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ArtView- September 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen

September marks the opening of a new major exhibit at Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Joan Miro, Fantastic Universe, Prints by the Master of Surrealism. Miro is one of my favorite artists, and the show will feature approximately Sixty works. Exhibition will showcase Miro’s printmaking exploration towards the end of his career. Miro’s is considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth-century and a pioneer of European Modernism. Exhibition opens September 14 and runs to January 11.

Modesto Art Museum’s 7th Annual Architectural Festival, opens September 13 with a 9 day run of 115 events. There will be an Architectural Festival center in the Downtown Modesto Design District. There will be guided tours in English and Spanish, world famous speakers and presenters, short movie night at the State Theatre, several exhibits, Liquid Stone, a movie about Antoni Gaudi, a guided tour of the restored post office building, and much more including a Modesto Architecture Instagram Architecture Photo Contest.

Mistlin Gallery is showing the works of Dan Petersen and Stan Holz through mid-month, followed by the Memorial Hospital Annual Cancer Survivors show. At the CCAA members meeting, Dan Petersen will present a 30 minute slide show. The topic is “The evolution of a painting style.” The presentation is Free and open to the public and parking validations will be provided to all who attend this special event. Members meeting starts at 5 pm, talk at 6 pm, September 8.

David Webster will be doing an installation at the Escalon Post office during the month of September. “Postage D.E.W.” will replace the current ceramics show September 6, and features an arrangement of David’s paintings, painted objects, cards and photos into a theme reflecting association with postage art and Webster’s travels. I got a chance to go out to his studio and see preview.

The 2015 Stanislaus County Artists Open Studio has opened its call to artists for its Fifth Annual weekend Event. Scheduled for April 25 and 26, the Open Studio weekend is open to all artists who reside and work in Stanislaus County and immediate surrounds, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca. Artists need not be members of our local art organizations, and open to all media in visual arts. Entry fees this year are $75, which includes 5 map books and spot on the map. An artist information party is scheduled for October 4, and the fee is $65 if all entry information turned in by October 5. Need more information, use this email. openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com New art walk maps will come out for the September through February season. Pick them up at various downtown locations. www.modestoartwalk.com for the online version. The hot show this past month, Chelsea America’s paintings at Preservation Coffee and Tea. Only one left unsold when I dropped in before August Art Walk.

I’m headed to Boston at the end of the month, see my art at the Boylston Chess Club in Cambridge, and other art stops to celebrate my October birthday. Also coming up in October besides the Open Studio artists party October 4, are the triple treats on October 18, of Merced Art Hop, Modesto Harvest Festival and the Northern California Women’s Music Festival.

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About the Author:

Jim Christiansen, award winning watercolor artist, cartoonist and member of many art groups moved to Modesto in 1977. Born in Riverside, California, and attended University of California, Riverside. Jim often shows around Modesto, does a poster or two, and has been host of the art walk events at State Theatre and Jax on H. Jim has been writing the art notes column several years for Modesto View.