Category Archives: Finds and Encounters

Happy Fish

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

This pretty creature by April Maiten is on display at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto as a part of the Metaphors in Color and Form exhibit by the Los Altos Art Club.

Photo of a mosaic fish by April Maiten - covered with many hundreds of yellow discs and a lot of bead work

April Maiten – Yellow Tang, 16″ tall, is 17″ nose to tail, and is 10″ deep (including the rock)

First Friday at the KALEID Gallery, San Jose

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Due to life getting in the way big time, I haven’t been to KALEID Gallery for more than 2 years. And of course it’s still a fine mix of all kinds of art, just like before.

Mariya Milovidova - Memories

Mariya Milovidova – Memories

I thoroughly enjoyed the her entire sole exhibition, all the flowing lines and shapes floating around like a dream that can change from one subject to another any minute. Mariya’s style is beautifully decadent to me, with “Memories” being my favorite right now.

Lacey Bryant - The Baba Yaga

Lacey Bryant – The Baba Yaga

This one was a nice surprise. I like Lacey’s work a lot, but the last thing I expected to see on her display was one of the most famous characters from Slavic folk tales with legacy so rich and so controversial that I could write a saga and a half and just scrape the surface of it. Love the weary look on her face – “who are you and what are you doing here?”