Los Osos artist paints with wine

January 11, 2018 - New Times

Sometimes an artist needs a glass or two of the alcoholic beverage of their choice to really get the creative juices flowing. Los Osos artist Kirby Banta takes a different approach, opting instead to let a particularly fine vintage of cabernet or zinfandel flow all over the page.

"I came home one night and just started painting," Banta said.

The sommelier, artist, and former Coast Guard electrician's mate's work is currently on display at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles as part of the Veterans' Voices show, which features art from local veterans.

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Paso Robles lands on Trip Advisor’s list of 10 ‘Top Destinations on the Rise’

January 11, 2018 - The Tribune, A4

Paso Robles is a “Top Destination on the Rise,” according to Trip Advisor’s sixth annual list of trending travel spots.

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CMSF Wins Awards at IAFE Convention

January 4, 2018 -

The California Mid-State Fair received multiple Awards of Excellence in the Competitive Exhibits contest at the 127th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention. The awards were presented on November 28, 2017.

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Processing the Pain

December 22, 2017 - Paso Robles Press, 7A

Veteran art show coming to Studios on the Park

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Artwork from kids’ art program on display at Studios on the Park

December 1, 2017 - Paso Robles Daily News

Almond Acres and Pat Butler elementary students and their families visited Studios in the Park to admire student artwork yesterday afternoon. The artwork from the ArtSmart Program was displayed in two studios- one for Pat Butler and one for Almond Acres, a charter school in San Miguel. ArtSmart gives students a challenging art project and an opportunity to see their artwork showcased with professional artists, sculptors and photographers.

Saturday night, Studios on the Park will host it’s monthly Art After Dark with live music, wine and lots of art for sale. The Studios are filled with holiday gifts, some for under $25. Art After Dark at Studios runs from 6-9 the first Saturday of each month.

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