Studios on the Park in downtown Paso Robles is continuing its series of contemporary art exhibitions in the main Atrium Gallery with a news showing of regional sculpture and pottery called, The Shape of Human Expression: Sculpture and Pottery of the Central Coast.
Art can be an inspiration, a distraction, and an interaction. Studios on the Park's first show since being closed for nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reweaving Our Social Fabric, will offer all three.
It may seem like the whole world is essentially shut down, but artists are busily making art, galleries are working hard to find ways to connect to patrons and art lovers, and the work of art education marches on in many different forms.
I walk into Studios on the Park on an unusually cold Paso Robles day, and head toward the back of the gallery where the workshop studio is located. As I move through the gallery I see Javier Manrique's paintings lining the walls. The works make up his exhibit, The Calling, on display at the Studios on the Park until March 1.
It's one of California's best-kept secrets-but not for long. Located 30 minutes from California's Central Coast halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is one of California's hottest up-and-coming wine regions.But it's not just the wines that are attracting visitors to this delightful destination like moths to a flame. Its amazing cuisine, local missions, art scene, natural hot springs, stunning views and small-town USA charm are just some of its allure.
Explore more than 70 artworks depicting Jewish heritage, culture and traditions in "Keeping the Faith: An Artistic Celebration of Judaism," an art and film exhibition at Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, Jan. 2 - 26, 2020.