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  • Summer National Exhibition

Motion/Emotion: MarinMOCA Member Show

July 19 - August 24

MarinMOCA, located in Novato, California, is an organization comprised of over 150 artist members, and the unique talents of those members will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition entitled Motion/Emotion. The theme Motion/Emotion explores the interplay between motion and emotion, as represented in internal or external landscapes. The artists dove into what moves them and then projected that onto canvas, paper, or sculptural forms. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, July 19th from 5 to 7pm to see this stunning exhibition.

MarinMOCA artist members work in a variety of media, from acrylic and oil paint on canvas, to watercolor on paper, to encaustic (wax), to photography, to sculpture of all types. Artwork in the show includes Elise Cheval’s monotype print, “Blue in Blue” which combines water-soluble media and inks. An abstracted piece by Margo Reis shows bicyclists in motion in her painting titled “Canyon Ride”. Reis says that “the exciting unpredictability of what can happen when pigment and papers meet on the canvas continues to hold my attention and to delight me.” The same energy and improvisation is also found in the swirling acrylic composition called “The Universe” by Meg Reilly.

With something for every viewer, Motion/Emotion is an excellent opportunity to explore some of the latest works of art by local artists. The juror for this show is Chester Arnold, Bay Area Narrative Painter and Faculty at College of Marin. The Motion/Emotion: MarinMOCA Member Show will run from July 19-August 24, with an opening reception on July 19th from 5-7pm.

Also on display is the Olompali Outreach Exhibition in the Ron Collins Gallery. The Olompali People (TOP) is a non-profit volunteer support organization for Olompali State Historic Park. TOP is dedicated to preserving and restoring the cultural and natural history of the park, as well as enhancing educational and interpretive programs. You are invited to see their historical exhibit and meet some of the artists at their reception on Saturday, July 26th at 3pm.