Neighborhood online forum nextdoor.com has quite a discussion going about Starbucks moving into the old Straw Hat Pizza place on Oceana, and how much worse traffic will get at that already insane intersection.
Coastside Land Trust presents California Spring: 37 local artists capture California's diverse, colorful spring season through art. The show runs to May 22. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is at 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. All art is for sale.
Joni Marie Theodorsen, 7 Day Forecast; Black Days, 2015, watercolor on paper on panels, 48” x 84” Anna Valdez, Laptop with Landscape, 2014, oil on canvas, 32” x 30”
2015 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition: Showing concurrently is 2014 LCA Awards Exhibition, featuring work by 2014 award winners Joni Marie Theodorsen and Anna Valdez. Both exhibits run through May 17. Sanchez Art Center is at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibits. For more information, call 650-355-1894 or visit sanchezartcenter.org.
Pacific Art Connection exhibits the artwork of Pacificans Vince Ayala and Mark Bray. Elements of earth and fire are the centerpiece of the dynamic exhibit, which features 36 ceramic vessels, paintings, and mixed-media wall art.
A ceramic enthusiast and potter, Ayala works with earth (clay) and fire to make his stunning wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic vessels. Inspired by his older brother, artist Paul Brown, Vince creates ceramics that catch the eye with their organic beauty. Using raku and wood kilns, Vince allows fire, wood, ash, soda, and glazes to finish his pieces in landscapes of earth tones and metallics. His ceramic pieces are one-of-a-kind treasures that often suggest antiquity (see above).
Visionary artist and painter Mark Bray captures the energy, movement, and brilliance of fire and earth in his acrylic paintings. In his mixed-media work, Mark uses a multilayered process, bringing together painting, drawing, and digital imaging and transfer to create timeless mandala-like images on wood, which invite quiet reflection and far-reaching vision. "Star Field Combustion," "Space Flower," and "Unearthed Cities" are but three standouts among his collection (see below).
On Sunday, April 26 during "Stroll at Rockaway Beach" for Pacifica Resource Center's 40th Anniversary, come by Quarry Cove Art Gallery for a reception with the artists between 2 and 4 p.m. The show runs through May 30. The gallery is at 225 Rockaway Beach Avenue next to Avani Salon, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Midcoast Community Council (MCC) Special Meeting, Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m., Community Services District, 504 Avenue Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada. ConnectTheCoastside.com introduces a project to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan for the coast. The public is invited to attend.
The Shops at Tanforan and KOIT Radio invite the community to participate in Pennies for Pets to help Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a Bay Area animal shelter, with donations that will aid in finding suitable homes for older dogs. The Shops at Tanforan is encouraging the public to make a donation or volunteer at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Customers can text PENNY to 69299 to receive a link to donate. All donations will go directly to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.
About Muttville Senior Dog Rescue: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s mission is to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice. The rescue reaches out to senior and special-needs rescue dogs; finds suitable homes for those dogs that are adoptable; and offers end-of-life care for those that are not. These are not just shelter dogs; every day, dogs are moved from loving homes to concrete cages because their guardians have died or moved or simply can’t care for them anymore.
WHEN: Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: The Shops at Tanforan by Old Navy on the lower level
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