Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Pajaro Valley Arts
After my writing class today I met my friend Nancy and some of her friends and we took the drive down highway 1 to Watsonville to visit the Pajaro Valley Art Gallery and see a fantastically interesting exhibit. I'll copy from the the postcard: "This exhibit takes the lovely Victorian Pajaro Valley Gallery back to being a house, through artists' interpretations of the meaning and experience of "home". Rooms are transformed through assemblage, mixed media and installation to express ideas and memories about family, life, and humanity issue."
It was so interesting. I especially liked the bed of roses, an actual bed frame of rose vines, thorns and all, artistically woven and intertwined. The mattress and pillow were of a stiff but sheer fabric stuffed with rosebuds and petals, a literal bed of roses. There was a small house constructed in the middle of the gallery with panels on which children (or adults) could color their dream home with crayons provided and black and white pictures of historic neighboring homes taken by Penny Waller posted around the perimeter of the little house. I can't begin to describe everything. There was a room where you could choose a headpiece or an assemblage jewelry piece to wear during your tour of the exhibit, very interactive and fun. We found ourselves walking around and around seeing something new each time. If you live in the area it's worth the trip down the coast to see this!