Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017

PG Art Center

Mission

To build community through creativity, meeting this aim through many different cultural opportunities. The purpose of Pacific Grove Art Center is to educate, appreciate, exhibit, encourage and inspire. The PG Art Center offers a wide array of classes, workshops, community events and exhibits for ages 5 to 105.

The Big Idea

A 60′ x 10′ visual of the Monterey Bay as if looking towards Marina, Moss Landing & Monterey, evolving each month to highlight specific local events, e.g. AT&T Pro-Am, Car week, Jazz Festival and more

The indoor mural will establish partnerships with schools, organizations, and cities on the Peninsula, broadening opportunities in education and potential jobs. Charlsie Kelley will lead a monthly class to design, layout and paint. Kelley will consult with other successful muralists to insure concepts are professional and impactful. Each month the mural will evolve to include visions of local events that occur throughout the county. The result will be a massive art piece that captures the many events that draw people to our area. Participants will vary in age from 16 to adult who will establish new, marketable skills and be able to go into the community to seek paid mural projects, turning utility boxes, walls and surfaces into attractive, interesting art pieces, showing that the Monterey Peninsula is a creative, vibrant community.

I am grateful art has expanded its enriching role in my own life, both personally and professionally. I am also grateful that the PG Art Center has been a key resource for this expansion. I first turned to art when I was diagnosed with cancer and found that focusing on the creative arts had significant impact. A nurse in the cancer center suggested I might benefit from the healing art program offered there. I discovered this profoundly expressive side of art and the revelation that art can serve as a portal to inner exploration, mindful awareness, self care & of course, healing. The PG Art Center has been a key resource for me and many others. I began as a casual patron in the early 1990s and have grown into a FT artist, instructor and Soul Collage® facilitator. The PGAC has been the venue for many of my workshops over the years and is a very special resource in our community

— Lisa Handley, Seaside