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Our Current Exhibitions
 

Alex Grim
Alex Grim

Tyler Lord
Tyler Lord

Haley Nguyen
Haley Nguyen

March 1 - April 20, 2014

Journey to the Center of YOUR Earth

Beato Gallery

This exhibition grew out of a workshop presented at the Center in 2013 that involved various approaches to working with natural and man-made materials to promote awareness of the relationship between the earth and civilization. The work of diverse individuals, including Marcel Duchamp, Nader Khalili, Edward Kienholz, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Goldsworthy, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell, James Turrell, Robert Smithson were explored. Participants learned a variety of approaches, from taking clay from the earth and processing it to repurposed objects cast away by modern civilization to create works of art.

The Besant Hill School Student Art Show

The Besant Hill School Student Art Show

April 19 - 27, 2014

The Besant Hill School
Student Art Show

In connection with the
BHS Spring Arts Festival

Logan Gallery

 

The Besant Hill School Student Art Show

Upcoming Exhibitions
 

Liam O'Gallagher - Point of Departure
Point of Departure
Liam O'Gallagher

May 10 - June 22, 2014

Liam O'Gallagher - Point of Departure

Logan Gallery

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 10, 2 - 5 pm

A presentation of paintings by Liam O’Gallagher in connection with the release of Point of Departure, a set of cards designed by the artist.

Liam O'Gallagher was an avant-garde artist and teacher who pushed past the known boundaries of contemporary expression. His work included paintings, poetry, graphic work, short stories, performance pieces, and experiments with sound. He was also integral to the creation of foundations and centers for human growth, progressive thought and the arts - including the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. 

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Lauren Hanson - Eucalyptus Grove
Lauren Hanson
Eucalyptus Grove

July 5 - August 17, 2014

Lauren Hanson: Illustrative Ceramics

Beato Gallery

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 5, 2 - 5 pm

The illustrative ceramics of Lauren Hanson are born of an early grounding in drawing, painting and art history. While the artist’s approach is considerably different than Beatrice Wood, Hanson find that they have many similarities, as she too came to ceramics relatively late in life, and has a passion for nature, art books, the human condition, vegetarianism and of course, chocolate. In Hanson’s work, these interests are etched and painted on traditional ceramic forms, reflecting and celebrating the natural world, with scenes featuring birds, plants and trees wrapped around vessel forms.

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Yvette Franklin - Orchids in My Tea
Yvette Franklin
Orchids In My Tea

September 6 - October 12, 2014

Ventura Potters Guild - Tableware Settings

Beato Gallery

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 6th, 2 - 5 pm

The Cutting Edge - book cover
The Cutting Edge
book cover

Ron Fleming - Untitled Vessel
Ron Fleming
Untitled Vessel
Pink ivory wood
10.5 h x 7" dia

Michael Hosaluk  -  Patterns of Growth
Michael Hosaluk
Patterns of Growth | c. 1990
Elm, maple, brass,
acrylic paint and hair
13" h x 6" w x 6" dia

September 6 - October 12, 2014

The Cutting Edge:
Selections from The Lipton Collection

Logan Gallery

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 6th, 2 - 5 pm

The Lipton Collection showcases Dr. Irving Lipton’s interest in the cutting-edge of contemporary wood art over a period when the field had not yet coalesced into a major movement. Collecting the work as it was being created, from the early 1970s through the beginning of the new century, Dr. Lipton was instrumental in developing the careers of leading figures and bringing attention to their work. As these individuals in turn had a major impact on the field, Dr. Lipton’s value as a patron of the arts was invaluable.

At its height, the Lipton Collection featured over 2,000 works by 115 international artists. The Lipton Family donated works to number of organizations and institutions, with the largest numbers of works divided between five museums across the United States: The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Megan Johnson - Rustic Treasures Series
Megan Johnson

Rustic Treasures Series
Luster-fired ceramic
5.75" h x 3.5" dia

Meghan Sheetz - Lustrous Serpent Vessel
Meghan Sheetz

Lustrous Serpent Vessel
Luster-fired ceramic
3.75" h x 5" dia

November 1 - December 28, 2014

Source & Inspiration

Beato Gallery

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 1st, 2 - 5 pm

Featuring small ceramic works created in Beatrice Wood’s studio in conjunction with our educational programming. 

Robert Rheem - Dervish
Robert Rheem

Dervish

Robert Rheem - Untitled
Robert Rheem

Untitled

November 1 - December 28, 2014

Robert Rheem: Recent Paintings

Logan Gallery

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 1st, 2 - 5 pm

 

Shadow of The Turning - Book cover
Shadow of The Turning
book cover

DATE: To be announced

Work Inspired by Shadow of The Turning

Beato Gallery

“In January of 2013, the book Shadow of The Turning, created in collaboration with artist Binh Pho, debuted in conjunction with an exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art. The exhibition is currently touring the US and, as it involves collaboration with artists working in wide-ranging media, Binh and I decided to invite a group of artists to create work for an exhibition at the Center, in the interest of identifying collaborators for the sequel.”

- Kevin Wallace, Director
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

For more information, please watch video:
Shadow of the Turning, The Art of Binh Pho


Recent Exhibitions
 

Michael F. Rohde - Nocturne
Michael F. Rohde
Nocturne
Hand-dyed wool on linen warp
83" x 54"

February 8 - March 30, 2014

California Fibers

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Sunday, February 9, 2014

California Fibers will be presented at SOKA University Art Gallery, Aliso Viejo, California, January 13 to May 8, 2014

“I recently juried a California Fibers exhibition to be presented at SOKA, a liberal arts college and graduate school in Orange County, committed to fostering a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. The exhibition features member of California Fibers, an organization founded in 1970 to support artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California fiber artists. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables and mixed media. I was so impressed with the work I viewed that I curated an exhibition of work to be presented at the Center, to share a selection of the exciting work exhibited at the SOKA University Art Gallery.”

- Kevin Wallace, Director
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Allison Newsome - Post Pre-Pottery Figurines
Allison Newsome
Post-Neolithic Figurine

Beatrice Wood Studio - Eternal Flame Box
Beatrice Wood Studio
Eternal Flame Box

November 9 - December 29, 2013

Allison Newsome:
Post-Neolithic Figurines & The Anthropomorphic Vessel

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Source & Inspiration:
Featuring small ceramic works created in Beatrice Wood's
Studio as part of our educational programming


The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, November 9th, 2013

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