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September events scheduled at Studios on the Park 

Studios on the Park kicks off exhibits and events in September with  “Going, Going, Gone: Art in the age of extinction,” an exhibit expressing the result of human activities on the climate and environment, including habitat encroachment and fragmentation, climate change from CO2 emissions, hunting, pollution, competition from domestic grazing animals, and introduced diseases. Seven artists are participating in this exhibit, creating works in a variety of media that express each artist’s concern for the fate of the earth and all of its inhabitants. The exhibit runs from Aug 31 – Sept 24.

The featured artists are Eve Provost Chartrand, Joshua Coffy, Helen K Davie, Debra Jurey, Karen R. Schroeder, Paula Teplitz and Sara Woodburn.

Studios on the Park calendar for Sept includes the events listed below.

Studios on the Park is located at 1130 Pine St, Paso Robles. Normal hours are: Mon-Wed noon to 4 p.m. Thur and Sun noon – 6 p.m. Fri-Sat noon – 9 p.m.  For more information about artists’ receptions, classes and special events visit the studio website or call (805) 238-9800.

Art After Dark Paso

Sat, Sept 2: 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening with wines by Allegretto Wines and music by Justin Martinez. Meet the featured artists and enjoy a brief talk by Joshua Coffy and Sara Woodburn at 7 p.m.

Mead tasting with “For the Love of Bees” and “More Than Honey” movie

Sat, Sept 9: 3:30 – 9 p.m.

Studios on the Park presents mead tasting and education about the global phenomenon of disappearing bees here in California and beyond. First, local beekeeper, Anna Rempel presents the talk and slideshow, “For The Love Of Bees.” Anna co-founded the Central Coast Beekeepers’ Alliance with a mission to foster the health and well being of honey bees by supporting best beekeeping practices through networking, education and raising public awareness. Then at 5 p.m. Park Cinemas offers a free screening of “More Than Honey.” This documentary by Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof explores how bees play a crucial role in agriculture and the threat posed by the risks of widespread hive collapse. Throughout the day, guests are invited to enjoy a tasting of mead created by Chef Eric Olson (formerly of Allegretto Vineyard Resort) with honey from the bees on the property.  Enter to win a free basket of local honey goods. The event is free. Mead tasting is $8 per glass.

Saving the Steelhead

Sat, Sept 16: 1 p.m.

Devin Best, Executive Director of the Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District offers a talk on the endangered Steelhead Trout and the work they are doing locally to help improve habitat for this species of fish. Attendees are then invited to join children’s book illustrator Helen K Davie in creating an artistic “spawning run” by embellishing photocopies of line drawings of steelhead trout using watercolor, markers, and collage. All guests who attend the talk and art project can enter to win “Riverbend: Milky Way,” an original print by Helen K Davie. Family friendly! Free.

Growing Green Youth Experience

Sat, Sept 23: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Kids and adults are invited to a free showing of “The Man Who Planted Trees” at the Park Cinemas at 1 p.m. followed by a special eco art project with One Cool Earth. Populate a blank page with images of colorful leaves using a technique called rubbing. With real leaves as a stencil, create a unique image that mimics the natural beauty of a forest canopy. Guests who attend the movie and workshop can enter to win a handmade felt birdhouse. The event is free and family-friendly.

Native American Blessing Ceremony

Sun, Sept 24: 10:45 a.m.
On the closing day of Going, Going, Gone: Art in the Age of Extinction, Studios on the Park hosts a cleansing Cedar Blessing Ceremony for the artists and for the minds and hearts of those who wish to attend. Artist, storyteller, and facilitator Steve Crouch welcomes you for stories, indigenous songs, sharing, cleansing and blessings.  Attendees can enter to win a piece of art by Eve Provost Chartrand. Please arrive at 10:45 a.m. Doors close at 11 a.m. Free to all but please RSVP by emailing Eve Chartrand at so that adequate seating can be prepared.

Art With Anna – youth art classes

Artisan children’s educator Anna Meyrick offers a series of dynamic youth art classes in affiliation with “Going, Going, Gone.” Each week Meyrick presents different projects on endangered animals, encouraging and supporting students as they learn, experiment, and create. Students must pre-register. $20-25. Scholarships are available by request. To register, please contact Meyrick at or (971) 221-3438.

  • Sea Turtle – Aug 31: Students focus on the use of silhouettes and monochromatic color to create a stunning painting of a sea turtle. Acrylic paint is used to create this artwork. $20.
  • Nesting Elephants – Sept 7: Using watercolor students create stylized nesting elephants beneath a vibrant blue sky and puffy white clouds. Focus is on line work, design and color mixing. $20.
  • Honey Bee Mine – Sept 14: Students create a playful, whimsical bee painting with emphasis on color, line design and composition using acrylic paint and pen. $20.
  • Fox Mask – Sept 21: In this class students create a clever fox mask out of felt. Skills developed include following a pattern and assembly. $25.
  • Ceramic Panda Bear Planter – Sept 28: Join AMeyrick for her monthly ceramics class and create a cute panda planter! Students have the opportunity to hand build with clay and glaze work from the previous class. New students are welcome and may join any month. $25.



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