Saturday, February 28, 2015

Concord Arts Alive! Emerge

Concord Community of Artists is proud to announce their first group art show and sale – Concord Arts Alive! Emerge – on display in March at aRt Cottage. This show, which runs from March 3 - 27, features the work of 21 CCofA members who all live in Concord, plus 16 art students from Clayton Valley Charter High School. The mediums are diverse, including sculpture, mixed media, painting, drawing and photography.

CCofA is a multi-discipline collective of artists, artisans and crafters who have come together to increase exposure for the visual and performing arts in Concord. “A strong arts scene strengthens a city like Concord through education, economic development and civic pride – it enhances the overall vitality of our community,” says CCofA founder, Sylvia Nuzzo Philis. “Including students in this show is an important part of the community-building aspect of our mission. We want to create a bridge between generations of artists and we want students to know that art opportunities do exist in Concord. We are committed to building a thriving arts scene, and everyone can help by supporting our local artists. We’re here to tell you…the arts are alive in Concord!”

The public is welcome to attend a wine and cheese Reception for the artists on Saturday, March 7th (2-5pm), and various artists will be on-hand at the gallery each Friday and Saturday in March to talk to the public about their work. If you’re an artist, performer, artisan, crafter or arts supporter living in Concord or the surrounding areas – you can become a member of CCofA (100+ and counting!) for free by joining their MeetUp and/or Facebook groups.

California Springtime by Pat Strout

 Mount Diablo by Ryan Idryo

Sunday, February 1, 2015

EXPRESSIONS AND LIGHT

Our February show features two superb women artists.


Joan McCarthy  is an artist who experiments with a variety of  mediums, methods and styles of  art.  She plays, enjoys, and frustrates herself countless numbers of days and nights.

"I have fun, I find beauty and self expression in my work."

In this show she hopes you will share the feelings she has tried to express in her paintings.

Ruth Beeve is a native Californian.  She studied art at U C Berkeley, Ohlone College in Fremont, Pacific Union College in Angwin, and at workshops with many nationally known painters.  Although she paints many other areas as well, she has spent a lot of time painting on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.  John Muir named them the "Range Of Light".  She travels to the high country and paints that light as often as possible.

The show runs from February 3rd through the 28th. We will have the opening Artists Reception onSaturday, February 7th from 2 to 5 pm. This promises to be a beautiful exhibit. Please come and join us!

FRO