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Live street art expo seeks to ‘provoke’ by pseudonyms, she said. A native of Germany, Ms. Powers said the gallery will display the efore she opens Art Ven- work of European and California tures Gallery in downtown artists, usually one artist at a time. She operates an artist-in-resiMenlo Park, owner Katharina Powers is converting the walls dence program in Napa, where of the gallery into artwork, and she she provides housing for 80 days, has invited the public to watch it mainly for artists who reside outside the United happen. States. The galFrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesThe public is invited lery will display those creations. day, Jan. 10, to watch the street She said she has through Thurslined up several day, Jan. 12, a artists at work. European arttotal of 10 Bay Area street artists and muralists ists for the gallery, including those are painting two canvases and an from Bulgaria, Poland and Italy. Going to art galleries when she 8-by-10-foot stretch of an interior wall at the gallery, located at 888 lived in Europe was an important Santa Cruz Ave. Their task? To ritual to help her become calm create art reflecting a one-word when she was stressed out, she said. In fast-paced Silicon Valley, theme: provoke. The canvases will later be for she said, she hopes to provide locals with an outlet for finding sale. Listed artists are: Chor Boogie, that same sense of calm. The gallery will officially open Eddie Colla, Cannon Dill, Brett Flanigan, Amanda Lynn, Mario on Wednesday, Feb. 1, with an Sanchez, Bud Snow, Jim Seibold, exhibition by Paton Miller. There Lynnea Holland-Weiss and Nina will be a reception held at the galWright. These aren’t necessary lery from 5 to 7 p.m. Go to artventuresgallery.com the real names of the artists, Ms. Powers said. Street artists often go for more information. By Kate Bradshaw Almanac Staff Writer
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Photo courtesy Art Ventures Gallery
Art Ventures Gallery, located at 888 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park, will open to the public Feb. 1 with an exhibition of art by Paton Miller.