THE ARTS NEWSLETTER
Art Talk with Orang Hutan, January 7 at 6pm (PT)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to 2021:
We start this year with a Thursday night special edition of Second Saturday Art Talk. with contemporary artist, Orang Hutan who will be speaking about her close relationship with her choice medium of fire. Join us for a live meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021. To register for this event, please visit the Gallery page at CACAC online.
CACAC also begins another cycle of Tuesday Night Drawing Classes:
Drawing the Fundamentals of Art
Weekly studio art and lecture classes in drawing focusing on the fundamentals of art while developing the mind and body coordination to draw from observation. Students will work representationally from still and life drawings using their environment, landscape, photographs and imagination. Various media, methods, and techniques will be discussed including the materiality of the medium.
classes begin Tuesday, January 5, 2021
A Successful Opening for CACAC:
Caz Azevedo Community Art Center
A warm thank you to our community and donors for making the opening months of November - December a special time to continue to talk and learn about the arts.
During this time we opened the Online Gallery exhibiting our first artist Zeina Baltagi, who will be with us live this Saturday, December 12 at 12pm(PT) to share with us a live talk about her project surrounding surveillance as the Artist in Residence at the 11:11 A Creative Collective. To join us for this free event please register on the gallery page link here:
Month of November:
In case you missed last month's Second Saturday Art Talk featuring a lecture about Baltagi's work and practice leading up to her current project surrounding surveillance; there is a link to view the video on the Gallery page or by clicking the image above.
Online Drawing Classes Tuesday Nights 6pm (PT)
Drawing the Fundamentals of Art
Classes Begin: January 5, 2021
With the opening of the community arts center we began offering online drawing classes every Tuesday evening. The image above shows a one minute gesture drawing demonstration from the class Understanding Gesture. There is a new cycle of classes starting with the New Year including specially priced monthly memberships offering unlimited classes. It all continues in January 2021! For the complete schedule and more information, please visit the Online Classes page or click the image above.
I look forward to sharing more news about CACAC and the Gallery as we grow.
Thank you for your continued support for the education of the arts.
Have a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!
Be Well and Be Safe!
See you online!
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Today I break ground for a new online platform with a mission to initiate, build, and provide a strong, safe, and inclusive foundation for a community art center and gallery that specializes in art education for the public. With the uncertainty of Covid-19 we are preparing for alternatives in education and social interaction that are transforming our current generation into a virtual reality. A place in which we perhaps knew we were already heading. If we are not able to bring the student to the education then the education should be brought to the student. In a perfect world everyone would have access to online learning, however perfect is not where we are. Art is not made widely available although it is essential. It teaches vital skills including critical theory and problem solving, and promotes physical coordination between mind and body. There needs to be more programs made available to provide the resources and equipment needed for the community to learn the skills and theory about the arts along with all subjects of education. Today I begin a quest to help link those who are not connected online with those who are. My goal is to create an online art center that will host classes from all genres of art. A place where people of all ages can join, and scholarships will provide classes and resources for those whose incomes may be challenged. I believe art is a gift and should be available for everyone who wishes to receive that gift regardless of circumstances. I know there is strength in a community that will help bring this to all. I envision a place where the community teaches the community, and education is not based upon financial wealth. I thank all my supporters who have been with me from the beginning of this idea, and I gratefully appreciate those who are joining me along the way. Together we will create a place where the arts belong to The People.
Online Classes are now available,
and the Gallery opens November 14th!
Coming this Fall.....
Second Saturday is an online gallery newsletter exhibiting and promoting contemporary artists and their work, as well as other featured articles about art. Online gallery openings are scheduled for each 2nd Saturday of the month, and live art talks with the artist(s) will be announced here. Subscribe now to stay tuned.
Save the date for Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 6pm (Pacific Time) where I will be hosting a live conversation online with artist and educator, Zeina Baltagi, about her current project in Los Angeles, California. For more information about her work, please visit the Gallery.
More details about this event soon!