Visual Art: Main Gallery turns 7

Celebrate the seventh birthday of Main Gallery, the Redwood City co-op, from Wednesday through Sept. 9 with the site's new show “Eye Tunes,” which focuses on musical interpretations and variations.

A special birthday celebration is Aug. 12; events include artist demonstrations, an acoustic duo and the Melissa Dinwiddle Jazz Combo. The artist reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Among the works in the show are music boxes with rhythmically repeated motifs and colors by ceramic artist Susan Wolf.

Jeff Carlick makes decorative ceramic guitars. He says, “These instruments actually play, or at least make noise. He also has an English harp, percussion vessels and other surprises,” has says. The gallery is at 1018 Main St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (650) 701-1081 or visit www.themaingallery.org.

Burlingame Gallery shows Galen Wolf

This is your lastchance to acquire one of the seven remaining works of the dean of the county artists, the late Galen Wolf, shown for the last time exclusively at The Gallery in Burlingame through Aug. 16.

Born in 1889, Wolf was primarily concerned with the outdoors. He knew the hills and valleys of the San Mateo coastside better than any other artist. Living for four decades in a remote canyon on Frenchman's Creek Road near Half Moon Bay, he created a variety of styles with watercolors, oils and mosaics in “The Legendary Series.”

The Gallery is at 329 Primrose Road; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (650) 347-9392 or visit www.thegalleryart.net.

Famous quote inspires exhibit

In “In Search of Schrodinger's Cat,” John Gribbin writes: “What you see is what you get, and nothing is real. The best you can hope for is a set of delusions that agree with one another.”

Prominent San Mateo County artists James Daugherty, Arabella Decker and Ruth Waters used this quote as a catalyst for their latest exhibit, “Delusions,” at the 1870 Art Center in Belmont. The show runs through Sept. 2.

Decker, who experienced a fire in her studio, displays two large paintings that illustrate the results of this disaster. Photographs by Daugherty explore issues of identity and changing personas. Waters' “Portals of Perception” is a large mixed-media structure, featuring four different see-through “curtains.” The view through each curtain is different, revealing how perceptions of the world are varied. The gallery is at 1870 Ralston Ave. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. For information call (650) 595-9679 or visit www.1870artcenter.org.

Landscapes at Filoli

Bay Area Landscapes showcasing 30 local watercolor artists are on view at Filoli through Sept. 2.Juried by George Rivera, curator of the Triton Museum in San Jose, the paintings depict scenes within 30 miles from the Bay in any direction. Meet the artists today in a session that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Filoli is at 86 Canada Road in Woodside. Call (650) 364-8300 or visit www.filoli.org.

jgross@examiner.com  

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