Join us for the opening reception of At Full Volume II featuring a selection of paintings by Joyce Weiss, late Angels Gate Studio Artist. Weiss’ brilliant use of color combined with gestural forms at bodily scale created bold visions on canvas.
The artist commented on her practice, “Color is my life – I use it at full volume. I work with acrylic or oil paint and often include three-dimensional objects, collage, photographs, and text in my work. My world is populated by imaginary characters and reality bites. The distant past, the volatile present, and our constantly evolving future provide the major inspirations for my work. [An] emotional roller coaster of passion, dreams and nightmares exist in my world of color. With my paintings and writings, I attempt to expose the fantasies that elude us in our waking hours, and the real-life events that affect the human condition in the twenty-first century.”
The exhibition runs through October 1st.
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Experience the joy of the holidays with a variety of events at the South Coast Botanic Garden. There will be new seasonal plantings from the moment you walk through the Garden’s gates and can’t-miss photo opportunities, including our twist on iconic pine trees. Shop for the holidays, or for yourself, at our kiosk in Palm Circle, which will have a whole new look and merchandise for the season. Merry + Bright will be sprinkled through all of the Garden’s offerings…
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Aquarium Holidays features festive décor, shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, and appearances by Santa Diver. Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium for its animals, including the sea lions and fish. On weekends December 3 through 18 the Aquarium will have photo opportunities with Santa. Also during Aquarium Holidays, the Aquarium will host a Kwanzaa celebration and Hanukkah storytelling.
The gardens, store, 1919 Cafe, Jade Court Cafe, Red Car coffee shop and select galleries are now open. Advance online timed entry reservations are now required ONLY on weekends, Monday holidays, and Free Days for both visitors and Members.
Art in the Park in Partnership with Neighborhood Music School Present Community Band at Hermon Park Calling all musicians searching for a friendly, all-ages, music-making environment! Art in the Park is excited to join forces with Neighborhood Music School in presenting the Community Band at Hermon Park with Logan Hone. The Community Band will be held out outside in the park each Saturday, as a series of creative musical sessions and concerts. Musicians of all skill levels, ages, & backgrounds are…
Around 900 years ago, a Maya scribe made the Códice Maya de México, a sacred book that tracked and predicted movements of the planet Venus. Today it is the oldest book of the Americas, one of only four surviving Maya manuscripts that predate the arrival of Europeans. A remarkable testament to the complexity of Indigenous astronomy, the Codice on display in the US for the first time in 50 years.