The Central Coast’s signature scenery will be in the spotlight this month at the Cambria Center for the Arts.
The new exhibit, “Call of the Wild” by landscape painter Laurel Sherrie, kicks off with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3. Admission is free, and includes live music, refreshments and wine bar.
The featured artist focuses on rural, coastal and wild areas.
“I paint landscapes of treasured places, sharing my emotions for the California light and scenes that I love,” Sherrie said.
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“I use traditional oil paints and canvas — lots of paint and often mixing colors on the canvas while painting. I find painting on location to be intensely personal, but also expansive and spiritual.”
On Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., Sherrie will make a special appearance as she demonstrates her plein-air style. There is no charge for this event, and reservations are not needed.
Along with Sherrie’s paintings, there will be a large display of artwork from other local and regional artists. The show runs through June 26.
The nonprofit CCA is at 1350 Main St., between the East and West Villages in the Old Cambria Grammar School. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Details: 805-927-8190 and cambriacenterfor thearts.org.