Artists

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The Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll, celebrating its 36th year, welcomes visitors to browse among the handcrafted works of more than 90 artists whose displays include fine jewelry, photography from many different perspectives, decorative and functional ceramics, abstract and representational paintings, gorgeous turned woodwork and much more.

Unlike an online shopping experience, patrons have the opportunity to engage the artisans, create a unique experience for themselves and find a wonderful art treasure with a story to bring home or to give as a gift. This event is the perfect opportunity to be inspired by the artists’ creativity and passion and to support these individual artisans by engaging, connecting with and purchasing their handcrafted artwork and supporting many California artists.

This annual free, family event, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, takes place along  Santa Cruz Avenue off El Camino Real Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Misako Kambe’s “Beauty of Wood Fire, Vol. 3” is on display at Portola Art Gallery

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Beauty of Wood Fire, Vol. 3, – carved ceramic creations by Misako Kambe is on display during the month of April at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park The exhibition includes Misako’s recent ceramic art works produced at two wood fire kiln sites: “Hikarigama-kiln” in Elkton, Oregon and “Richard Carter Studio” in Napa, California. Misako begins by […]

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Reminder: Walk for Our Lives event in Menlo Park on Saturday, March 24, organized by Katharina Powers

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As we reported earlier this week, Menlo Park resident Katharina Powers (pictured) is organizing a walk on Saturday, March 24 in homage to the many marches being held around the country calling for stricter gun control legislation, joining forces with artist Lin Evola who creates sculptures out of metal melted from guns. It will start […]

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Walk for Our Lives march scheduled for March 24 in Menlo Park

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Students, their families, and supportive community members don’t need to journey to Washington, DC, on March 24 to March for Our Lives or even to other cities in the Bay Area thanks to Dr. Katharina Powers, owner of Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park, who is organizing a walk on that day from noon to […]

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Revelations: Art of the African American South presentation on March 12

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a community speaker from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to give an entertaining, educational, multi-media presentation exploring an important new acquisition of contemporary art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. It takes place on March 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Historically marginalized, patronized, or promoted with […]

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Teresa Silvestri exhibits animal paintings at Portola Art Gallery in March

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“Art & the Animal,” an exhibit of new animal watercolor paintings by  Teresa Silvestri in on display at the Portola Art Gallery in March. Teresa receives her inspiration from our long time companions — the animals who share our homes and are part of our families, as well as the sentient beings that populate our […]

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Anna Eshoo announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

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Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) recently announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists throughout California’s 18th Congressional District. “Creativity and freedom of expression are bedrock American values,” Eshoo said. “For over 30 years the Congressional Art Competition has recognized and encouraged the artistic talent of high school students […]

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Call for artists: “Women’s View – 2018” to be displayed during Women’s History Month

This exhibit is co-sponsored by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the Commission of the Status of Women in recognition of the designation of March as Women’s History Month. It will be on display March 2 through April 30, 2018 at 400 County Center at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City. Exhibitors are all residents […]

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Art collector and philanthropist Harry “Hunk” Anderson dies at age 95

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Philanthropist and art collector Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson died on Feb. 7 at his Atherton home surrounded by his family. He was 95. Anderson was the founder of food services company, Saga Corporation,  and with his wife, Mary Margaret “Moo,” and daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter,” a devoted art collector. In 2011, Stanford University announced that […]

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Jill Layman opens gallery that showcases art along with providing space for events

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In Jill Layman’s mind, the opening of her art and event space in downtown Menlo Park was “like the universe snowballing in the right direction.” “I’d considered going back to the corporate world and also thought about opening a cheese shop,” she said. “Both times, I hit a wall. But with A.Space, everything just came […]

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Badri Valian showcases her paintings and videos at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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“39, Silence” is the name of an exhibition of Menlo Park resident Badri Valian’s  Abstract expression artworks on display at Art Ventures Gallery at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue. She’ll be at the gallery tonight (Jan. 17) at 6:00 pm to talk about her paintings and videos. Badri, who we first profiled in 2016, was born […]

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