Articles Tagged With ‘Art’

SLO Plein Air Art Festival 2012, event photos

Some of the nation’s top plein air artists ventured outdoors to paint the unspoiled landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of San Luis Obispo County, one of the most picturesque areas on the California Central Coast, during the first week of October.... (Continue reading)

Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, event photos

Madonnari, or street painters, transformed San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza. Artists used pastels on pavement to create hundreds of vibrant and colorful, large-scale images on Sept. 8 and 9. The annual festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts... (Continue reading)

Rally to save Atascadero tree mural

Friends of the Tree Mural, a group of people supporting a mural on the ARTery in Atascadero, are planning a rally on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5890 Traffic Way. Atascadero’s Design Review Committee has asked the... (Continue reading)

Bronze memorial vandalized

A San Luis Obispo city-owned bronze sculpture, sentimental to the Chinese community, is damaged after being vandalized several times within the last six months. Two bronze parts of the Chinese Iron Road Pioneers statue, which sits in San Luis Obispo’s... (Continue reading)

Alexander named new director of County Arts Council

Charlotte Alexander has been named executive director of ARTS Obispo, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council, effective Sept. 1. Alexander replaces Marta Peluso who stepped down last June after five years of heading up the nonprofit organization. ARTS Obispo... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Kid Serve mural artist arrested for child porn

Federal agents arrested a Bay Area mural artist on child pornography charges and discovered offensive images imbedded in murals he created throughout San Francisco, including one he built with students at Sunset Elementary School. [The Bay Citizen] The FBI arrested... (Continue reading)

Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

This coming week on the Central Coast will be a favorite for music lovers of all genres. The musical fun kicks off Friday night at Chumash Casino with B.B. King and Buddy Guy. The “King of Blues” and the longtime Rock... (Continue reading)

Photomorphosis SLO Museum of Art exibit, event photos

Photography aficionados gathered at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art on Friday for “Photomorphosis,” a digital photography exhibit and wine reception. If you missed the opening, the exhibit runs through Sept. 25. Find local events as well as movie... (Continue reading)

New Tracy Taylor art exhibit opens Thursday

  By DAVID CONGALTON Self-described “painter chick” Tracy Taylor is back with a brand new art exhibit opening Thursday at Frameworks in San Luis Obispo. Full disclosure: I’ve known Tracy for more than 18 years, since she first bounced into... (Continue reading)

Picasso sells for (gulp) $106.5 million at auction

A 1932 portrait by Pablo Picasso, capturing his lover on canvas, has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. [Los Angeles Times] The painting, “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust” went for $106.5 million Tuesday night at Christie’s New... (Continue reading)