Monday, July 20, 2015

This week at the Palo Alto Art Center




Explore Cooley Landing with Linda Gass
This Saturday is your last chance to work with Creative Ecology artist Linda Gass at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto as she engages with the public to gather inspiration for her artwork. Linda, along with art and science educators, will be at Cooley Landing from 10 a.m. - noon, leading members of the public through a series of free activities. Whether you’re interested in art or science, you’ll be sure to appreciate the panoramic vistas and delicate ecosystem of this stunning location. For more information, go here.
Walter Robinson Exhibition: Talk of the Town
“This is one of the BEST exhibits of contemporary art I have seen in the gallery in a long time” and “wonderful craftsmanship — indeed thought-provoking,” are some of the comments left by viewers of our summer exhibition, Home Grown: Walter Robinson. Stop by and check out Palo Alto native Walter Robinson’s largest solo exhibition of his paintings and sculptures to date, which features 24 works, including one new large-scale sculpture made specifically for this show. People are talking about his playful and provocative artwork — here’s your chance to be part of the discussion!
 
Artist Residency in Progress
Ever wondered how an artist creates art? Stop by the Art Center now through August 29 to see how artist-in-residence Joel Daniel Phillips crafts his life-sized portraits using a combination of charcoal and graphite. Watch Joel work in his temporary studio on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and be amazed by the level of detail Joel is able to imbue in his portraits of residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto. Don’t miss this chance to watch a skilled artist at work!
 
 
Summer Camps a Great Success
The Art Center Summer Camps are going strong! Highlights from this year’s summer camps include a week at the Museum of American Heritage, where teens in the Printing Intensive Camp were given the opportunity to use vintage printing presses, and an Art and Science Camp where 7-9 year-olds met  and drew animals from the  Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo and then created ecosystem dioramas. Check out our Flickr album for more photos. There are still some openings available for teens 14-18 years-old in the Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography camp and the Illustrative Watercolor camp. Join us! 
                                                                      
         
 
 
                                                                                   
 
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art.
See, make, and be inspired
because everyone is an artist.

Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303
 
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Monday
 
 
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The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from 
Silicon Valley Creates and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, private donations, and members.