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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Large Sculpture from Small Kilns - Workshop with Cheryl Tall

Large Sculpture from Small Kilns
A 2 day hands on ceramic workshop led by sculptor Cheryl Tall, which will demonstrate rapid coil building, use of modular sections to make a larger sculpture, and once firing techniques with oxides and terra sigillata.  We will focus on how to create a large form in clay, inspired by images from folk art and mythology.  Oct. 1-2, 2015, 10:30-4:30 each day
The workshop includes a presentation of sectional sculpture, demonstrations, and hands-on participation. Each student will sculpt one form out of clay, which will be bisque fired when dry for later pick up by participant. The fee includes a two-day class, and one bisque firing for one sculpture. Bring a lunch.
Two day workshop fee is $220.  Glaze workshop available on Tuesdays, $40. 
Mail to: Cheryl Tall Art Studio, 1114 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Ste. 2, Leucadia, CA  92024.  Call for info and registration: 760-479-0399,

E101 Gallery Artist, Steve Webb - Sept 11th - Oct 23rd

E101 Gallery, Encinitas presents:

Steve Webb - "Adventures and mis-adventures of the common dog."

Exhibit dates: September 11 – October 23, 2015

Through strong brush strokes and vivid color, the artworks portray whimsical still life, abstract, animal and landscape paintings.

"The need to make pictures started as a child with drawing. At the University it went to more advanced expression with more advanced materials, but always with drawing as the core. At first the focus seemed to be the figure and different versions of landscape. Today it's just draw and paint and see where it goes."

The series "art for the common dog"  emerged as a counter to our daily lives, chronicling the adventures and misadventures of our "best friends". It has become a preoccupation with the overall goal being to just lighten it up a bit and introduce a bit of levity into what is often a stressful experience (life).  "I hope you see it the same way."
For more info contact Steve Webb at

E101 Gallery - Encinitas, 2016 CALL FOR ARTISTS

Monday, September 7, 2015

Kirsten Francis exhibits: A Thousand Cuts: Paper Collage and Portraits, Encinitas Community Center

Leucadia Artist, Kirsten Francis pencils, a sharp blade and glue to create unique portraits and is exhibiting her new work in a solo show, A Thousand Cuts: Paper Collage and Portraits, at the Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery September 4- November 4, 2015.

Artist Reception is Saturday, September 26, 1-4 pm The sharp blade of an x-acto knife is just as important in Kirsten Francis’ work as a pencil or paint. Francis begins by drawing expressive figures of people she knows on paper. Then she starts using a sharp blade, cutting out her drawings and as well as found images. The works become more detailed and complex as she cuts and glues together many different images, shapes and textures, from magazine photographs to vintage bird illustrations.

“I was a woodblock printmaker for years, carving images into plywood and printing overlapping layers of color. Looking at my work now, I can see I still use similar techniques. I cut away, then add, and do it again, creating layers and adding complexity.” Francis says. Francis studied Printmaking at Mesa College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has had solo shows at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA and Encinitas Library, Encinitas, CA. Her work has also been exhibited at the Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA, the Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, and the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA.

Kirsten Francis,

Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery, library hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm, Sunday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. (760) 943-2268.