Catching Ideas that Grow on Trees

Tue, 03/23/2010 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 23, 2010:
Arts in Progress with painter Tory Raggett discussing Catching Ideas That Grow on Trees, 7:00 to 9:00 PM YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey.

Arts Habitat will present painter Tory Raggett on Tuesday, March 23, as part of their event series Arts in Progress. The events take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Refreshments are served and the events are free and open to the public.

Ms. Raggett's presentation is titled, "Catching Ideas That Grow on Trees." She will use the evolution of her painting over the last several years to talk about ideas and how to develop them. The eight eureka lemon trees growing innocently in her front yard have evolved into paintings filled with lemons flying, floating and frolicking-on, in or near the water. This mild surrealism has allowed the lemons to become objects of fantasy and fun--equal parts California casual and Central Coast calming. Following the talk, there will be paint, brushes and paper with a variety of objects that grow on trees for inspiration. There will be just enough time to create your own tree-based fantasy.

Tory Raggett graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in art history and a concentration in painting. She got her MA from San Jose State University, emphasizing both painting and art education. She teaches classes for the City of Carmel, which combine art history and painting mechanics. She also lectures about painters, painting and art history in the Monterey area. Her work is in private collections. She volunteers for organizations that support the arts in Monterey County.

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