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“Painting the Beauty of Filoli” — pastel paintings by San Mateo artist Jan Prisco — is featured at Portola Art Galley in June. There will be a reception for the artist on June 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Capturing the diverse natural beauty around her, Jan paints at locations that range from the oak covered hills of the San Francisco Peninsula, to the flower fields of Half Moon Bay, to the breathtaking ocean views of the Monterey Peninsula. An award-winning artist and plein air teacher, Jan has been an instructor at Filoli for the last four years, teaching landscape painting workshops for students who wish to paint from life with soft pastels.

With more than 16 acres of formal gardens, as well as beautiful panoramic views of meadows and coastal hills, Filoli provides a magical location for artists to paint subjects such as daffodil fields, formal gardens, sunken gardens and pools. As the seasons change, every month brings something new to paint. Jan’s goal is to represent the myriad colors and subjects seen throughout Filoli in a way that brings peace and pleasure to the viewer.

Jan’s show will focus on paintings done onsite during artist access days at Filoli, as well as paintings begun onsite as demonstrations for her workshop students.

Portola Art Gallery is located at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park at 75 Arbor Road.

“Filoli Daffodils” (9×12″, pastel, March 2017) is one of the featured artworks in Jan Prisco’s June exhibit, “Painting the Beauty of Filoli,” at the Portola Art Gallery.

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awards $55,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Eight outstanding Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 23, at the Allied Arts Guild. This year’s scholarship awards totaled more than $55,000, up from $41,000 last year. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the lifetime of the Club’s scholarship program. “There are […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg cast her lens on Hawaii

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Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg, a frequent contributor to InMenlo, is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery this May. You can meet her in person at a reception on Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit, titled “The Colors of Hawaii,” features landscapes and seascapes, as well as floral and wildlife […]

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Artist Mary Stahl paints open expanses and intimate scenes of nature

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The Allied Arts Guild is ablaze in blooms today, thanks to the Garden Club of America flower show

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The Arts of the Garden — a judged Garden Club of America flower show displaying excellence, beauty and knowledge in floral design, horticulture, photography and conservation — took place at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Friday, March 31. InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg was on hand and sent us some photos, mostly […]

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Local Garden Club celebrates The Arts of the Garden at competitive flower show

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Alan McGee’s photographs examine landscape as metaphor

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Urban Botanica comes to Allied Arts offering flowers and plants

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Inna Cherneykina’s “Still Life: Artistic Experimentation” is on display at Portola Art Gallery

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Menlo Park resident Alice Weil is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in December

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Holiday events scheduled at Allied Arts Guild in December

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