Santa Paula Art Museum to Unveil Its New Cole Creativity Center with Free Event on August 18


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Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center. Admission to the event is free for everyone.

SANTA PAULA, CA – You’re invited to the grand opening of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s new Cole Creativity Center on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Guests of the event can take a tour of the Museum’s new building and experience a variety of creative activities for all ages including sidewalk art, maker stations, face painting, and more. Nationally renowned street and chalk artist Naomi Pitcairn will be leading the sidewalk art project! Plus, learn more about upcoming art classes at the Cole Creativity Center, enjoy the Museum’s current exhibitions, and grab a bite to eat at one of the food carts on-site. Admission is free for everyone.

 

The official unveiling of the Cole Creativity Center comes after an extensive ten-month renovation that transformed the 1954 former Santa Paula Savings and Loan building into a modern, accessible space where creativity is abundant, artists share and inspire, students discover and explore, imagination has no limit, all are welcome, and art creates community. The building was donated to the Santa Paula Art Museum by Mr. Lee Cole, whose late wife Jeanette was a beloved docent at the Museum. Mr. Cole, Mayor Ginger Gherardi, and other members of the Santa Paula City Council will be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:45pm, just before the grand opening event on August 18. The now renovated Cole Creativity Center offers a much-needed space for the Museum’s growing educational programs, permanent art collection, and arts library. Art classes for children and adults began in early summer 2018 and will continue to be offered year-round. An upcoming schedule of classes can be found online at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity.

Attendees of the grand opening can enter a raffle to win one of three paintings by historic Santa Paula artists Cornelis Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, and Douglas Shively. Raffle tickets can be purchased during the event until 2:30pm, or online now at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/grandopening. You do not have to be present at the event to win. The drawing will be held at 3:00pm during the grand opening celebration. You can also make a donation and have your name or the name of a loved one added to a permanent art installation inside the Cole Creativity Center. Donations can be made during the grand opening, or online now at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/grandopening. All proceeds benefit the Cole Creativity Center.

Other Upcoming Events at the Santa Paula Art Museum:

*The first Sunday of every month is free at the Santa Paula Art Museum, and all of Santa Paula’s museums!

Collage Essentials (Ages 16 and Over)

Date & Time: Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: This class is definitely not your grandmother’s kind of collage! Equal parts memory, curiosity, experiment and instinct, collage is a fascinating medium with endless potential for creative expression. In an ongoing series, artist Karen Browdy will share the essential skills, tools, and techniques needed to build a meaningful art practice in collage. Students will apply basic art theories using a variety of collage strategies, and leave each session with their own personal creation. This is a class for adults aged 16 and over. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.

Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity

Event cost: $35.00 per class

Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates (Ages 16 and Over)

Date & Time: Part 1: Friday, August 24, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Part 2: Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Description of event: Used by seasoned artists yet easy enough for the beginner, monotypes using gelatin prints is a fast, fun, color-filled experience in printmaking! Students will learn to make their own gelatin plate, use a variety of tools to create expressive and spontaneous imagery, and employ water based inks to generate multiple prints to take home. Join artist Gail Herscher to learn this lively process that you can easily do at home. This course is for adults aged 16 and over, and must be taken as a two-part series. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.

Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity

Event cost: $80.00 for the two-part series

Live Music: Gathering

Date & Time: Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 4:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Fillmore indie folk band “Gathering” returns to the Santa Paula Art Museum on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Gathering features musicians and friends Bill Bartels, Eric Brown, Gregg Cassity, and Teddi Cassity. Folk influenced and harmony driven, Gathering’s sound is completely unique, and their talents have earned the group a devoted following. Their setlist is a narrative journey filled with original songs, as well as creative covers of classic tunes.

Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

Event cost: $10.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members

Premiere Party for “Sanctuary/Santuario: The 25th De Colores Art Show”

Date & Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Artist and guest curator Xavier Montes is marking the 25th year of his “De Colores Art Show” with an invitational exhibit entitled “Sanctuary/Santuario” at the Santa Paula Art Museum. Featuring art by over 30 esteemed artists, the show will honor the many men, women and families who have risked their lives crossing the border – for some many borders – in order to seek sanctuary in the United States. The premiere party on Saturday, September 15, 2018, will feature poetry readings, Folklórico dancers, and music by Cali-Mex band “Los Fabulocos,” as well as Xavier Montes and his De Colores music students.

Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

Event cost: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members

The Land of Light: Art, Science, and Play

Date & Time: Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Now in its second year, “The Land of Light” invites visitors to see and experience art in a whole new way. The event is inspired by artists of all ages and is designed to engage the community through interactive art installations including lighting effects, visual film graphics, and displays of science and technology. Admission to the event is free for everyone. At sunset, a special “lighting ceremony” will activate monumental light and video projections, illuminating the variety of exhibitions on display. Exhibits range from two-dimensional works to three-dimensional sculptures, “art cars,” robotics, and more. Indoor and outdoor spaces also feature maker stations where guests are encouraged to interact with and add to the various artworks and displays.

Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

Event cost: FREE FOR EVERYONE

The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 N 10th Street in historic downtown Santa Paula. The Museum’s new Cole Creativity Center is located just next door at 123 N 10th Street. Hours for the Cole Creativity Center vary according to the current class and event schedule. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554, or visit www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.


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