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 John Card
Art Potpourri
Art on View at Los Olivos Cafe
May 7th - July 2nd
 
Artist Reception - Thursday, May 14th - 6:30 p.m.
 
 

Still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects are rendered in a variety of mediums, including acrylic, watercolor, and silk paintings. The public is invited to a reception for the artist hosted by the Los Olivos Café on Thursday, May 14, from 5 to 6:30 pm; this provides a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about his work and process.  

Originally from the Big Sky country of Montana, John expressed an interest and desire for drawing at an early age.  He continued to pursue this creative endeavor as a hobby when he moved to the Central Coast and began a career as a surveyor with the California Division of Highways.  On retirement, art became more than a spare-time diversion and he enrolled in a drawing class at Allan Hancock College taught by Nat Fast.  

John recalls that it was because of his daughter that his interest in other mediums really bloomed.  “My daughter took a watercolor class and didn’t care for it, so she gave me all of her supplies and told me to try it out”. And he did.  John took watercolor classes, followed by classes in acrylics, live drawing with live models, a multi-media course, and a class and workshop in silk painting.   John continues to take art classes as he credits his instructors and fellow students with keeping his creative interests on a high.  John remarks, “The artists in this area are so open and willing to share their ideas and techniques.  It is like one big happy creative family.”

John currently exhibits at the Santa Maria Airport Showcase and Gallery.  He has been a member of the Town Center Gallery since 2002 and is on the Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Central Coast Gallery and the Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley.  His work can also be viewed online at JOHNCARD.net .

This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows made possible by the commitment of the Los Olivos Café to showcase local art and artists. The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley, a nonprofit arts organization with over thirty years of history in the area, coordinates and manages the “art without borders” installation in cooperation with the Café. A portion of art sales benefits AGSYV and these collaborative efforts - a way to keep art alive and accessible in the Santa Ynez Valley.

 

COMING UP!
 
Lauren McFarland
Images of the Central Coast
Art on View at Los Olivos Cafe
 July 2nd - September 3rd
 
Artist Reception - Thursday, July 16th - 6:30 p.m.
 
 

A new exhibit of works by local artist Lauren McFarland is featured in a show at the Los Olivos Café, from July 2 through September 3. Beautiful color art photographs of local subjects each have a story to tell the viewer. The public is invited to a reception for the artist hosted by the Los Olivos Café on Thursday, July 16, from 5 to 6:30 pm; this provides a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about her work and process.  

The artist notes: "This is a collection of my most favorite central coast color landscape pieces. Everything was shot in the last two years and spans the coastline of Gaviota, the oaks of Santa Ynez and the vineyards of Los Alamos. Each picture represents a special place to me in a difficult to get to locale. "Queen of the Oaks" is an image of a 300 year old oak wedged between 14,000 acres of private ranching property. "The Long Drive Home" was taken on the road to one of my closest friend's retreat high above the Gaviota coastline. I truly enjoy documenting the incredible beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis, thanks in part to the amazing lifestyle I've been fortunate enough to lead as a cowgirl."

This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows made possible by the commitment of the Los Olivos Café to showcase local art and artists. The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley, a nonprofit arts organization with over thirty years of history in the area, coordinates and manages the “art without borders” installation in cooperation with the Café. A portion of art sales benefits AGSYV and these collaborative efforts - a way to keep art alive and accessible in the Santa Ynez Valley.

   

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