sebastopol center for the arts

Blown to Pieces


“Blown to Pieces”, acrylic, Masa paper collage on canvas, 48″X36″

The world sure feels like it’s flying into pieces sometimes, especially when you read/watch what passes for world news here. But this painting, finished a couple months ago, puts a cheerful spin on it.  We went to the beach this morning, to evade the inland heat.  Ocean and boats and colorful beach umbrellas with a flock of white storks thrown in and we were completely revived.

There’s still time to see the Up, Up, and Away exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, “A joyful exhibition featuring work [including my painting above] that expresses and investigates various aspects of flight.”  I had just completed this painting when I saw the prospectus for the show and realized it fit the description perfectly.  This is a national juried exhibition which will be showing from June 13-July 20, at 282 S. High St. in Sebastopol, CA.  The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is in the newly remodeled Veteran’s Building, hours Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat. 1-4.

And while you’re there, definitely take time to see the show in Gallerie II of Connie Murray’s powerful, exotic, life sized mosaic sculptures.