Sanchez Art Center Presents New Exhibits
Sanchez Art Center is pleased to open three new exhibitions on Friday, July 14, with a reception for the artists from 7 to 9 pm. In the Main Gallery, the G.L.U.E. group explores the intriguing theme What Becomes Home with a site-specific installation. In the East Gallery, Burlingame Plein Air Painters share their work in a show titled Open Air, and in West Gallery, the Art Guild of Pacifica presents a group show on the theme of Wanderlust. Music for the opening reception will be provided by Rob Hughes and Alan Lee of Vivacé.
In the Main Gallery, G.L.U.E. (Girls League of Urban Epistemology) will create an environment in the Main Gallery that aims to evoke viewers’ thoughts and feelings about having/not having a home as one’s place of respite. This site-specific installation is a visual meditation on the qualities that make us feel at home, and on how we create home. The installation is the work of eight artists, with each piece a personal response to their theme. G.L.U.E. has been meeting, sharing work, and exhibiting together for twenty years. What Becomes Home is co-curated by Janet Arline Barker and G.L.U.E.
G.L.U.E. consists of eight well-known Bay Area artists. They include Leigh Barbier, a painter and sculptor known for creating mythic and magical characters. Bodil Fox is a fiber artist and musician whose piece Re-creating Home is a meditation on the immigrant experience. Sculptor Sheila Ghidini’s Family Tree is made from vellum, graphite, and thread. Regina Gilligan’s piece is a story quilt offering comfort to those without homes, while textile artist Joyce Ertel Hulbert shares her Prayer Banners to End Homelessness. Mixed-media sculptor Elizabeth Medrano offers a textile work titled Traces of Threads and Scars. Elaine Michaud’s Abide is an invitation in textiles and thread to acknowledge the deep meaning of home, and Laurie Polster incorporates old family recipes in her piece Stained Recipes. On Sunday, August 13, at 3:30 pm, G.L.U.E. artists will give a free talk about their work.
East Gallery will present Open Air, an exhibition by twenty-two members of the Burlingame Plein Air Painters. All works were created en plein air during Burlingame Plein Air Painters (PAP) paint-outs, in Bay Area locales from Point Reyes to Portola Valley. Founded in 2013 by artist Jenny Wantuch, Burlingame PAP is dedicated to the historic tradition of painting directly from life, while remaining open to exploring contemporary styles and techniques. Today Burlingame PAP has 275 members, with Bart Charlow serving as co-organizer.
On Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, members of Burlingame PAP will host four demonstrations, plus a paint-out open to all, at Sanchez Art Center:
10:30 am–12:30 pm Join Burlingame Plein Air Painters for a paint-out with Bart Charlow
10:30 am–2:00 pm Painting People en Plein Air, demo by Tony Pepito
11.30 am–2:30 pm Atmospheric Landscape, demo by Mark Monsarrat
11.30 am–2.30 pm Painting Still Life en Plein Air, demo by Bruce Katz
12:00–2:00 pm Keeping a Nature Journal, demo by Amy Schleser
In the West Gallery, the Art Guild of Pacifica will present Wanderlust. Expect visions of exotic locales, images of the road, and works evoking the joy of new experiences. As it happens, Wanderlust is located next-door to G.L.U.E.’s What Becomes Home. Since the idea of Wanderlust, the urge to travel and explore, is the polar opposite of experiencing the familiarity and comfort of home, this juxtaposition should create an interesting mix of thoughts and feelings.
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through August 13. For more information call 650.355.1894 or https://www.SanchezArtCenter.org