Art Ventures Gallery

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Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park is hosting a three-day exhibition showing local artist Michael Killen’s six by 20 foot painting “Safeguard CA” during the Global Climate Action Summit this week, Tuesday to Friday (Sept. 11-14) .

The painting is an interpretation of the sixth goal of California’s Climate Plan. There will be an art and action talk with Michael on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the gallery, which is located at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue.

Michael has also painted “Sustainability,” “Resilience of America,” “Don Quixote Fights Sea Level Rise” and “Water Water Every Where and Not a Drop to Drink.” Three of his works are displayed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research.

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Absurd painting an answer to Elon Musk’s absurd tweet?

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Kate Powers, who owns the Art Ventures gallery in downtown Menlo emailed: “We are posting this on Instagram regarding Musk’s tweet [during the Thailand cave rescue] together with my favorite quote “art is the highest form of hope.” “This is a painting by one of my artists-in-residence Uta Reinhardt, oil on canvas; title is History […]

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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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Photographer Ian Ruhter bring’s “perfect imperfections” to Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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When invited to view “the world’s largest ambrotype” at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park, there was an immediate pivot to discover just what this was. A quick web search revealed that an ambrotype “is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed […]

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