A new exhibit called Sweet n Low an international show of CUTE is showing at the Bedford through August 27th in downtown Walnut Creek.
From the exhibit website:
Sweet n Low features artwork from over 120 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art, we’re unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond! Sweet n Low is part invitational and part juried exhibition, juried by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz magazine and Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.
Yet more new art in downtown Walnut Creek. For those who miss the sculptures in Broadway Plaza, it’s good to see a hummingbird taking off.
Yesterday we learned of a new sculpture called Bullman with Bulldog in downtown Walnut Creek and another new artwork is going up in part of the new Lyric apartment complex on Locust Street, which will consist of a “mosaic wall with mirrored and colored tiles, and a water feature element.” I look forward to seeing the completed work!
Spotted a funny, new sculpture in downtown Walnut Creek in front of Vineyard Vines titled Bullman with Bulldog. There is even a Vineyard Vines dog bowl in front. Classic!
15 A Vivian Dr, Pleasant Hill
I recently found out about an art studio which opened late last year in Pleasant Hill called i heart art. They offer classes for kids (drawing, drama), teens (graffiti arts, henna, and more) and adults (graffiti arts, fused glass, weaving, mala and more). Check out their party and events page here, summer camps here, and open studio info here ($5 off if you walk or bike to the studio). Looks fun, especially the workshops for fused glass and graffiti!
From their website:
Co-founders Abby and Amy are moms, artists and teachers. While working together at a private school for many years, they have collaborated on building their vision for an art studio for children. They have built a network of parents over the years that have grown to love their work with children and have earned tremendous respect for their artistic knowledge and skill in developing young minds.
I’ve featured a few of the artistic wraps for utility boxes around downtown Walnut Creek but this may be my favorite. Have you ever wondered how many utility boxes there are in Walnut Creek, or maybe when the first utility box appeared? How about what utility boxes do? That’s what I was expecting when I dialed (925) 322-6427 and dutifully pressed 628#, but alas, it was information about the utility box art wrap project itself. 🙂
“Ursus Redivivus” by Alex Nolan and Chad Glashoff using upcycled steel mechanical parts. Spotted in front of the Orinda library.
Spotted on top of a shoe repair store of all places in Alamo. Next door to Alamo Hay & Grain.
Lamorinda Arts High School Visual Arts Competition:
Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) will host their 14th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition from February 28th to March 20th at the Orinda Library Art Gallery. This annual exhibition provides the community a wonderful opportunity to view a wide range of creative, original work by local students and recognizes the region’s dedicated high school art teachers.
Entries for the High School Visual Arts Competition will be accepted from February 1st through February 24th. The competition is open to 9 th through 12 th grade students living in or attending public or private high schools in Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga. The competition is also open to all students who attend the Acalanes Union High School District schools, including Acalanes, Campolindo, Las Lomas, and Miramonte High Schools, regardless of residence.