Since 1931, the Palos Verdes Art Center Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education has been enriching the cultural climate of the community. Building a platform for arts engagement through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, PVAC provides audiences with sustainable and transformative experiences. Showcasing a wide range of artwork, PVAC presents artists at all stages of their careers. Related educational programming includes guided tours, catalogues, lectures and workshops.
PVAC’s Gallery Hours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays (except major holidays)
Betty Gold: Color Blocking opens Friday, April 4, 2014 in the Norris Gallery of the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. The exhibit will run through April 19, 2014. PVAC Member pre-opening reception will begin at 5 p.m., April 4, with the general public opening to follow, 6-8 p.m.
April 4th – April 19th, 2014
Reception: Friday April 4th, 5 – 8 pm
Members Opening Ceremony: 5 - 6 pm
JUROR: Robin Hinchliffe
Former director of Angels Gate Cultural Center, Robin Hinchliffe has run her own gallery, Angels Ink for the past 20 years.
Hosted by PVAC Artists. Open only to members of the Art Center’s seven artists groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.
JUROR: Robin Hinchliffe
Former director of Angels Gate Cultural Center, Robin has run her own gallery, Angels Ink for the past 20 years.
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Sun Shafts Through Cloud Cover El Segundo - El Segundo
Blvd - Standard Oil Redondo Beach Pier with Fishermen
Peter Plagens, a long time art critic for Newsweek and a former student of Crown’s said in a review for Artforum in 1970, “Crown bullies thought the natural restrictions on intensity and the traditional overtones of his medium and pulls off some of the best small paintings in my direct experience.”
The exhibition is organized by Palos Verdes Art Center Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education in collaboration with the artist’s estate. The exhibition is curated by Joe Baker, PVAC’s Executive Director.
Incoming Fog LA Basin, oil on panel, 11"x14" Halloween at the Oil Refinery, oil on panel, 15"x30"
Palos Verdes Art Center
January 24, 2014 - March 16, 2014
The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education presents Don Crocker: The Colors of Twilight from January 24, 2014 through March 16, 2014. The paintings reflect the ambiguous conditions of light just before nightfall. This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work. The paintings reveal the artist’s personal and intimate relationship to the landscape of Palos Verdes Peninsula and beyond. After a career lasting more than 40 years as a lawyer, Crocker took up plein air painting in 2000. Inspired by a family camping trip to Anacapa Island, one of California’s Channel Islands, the artist sought to capture the memories of this experience using paint from a basic 10 color acrylic paint set. From this experience, the artist’s painting career was born. More than 35 works will be shown in a stunning installation designed by artist Doug Meyer.
The exhibition is organized by Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education in collaboration with the artist. The idea for the exhibition, and the selection of works, developed from a series of discussions with Don Crocker. The exhibition is curated and designed by Doug Meyer.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 68 page catalogue, Don Crocker: The Colors of Twilight, published by the Palos Verdes Center. Published on the occasion of this exhibition and produced in collaboration with the artist, the catalogue is filled with a selection of recent work and rare photographs of the artist and his family. Illustrating a particularly tender story of the artist’s passion and relationship to land as subject, it is replete with fascinating discoveries of the spirit of plein air painting.
$19 per catalogue; members, $14 per catalogue
PVAC Exhibitions are sponsored, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.