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Paso Robles
Sculpture and pottery of the Central Coast
New exhibit at Studios on the Park features uniquely California Central Coast art
 Studios on the Park in downtown Paso Robles is continuing its se- ries of contemporary art exhibitions
in the main Atrium Gallery with a news showing of regional sculpture and pottery called, The Shape of Human Expression: Sculpture and Pottery of the Central Coast.
Three-dimensional art in the form of sculpture and pottery
is one of the oldest forms
of human expression.
As standards across
ancient civilizations
ranging from Africa
and Europe to Asia
and Latin America,
these art forms have
been foundational
to world culture. In contemporary times,
sculpture and pottery works have been informed by dynamic new turns in their use of materi- als, forms, and complementary
The Central Coast has a number
of sculpture artists and talented fine-art pottery makers. Studios’ August show features five leading local masters – all of whom are leading members of the Central Coast Sculptor’s Group. The partici- pating artists are Tom Peck (Paso Robles); Beryl Reichenberg (San
Luis Obispo); Erik Olson (Nipomo); Peter Charles
(San Luis Obispo), and Heather M. Cruce
(Morro Bay).
The August show,
organized in part- nership with guest
curator Tom Peck, will be open for public
viewing during Studios on the Park’s newly adjusted
retail business hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon – 4:00 p.m., Friday and
Saturday from noon – 6:00 p.m.; closed on Tuesday. The exhibit runs from July 28 – August 31.
Studios on the Park, which sup- ports local artists, arts education, and the creative process, is located at 1130 Pine Street in Downtown Paso Robles.
Until now, sculpture and pottery have been relatively rare in Studios’ Atrium Gallery exhibitions. With this show and its impressive ar-
ray of creators and contents, the downtown art center seeks to establish new energy and interest to support a forward-going series of comparable shows featuring multi- dimensional works.
The talented group of present- ing artists to be featured in August in the current complement of offerings sets the stage for such
work. According to Studios on the Park’s Artistic Director, Henry A. J. Ramos, “Each of the featured artists presents works that are emblematic of the best art the California Cen- tral Coast has to offer in the early 21st century.”
Since its reopening, follow-
ing nearly four months of closure owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Studios on the Park has employed new safety procedures and re- quested that visitors wear protec- tive face masks and practice social distancing.
Groups of larger than six individ- uals are encouraged to call Studios staff (805) 238-9800 in advance to coordinate their visits in accordance with maximizing public health and safety. For more information visit
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