Oakland artist Kevin Woodson will exhibit a collection of brand new winter and spring 2014 watercolors of spring flowers, painted in the parks and gardens of Oakland and the Bay Area. The exhibit will run March 1 – March 30, 2014 at Galleria Scola with an opening reception Thursday March 6 from 5-9 PM, in conjunction with First Thursday’s on Grand Avenue.
Kevin’s Flowers are special because as an artist, flowers are his exclusive focus. Kevin paints flowers in the gardens where they grow, painting every day, and often returning to the same flower year after year. His dedication to nature, flowers, and culture is clear in every painting. In order to paint the entire magical and botanical experience of the flower, Kevin forgoes photography, pencil, and does not use cut flowers. Spending time with Kevin’s work, you immediately see that his paintings are unique, like doorways into our collective human dream of nature.
Artist Kevin Woodson’s watercolor of magnolias in bloom.
Chris Pastena of Chop Bar and Micah Ruiz of Galleria Scola are holding the framed pigs. Can you see the crank and spit?
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.
Galleria Scola is celebrating our 30th year on Grand Ave. and we are throwing a party to thank you!
- Sunday August 4
- 2:00 – 5:00
- Live music, panna cotta, prosciutto, & prosecco!
- Fun! Reminiscing!
There’s still time to help us!
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.
Micah demonstrating mat cutting
learning how to hinge artwork
- examining materials
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!