The Community Center showcases local artists in our monthly exhibits in the Center’s Maurice del Mue Galleries in the Valley and West Rooms. We strive to introduce new artists and cultural forms, as well as bring back local favorites to celebrate the diversity of artistic expression.
SGVCC 2019 Spring Art Show
2019 Spring Art Show Reception
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center presents two new art exhibits in the month of March:
Photography by Neriah Levin and paintings Michael W. Miller.
Art Reception, Sunday, March 8, 4-7 pm
Originally from a kibbutz in northern Israel, Neriah states that she has always had curiosity and passion for traveling the world. This led to years of exploration, and the desire to capture the art of Nature through the camera lens.
“ I like to focus on scenes as how the light hits the Landscape at the golden hour, A little macro world within a raindrop, abstract sceneries created by shadows and contrast, morning fog as it catches the sun, shadows and light that evoke emotions within people, and allow expression for stories that unfold in the mystery. By using unique compositions, I like to bring the observer into a deeper connection with Nature”.
Her current exhibit is a collection of California landscapes, the vast endless horizons of California’s dynamic scenes, that have led to a journey of capturing the essence of this wild, beautiful and powerful land.
Michael M. Miller
Michael, a Lagunitas resident, comes from a long line of artists and creators. Among his first teachers were his grandmother, renowned weaver and writer Azalea Thorpe, and her husband, Lloyd Kiva New, who co-founded the Institute of American Indian Arts.
When Lloyd was called upon to care for Michael, he gave him paint and brushes–and feathers, beads and fur along with plenty of stories and advice.
Those Southwest influences are apparent in Michael’s bright colors and bold designs–although Michael’s work is also distinctly inspired by the history and beauty of West Marin, California, where he lives and paints.
Michael has exhibited at Chocolate and Art Show, SOMA, Haight Street Art Walk, Mellana Café, Oakland, Tall City Blues Festival in Midland, Texas as well as the Center’s annual Spring Art Show.
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is very proud to present Connie Smith Siegel: A Spirit of Place.
This retrospective celebration honoring Connie will be held on Sunday, February 9 from 4-7 pm. At 5 pm, Christine Hodil and Shawkie Roth will sing and play music to Connie’s art.
Connie Smith Siegel has taught, painted and exhibited widely in the bay area for over forty years. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the country and has taught drawing, painting, and color at numerous universities and colleges, including the University of California, Santa Cruz, the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and the Arts and Consciousness Department at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. She was a rotating department head and associate professor at the University of Colorado, Denver Center.
Her landscapes, painted directly on location, come from an intimate connection with the earth– the spirit and light of specific places. She is a passionate observer of the light conditions in different seasons and times of day, from winter fields of Colorado to the high Sierras, the Marin forests, and hills to the California coast.
In Connie’s art, the different aspects of nature have become metaphors for feeling states, inviting both excitement and peace. As a teacher, she developed a unique series of classes that explore drawing and color as languages of feeling, a means of intuitive response. She has authored two books, The Spirit of Drawing and The Spirit of Color. Her third book, The Healing Spirit of Drawing and Color, is being published online in pdf format.