Jim Dahl is in a group show at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
September 6 – October 14
Accounting for over twenty percent of prisoners in the world, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration per capita than any other nation. This group exhibition will explore artistic themes of personal and societal oppression and liberation, photography documenting the sometimes cathartic stories and experiences of people in prison arts programs, as well as artwork by prisoners themselves.
Death and regeneration are the subject matter of Julia’s work. Using a variety of media such as wood, paint, fabric, ordinary refuse and debris found at natural and urban sites, Julia explores the boundaries of deconstruction and reinvention. Through cross disciplines, she combines and contrasts the relationships of depth and volume, texture, color and form. Surfaces are built and later reduced or scraped away to leave visual fragments. Found materials are reconfigured, sanded or painted and then assembled into sculptural works. Julia’s processes and experimental approach are ever evolving; demonstrating her interest in “impermanence” and the Buddhist philosophy that all of life and matter are a continual becoming.
“Forest Warning #3 Study”, 18″ x 18″, Acrylic on canvas, Thom Wright, 2018
SCA members Ron Howlett and Thom Wright’s paintings have been accepted for show at the Art Gallery of the Sunset Beach Art Festival. The Art Festival will be held on Mothers’ Day weekend, May 12 – 13, 10 am to 5 pm, located at the corner of 12th St. and North Pacific in Sunset Beach, next to Pacific Coast Highway. The festival also includes a large number of arts and crafts vendors along the green strip at North Pacific, and it attracts thousands of visitors every year.