Arts

Mexican Independence Day is Wednesday, September 16th. In celebration, create a beautiful and colorful Frida Kahlo-inspired collage painting on Thursday, September 17 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. Register online.

Materials needed:
-Cut out portrait from a photograph or magazine
-Various magazine cuttings to be used in the collage
-Glue stick
-Cardstock paper, canvas board, or thick paper
-Watercolors, or Acrylics and brushes

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Save the date for the first Silicon Valley Sculpture Fair in September at Menlo College

Menlo Park Public Art is hosting the first Silicon Valley Sculpture fair (SVS)  which will take place on Menlo College campus in Atherton, September 25-27, 2020. This outdoor art fair is showcasing 30 sculptures by international, national and local artists, including artists from Burning Man. SVS is based on these tenets: The belief that art […]

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Artist Jim Caldwell gives presentation about Wayne Thiebaud’s work on August 20

Emails Woodside-artist Jim Caldwell: “This November, Wayne Thiebaud will celebrate his 100th birthday. One of California’s favorite artists, he has had an extraordinarily long and productive career. Many think of him as a painter of pies, and yet he has explored a variety of other fascinating motifs, including the streets of San Francisco and the […]

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Over 1,000 paper peace cranes on display in downtown Menlo Park

Judy Adams emailed an update about The Peace Crane Project in downtown Menlo Park: “Residents are encouraged to visit the public art installation of over 1,000 paper peace cranes made by volunteers on display through the end of August outside the Art Ventures Gallery (888 Santa Cruz Ave.), on a tall trellis near the gallery […]

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Virtual tour and art activity via the Museum of the African Diaspora on Aug. 10

Get an insider’s experience from MoAd, the Museum of the African Diaspora on Monday, Aug. 10 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Register online. MoAD docents will discuss works from Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: a Postcolonial Paradox, an exhibition that looks at the legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean through the work of 10 […]

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Indian Odissi dance lesson offered on August 3

Have a try at Odissi dance, a classical art from Odisha, India on Monday, August 3 from 11:00 am to Noon. Guru Jyoti Rout will teach you a few steps and hand gestures and together we’ll try dancing a few lines from a traditional tale. Register online. Agenda: -Introduction of the dance, and its function and […]

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Peace Cranes project in Menlo Park commemorates the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings

The community is invited to participate in an installation outside Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park (888 Santa Cruz Ave.) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6–9, 2020. The Peace Crane project is part of A/V Gallery director Katharina Powers’ nonprofit, Menlo Park Public Art, and is […]

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11th annual Windrider Film Forum goes virtual – free and accessible to all

Windrider Bay Area Film Forum’s 2020 program of curated short films and conversations with filmmakers will be virtual this year,  open to a worldwide audience. The Film Forum be will streamed; access is free to anyone who registers to attend. “For 10 years, Windrider has hosted live events in the San Francisco Bay Area, screening independent […]

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“Avid-art” Art with Avideh on June 17

The women of Gee’s Bend — a small, remote, African-American community in Alabama — have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Gee’s Bend quilts carry forward an old and proud tradition of textiles made for home and family. These traditional quilts are composed boldly in unequal shapes and […]

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Artist Tara de la Garza “Monument to the Plastocene IV” solo art installation on view at Art Kiosk

Artist Tara de la Garza‘s solo art installation, Monument to the Plastocene IV, is on view at the Art Kiosk,  2208 Broadway in Redwood City, through July 5th. When Tara’s opening at the Art Kiosk was postponed earlier this year she describes it “like putting the breaks on a cartoon juggernaut.” But then the work sat with […]

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Arts and crafts with Mayra on May 21

Fun, easy arts and crafts project with Mayra from the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, May 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Good for kids, seniors and all who enjoy art. Participants will just need a few household craft items to follow along and create this project: -Different color paint […]

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