Poetry, language, and handwriting have become the subjects of my most recent series, covering the last few years.
I was especially excited to be invited to show 23 of these paintings
at the Harvey & Phillis Koch Art Gallery and Cultural Hall at the Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto from August 1 - September 7. My art has been chosen
specifically at this time for the "Litquake" which takes place on
August 26 at the JCC. Litquake has taken place in San Francisco in
previous years, and the Palo Alto JCC is a new venue for this day of celebrating literature and writing with activities for the whole family.
There will be free panels with published authors during the day and
Michael Krasney will be the guest speaker in the evening.
Kalani Engles in front of Savage Garden II - Sold!
Kalani Engles currently has a show along with artists Jung Han Kim and Melinda Cootsona at The Studio Shop in Burlingame, California. The above photos are from the opening reception on May 24th. The show runs until June 16, 2012.
Kalani's work is from a series called Savage Garden. Savage Garden represents a fusion of her two predominant painting styles - abstraction and impressionism. The individual flowers and vines are impressionistic renderings of plants she has seen along the trails near her home. The abstraction in these paintings results from the arrangement of the figures on the canvas. Kalani would like the viewer to experience the essence of a wild garden unencumbered by physical context.
Joyce has 13 paintings here including San Francisco at Night II which recently received Honorable Mention at the "Female Gaze" art show sponsored by Peninsula Women's Art Council and Thank You For This Day which received First Place in Mixed Media at the 2012 Menlo Art League Exhibit juried by Claire Verbiest.
I have just hung 13 paintings at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, a wonderful
resting spot for coffees, tea, breakfast, lunch and always local art as
well. There is a wonderful community feel here: a warm ambiance,
children and parents in and out... So please come by, invite a friend
and enjoy this oasis.
Address: 1929 Menalto Avenue, Menlo Park (from Willow Avenue, turn South on Gilbert till you come to Menalto)
Monday through Thursday 7am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm
All of my paintings here have cups in them: my father had a coffee shop up in
Moorhead, Minnesota for 40 years - a very small place, but one of
fraternity where the farmers and local professors would sometimes be
waiting for him in 10 below weather to open at 6 AM. The endless pot
of Norwegian "egg coffee" (where a whole egg is mixed with ground
coffee and then added to boiling water and simmered for 20 minutes) was
also a staple in my home. So cups of coffee, memories around it and
what the cup symbolizes have been very important in my life. Enjoy!
On October 6, 2011, a 14 foot high steel sculpture by Sean McGinn Smith (1959-2010) was installed at Vineyard 511 on Diamond Mountain in Calistoga.
Sean was a painter and metalworker who worked at the Linden Street Warehouse in the studio of his mother, Kalani Engles. Raised in Woodside, California, Sean studied archeology at the University of Arizona and graduated from the Art Institute of San Francisco. Many of his works embody the form and image of cats, inspired by his beloved Abyssinian, Simba.
One of his largest “Simba’s”, a 14 foot high steel sculpture, was purchased from his estate by Ed and Irene Ojdana, the owners of Vineyard 511. Below are photos of the sculpture being installed with the assistance of Sean’s brother, Tim Smith.
Because the sculpture had been long exposed to elements, the original painted finish was showing signs of wear. The buyers decided to have it sandblasted, zinc coated and powder coated in its original colors to enable it to stand up to the elements indefinitely. They selected Precision Powder Coating in Belmont for the job and commissioned Linden Street Warehouse artist Laura Diamondstone, to restore the silver highlights on the decorative icons which cover the cat’s tail, body and double pedestal.
The photos below show Alan Willms, proprietor of Precision Powder Coating, and Laura Diamondstone standing in front of sections of the sculpture prior to shipment. A photo of Sean’s brother, Tom, and sister, Laura, on horses beside the sculpture (prior to refinishing) demonstrate the scale of this work.
Two of Kalani’s large oils on canvas (see below) and three of Bonny’s acrylic prints will be on display. Seven other Portola Valley artists will also be featured in the show.
Salt Marsh 3 (44" x 66") Perfume River 7 (46" x 66")
An Artists' Reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 15th will feature local wine and hors d'oeuvres accompanied by music performed by Portola Valley musicians Angela Schillace and Kari Rust.
Woodside Priory is located at 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Gallery hours are 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Seven Linden Street Warehouse artists will open their studios to the public during Silicon Valley Open Studios on May 7 & 8. Paintings, sculpture, prints, photography and textiles will be on display from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day.
Visitors will be able to learn firsthand from the artists how their work is created and have an opportunity to choose from a wide selection of fine pieces should they wish to buy. Light refreshments will be served.
The Linden Street Warehouse is located at 275 B Linden Street, directly behind the mattress store on El Camino Real across from Target, Redwood City.
This solo show at Rourke Art Gallery is somewhat of a dream come true for painter Joyce Savre. Having hailed from Moorhead, Minnesota, Joyce explains, "In my first art class at Concordia, a friend and I sat on 4th Street and painted the Rourke Art Gallery. I would never have dreamed that some 40 years later I'd have the paintings hanging inside."
Kalani Engles shared her newest artist calling card with us...it's always so much fun for an artist to get new cards. And it's a great way to showcase your beautiful work. Perfume River 6 looks so lovely here.
Heatherfields is a special boutique with a focus on art, in the quaint village of Saratoga. Owner Patrice Davis is an interior designer and provided a lovely salon setting to showcase the works of these three artists.
Make sure you stop by for a visit, as the show will be up for another month!