A LIFE IN THE ARTS - Sunday 8 pm
Join award-winning artist, international teacher, and author ERIN LEE GAFILL for a visual journey through her life in the arts. Erin’s slideshow presentation showcases colorful oil paintings inspired by the mystical beauty of Big Sur on California’s central coast, along with photographs of the sources of her inspiration – the rugged mountains and luminous sky and sea of her childhood home at Nepenthe. Enjoy her personal stories of the bohemian artists, poets, actors and celebrities who have flocked to Big Sur over the years along with tales of her travels with her husband photographer Tom Birmingham teaching art to children and adults across the United States of America, Italy, Japan, and here at The Ranch. As Erin says, “I’ve never met a student who wasn’t gifted AND talented.” This inspirational presentation will send you off to bed dreaming in full color!
THE PASSION OF PAINTING: WATERCOLOR AND TORN PAPER COLLAGE – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 pm (Sign up; 1.5 hrs)
Erin Lee Gafill is an award-winning writer, painter, and teacher, a 7th generation Californian and 3rd generation native of Big Sur. She is the founder of the Big Sur Arts Initiative and co-founder of Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association. Her work is steeped in the magic and mysticism of her land of origin. This year she was voted "Best Local Artist of Monterey County" by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly Magazine, and chosen as one of only 40 artists included in an upcoming exhibition in the California's State Capitol, "California Contemporary Artists.”