents itself. Johane manages to paint them with vibrant colors and unique brush strokes, utilizing a technique of layering the paint on canvas much like humans have a way of layering our experiences, good and bad, to become who we are. Who we are today can be different from who we will be tomorrow, just as one painting is different than the next painting she creates.
Johane explains her creative process: “I paint intuitively, but every painting has a story; a story that overflows with emotions. One day I paint flowers blooming and dancing for my mother, for a sick friend who has cancer or sometimes just to say hello to the world! Another day, I paint the ocean, its extreme beauty and complexity, its abundance and its harmony. And when I paint the figure, I ponder on who we are; I ponder on our complex emotions…I surrender to the process. It’s liberating, and secretly I choose to believe that perhaps I am sending all this creative energy to the world, to heal and to inspire.”
Don't miss this event! This is sure to be an exciting opening. For more info: Unleashed Art Gallery, 2744 Broadway St., Redwood City, CA
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sequoia Art Group announces a Call for Artists
RWC LIBRARY JURYING will take place on Friday, January 31st for this bi-annual jurying for artists who wish to exhibit at the Downtown RWC Library during 2014 and 2015. These 2 month duration exhibit slots are in addition to the usual Jan-Feb. and July-Aug. exhibit slots assigned to Sequoia Art Group members each year.
Drop off your work from 7 to 7:25 PM at the Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City.If it is raining that evening you may bring 2-4 4” x 6” color photos of your artwork instead of actual paintings or photographs. The art/photography you show for jurying does not have to be exhibited later should you be chosen. You will know that evening if you have been selected but will not receive your exhibit dates for a few weeks afterward via mail. For more info, visit http://sequoiaartgroup.com
MORE Sequoia Art Group
Another member advantage of SAG, is that artists get to sign up to exhibit their work in various Redwood City venues. As a result, yours truly is part of a group of artists who have their work hanging in City Hall. Also included are the paintings of Catherine Delfs.
You can view my six framed photographs on the second floor, outside of the City Attorney’s Office. Drop me a line and let me know what you think.
Whew, I told you there was A LOT going on right here, right now. GO SEE ART!
And remember to Always Follow your H’art!