Join us at the 2nd Annual Autumn Lights Festival! Elida will be displaying another one of her wonderful pieces for two magical nights.
The Festival benefits the Gardens at Lake Merritt from 6pm – 10pm on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013!
Imagine several acres of garden illuminated with amazing and enchanting art installations created by local Bay Area artists. Electric fireflies flickering in the trees, glowing waterfalls, a flock of interactive books, a Polynesian Paradise with hand-crafted tiki lanterns and hula girls projected on palm trees. Live fire performers light the night while music and sound installations surprise at every turn on the garden paths lit with hundreds of luminarias. Attendees are invited to dress in their most interesting illuminated garden attire.
• Lighted art, fire, and sound installations by Local Bay Area Artists
• Food, Beer & Wine
• Artist’s Museum Store
Tickets are here:
Thanks for joining us for a great celebration of our 30 years on Grand Avenue in Oakland. In case you couldn’t join us here are a few images of a fun day.
- Sunday August 4
- 2:00 – 5:00
- Live music, panna cotta, prosciutto, & prosecco!
- Fun! Reminiscing!
We would like to create a record of our 30 years in business. Even those of you who can’t make it to the party in person - get involved!
Please take pictures of your Galleria Scola framed pictures & objects and share with us via email [email@example.com], facebook [click here], or bring ‘em in on your digital camera or thumb drive.
For those of you who came to my show at Tech Liminal and ProArts Open Studio, it was great to see you. Your wonderful support has inspired me to start a variety of new works. What I learned from you is that you particularly like the assemblage and sculpture. Here’s one of the new pieces, which is hanging in our store window.
Galleria Scola had the pleasure once again of hosting a Brown Bag lunch for members of Oakland Rotary #3. Each year, owners of local businesses volunteer to host Rotarians and acquaint them with what services each business offers and anything else of interest to the members.
This year Elida Scola regaled her small troupe with stories of how different types of art are made: etching, engraving, lithograph, silkscreen, as well as methods of restoring artwork and frames. A couple of folks also picked her brain for options in framing unusual pieces such as tapestries and 3-dimensional objects.
Have you ever looked up when you come into the shop? There are 2 floors above us with balconies. The Aubergine awning is down but Elida, Jennifer and Micah are still inside Galleria Scola waiting to see your smiling faces and your latest framing projects. Two weeks ago Dennis of Cameron Construction started a deck repair for us and found lots of dry rot. Yuck. So now our facade will be deconstructed and replaced. The old siding will go back on and our Awning right after that. Did you actually think I was going to tell you I had a facelift?
Jeff Sully is installing another beautiful suite of images from Herculaneum in Italy.
The city of Oakland has announced that there will be free parking at meters on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. How great for all of us who want to support our local Oakland businesses. Please continue to observe the time limits (or you may still be ticketed) and we’ll all have a great holiday season!
We recently framed a wonderful piece of oversized art by a local artist, John Parente, a professor of art, creativity,philosophy, and religion at Chabot College. His work is filled with symbolism and knowledge reflecting world religion and philosophies.
This piece is a large-scale watercolor done in 3 pieces that are presented together as a triptych. Since it is a waterborne medium on paper, one of the major challenges was to keep the pieces flat and supported inside the framing package. We utilized a large fabric covered liner that is strong and won’t flex like a matboard might, and attached the art to a sturdy backing. The larger center section is nearly 7 feet tall, so plexi is a must. We went with Optium museum plexi which has no reflection and is anti-static as well as scratch resistant.
They are now proudly hanging in the Language & School of Arts building at Chabot College in Hayward, CA. A fitting tribute to a much appreciated artist. As John would wish for us all, “Peace and Fullness of Life!”