Planting Season Has Begun! Our volunteer propagators have grown more than 10,000 locally native plants this year, and we need your help to plant them all before the rains end! Join our Stewardship Saturdays, rain or shine, to improve native habitat on San Bruno Mountain, December 14, 27, 28.
Growing Natives @ Mission Blue Nursery Join our team of volunteer propagators as we grow next season's batch of locally native plants for restoration and public sales. In case of rain, meet at San Bruno Mountain Watch in Brisbane for seed processing, Wednesdays, December 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Take a Hike Experience San Bruno Mountain on a guided educational hike to the Native American shellmound. Meet at San Bruno Mountain Watch in Brisbane at 10 a.m. and hike until 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 21.
In her first solo exhibit ("Eyes of Wisdom"), Akiko Watanabe presents acollection of 47 acrylic paintings of felines, wild and domesticated, as well as wolves, dogs, seals, bears, and crows. Pacifica Art Connection guest artist and San Mateo County Fair 2013 Artist of the Year, Ms. Watanabe is an accomplished, self-taught artist who has received numerous awards nationwide for her paintings.
The animals in her stunning artwork come alive with depth, detail, and brilliant colors.She captures the depth of expression in eachanimal's eyes by drawing upon her understanding and appreciation of the honesty and innocence of animals.
So many paintings stand out: "Quiet Moment," a portrayal of a greyhound rescue dog (above); "Paint Me, Protect Us," a study of a tiger; and "Kimono Cats," a series of cats adorned by kimonos.
"Eyes of Wisdom" continues through January 6, 2014. Twenty percent of all sales is donated to a local animal rescue group.Quarry Cove Art Gallery is at 225 Rockaway Beach Avenue, next to Avani Salon, in Pacifica, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.