Opening its 12th season at Quarry Cove Art Gallery, Pacifica Art Connection’s latest exhibit "Nature and Nurture" is a treat in contrasting styles and media. The walls display paintings from Anita Green and photographs by Chuck Evans. In the Sculpture Bay are hand-thrown clay creations by Cindy Chan. Each artist features works demonstrating the duality of the exhibit’s theme, even sometimes in the same piece.
Green’s paintings include a dreamscape titled “Flight” that alludes to the advantages of staying safe and taking that leap of faith. In contrast, "Santa Ana Winds" with strong deep reds and black swirls alludes to the natural power of those winds.
Evans’ works range from the timeless wonder of trees in his pieces titled “Endurance” and “Hope” to the joy and playfulness of young animals and to those moments of what water can do as it approaches shore.
A favorite grouping of Chan’s sculptures is the conversation between “Blue Curves” and two birds. Her figurines are a delight and are filled with many details deserving a long, intimate look.
This exhibit truly exhibits how our lives are filled with moments of "Nature and Nurture" if we just take the time to look and appreciate them.
Quarry Cove Art Gallery at 225 Rockaway Beach Avenue (between Avani Salon and the Visitor Center) is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.