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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS UNIQUE EXHIBIT 

This Art After Dark, Friday April 6th from 6-8pm

Show runs through May 1st, 2018

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Meet artist Jane Schneider at Art After Dark

Jane Schneider-roshi has been studying Buddhism that spans seven decades.  She started her studies with Shunryu Suzuki-roshi in 1967 at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and took her Bodhisattva vows in 1969.  Jane was ordained by Richard Baker in 1972 at San Francisco Zen Center.  From 1973 to 1995 Jane and her husband, Peter Schneider-roshi, lived in Japan.  There she studied Rinzai and Soto Zen as well as Shingon and Tendai Buddhism.  She returned to Los Angeles and founded Beginner’s Mind Zen Center (Sho Sin In) in Northridge, Ca with her husband.  In 2009 she received Dharma transmission and in 2017 she was installed as Abbess of Beginner’s Mind Zen Center.  Jane is an accomplished artist and has been representing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in her paintings for the last 40 years. 
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For a more detailed insight on Jane Schneider-roshi’s paintings please download this pdf: Jane Schneider Pathways Artist Statement

 

Also, an opportunity to meet special guest Geshe Lopsang Tseten, who is visiting to raise awareness and funds for Zanskar Girls School 

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The Zanskar Girls School is adopted by the Deep Roots Himalayan Foundation 501(c)(3) non-profit. Portions of this Art Exhibit will benefit the school, teachers and individual scholarships for traditional education of girls including studies in their native heritage. 

Traveling from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Southern India, Geshe Lopsang Tseten helped initiate the Deep Roots Himalayan Foundation and is coming to Art Central and San Luis Obispo to increase awareness of the remote school that will be the legacy of one Tibetan Monk. He is here with us to bring us understanding of life, Buddhism and the culture of Tibetans. Geshe is a skilled teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and for over 40 years he has been and continues to be a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He regularly travels the world to share and teach about individual expression of consciousness, devotion, compassion, and wisdom.

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Art Central is excited
to host these
two new workshops!

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Paperclay Kids Camp with Rochelle Niemerow
Wed. April 11th, 11am-2pm & Thur. April 12th, 11am-2pm
Fee: $35
This is a two day class for beginning clay art, we will work on dragons, trolls or fairies for this spring class!!
Supplies: Paperclay, Foil, Some clay tools, Water bowl, Apron or large shirt and Brushes (all available at Art Central)
To enroll, contact Rochelle Niemerow by email: elegant.buddha@hotmail.com

Teen Class 2

“Let’s Start with Lines!” A Beginning Observational Drawing workshop for Teens
With Shirley Hazlett (Certified, K-12)
Sat. April 14th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $25
Have you always wanted to draw things as they really look? Whether you
wish to create accurate portraits, the human figure, or anything else…you’ll find this skill essential to achieving a realistic likeness, enhanced by your own personal style. In this introductory 2-hour class, we’ll take the first steps toward that goal by getting acquainted with your new best friend, “contour lines,” then discuss where we’ll go from there. No previous skill required!
Materials list sent upon registration (available for purchase at Art Central).

To Enroll: shirleyhazlett@gmail.com or (517) 242-2950

These great new workshops are perfect for the young artist in your life.
Sign up now and don’t miss out!

 

Check out this great
new workshop
With Rochelle!

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Creative Handmade Journal Making with Rochelle Niemerow
Saturday April 7th, 11am-3pm & Sunday April 8th, 12:30–3:30pm
Fee: $45
A great class full of twist and turns for the imagination!!
Two days of fun creating a stunning Handmade Journal, wrapped in fabric, or papers, found objects, sculpted item’s it’s boundless!!  It all falls together in the beautiful pages of your handmade book! 
Supplies: Sculpting, Fabrics, Paper, Firm cardboard, Glue, Cutting tools, Rubber stamps AND a great imagination!!!
To enroll, contact Rochell Niemerow by email: elegant.buddha@hotmail.com

A great way to experiment with new materials and create a one of a kind functional piece of art.  All with the guidance of a talented instructor!  Sign up and don’t miss out!

Workshop Reminders

We have two outstanding workshops next week!
Don’t miss out!

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Abstract Silhouette Painting in Oil with Spencer Poulter
Friday March 23rd, 12-3pm
Fee: $40
This class encompasses creating a fun abstract background with use of oil paints and collage materials. the second half of the class focuses on cutting a silhouette from the background and pulling it forward with contrasting color. This is a three-hour class from 12-3pm at Art Central. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome!
To Enroll (559) 250-3081 spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Mary Lou Johnson

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Calligraphy with Italic Script
Saturday March 24th, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Fee: $40
Repeat of class offered last year. Introduction for beginners using a broad edge pen. Letter forms, proportions and a recipe for making Italic letters will be introduced. Beginners will learn to use proper pen angle and letter formation using pilot parallel pens and Speedball Nibs. Practice writing sentiments for greeting cards, such as Happy Birthday, Celebrate, Congratulations and other messages on Arches Text Wove paste paper, card stock and Canson papers to be used in following Card Capers class.
No material fee. Limited to 8 people.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.

Art Central
is happy to announce

another calligraphy workshop
with Mary Lou Johnson!

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Mary Lou Johnson

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Calligraphy with Italic Script
Saturday March 24th, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Fee: $40
Repeat of class offered last year. Introduction for beginners using a broad edge pen. Letter forms, proportions and a recipe for making Italic letters will be introduced. Beginners will learn to use proper pen angle and letter formation using pilot parallel pens and Speedball Nibs. Practice writing sentiments for greeting cards, such as Happy Birthday, Celebrate, Congratulations and other messages on Arches Text Wove paste paper, card stock and Canson papers to be used in following Card Capers class.
No material fee. Limited to 8 people.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn calligraphy from a talented and knowledgeable instructor.  Signup today! 

We stumbled across a great deal on some glass – and would like to offer it to our customers.   Compare to what you’d pay elsewhere!

BOXES OF GLASS – priced by box, see sheets per box (SPB)

Box 1 – 14×18 Conservation Clear  SPB: 29   $130.00
Box 2 – 22×28 Conservation Clear  SPB: 4  $50.00   SOLD
Box 3 – 16×20 Art Refl. Free SPB: 1   $15.00
Box 4 – 16×20  Design Guild Mirror 5mm 1.5″ Bevel   SPB: 1 $40.00
Box 5 – 20×24 Museum Glass SPB: 7   $280.00
Box 6 18×24 Museum Glass   SPB: 7   $250.00  SOLD

We’ll offer multiple box discounts to Art Central members – please ask for Etty

*  *  *  first come, first serve  *  *  *

Art Central is excited
to host a new workshop
with a new instructor!

Spencer Poulter 2

Abstract Silhouette Painting in Oil with Spencer Poulter
Friday March 23rd, 12-3pm
Fee: $40
This class encompasses creating a fun abstract background with use of oil paints and collage materials. the second half of the class focuses on cutting a silhouette from the background and pulling it forward with contrasting color. This is a three-hour class from 12-3pm at Art Central. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome!
To Enroll (559) 250-3081 spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Don’t miss out on this exciting new oil painting workshop.
Sign up today!

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

We are looking for artists to submit art for our MAY exhibit:

“SPRING VISTAS”

This show is open to all mediums.  Be creative with the theme but tie into the idea of Spring.  Use your imagination and join us!

Drop-off art May 2nd, and pick-up for unsold work is May 29th.

Show Opens Friday May 4th during Art After Dark from 6-8pm.

For more information print out this artist contract: 2018-5 Spring Vistas

 

“… Blows the thaw-wind pleasantly,
Drips the soaking rain,
By fits looks down the waking sun:
Young grass springs on the plain;
Young leaves clothe early hedgerow trees;
Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,
Swollen with sap put forth their shoots;
Curled-headed ferns sprout in the lane;
Birds sing and pair again.

There is no time like Spring,
When life’s alive in everything,
Before new nestlings sing,
Before cleft swallows speed their journey back
Along the trackless track –
God guides their wing,
He spreads their table that they nothing lack, –
Before the daisy grows a common flower
Before the sun has power
To scorch the world up in his noontide hour.”

-stanzas 2 and 3 of poem “Spring” by Christina Rossetti

This amazing printmaking exhibit is coming down tomorrow, to make room for our next show, but there’s still time to see it…

  Stop by today! thank you so much to all you amazingly talented printmakers – GREAT SHOW!

“La Femme”

A San Luis Obispo High School Exhibit about women, for women

Artists Reception during Art After Dark,
Friday, March 2nd from 6-8pm. Show runs through April 3rd.

All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo

 

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With the media exploding with allegations, assault and inequality, it forced the students to ask, “What does it mean to be a women in our society today?”  Each student has taken their own interpretation of the importance of women. Some simply highlighted the female form, others created controversial works that speak to student-believed injustices.

This project idea began with San Luis Obispo High’s Art Club, and has grown into a multidimensional exhibition. The excitement of the students was contagious across all the classes, not just Art Club, but indeed high school students from a broad spectrum.

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This exhibit includes contentious content–students of San Luis Obispo High School have embraced the controversial subject with passion and honesty.  Some viewers may find certain parts of the show difficult to look at, but some of the art is meant to stir discourse and discomfort.  We are forced to examine our personal views on the role of art and how it reflects the society in which it is created.  Some of the subjects addressed are beauty, equality, kindness, menstruation, and body shaming.

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The beauty of this show is who it truly benefits. The student artists have decided to put the art for sale with all the proceeds of the exhibition to be donated to the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo, making it a show about women to help women in our community.
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The art department teachers helping with this exhibition consist
of Mike Norton, Zach Roper and department head Amanda Eedle.

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