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New exhibits brighten bleak winter days

Art enthusiasts in the Turlock area have two new exhibits to view in the upcoming months.

January 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Two styles of painting featured in ‘Expanding Creativity’

The contrasts of two styles of painting - en plein air and in studio - is the focus of the newest exhibit at the City Hall Gallery.

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Fine Arts

UC Merced exhibit showcases Central Valley culture

From the stark, yet moving, photos of renowned photographer Dorothea Lange to the prolific works of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, the newest exhibits at the UC Merced campus are celebrating the cultural contributions of the Central Valley.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts

For the love of art

Jonathan Bell's dorm at CSU Stanislaus is surprisingly well decorated for an apartment full of college guys. Oil paintings dominate the living room, small acrylics of landscapes adorn the bathroom walls, and a long conte crayon drawing wraps around the wall above his bed.

September 08, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Local artist to show work at Modesto gallery

Milt Bullard leaned forward out of his relaxed position in a chair in his living room. He sat with his back to a massive ink drawing of a rock face at Yosemite Falls. This drawing, like much of the art in Bullard's house, will be part of his upcoming show "Creating the Natural World."

August 25, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Giant eggs take over Turlock

It's April 4, 2010, and Turlock residents are waking up to discover 4 foot tall eggs all over town. Are these the giant spawn of alien invaders? Are they a late April Fool's joke? Perhaps the latest advertising scheme of the American Egg Board? No, they are Turlock's first temporary public art project.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Local art gallery displays fair-winning project

Phyllis Beasley was walking down the hall of the Modesto Senior Citizens Center after her exercise class when she saw something so beautiful that it made her stop in her tracks. She was looking at a quilt that another senior was sewing by hand. Beasley liked the quilt so much that she asked the woman to teach her how to make one of her own.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Art students take to the outdoors

As 11-year-old Elbra Younano stood by the side of a stream, she picked up her paint brush and began to recreate the image before her onto canvas. The trees, the grass, the water and the rocks were all right in front of her, and she did not have to rely on a photo to see how they should be painted. The CSU Stanislaus campus was an ideal backdrop for Younano and all the children in Juliet Moradian's art class.

July 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Life through the lens

The Valley as seen through the eyes of Merced photogs are now on display at the City Gallery.

July 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Picasso, age 6

A classroom full of tweens frantically sketched out monstrous torsos, hands, heads, and assorted tentacle-like appendages on Thursday morning with a simple goal in mind: To create the coolest-looking alien in the class.

June 27, 2009 | | Fine Arts

University photographer wins international award

California State University, Stanislaus photographer Cary Edmondson has been selected by an international higher education organization as the grand gold medal winner in the Photographer of the Year competition.

June 27, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Fine Arts

A Rainforest Adventure

Clayton and Elaine Everett will spend the next two months constructing giant mushrooms, massive trees, and a colossal butterfly. These structures will be part of a rainforest exhibit that the Everetts designed for the 2009 Stanislaus County Fair.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Shifting focus

"She's ragged," says one student.

June 27, 2009 | Fiona Chin Special to the Journal | Fine Arts

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