Join Sebastopol Center for the Arts for an extraordinary re-visioning of our Open Studio programs for 2020, in light of the unprecedented coronavirus situation. SCA has adapted its signature spring and fall programs, Art at the Source and Sonoma County Art Trails, creating an opportunity for the public to engage with Sonoma County fine artists despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. The public is invited to engage with participating artists virtually on a brand new, beautiful online platform and in the artists’ studios, if it is safe to do so.
SebArts Virtual Open Studios recently launched a new website and hub for month-long event. With 140 artist profiles and dynamic visual content, visitors will be able to interact with the artists in a variety of ways: via their individual websites and social media profiles, as well as by attending online events and virtual studio tours.
A traveler, a baseball player, a motorcyclist and a mystery… Not only do these films focus on compelling personalities, they also give their audiences an opportunity to see from a novel perspective. In various ways, each of these films is about sight, and the profound roles that context and experience play in determining not only what a person sees, but how they see.
“Tickets” for this streaming shorts program (Sept. 11-20) are $12. We are now offering DMHC Pass, which grants access to this week’s program and all future 2020 DMHC programs at the discounted rate of $10 per program. It also includes a bit of rare SDFF 2020 Swag!
We encourage donations beyond your ticket cost. Consider matching what you might have spent on that medium popcorn plus Milk Duds or Raisinets. Online delivery of films is not free for us.
More extraordinary feature length and short films from SDFF 2020 are coming directly to you online through Docs Make House Calls. Check in to sebastopolfilm.org to keep up with special interest stories, news and the opportunity to view more movies that matter.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is excited to introduce a new series of online art talks by famed Dutch Art Historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. whose credo is “Telling short stories in front of works of art so that clients may look at this art with more intense understanding.”
Come play with the paint and discover watercolor’s immediacy and versatility! Jean will lead her students as they use design principles, color theory and watercolor techniques to visually tell their stories and experiences. Classes will be held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. through a combination of email and instructional videos, so there is no limit on the time students can spend working on a given lesson before sharing.
Jean’s paintings are represented in public, corporate and private collections and she is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.
All levels of experience, Ages 18 and up
Fee: $140 non-member / $135 member (discount taken at checkout)
Originally scheduled for Aug. 27 – 1:30-3 p.m., this event is on hold until further notice!
Artists Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko exploded onto the California scene and pushed painters out of their comfort zone. Abstract Expressionism became the norm. An association called Sanity in Art declared modern art a Communist movement. Bay Area artists rebelled. Figurative Art emerges as a Bay Area tradition. Artists will include: Hassel Smith, Sam Francis, Frank Lobdell, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, and David Park.
Art Spots is a series of multi-media lectures by Linda Loveland Reid. Each lecture is around an hour long, followed by a moderated question and answer session. This, the fourth lecture in the series, is set for Aug. 27 from 1:30-3 p.m. on Zoom.
Linda Loveland Reid lectures on Art History for SSU and Dominican Universities for their Osher Lifelong Learning programs. She is a painter, theater director and novelist. Her degrees are from SSU.