Specially for you!!
Grace Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of California, and an iconic house of prayer for all it is a place where you experience something different where the boundaries of religion do not co-exist, were you can meditate in your own faith, and ponder while traversing through the labyrinth. As a plus, you can admire the art in every corner of it .
Grace Cathedral has two labyrinths. The outdoor labyrinth, to the right of the cathedral doors is always open. The other labyrinth is found within the cathedral.
“The labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. By walking a replica of the Chartres labyrinth, laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France around 1220, we are rediscovering a long-forgotten mystical tradition.” -Grace Cathedral
While walking through the labyrinth, keep an open mind and meditate to release our joys, and sorrows. The path itself is only one way, meaning there are no dead-ends and tricks.
If you would ever want to enjoy the Grace Cathedral as I did, then below is the address of this unique place.
- Address: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
- Opened: 1964
- Hours: Monday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm –
- Phone: (415) 749-6300
- Architectural styles: Gothic Revival architecture, French Gothic architecture
- Architect: Lewis P. Hobart
SLO Public Art
I went to pick up my son in San Luis Obispo, I love this town, and whenever I go to visit there is always something interesting to see or discover. Apart from being a town full of students and also having a very interesting cultural diversity, the town is surrounded by art, all the power boxes were painted with land marks of the town itself.
I found this to be a beautiful way to embellish something as ugly as a power box. I took as much photos as I could while we were in the town.
What I noticed about all the qualities of Californian artists is how the art is diverse, organic, and beautiful. I am truly blessed to live in such an amazing place. I hope you all love the photos as much as I do.
This summer I took the opportunity to enter my work in this amazing show and guess what, I got in!
Exhibitions Dates : July 10th, 2013 – September 8th, 2013
Reception date. Saturday, July 13th, 5-9pm
I hope to see you there!
Patricia Herz 🙂
This region of California has the biggest advantages. Not only are its landscape and people amazing, but it is culturally diverse and a lot of creativity comes from people’s curiosity.
This curiosity brings me always to seek information and to always answer the questions I ask myself.
When I started to paint and exhibit my works, I found it difficult to get information on where to show my work and how to sell it. How do I approach dealers, gallery owners, and curators? When I finish a work I always wonder how I can sell it? Where can I exhibit it? All those questions that all artists ask.
I take the opportunity of this blog to pass the answers to these questions to all my fellow painters. At least, the ones that seems relevant to me. Like the workshop below.
SOMArts and ArtSpan Present:
Make Your Art Your Business — 2013 Artist Workshop Series
“Emerging Artists 101”
From the Coffee Shop to the Solo Show
934 Brannan Street
Between 8th and 9th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
So I made a few paintings, now what? Emerging Artists 101 is designed for anyone looking to get started with selling their artwork in any form. Time tested techniques from a peer perspective will set you on the path to making your art work for you.
About the Presenter:
Joshua Coffy is an artist living and working in San Francisco. His paintings are inspired by nature, environmental themes, and juxtaposing human conventions with birds and mammals. Joshua has participated in ArtSpan’s workshops in the past as a presenter for DIY Marketing tactics. Joshua has shown in many galleries in San Francisco and Oakland and enjoys all aspects of being an artist.
About Make Your Art Your Business:
ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public.
Contact the organizer:
A little note to a special person who is always in our hearts.
The vineyards of California are always surprising us for their spectacular beauty. From Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valley, to Dry Creek, they are all different, but share the same traits: beautiful sceneries, delicious food, great wines and amazing art expositions.
Some events for the mother’s day caught my attention. So I wanted to share them on this page: If you don’t have any ideas for this special day, this is my advice to enjoy it.
(Healdsburg) J Vineyards & Winery
This weekend, Mom can relax with a complimentary food and wine flight at the J Winery bar. Or, toast her in the Bubble Room and enjoy reduced prices on Bubble Room Menu items. J Vineyards offers a unique experience in Sonoma County and makes Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. 11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, 707.431.3646
(Santa Rosa) Mother’s Day Safari
Take mom on a real adventure safari, including brunch at Safari West. Two times are offered, a morning African Queen tour at 10, or an afternoon package starting at 1pm. Tickets: $60 for adults; $25 for children 4-12. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, 707.579.2551.
Happy Mother’s Day.
I became interested in the art of collage and my question was will I be able to do something interesting? I did a thorough research on how they worked. In the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.
My curiosity and my effort to learn and discover other techniques and ways of expression, sometimes lead me to realize things that I didn’t expect of me.
With glue, newspaper and magazine paper I began to work in what my instinct told me.As a result I created these two pictures “if I dance?” and “you say?”
then I started to mix pieces of paper with gouache, leaving one column with natural gauche and the others with the same color but adding white and the other a bit of black gouache. I call this picture “My three drops of gouache”.
I never went back to do more anymore collages, but I decided to make this blog as a small homage tribute.
I paint everything that seems interesting to me, and I like when the panting “speaks” to me .
I love objects that reflect light, I like to work with contrasts. It seems difficult to explain my work sometimes, but I know that it is part of the question which one is made when we see an artistic work.
All corners of glasses, the reflection of light, pearls and glass, gold, can make a beautiful piece of art, and can attract people to it. ( Remember that real beauty is in the eyes of the beholder )
Nature has its ways of speaking to our soul. a simple agate through light gave me the inspiration to take its shape and colors and let me be like a wave, as a piece of cloud.
A simple flame gave me the colors in the dark, and guided me to create an ideal combination to take out the light that I love. With my fingers I was shaping the chalk dust to change the color of the paper and print what my eyes saw, a single lit candle.
Leather material that is folded, softens, and this a difficult texture to convey on paper. This work gave me patience and endurance . My ideas were to cross the paper and give it texture similarly to how I saw the leather.
I mixed natural pigment and powder makeup. My idea was to work with the mixed pigments and see the result. The mixture left the paper with better results than that I expected.
I love to experiment and create new things and see the results. Sometimes it is surprising to see that some paintings that I create and I don’t especially like, others do.
A drop of ink, Is a variety of different approaches of illustrations and posters.
This work is a mix of ink and crayons and touch of gauche.
The illustrations are dots ink and some of them, more than 125 to 145 hours of pure work . I know the hours because I timed it.
I have fun doing it , many souvenirs from that specific time, I had the pleasures to work with others fellow artists, we were listening to music and made jokes that even today make me laugh.
Doing different styles is my essence, it really depends on what is coming to my mind.
I’m doing a search of what I am going to paint and what kind of technique I will be using. Even if my forte are my own skills, I enjoy the diversity, so I will not use the same approach all the time. Mostly because I get bored of the same things.
Also I prefer to use themes for an exposition , rather than random work.
Most people like big canvases or little canvases. In my opinion, I do not mind, I like both.