Good news for art lovers, Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has reopened its galleries to the public at 25 percent capacity. Even with that restriction, there is space for as many as 100 guests at a time to view the center’s two fall exhibitions. All patrons are asked to wear a face covering when inside the building and to extend six feet of space between yourself (or your family group) and others.
Gallery and Gift Shop hours have been extended; open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is at 250 N. Broadway in Turlock. For additional information, call 209-632-5761.
The Carnegie Arts Center is excited to present Cut Up/Cut Out, an exhibition of international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. With roots dating back to ancient China, the art of paper cutting has developed from a decorative folk craft – primarily seen as women’s work – to a challenging adventure for contemporary artists. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious and technically demanding, but the results are astonishing.
The exhibition will be on view in the Ferrari Gallery through Jan. 3, 2021.
Admission is $7 general, $5 students/seniors, free for CAC members and children 12 and under (accompanied by an adult).
In This Time is a juried exhibition for the Carnegie’s Lobby Galleries that explores creative responses to the current state of our communities, our nation and our world. Forty-two works by 23 artists were accepted. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, pastels, photographs, ceramics, and mixed media works.
Throughout history, artists have confronted, examined and responded to the issues of their moment. Today, the crises that are actively defining this time — from quarantine to climate change, from social justice to economic uncertainty — fundamentally impact our lives.
This exhibition will remain on view through Jan. 17, 2021.