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"Aquarius" celebrates watercolors' slippery beauty

August 30, 2012 - New Times - Volume 27, Issue 5

I love the way watercolors melt. It’s like letting color go renegade; to let them do whatever it is they please. In other painting mediums, as well as in life, it is correctness that one strives for; crisp lines and reliable chromaticity. But watercolor is other paintings’ wild and kooky, yet lovable, cousin. Watercolor embraces the mistakes; the drips and dots; the spills. Watercolor makes no prejudices toward sweeping color ranges, and asks the artist to “let go” a little. As local artist Stephen Kellogg said, “Watercolor is not for people that thrive on control.”

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Portrait of a mentor

August 24, 2012 - Paso Robles Press, A1

Studios on the Park resident artists wear many hats, and all of them are colorful.

Most recently, the artists took on the role of educators and creative mentors benefiting local youth. The result? The “Tribute to Experience” show, which ran in conjunction with the Paso Art Association’s Pick a Color Reception last Thursday at Studios on the Park.

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Pick a color, any color

August 23, 2012 - New Times - Volume 27, Number 4

"What's your favorite color?" It's one of the first questions they ask you in school and if you're lucky, it's the first question your mom will ask you when you inherit your brother's bedroom when moves away to college. It's also a question that the Paso Robles Art Association asked artists for this month's "Pick a Color" art exhibit at Studios on the Park.

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Marbled by silk

July 19, 2012 - New Times - Volume 26, Issue 51

“Silk marbling? What is that?” You might very well be asking yourself this question. The process sounds a little like something that happened to rocks back in the prehistoric age. Well, you don’t need to remain in the dark any longer about this hip and gorgeous art form. Let silk fiber artist Sharon Gellerman of Color Vibe Designs show you the ways of marble and silk. In her demonstration, Gellerman will show you the ins and outs of marbling silk fiber. She produces and sells some amazing works of wearable art. Come listen and learn on July 22 from noon to 6 p.m. For $31, you’ll be able to pick Gellerman’s brain and create your own one-of-a-kind scarf. This demonstration will be held at Studios on the Park at 1130 Pine St. in Paso Robles. For more info, visit studiosonthepark.org or Gellerman’s website, colorvibedesigns.com.

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Food and Wine Weekend Getaway in Paso Robles

July 10, 2012 - Fodor's

Paso Robles may not be the first place Californians think of when planning a trip to wine country, but that's what makes it such a refreshing surprise. In place of Napa's celebrity-anchored restaurants and pricey boutiques, Paso is filled with funky art studios and cowboy bars—plus a bumper crop of top-notch (but totally unstuffy) tasting rooms.

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