Arts

News focusing on the arts and culture along California's Central Coast.

Ears on Art vistis with Arroyo Grande artist Toni Bouman who uses ancient Japanese silk dying techniques to create one-of-a-kind scarves, runners and pillows.

Ears On Art visits with Los Osos artist Ann Bonestell.

Working in several different materials, she currently specializes in assemblages which are inspired by images from the past and antique objects. She has work on exhibit at SLOMA through May.

Listen to a preview of the Festival Mozaic, which features a first-time collaboration with the Bach Collegium San Diego to present Bach's Mass in B minor at this summer' s festival. 

Get a video preview of the Festival Mozaic at their YouTube channel here.

Alex Ullrich, KCBX News

Rock legend Neil Young played some of his old favorites and some new sets during a surprise sold-out performance last night at SLO Brew in downtown San Luis Obispo. 

"I was working a booth at the farmers market and somebody came up and said Neil Young is playing at SLO Brew," said Douglas Shinoda who was one of the few who was able to get into the sold-out show.

Young was joined on stage by Lukas Nelson—Country legend Willie Nelson's son—with whom he's apparently collaborating on a new project.

Jordan Bell is joined by local musician Chris Beland and his daughter Harmony for a conversation about Beland's new album, donating a kidney to a friend and how finding his father has influenced his music career.

Ears On Art celebrates our sixteenth anniversary this month with a visit with artists Michael Miller and Peggy Vrana , a husband/wife team whose medium is clay. Their studio Earthsea Pottery in Cambria is where they create wheel thrown works individually and in collaboration. Their work can be seen at Amphora Gallery in Cambria, a business that they own with two other clay artist couples. April 4th is the opening for the Teapot Show. Details are available at amphoragallery.com

Righetti High School

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Friday and Saturday, March 27, 28, 2015
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ethel Pope Auditorium, 901 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, Calif.
  • Ticket information - (805) 937-2051, ext 2716 or 2502

Guests from the SLO County library and Cuesta College library discuss 

This month, “Ears On Art” re-airs a two-part interview with nationally known sculptor Bella Feldman. This spring, she’ll be the juror for the California Slam, a statewide sculpture competition which will be exhibited at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

Professor John Hampsey teaches Romantic and Classical Literature at Cal Poly. He speaks with Jordan Bell about his newly released memoir of his boyhood, Kaufman’s Hill

Ears On Art visits with Los Osos artist Sharon Gellerman. She creates colorful silk scarves using the ancient art of marbling. Pigments are floated on a special liquid onto which the silk strip is gently placed and quickly removed. The patterns are beautifully organic. Her website is ColorVibeDesigns.com

Tom Wilmer visits with author Laura Deutsch to discuss her new book Writing from the Senses. Laura shares the secret of great writing and shows how to tap into engaging material to bring your writing alive.

Ears On Art visits with Jennifer Stang Eickemeyer, an artist who makes never-seen-before sculptures out of broken glass. Using her own carved wood core, the shards of glass are attached to create a surface that shows off the form and catches light. The sculptures are depictions of nature including animals and plants. Take a look at shatteredglasssculptures.com

Brian Reynolds speaks with Odell Bennett Lee, local Author of The Formative Years of an African-American Spy: A Memoir la lead into Black History Month at San Luis Obispo County Libraries.

Ears On Art visits with Atascadero artist Rick Vagnini to discuss his several art disciplines including watercolor and spray paint techniques.

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