|Safe Places II © Karen Meadows, encaustic on board, 30"x30"|
Lost and Found, Exploring Wax
encaustics and oils by Karen Meadows
May 6–June 4, 2016
Reception: May 6 • 5–8pm
Karen Meadows has a rich history in the art world. She was born in Northern California, and raised by an artistic mother who allowed chaos and encouraged art making from a young age.She was surrounded by nature spending hours roaming the hills on her horse. The natural world has been a strong influence in her art making. Karen received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts, and upon graduation was accepted into the Lausanne Biennale and her 10’ x 14’ fiber wall piece was selected to travel to various museums across Europe. She was selected as Artist in Residence in San Francisco to make art for public buildings using industrial discards. (SCRAP)
Process: My attraction to patterns and layering imagery is a source of intrigue for me; it has a life of its own. My initial idea is usually related to the patterns within nature, human or wild. The process I use gives my intuition an open door, as control escapes me. Painting with wax is a sensual process, sharing with the natural world a beauty, which hauntingly expresses the passage of time. Scraping through the layers reveals hidden patterns and surprises that relate to human nature as well as our social world.
wax and oil, 24" x 24" by Karen Meadows
Photography project by Marin School of Environmental Leadership students
February 12–March 5, 2016
Reception: February 12 • 5–8pm
King Tides images offer a visual record of the changes to our shorelines and a glimpse of what daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise. Students involved with Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS) project in Marin County are learning about climate science in the classroom, then going out to take photos of flooded areas during extreme high tides, known as King Tides. Students share their photos and observations with decision makers, and help spark community conversations about preparing for sea level rise. Come see the King Tides photos and meet the next generation of climate champions!
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
January 8–February 6, 2016
Reception: January 8 • 5–8pm
BCDC will exhibit information about the impact of rising sea levels in the Bay Area.
|Oranges © Patricia Oji, oil painting|
October 9—November 7, 2015
October 9, 5–8pm
Rock and Soul Music Quilts
by Susan Ticken
June 12–August 8, 2015
Receptions: June 12, July 10, + August 7 • 5–8pm
The Rock and Soul Music Quilts were inspired from Susan Ticken's love of music from her generation, the '60s and '70s (otherwise known as "old school"). During spring cleaning, Susan couldn't part with her music tshirts, even though they no longer fit or were worn out. So the idea of a quilt was born.