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Morro Bay
Broken Nature – May 26 through June 27, 2022. Reception June 5, 2022, 2-4 p.m. This exhibition addresses the critical state of the environment by thinking locally and globally and confronting the many environmental issues that are part of daily life. This exhibit is a challenge to dare, to pose raw ques- tions, expose current states of mat- ter and to envision the solutions.
Under Pressure – May 26 through June 27, 2022. Reception June 5, 2022, 2-4 p.m. Under Pressure is an exhibition of work by the Central Coast Printmakers, a group of around thirty artists who share a love of printmaking. Printmakers use many different surfaces such as wood, metal, linoleum and plastic, and methods like carving blocks, etching with acid, and painting materials to print, using a large as- sortment of papers to achieve these images. This exhibit of hand-made prints presents a wide variety of styles and techniques.
Pastels USA – June 30 through August 8, 2022. The opening recep- tion is July 10, 2022, 2-4 p.m. and a
very special closing reception with award ceremony Sunday, August 7, 2-4 p.m. This juried event is the 36th Annual International Exhibi- tion of Pastels USA hosted by the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
This collective of exceptional pastel artworks features some of the finest contemporary artists in the world. Many of the artists are internation- ally acclaimed. Former entries have come from all over North America and as far away as Africa, Turkey, Asia and Europe!
Featured Artist - Phillip Lopez
The ceramic pottery of Los Osos artist, Phillip Lopez, will be on display from June 30 through August 8, 2022. His love of the sea has guided his current series, hand building, throwing on the potter’s wheel and creating one-of-a-kind sculptures reflecting Phillip’s sense of design, creativity and artistic interpretation. His emphasis is on color and design, primarily using the decoration method of sgraffitto, which is carving on an unfired clay body revealing the contrasting slip/ color of the underlying layer.
Phillip’s love of ceramics
began in high school and he then continued to earn a BFA from Cal State University Long Beach, an MFA from UCLA as well a studying at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Dear Isle, Main and Pil- chuck Glass School in Washington.
The Phillip Lopez exhibit runs from June 30 through August 8, 2022. Opening reception is Sunday, July 10 2-4 p.m. Closing reception is Sunday, August 7, 2-4 p.m.
Classes, workshops and demonstrations
Free demonstrations by talented artists and open to the public, are presented on the second Monday of each month from 3 -5 p.m.
Youth and family art classes
are offered during the summer
and adult classes and workshops throughout the year. Classes, for
a small fee, include watercolor, pastels, life drawing, mosaics, jewelry, art with succulents, and classes for creating items for home and garden. Join the free Creativity Class; bring a project and lunch to spend time creating in the company of other artists.
Classes are available through- out the year so check the website regularly.
A history of art and community
Beginning in 1951, seventeen artists met in local homes, hanging their paintings on neighborhood trees and using whatever space was available for shows. The associa- tion acquired its current home in 1971 and since opening its doors, has become an integral part of the community.
The center works with local high schools to provide an intern- ship program and scholarships to deserving youths. The MBAA is also the proud sponsor of Morro Bay Art in the Park, the second old- est park show in California!
A board of directors run, member-supported non-profit or- ganization, Art Center Morro Bay is completely operated by volunteers. Members are the heart of the orga- nization and membership is open to all. Visit the website to join.
Art Center Morro Bay is located at 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA, open 12-4 p.m. daily. For more information call (805) 772-2504 or visit
             The ONLY Bead & Garden Shop on the Central Coast!
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  333 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA
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