Thursday, February 28, 2008

Welcome new resident artist - Julia Hickey

Julia Hickey will be working out of CorkStop Studios for 3 months starting March. She is a native of San Luis Obispo, CA. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from Yale University in 2007 and has been working in an art related field in London, U.K. for the past couple of months. Her paintings and prints explore the capacity of images to index violence, loss, and memory. Her works are based on both real and imagined stories of violence in her mother's home country, Guatemala, where during a 36-year civil war, it is estimated that between 100,000 to 200,000 Guatemalans were killed or "disappeared." She hopes to spend the next year exploring similar themes in Berlin.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lynn Kishiyama abstract collage workshop

February 9th saw the first workshop held at the studio. The workshop was given by Lynn Kishiyama whose own work is inspired by Eastern sensiblities. We had 20 people comfortably working in the studio and all created a couple of stunning pieces to take home with them. The workshop was immensely successful and the positive creative energy was a wonder to behold.
Our next workshop will be Encaustic wax sometime in the summer.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Local 'Firefighters Charity Ball' supports new kid's museum!

All Proceeds to San Luis Obispo Children's Museum!

Friday May 16th at the Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom, San Luis Obispo
6:00 pm - Midnight
Hosted Beer & Wine | No-Host Mixed Drinks
Featuring local 60's Rock-n-Roll Band Unfinished Business
Tickets $60 per person | $720 Reserved Table of 12 | Semi-Formal Attire
For Sponsor Info or to Make a Donation, contact Captain Jody Larson at 805.441.8500 or email