With a holiday in sight at the end of this week, it’s a bit slow in terms of events, but there are still plenty of exhibitions and ways to immerse yourself in the arts this week!
Why not try your hand at drawing this week? Every Monday evening from 7-9pm, Gallery Twenty-Two hosts free figure drawing sessions with a live model. All you need to do is bring your own materials. While there, check out the current exhibition, We Saw Together, featuring works by Dylan Chorneau, Dustin Harbin, and Christopher Holston. This exhibition is only up through July 7.
Coast into the holiday weekend with a leisurely visit to the Mint Museum. On Wednesday evening from 5-9pm, both Mint Museum locations offer free general admission. America the Beautiful won’t open until Thursday July 2 but for $12 per person ($9 for students/seniors; free for under 18) you can see the Body Embellishment exhibition in addition to the Permanent Collection. Added bonus this summer: Wine on Wednesdays = music, special guests, discounts in the Museum Shop and buy-one-get-one-free glasses of wine.
Drop by to see Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition, at Jerald Melberg Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the late leading abstract expressionist on the anniversary of what would have been his 100th birthday. The gallery is open Mondays – Saturdays from 10am-6pm. Oh, and did we mention we love that they posted the catalog online.
If you decided to avoid the traffic and stay in town for the holiday, you might want to visit The Bechtler and check out The Art Books of Henri Matisse. It appears they will be open all day on the 4th. However, their evening jazz concert with Maria Howell is sold out, FYI.