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Pepperdine Crest Associates Presents "Community Art Day"
June 12, 2006 - The Pepperdine University Frederick R. Weisman Museum opened its doors on Saturday, June 10, to Malibu and local communities for the Pepperdine Crest Associates' "Community Art Day," sponsored by the Crest Advisory Board. Families and children were invited to explore their artistic sides with fun activities connected to the current exhibition, "On Location in Malibu 2006: Paintings by the California Art Club."
Museum Director, Dr. Michael Zakian, was on hand to give informative guided tours of the exhibit. During the reception, entertainment was provided by young Malibu musicians. A special Children's Art Corner gave attending kids an art experience of their own. The "Community Art Day" festivities were free but reservations were required due to the museum's limited capacity.
Patrons have the chance to experience the beauty of Malibu in art every day till July 16 at Pepperdine's Weisman Museum of Art. The exhibit opened earlier this month to the delight of the Pepperdine and Malibu communities alike.
In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in plein-air painting, as more artists take their easels outside to record the landscape before them. The art currently on display, portraying landscape views of Malibu, were painted by members of the oldest art association in the state. These artists drew inspiration from the vintage California Impressionists to record the way Malibu looks today. The paintings reveal how Malibu boasts far more than just its famous beaches. Views favored by the artists reveal a complex and varied topography, which includes not only shoreline, but also streams, woods, canyons, mountains, and people.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at (310) 506 – 4851.