Lompoc & santa ynez valley SEPTEMBER 2018
Kirby Brown was born in East Texas and moved to rural Damascus, Arkansas at age two. His formative years were spent on the farm where his taste for music was fostered, being exposed to gospel, bluegrass, and the classic country his grandfather would strum in the evenings. With the influence of his father, a poet himself, he became interested in reading Whitman and Frost. This fresh form of expression would become the bedrock on which Kirbyâ€™s artistic life would be built. After the death of his girlfriend and his best friend, Kirby found an outlet for his pain in writing songs and moved to Dallas. He there began his musical career writing and releasing his first album, Child of Calamity. He has since toured all across America, headlining shows, playing alongside friends, sharing bills/ festivals with artists including Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, Leon Russell, and The Avett Brothers. The Cypress Gallery - LVAA
Pavlov Art Gallery
Standing Sun Winery
Lompoc Mural Society
Terramonary Porcelain Dinnerware
Lompoc Theater Project
Wildling Museum of Art & Nature
119 E Cypress Ave, Lompoc p. 805-737-1129 www.lompocvalleyartassociation.com
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PO Box 2813, Lompoc p. 805-733-4282 www.lompocmurals.com
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Lompoc Valley Art Association 119 E. Cypress Ave Lompoc, CA 93436 805.737.1129
Vicki Andersen, Arbor in Tuscany. Vicki is a painter and muralist from California's Central Coast. Known for her vivid impressionistic paintings, Vicki works mainly in acrylic and oils - often with a palette knife as her major tool. She says, "I love color and I feel that it shows in my paintings. I like to work quickly and can hardly wait to get through the design-drawing phase to the actual act of painting." Vicki is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, the Lompoc Mural Society, and Gallery Los Olivos.
The Lompoc Valley Art Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supporting the arts within the Santa Ynez Valley through affordable opportunities for artists to show and sell artwork, collaborations with non-profits and businesses on programs and events, investment in higher education for high school art students through scholarships, and a variety of outreach avenues, such as this digital arts magazine, that bring greater awareness to the cultural heart beat of the area.
LOMPOC A new mural will be added to the impressive collection of nearly 40 murals in Old Town Lompoc during the second "Mural In a Weekend" event slated for October 6 & 7, 2018. Painting for the mural is scheduled for both days, from 8am to 5pm, at the back east wall of 100 South H Street. Created by Master Artist Art Mortimer, the new mural entitled "Chautauqua " will depict the traveling shows that flourished in the US at the turn of the 19th century. Residents and visitors are invited to help paint the mural - for a few hours, all day, or both days. The mural dedication is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7 at 5pm. Sign up on line to paint the mural at: ExploreLompoc.com/event/mural-in-a-weekend For questions call Vicki 805-588-3459
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Lompoc Chalks Festival – Artober is coming! Artists will create amazing works of art before your eyes while you enjoy wine, beer and local foods. Many local artisan vendors will also be there, all to raise money for the Lompoc Theatre Project. The historic 1927 theatre is being refurbished as a performing arts and education center in the heart of downtown Lompoc. Come enjoy the rich art of Lompoc at the “Artober” Chalks Festival. October 12th ,13th and 14th at the corner of Cypress Avenue and I streets. There are also many arts events in Lompoc – The Mural in a weekend event Oct 6 & 7, The Art Hunt October 18-20. For additional information, please contact us: email@example.com, (805) 380-6777, 740 North H Street, #238, Lompoc, CA 93436 or www.LompocTheatre.org
Lompoc Valley Art Association will sponsor a community event October 18 through Oct 21, 2018. We invite the community to “find” pieces of art work that will be “hidden” throughout the downtown area of Lompoc. Participants can keep the art work that they find. Social media will be used to give people clues as to where the art pieces can be found. The event will consist of 3 days of finding the art. On Sunday, there will be a reception, open to all, at the Cypress Gallery, 119 E. Cypress. At the reception, people who found art pieces can meet the artists. This event is open everyone and to all ages. The event is free. The Lompoc Valley Arts Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, committed to expanding and supporting access and exposure to the arts in the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. LVAA sponsors arts programs, events, communications, and other efforts that mutually benefit artists, businesses, residents and visitors to our Valley. To learn more about the arts in the Valley, like our Facebook page “Cypress Gallery”
Reception: Oct. 21
Contact: Kathy Badrak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-736-3743
THE CYPRESS GALLERY
119 E. Cypress Ave, Lompoc • Open Tue–Sun, 12-4PM www.lompocvalleyartassociation.com
"A WALK THROUGH THE CYPRESS" SEPTEMBER 2018 • BY TERRY TAYLOR It never ceases to amaze me at how fast time goes by, and when we get to September, I need to take a deep breath because I know it will get up to lightening speed when we zip to the holidays. At Cypress Gallery we are getting ready for "Artober" and all the art-related community activities coming next month: Mural in a Day by the Mural Society, Chalk Festival to support the Theater renovation project and our own LVAA "Art Hunt." I'll have more info on the Art Hunt next month; I think you and your families will enjoy this one. August's People's Choice Award went to Elizabeth Monks Hack for her oil painting "Stone Pines on South H Street." Congratulations, Beth; the painting is still drawing attention in the gallery. The featured artist for September is glass fusion artist Kristine Kelly, whose statement includes that she came to art "later in life" and by 2015 was learning to make Kristine Kelly, Half Dome in Winter landscapes in glass. She "loves layering glass to create new depths and colors" and she wants her work "to tell a story." These skillfully done pieces do just that. In April she was awarded first place at the National Glass Expo in Las Vegas, so you'll definitely want to visit the Gallery to view her unique work. Her show runs through September 23rd. We have some handsome photography this month, submitted by Tom Chrones, Debby Fuller and Nancy Hall. Tom's "Low Level Run" will keep you guessing, but when you get it, you'll be amazed. Debby's photo of beach grass and an aging wooden fence made me long for the shore. Nancy, whose travels often take her to Africa, has submitted a piece featuring women and children in bright, colorful clothing, entitled "Welcome to Our Village." Further back into the gallery, a botanical watercolor by Diane Reuter featuring birds, bees and butterflies and entitled "Potential," caught my eye. Mikel Naccarato loves seascapes, and his abstract painting style brings additional life to his work, as in his acrylic painting "Another Stormy Day." Chris Jeszeck's "Poppy" in oil, Carol Oliveira, Oaks is simple but powerful, and Lee Hill's acrylic landscape "Hawk's Valley View" is beautiful, featuring our golden hills and green oaks. More hills and oaks are featured in Carol Oliveira's oil painting called, simply, "Oaks." Last, but definitely not least is Valerie deMille's acrylic abstract entitled "Summer Storm." I love it. Cypress Gallery is an outstanding gift and souvenir shop as well as a fine art gallery. There is a great variety of small paintings and prints, jewelry, fiber arts, glass, greeting cards and more.. Cypress Gallery is operated by the members of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, committed to expanding and supporting access and exposure to the arts in the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. LVAA sponsors arts programs, events, communications, and other efforts that mutually benefit artists, businesses, residents and visitors to our Valley. To learn more about the arts in the Valley, visit our website and like our Facebook page “Cypress Gallery." The gallery is located at 119 East Cypress Avenue, Lompoc. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. 805-737-1129, lompocart.com .
CYPRESS GALLERY EXHIBITING NOW
Here are a few selections of artwork for show and sale currently at the Cypress Gallery. 119 East Cypress Ave, Lompoc Across from the Museum Gallery hours are Tue. through Sun, 12-5 pm
Vicki Andersen, Arbor in Tuscany, acrylic $700
VC deMille, Summer Storm, acrylic $100
Vicki Andersen, Tropical Shed, Fiji, acrylic $350
Julie Nash, 3 Ships in the Harbor, oil $300
Mikel Naccarato, Another Stormy Day, acrylic $350
FEATURED ARTIST & SHOW "PATHWAYS" AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
The Lompoc Valley Art Association’s Cypress Gallery will be featuring “Pathways”, an artist show by Kristine Kelly. The show be on exhibit from August 28 to September 23, 2018. In 1994, Kristine Kelly took a class on glass, from the Santa Barbara Adult Education program, and she was hooked. She loved the luminosity of glass and she began making jewelry using dichroic and opalescent and transparent glass. She also made bowls and plates using molds. In 2015, she took a class on making landscapes with glass and her art glasswork took a new direction. Kristine uses stringers, pieces of cut glass and different sizes of glass frit in her fused pieces. She fires her pieces several times at different
temperatures to achieve a sense of texture and depth. The glass is fired in a kiln reaching temperatures up to 1490 degrees and goes through 2 to 6 firings. Kristine says that “ I love layering glass to create new depths and colors and I want my work to tell a story. I love it when observers tell me that they can imagine walking into one of my pieces and I frequently include a path or steps to help lead them in.” “I am inspired by the nature of marine and plant life on the Central Coast as well as the mountain scenery of the Sierras. Recently, I have concentrated on creating pieces based on California landmarks.” “Working with glass is my passion and I continue to take classes to learn new techniques.” In April, Kristine received a first-place award in glass fusing at the National Glass Expo in Las Vegas for my piece, “Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge”. The show was sponsored by Glass Arts magazine.
October Featured Artist: Neil Andersson Sep. 25 – Oct. 28, 2918 Reception: Sat., Sept. 29 • 2-4PM Cypress Gallery
The Lompoc Valley Arts Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, committed to expanding and supporting access and exposure to the arts in the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. LVAA sponsors arts programs, events, communications, and other efforts that mutually benefit artists, businesses, residents and visitors to our Valley. To learn more about the arts in the Valley, visit our website and Like our Facebook page “Cypress Gallery.”
Joellen Chrones, glass / Diane Reuter, tiles
Mikel Naccarato, Solo #113, acrylic $600
Mikel Naccarato, Bay Front, acrylic $600
Penny Lee, Walk at Sunset, arylic $180
Penny Lee, After the Storm, acrylic $150
Alan Freeman, Old Gull Cove,acrylic $700
Julie Nash, Take Down, oil $1,000
Chris Jeszeck, Poppy, oil $100
Laurel Barcelona, Morning Walk, Moro Bay State Park, oil $125
Debbie Fuller, Fence at Ocean Park, photography $95
Jane Kametani, Beachcombers, photography $60
Tom Chrones, Low Level Run, photography $50
Tonya Schultz, Red Cloth, acrylic $295
Tom Heslop, Sparkling Water, watercolor $27
Bill Morson, Rustic, dye infused metal print $150
LOS ALAMOS Historic Union Hotel
LOS OLIVOS Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
Save the Date October 13 Artisan.
Noun: A person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson. A person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: (From Dictionary .com)
Noun: Creative arts, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. (From Dictionary .com)
“The artist must be a craftsman, for without the knowledge of the material and the skill with the tools he cannot express his vision. Once there was no division between art and craft; in medieval society painters and sculptures as well as potters and weavers were members of craft guilds. A man was a painter, or a stone mason; his work, his way of life, was central to his identity and recognized as his means of centering and discovering himself.” From: A Way of Working, The Spiritual Dimension of Craft. D.M Dooling.
2nd Saturday Artisans.
A monthly art show and sale that features the work of local artists. All of the artists accepted for “2nd Saturday Artisans” have a unique point of view and are skilled at their craft. Original paintings, jewelry, wood-work, pottery, photography, and more will be for sale and on display. This is a great opportunity to come out, visit with the artists, and get to know their backstory. Booths will be located within the Los Olivos Community Organization Building (formerly the Grange).
Kathy Badrak gourds
SEPTEMBER 2ND SATURDAY FEATURED ARTIST KATHY BADRAK Each Month we feature one of our artisans and their creations.
On the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 12 noon to 5pm, local Artists both show and sell their unique art work. Original paintings, jewelry, wood-work, pottery, photography, and more will be for sale and on display. All the artists accepted for “2nd Saturday Artisans” have a unique point of view and are skilled at their craft. The show is located within the iconic Grange Hall, next to the park, in the center of Los Olivos. Come by and meet our artists! If you are an artist and want to participate – contact Kathy Badrak at Kbadrak@comcast.net for the application. Artist Kathy Badrak has been creating fine art gourds since 2009. A Basket Weaver and a former Stained-Glass artist, Badrak brings to her Gourd Art the natural fibers and weaving techniques from her basketry and the vibrant colors and lines from her stainedglass work. The wide variety of gourd shapes and sizes allows her to design a variety of art pieces, including: ornaments, bowls, sculpture, vases, and wall art such as masks. Using organically grown gourds, which have been dried for up to one year, she first thoroughly cleans the gourds inside and out. The gourds are then wood burned and carved using both hand and power woodworking tools. To finish her gourds, she uses professional quality acrylic inks, stains, dyes and paints for both environmental and aesthetic reasons. Colors and textures have long been an important part of Kathy's life. Thirty years ago, she began her journey into creating her own artwork with stained glass. She started her own glass business designing leaded glass windows for new constructions. Many of the windows are installed throughout central and southern California. Several of her pieces were published in art books. For a number of years she taught Stained Glass though an Adult Education program. Kathy Badrak
Curious by nature and always willing to experiment, she took a basket class in the early 1990's. This class introduced her to the gathering and the use of many natural materials. She discovered she loved their colors, varieties, and textures. Since then she has continued to weave baskets and teach basketry. In 2009, she attended a series of workshops on weaving baskets and working with gourds. She found that gourds were the perfect medium to in which to express herself. â€œI love the earthy and natural appeal of gourds and often leave much of the beautiful gourd surface showing in my work. Gourd Art also allows me to continue working with the wonderful fibers and weaving materials I use in my baskets. They allow me to add interesting textures to my work. My style continues to evolve as I learn and experiment with new techniques and materials. Kathy Badrak, gourd with leather trim
Kathy is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Her work has been sold through art galleries, commission work and shows in California. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and has been the featured artist for the Cypress Gallery. Kathy Badrak is a Co-owner of Lavenpine consulting , named after two favorite plants, Lavender and Pinyon Pine. Through Lavenpine, Kathy and her partner teach classes in Basketry, Gourd Art, Ethnobotany, and Nature Awareness to further their goals of connecting people to their environments through education and art.
Kathy Badrak, Dembe
Kathy Badrak, Ocean
JOIN KATHY BADRAK AT THE WILDLING MUSEUM'S GOURD WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 6 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, participants will create a colorful gourd bowl with a seagrass or a vine rim. Several other rim finishes such as jute, grapevine and other natural materials will be shared with the students. This class is suitable for any level of experience with techniques and/or materials. The students should be able to finish their gourd bowl during the class. Students will be furnished with an approximate 6 – 7 inch diameter gourd. Each gourd will have been cut, cleaned and will be class ready. Class size is a max of 12 students and the minimum of 4. Appropriate for 16 years old and above. To register, visit http://www.wildlingmuseum.org/gourd-class-with-kathy-badrak/, stop in at the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Badrak loves harvesting and preparing different, local, natural materials. She loves their colors, varieties, and textures. Intertwined with her gourd art she also makes basket weaving and a stained-glass artwork. She brings to her art, the natural fibers and weaving techniques and the vibrant colors and lines from her stained-glass work. Kathy is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Her work has been sold through art galleries, commission work, and shows in California. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and has been the featured artist for the Cypress Gallery. • Taught by Kathy Badrak • $45 + $10 Material Fee (limited to 12 people) • All materials provided • RSVP Online The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature is located at 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang.
GALLERY LOS OLIVOS
FEATURED ARTIST: CAROL SIMON 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos Open daily, 10-5 pm
DATE CHANGE: JURYING AT GALLERY LOS OLIVOS The next jurying for membership in Gallery Los Olivos is Tuesday, November 23. This jurying is for wall art – both contemporary and traditional styles; selected other media may be included. A confirmed reservation is required, and we encourage interested artists to get in touch soon since we’ll be finalizing the applicant list 4-6 weeks beforehand. For information, go to www.gallerylosolivos.com/jurying.
NatureTrack FILM FESTIVAL Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film
March 22 – 24, 2019 Los Olivos, California
“A VERY well organized event! The staff were amazing and treated us like family. Everyone we met was so kind. We met lots of other great filmmakers and made some new friends. Such a beautiful area too! We are definitely looking forward to next year!” ~Chris Smead, Director “Rae Lakes”
Mark Your Calendars!
www.NatureTrackFilmFestival.org Photo by sharply_done
- With Chelsea Ward Learn basic skills for shaping and molding clay to create practical, whimsical and fun pieces! Together we'll play with slab, coil, pinch pot, and glazing techniques to create a variety of projects. COST: $180.00 When: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4
- With connie rohde Contemporary mark making is an exploration of the sub-conscious which explores visual language. We will follow our inner dialogue and create personal visual statements. The non-verbal language of personal art marks is powerful and ultimately authentic. No previous drawing skills are needed.
COST: $160.00 When: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
- With Elizabeth spurbeck This three week course will get us all prepared for the holidays! We will create small, personal, and unique gifts each week such as holiday cards, ornaments, and more that are perfect for friends and family to ace this holiday season! COST: $100.00 When: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
REGISTRATION AND LOCATION
- Registration for The Art Of... is available online at www.artsoutreach.com - All classes held at the Arts Outreach Office; 2948 Nojoqui Avenue, # 9, Los Olivos (Next to LODG) - All classes are from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SOLVANG Image courtesy Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART & NATURE
1511 Mission Dr., Solvang Open 11am-5pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri. Open 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. Closed Tue. www.wildlingmuseum.org
Wildling Museum Presents: Natural Perfume Workshop
Saturday, September 15 • 1-4 pm Tickets: $85 (limited to 12 people) • Taught by Susan Farber • All materials provided • Age 16 years and above
About The Instructor
Explore the art of natural perfumery in a 3-hour workshop with Susan Farber of Sol Aromatics on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm. You will learn how to formulate your very own fragrance with botanical essences gathered from around the world. The workshop will include a lively educational discussion of 18 essential oils and absolutes, scent games to connect smell with emotions, images, and memories, and a guided blending session. Tuition is $85 and includes all materials. You will leave with a bottle of your custom-made fragrance, your formula for future refills, and a take-home guide of the process. A small class-size of 12 max will insure you get the guidance you want and need.
Susan Farber is the founder and creator of Sol Aromatics. She is a trained perfumer and certified aromatherapist with a long-term career as a psychotherapist. For many years she pursued an education and a career in psychology until she met with a niche perfumer for a custom designed perfume. The creative process of blending is invigorating and inspired her to pursue specialized training under internationally recognized perfumers and aromatherapists. Susan’s training in perfume and aromatherapy, combined with a focus on the mind-body connection as a Appropriate for 16 years old and above. Please do not psychotherapist, inspired her to create Sol Aromatics, a wear any perfumes to the class as that will distract from collection of perfume and aromatherapy products and services to inspire positive mind, body and feeling states to the workshop and your own efforts! support the Spiral of Life (SOL). To register, visit http://www.wildlingmuseum.org/ perfume/, stop in at the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315. To learn more about Susan go to solaromatics.com
Wildling Museum Artist Talk Series Presents: Art as Alchemical Portal to nature
Sunday, September 23 • 3-4 pm
Tickets: $5 Members ($10 General Admission) About Susan Rowland Susan Rowland (Ph.D.) is co-Chair of MA Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California and formerly Professor of English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. She is author of The Ecocritical Psyche, From Agatha Christie Susan Rowland to Ruth Rendell (2001) and, The Sleuth and the Goddess in Women’s Detective Fiction (2015). She is author of a number of books on Jung, gender and literary theory. Her new book on transdisciplinary Jung, Remembering Dionysus, was published in 2017. She is now working on a mystery novel with a triple woman hero as another way of entering the wild. See her website: http://susanarowland.com/
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is delighted to announce Susan Rowland’s Artist Talk, ART AS ALCHEMICAL PORTAL TO NATURE: Wilding’s “Nature Imagined” and “Nature Regenerated” in Reconnecting to Our Natural Roots. Through art we embrace and even become nature; we connect to natural roots of being that make us remember that we are part of nature as well as part of culture. Susan Rowland’s talk uses depth psychology and alchemy to show what modern western life has forgotten, ignored or repressed, that the imagination is the most important natural resource, one that connects us to non-human nature as an essential part of our being. Indeed the ancient art of alchemy was a spiritual transformation of psyche into the nature of the cosmos. Alchemy was a dimension of magic, a rite of participation in nature, that has been lost as modernity withdrew, treating nature as without spirit. By contrast modern ideas of archetypes, synchronicity and complexity reveal what alchemists and artists knew, that art is a magical reciprocal dialogue with the nonhuman. Susan will be presenting these ideas from her book, The Ecocritical Psyche, showing art as portal to animated and inspirited nature. To register for tickets, visit http://www.wildlingmuseum. org/artist-talk-art-as-alchemical-portal-to-naturesept-23/, stop in the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315. Learn more about Dr. Chalquist at www.worldrede.com
Wildling Museum Presents: Fall Gourd Art Workshop
Saturday, October 6 • 10 am-4 pm
Tickets: $45 + $10 Material Fee (limited to 12 people) RSVP ONLINE About the Instructor Kathy Badrak loves harvesting and preparing different, local, natural materials. She loves their colors, varieties, and textures. Intertwined with her gourd art she also makes basket weaving and a stained-glass artwork. She brings to her art, the Kathy Badrak natural fibers and weaving techniques and the vibrant colors and lines from her stained-glass work. Kathy is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Her work has been sold through art galleries, commission work, and shows in California. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and has been the featured artist for the Cypress Gallery.
In this workshop, participants will create a colorful gourd bowl with a seagrass or a vine rim. Several other rim finishes such as jute, grapevine and other natural materials will be shared with the students. This class is suitable for any level of experience with techniques and/or materials. The students should be able to finish their gourd bowl during the class. Students will be furnished with an approximate 6 – 7 inch diameter gourd. Each gourd will have been cut, cleaned and will be class ready. Class size is a max of 12 students and the minimum of 4. Appropriate for 16 years old and above. To register, visit http://www.wildlingmuseum.org/ gourd-class-with-kathy-badrak/, stop in at the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315.
Mikel Naccarato, Another Stormy Day
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