corita kent, yes #3, 1979, serigraph
Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, California
VALUATION DAY With John Moran Auctioneers
Thursday, November 17, 2016 3-7pm At California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)
Are you curious about that family heirloom collecting dust on the mantel? It might be a highly valued collectible or its significance might be purely sentimental. Now is your chance to investigate its commercial value with John Moran Auctioneer’s team of experts. CMATO’s own version of Antique’s Road Show” will answer the question, “What it’s worth”?
John Moran Auctioneers, in partnership with the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO), invites the public to have up to five items valued. Suggested items to bring include fine art, jewelry, silver, antiques and other decorative objects. Appraisers at John Moran Auctioneers will provide a verbal valuation of your treasures. John Moran Auctioneers is a family-owned and operated company located in Monrovia, California. Founded in 1969 by John Moran, they offer quality art and antiques from estates and private collections to buyers around the globe.
As one of America’s top auctioneers, Moran has successfully sold tens of thousands of California and American paintings over the past forty years and ranks among the country’s most senior specialists in this field. In 2001, Moran became the first auctioneer in the world to sell a California painting in excess of $1 million dollars. His intimate knowledge of this specialized genre and of its top buyers and sellers has earned John Moran Auctioneers an unrivaled by any competitor.
The event is on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 3-7pm at CMATO, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
Call to reserve a spot: 805.405.5240 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission: CMATO Members $10 for 3 items, $15 for 5 items; non-members: $20 for up to 5 items.
Proceeds benefit CMATO and its education programs.
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is a non-profit organization committed to serving diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of the fine and design arts. CMATO is committed to educating the community about the visual arts and dedicated to establishing a premier art museum that will serve Ventura County and surrounding communities. The City of Thousand Oaks is committed to supporting The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks at the Civic Arts Plaza as part of their goal to have a vibrant arts community. The City approved the rezoning of a 2.8 acre parcel of land on the west side of the Civic Arts Plaza where the art museum will be constructed.
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BALANCING ACT: PAINTINGS BY JACK REILLY
September 16 – December 2, 2016
Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 4:00 pm
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)
Thousand Oaks. “My personal investigation into life deals with the human condition of trying to find a sense of balance that seems to exist between polar extremes – that the human condition is to attempt to find a sense of balance between these polarities -this balance is a metaphor of life.” - Jack Reilly, speaking about his art.
Jack Reilly (b. 1950 -), widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Abstract Illusion Movement, a style where paintings ‘bend the eye’ to achieve three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional surface, returns to Southern California for a concise but stirring re-evaluation of his artistic production.
In 1980, Reilly burst into L.A. with his solo show at the indomitable Molly Barnes Gallery (a tastemaker who gave early shows to John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston and Gronk). This formative exhibition helped to cement Reilly’s reputation of creating visually powerful and unique works of art – works that converge abstract expressionistic boldness, minimalist restraint with trompe l’oeil wonderment. As Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times art critic, observed, “He does offer immediate pleasure in carefully orchestrated compositions, meticulous technique, complexity of shadows and ambiguity of light source."
Impressed by Reilly’s unique style exhibited at the Barnes Gallery, Donald Brewer (then Director of LA’s the first museum -USC’s Fisher Gallery) quickly arranged for Reilly to be a featured artist for The Reality of Illusion, a national traveling exhibition (Denver Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Johnson Museum at Cornell, and USC Fisher Gallery). From then on, there was no looking back – Reilly’s prolific artistic output has resulted in numerous public commissions, domestic and international exhibitions, and his works are in the permanent collection of several museums throughout the country.
CMATO is pleased to announce that Molly Barnes will be the moderator for the Jack Reilly art talk. Barnes is a well-recognized New York and Los Angeles gallery owner and art critic, radio talk show host, author, and a professor at the Otis College Art and Design Institute MFA program. She discovers and supports emerging artists.
The Jack Reilly Gallery Talk is on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at the CMATO Exhibition Center.
As the CMATO exhibition will show, Reilly’s works are bright, clean and constrained by geometry but not artistic convention. Although the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition (2012) solidified Reilly’s place in the zeitgeist of the 80’s – an era of extremes, political movements, the beginning of globalization- do not be mistaken in thinking his works are out of time with our age. His works are perpetual manifestations of an artist’s investigation of the human condition – an ageless inquiry into the nature of our being.
Balancing Act: Paintings by Jack Reilly complement CMATO's permanent installation of Betty Gold's sculptures.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at CMATO, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
Artful Angles - a free drop-in family art making program will focus on the artful side of geometry. This hands-on art activity is based on the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and is geared for children aged from 8 - 11 years old.
Using the art of collage and mosaic, math concepts focusing on geometric shapes, proportion and symmetry will be taught by an experienced elementary school teacher. Artful Angles is inspired by the MADI art movement, an art movement that broadly focuses on Movement, Abstraction, Dimension and Invention.
Artful Angles, will take place one Sunday of each month of the exhibition from 11:00 am– 2:00 pm. (September 25, October 16, and November 13, 2016).
For additional information about the CMATO Exhibition, Gallery Talk and Family Art Program contact Tish Greenwood, Executive Director, at (805) 405-5240 or email@example.com.
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is a non-profit organization committed to serving diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of the fine and design arts. CMATO is committed to educating the community about the visual arts and dedicated to establishing a premier art museum that will serve Ventura County and surrounding communities.
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Thousand Oaks, CA – The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, a non-profit organization that is committed to serving a diverse audience through the exhibition, interpretation, and exploration of the fine and design arts, has selected new Board of Director officers for 2016-2017.
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At first blush, you’d think the yarns that John Buxton from Texas spins are tall tales, like the one about the little black dress found in 1997 that Marilyn Monroe was sewn into for 1959’s “Some Like It Hot” -- estimated to be worth $250,000 but later to sell at auction for far more. But the “Tales From the Road” that Buxton tells are part of television’s popular PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow.” The Emmy-nominated series is described on its website as “part adventure, part history, and part treasure hunt,” launched in 1997 with Buxton and other appraisers.
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