Four Art - a quartet of views

Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA
February 21 through March 17
Reception on February 23, 2 - 5 pm

I'll be showing the following pictures.

Four perspectives on the world will be on view at the Coastal Arts League in February. The work of pen-and-ink artist Gary Frink, mixed-media artist Chris Manchester, and photographers Ingo Bork and Steve Renwick. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the gallery located at 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. The gallery exhibit will continue through March 17.

The four artists present views of the world particular to each of them, but with a unifying theme.  Their backgrounds are as varied as their work, but each one uses his art to provide a balance to modern life.   

Chris Manchester is co-owner of Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. and a member of the Coastside surfing community.  He migrated to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University for Graphic Arts. His design work has been displayed locally and in window displays in San Francisco. His fine art is shown in galleries and coffee shops throughout the Bay Area.  Chris' inspiration comes from the people, colors and events of his life, his work evolving with new mediums, materials and textures.    

A self-taught artist, Gary Frink's career in the military and aviation industry led to cartooning what he knew best – airplanes and sports.  Later, Gary directed his creative nature to the more disciplined technique of pen and ink drawing, influenced by his love of the outdoors.  

Photographers, Ingo Bork and Steve Renwick both work in the semiconductor industry, on the bay side of the Peninsula, but they enjoy the slower pace of life on the coastside.  Ingo uses his world travels as an opportunity to find quiet and beauty amid the bustle of commerce. Ingo says, "Practicing  ‘Zen’ in photography is my goal, and I hope some of my pictures convey this atmosphere to the viewer."

Steve Renwick's work has been shown at eateries and pubs, both on the Coastside and the bay side of the Peninsula. His photos study architecture, as well as the objects of everyday life, using classic black-and-white film and darkroom techniques. Steve says, “Images are ephemeral, but the light, and the world that inspired artists before us, is still there.”

The public is invited to meet these artists at an opening reception on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the CAL gallery located at 300 Main Street, Suite 6, Half Moon Bay, CA. The gallery exhibit will continue through March 11.

Please join us on February 23 or stop by during regular opening hours. The gallery is open between 12:00 noon and 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For information about the gallery, visit the website: www.coastalartsleague.com

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