Finding Beauty in an Imperfect World
Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) Artists Barbara Boissevain and Pantea Karimi curated a virtual exhibit featuring the work of fourteen artists in residence at CASP. “Finding Beauty in an Imperfect World” features diverse work ranging from painting, bookmaking, printmaking, and photography, and was created as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order. The project aims to capture creative responses varying from finding beauty in our everyday lives to expressions of hope and fear and the process of healing. Ultimately, “Finding Beauty in an Imperfect World” encourages the discovery of what these unprecedented times mean for artists and commonalities between their experiences.
Participating artists: Sahba Shere, Elizabeth Bennett, Servane Briand, Paloma Lucas, Catherine di Napoli, Martha Sakellariou, Tara de la Garza, Melissa Day, Chandrika Marla, Robin Mullery, Harumo Sato, t.w.Five, Barbara Boissevain, and Pantea Karimi
Virtual Exhibition: The virtual exhibit was on view from July 13 to August 24, 2020.
Gathering Context: NFC Art in Technology Exhibition
April 17-28, 2019
Catherine di Napoli presented NFC: Art in Tech, an exhibition of two-dimensional pictorials, demonstrating how Near Field Communication (NFC) technology can be used to contextualize art. NFC informs the viewer on a Smartphone or tablet, about the artist and the artist’s creative process. The show featured CASP artists Elizabeth Bennett, Pantea Karimi, Sahba Shere, and di Napoli’s own work.
Comics in French Classrooms (La BD en classes de francais)
March 28, 2019
Linguist and cartoonist Danièle Archambault and Anne Dumontier, a French teacher at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, combined their interest in comics and graphic novels to create an exhibition featuring a series of 40 comic pages created from 2013 to 2018 by students in French language classes.Visitors were invited to create their own comic strips at tables set-up with drawing materials.
A Celebration of CASP at the Palo Alto Art Center
January 24, 2019
Palo Alto Public Art, the Palo Alto Art Center and community partners celebrated the significant contributions of the CASP artists to the Palo Alto community. Artists shared fast-paced presentations about their work and recent Public Art acquisitions from CASP were on view in the Palo Alto Art Center Meeting Room. CASP artists generously offered these gifts in October and November 2018 as part of their program agreement.
Collaborative Comic Book Project: What Books Mean to Me
Servane Briand, Paloma Lucas and Daniele Archambault hosted a short presentation on the 2017 Veterans Collaborative Comic Book Project, Thank You For Your Service, followed by a hands-on comic book workshop where participants created a comic page based on the theme: "What books mean to me."
World Singing Day
Conrad Johnson invited people of all ages and backgrounds, from shower singers to celebrities, to sing with their friends, family, school groups and entire community. World Singing Day is hosted the third Saturday in October each year.
Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory Exhibition
Bay Area artists Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, Nanette Wylde (from the environmental art collective "Eco Echo") created a dynamic, interactive art exhibit celebrating the relationship between art, science and the environment.
Organic Perception Exhibition
Curated by CASP Artist, Pantea Karimi. A solo exhibition by Heiko Greb, Organic Perception features intricately carved wooden sculptures of various sizes and shapes. Greb’s sculptures may remind us of familiar biological forms, yet question and play with our perception as viewers.
Artist Panel: Thursday 5/17. Featuring three Bay Area artists: Heiko Greb, Shannon Amidon and Michelle Wilson.
Carving Workshop: Saturday 5/19
Art of Collecting Art: How to Start an Art Collection
Moderated by Barbara Boissevain, presenters Patricia Lea Watts and Charles Woodruff Coates join us for a discussion on how to start your own art collection and engage in the “art of buying art.” We will discuss the nuts and bolts of starting your own art collection.
Presentation of the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project
Hosted by CASP artists Danièle Archambault, Paloma Lucas and Servane Briand, as part of the Cubberley Community Day
After previously collecting 90 pages of short comic strips at "Meet the Artists of Cubberley" on Veterans Day (November 11, 2017), Archambault, Briand and Lucas edited, printed and hand-bound the original pages into a book. The pages were also digitally archived and assembled into an eBook (triggers automatic download) and PDF available for all to enjoy.
ROAR Workshop & Tinkerlab Present... PUBLIC PAINTS!
Hosted by artists Melissa Wyman and Rachelle Doorley. Featuring artwork by students in the ROAR Workshop After School Program (K-3rd graders from Ohlone Elementary School) and a project that invites public participation in conjunction with TinkerLab, Public Paints explores the theme of empowerment through collective expression and collaboration. People of all ages are invited both to view finished work and to participate in a collaborative artistic process through the creation of a large painting project during the course of the weekend.
Valentine Making Party
Hosted by CASP artist Marinanne Lettieri and artists Lynne Greene and Lisa Van Dusen. Join us for an afternoon of hearts. Make a card and spread the love.