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Art GalleriesSpringer Art docent show
The Los Altos Art Docents will present the Springer Art Show, with the work of students from kindergarten to 6th grade. Featured pieces will include watercolor, clay, cut paper, printmaking and drawing. April 24, 4-8 p.m. Free. Springer Elementary School, 1120 Rose Ave., Mountain View.
Art GalleriesPacific Art League Exhibitions
The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto will host two new exhibitions in April: "Spring Awakening" and "Local Talent." All are invited to attend the opening reception held on April 4 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Pacific Art League. April 4-April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (gallery hours). Free. Pacific Art League, 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'From the Earth, into the Sky' Exhibit
Gallery House presents an exhibition of pottery by Thomas Arakawa and paintings by Maura Carta. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is on display April 1-26, every day except Monday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Bodie' Photo Exhibit by Aki Mori
Aki Mori’s digital color photography, "Bodie," will be on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos. Bodie was a busy gold mine center in late 1870 through the early 1890s. The images express the passage of time in this ghost town. A reception will be held on Friday, April 4, from 5-8 p.m. April 1-26, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9 Los Altos, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Art GalleriesFamily Sundays at Cantor
On Sundays, the Cantor Arts Center holds various activities for families: docent-led family tours, art-making in the studio and focused drawing in the galleries. Until April 27, 12:30 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art GalleriesJim Dine and Claes Oldenburg Exhibit
Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg are two American artists who depict every day objects in various ways; 20 of their prints will be on display. Ongoing from Dec. 11 to April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'Japan Revisited' Photo Exhibit
The Portola Art Gallery presents "Japan Revisited," photographs by Frances Freyberg. The color photos feature landscapes, cityscapes, shrine scenes and portraits from Freyberg’s 2013 travels through the country. Monday-Saturday, April 1-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Art GalleriesSVOS event at Siegel Studios
For Silicon Valley Open Studios, the work of artists Rachel Tirosh (www.mixsome.com), Ruth-Anne Siegel (www.ruth-annesiegek.com), Rachel Greenberg (www.mosaicsbyrachel.com), Blue Donya (www.BlueDonya.com) and Joan Sparks (www.flickr.com/photos/joans_shutter) will be on display at Siegel Studios. Pieces include polymer clay decor, mosaics, fine art paintings and photography. May 3 and 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Siegel Studios, 759 Talisman Court, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Royal Image: Portraits, Satires, and Life at Court'
The 16 prints and drawings featured in this installation demonstrate how artists depicted European royalty and courtly culture between the 15th and 18th centuries. Works on view include etchings by Romeyn de Hooghe, who created pointed political satires. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 27-May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'The Honest Landscape': Photographs by Peter Henry Emerson
Peter Henry Emerson began taking photographs in 1882 in England and soon became an outspoken advocate for fine art photography. This installation presents a selection of Emerson's platinum prints and photogravures featuring the English and Irish countryside. Will be on display Wednesday-Sunday from Nov. 27 until May 4, 2014. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art GalleriesSilicon Valley Open Studios
In an effort organized by Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS), artists in the South Bay and on the Peninsula will open their studios to the public. Visit the website to see photos, find participating artists and learn where to get a directory. May 3, 4, 10 and 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Studios in cities throughout the South Bay and Peninsula, , .
Art GalleriesNew work by Barbara Heinrich
De Novo will put on a show of new work by jewelry artist Barbara Heinrich from New York. Heinrich will make an appearance to meet visitors on Friday, May 2, 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26-May 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. De Nove Fine Contemporary Jewelry, 250 University Ave., Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Rise Again' photo exhibit
The "Rise Again" exhibit is composed of photographs taken by Roger Spinti in the aftermath of the Haiyan Typhoon. There will have a special reception on April 26. All proceeds from sales from this exhibit will go to help the victims of the typhoon, with funds to be channeled to victims' communities by Catholic Relief Services. Until May 20, 1-4 p.m. Free. Keeble & Shuchat Photography, 261 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesPhotography: Writing with Light
In May at the Pacific Art League, a juried exhibition of 42 works by California photographers will be featured in the Main Gallery. The Glass Gallery will feature "Third Wish," a multimedia installation by San Jose artist Zoya Scholis known for watercolor work. In the Craft Gallery will be work by local artist and league member Louis Basel. May 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Pacific Art League, 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesSilicon Valley Open Studios Exhibit
Ten artists of Gallery House will exhibit their work as a part of Silicon Valley Open Studios. Paintings, prints, sculpture and photography will be on display. The artists will be there to discuss their artwork and techniques the first three weekend in May, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. April 29-May 31, gallery hours. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Hello Summer' show
The artists of Viewpoints Gallery celebrate summer with an all gallery group show. The 15 local artists give their individual interpretations of summer in oil, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, pottery and jewelry. An artist reception will be held on May 2 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery closes 3 p.m. on Sundays. April 29-May 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.
Art Galleries'Journey': a Photographic Voyage
The exhibit 'Journey' will serve as a photographic voyage that focuses on paths, routes, passages and experiences. It will feature works by Cupertino artist, Christine Arthur. There will be receptions held on Friday, May 2, from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, from 11-5 p.m. April 29-May 31, gallery hours. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Art Galleries'85 Years 85 Artists' exhibit
Menlo College looks at the past 85 years through the eyes of artists. Artists from around the world were randomly assigned a year to illustrate. The "85 Years 85 Artists" exhibit has participating artists in 21 states, plus the Netherlands, England and Italy. A reception will be held March 26 from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 26-July 11, 9-5 p.m. Free. Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton.
Art Galleries'Capturing Light: The World as We See It'
"Capturing Light" is a judged exhibit and sale of 50 prints by members of the Palo Alto Camera Club, including 12 photos taken in Havana, Cuba. A percentage of proceeds from print sales will go to Cultural Kaleidoscope, a City of Palo Alto program supporting art in local schools. A public reception will be held on March 30, 2-5 p.m. March through August, 8-noon; 1-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.