Paso art association show displays contrast in all forms

September 20, 2018 - San Luis Obispo New Times

She had never painted—not really—and her hands were slowly getting weaker each and every day.

Melodie Jordan had some leftover paint from finishing her Atascadero home. Within five months both her mom and niece had died, and she didn't know what do with all her grief and sadness. So she picked up the can of paint, a brush, and an old painting bought from Goodwill, and got to work. The end result was a tempestuous sea landscape filled with calming shades of teal and blue alongside stormy blacks and grays. Several years later, Jordan is now a full-time professional artist who has never taken a lesson.

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Americana photos awaken nostalgia at Studios on the Park

September 20, 2018 - San Luis Obispo New Times

It all started with a bunch of old, broken-down cars.

Paso Robles photographer Dean Crawford was telling a friend at a local photo guild meeting that he was looking to shoot some gorgeous, vintage, rusty vehicles.

Fellow photographer, and at this point virtual stranger, Deb Hofstetter, overheard, leaned in, and said, "I know a place ... ."

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Council approves mural ordinance

September 19, 2018 - Paso Robles Daily News

At their meeting Tuesday night, the Paso Robles City Council approved an ordinance to set up a procedure allowing residents to paint original and vintage art murals on private buildings. The procedure follows one developed in Portland, Oregon which allows artists to meet with neighbors to get their approval for murals on private buildings. An example of such a mural is on the north side of Spring Seafood Bar & Grill at 1215 Spring Street in Paso Robles. One of the issues which the council discussed thoroughly, what if people complain about a mural after it’s painted on a building.

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6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region Of California

August 15, 2018 - Forbes

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.

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Keanu Reeves shot a rom com in SLO County — and you can see it a day early

August 9, 2018 - The Tribune

About a year ago, onlookers spotted “John Wick” star Keanu Reeves and “Stranger Things” cast member Winona Ryder out and about in San Luis Obispo County.

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