"Orange Creme Soda" by Victor Carmichael"New York Memories" by Karen Rosenstein
By Cindy Chan, Special to Riptide
Pacific Art Connection proudly presents "Spectra," an exhibit of artwork depicting various facets of light and color -- the shimmer of nature, the brightness of a child's smile, and the spark of the abstract igniting the imagination. In this show, eight local artists exhibit 27 works in a range of mediums, including acrylics, ceramics, fused glass, photography, and watercolor.
Though many individual art pieces stand out, "Orange Creme Soda," an acrylic painting by Victor Carmichael, invites attention with brilliant colors illuminating the Pacifica Pier at sunset. In "Shimmering Light on Linda Mar" and "Mystical Pacifica Pier," Donna Doney evokes wonder through her photography of Pacifica oceanscapes. In fused-glass wall art, Karen Rosenstein captures the spark of vitality in "Raw Energy," alight in orange, yellow, and red. In addition to these three artists, Cindy Chan, Anne Puski, Judy Quitoriano, Larry Rosenstein, and Margaret Welsh also contribute their work to "Spectra."
This exhibit runs through Saturday, January 31. Quarry Cove Art 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.
Coastside Land Trust Art Gallery presents its 2nd annual "California Raptor Show." The exhibit features 26 local artists who have captured California's diverse raptor population through art. Mediums include oil, watercolor, batik, acrylic, mixed media, wood carving, and fine-art photography. All art is for sale. Show runs to February 13. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment. Coastside Land Trust is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of open space, including the natural, scenic, recreational, cultural, historical, and agricultural resources of the San Mateo County coast, for present and future generations. 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, 650-726-5056.
Angela Pryor, Flowers of Argentina, 2014, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”
Exhibit of paintings by Angela Pryor titled Story of the Defeated, curated by Jerry Ross Barrish. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, the artist discusses her work in a free Artist’s Talk in the Main Gallery. Also featured are Love and Loss, a group exhibit presented by the Art Guild of Pacifica; and Fog Fest Invitational, photographs by photo contest award winners and contest judges Alan Grinberg and Edwin Hacking. All three exhibits run through February 15. Sanchez Art Center is at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Information: 650-355-1894, sanchezartcenter.org
Dear Family and Friends: With deep sadness, we regret to tell you that Elaine passed away Monday, January 12th around 7am. She passed away in the hospital with Jim by her side. Memorial Service arrangments have not been made yet. Please keep Elaine's beloved husband, Jim Carson, and the entire Larsen family in your thoughts and prayers. Please *do not* call Jim at this time as he will be busy with family. I will update as soon as I have more information. RIP Elaine Larsen. April 21, 1962-January 12, 2015. LOVE YOU, Elaine xoxoxox
The band includes Pacifica musicians Norm Dutton and Ruben Salcido on saxophones, Jim Kerwin on bass, and Lionel Emde on trumpet and flugelhorn. Advance tickets online are cheaper; good food and drink at this restaurant.
The labyrinth in the courtyard at Saint Edmund’s Church is now available for all to enjoy as a place of peace and tranquility seven days a week. The gates are open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.
"The labyrinth is a metaphor for the spiritual journey that we are all on as we search for the center and meaning of our lives. Since prehistoric times, the labyrinth has been a sacred path of meditation that confers real benefits to body and soul. It has been found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world." (Saint Edmund's)
Saint Edmund's Episcopal Church is at 1500 Perez Drive off Rosita Road in Linda Mar, Pacifica. Call 650-359-3364 for more information.
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at Pacifica beaches. If your school, group, or family would like to help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Join Pacifica Beach Coalition to put your special talents to work. Become a Beach Steward for your favorite beach. Help with recordkeeping, writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, grant writing, and more.
If you like to walk in San Pedro Valley Park and enjoy its flora and fauna, and you want to help maintain the park, drop by the visitor center and join the volunteer team called Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. Several times a year, experts present programs at the visitor center and guided hikes focusing on park wildlife, geology, and botany. Volunteers help maintain the hiking trails and wildlife habitat in the park.
Bay Area nature enthusiasts stay informed and list their own events on BAY NATURE. That’s easy to do with the online event submission form. You can email your announcements, but please submit events two weeks in advance. The calendar is the most comprehensive listing of nature-related public activities in the Bay Area: hikes, talks, film screenings, workshops, restoration projects, special days at nature centers and science museums, and anything else nature-related. Calendar events also feed into the interactive map, one of the most popular features of the website. Your event may also be selected for the biweekly e-newsletter, Bay Nature Connections. Visit the website at the link below:
Explore internship and volunteer opportunities year-round in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), including Pacifica's three national parks (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, and Sweeney Ridge), plus Ocean Beach, The Presidio, and Muir Woods. Projects include planting, weeding, mulching, beach cleanup, trail maintenance, and more. Register online at PARKS CONSERVANCY. For more information, call 415-561-3077 or email email@example.com