Art appreciation

Local Arts Roundup: ‘The Art of Living History’ Exhibit Continues at LAH City Hall | Community

Local artist Robert Schick’s “The Art of Living History” exhibit remains on display through March at Los Altos Hills City Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The exhibition presents a body of work that records the transformation that the Santa Clara Valley has undergone before the eyes of the artist. Growing up, Schick enjoyed the valley’s local landmarks: its orchards, farms, community places, and native flora and fauna.

Schick has planned public events to complement the exhibit, including one held Feb. 4 at City Hall where he shared stories about his 70 works on display.

“This is the largest exhibit of my 24-year project to visually document local historical, agricultural and cultural landmarks in Santa Clara County,” said the longtime Mountain View resident.

Gallery 9 goes with the ‘Flow’

“Flow,” a collection of works by watercolor artist Mami Weber, is on display through Feb. 27 at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos.

For the exhibited art, Weber worked exclusively with watercolor features. She said she was attracted by the freedom, transparency and “deep naturalness” that watercolor provides. His goal has been to seek out nature in all its forms and to focus on the purity of forms with the complexity of living color. The works featured in the exhibition all take advantage of the natural flow of water, paint and paper to bring out the beauty of the shapes and colors created by life all around.

Gallery 9 is located at 143 Main Street. Opening hours are at 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Viewpoints feature waterscapes

Waterscapes by artist Annie Haines are on display through February 27 at the Viewpoints Gallery in downtown Los Altos.

His exhibition is called “The Land Knows You”, a reference to the author Robin Wall Kimmerer and the quote “The land know you, even when you are lost”. Haines said it captured “the deep connection” she felt when painting on location, surrounded by the natural beauty of California.

The Viewpoints Gallery is located at 315 State St. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

LA’s Main Library hosts an art exhibit

The work of acrylic painter Ranjani Rajapaksa is featured in “An Appreciation of Natural Beauty” exhibit, on view through Feb. 28 at the Los Altos Main Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.