SOURCE: California Art Club

California Art Club

January 05, 2010 16:58 ET

California Art Club to Present Exhibitions of Art Inspired by Ring Operas During Ring Festival LA

In Preparation for This Unprecedented Display of Art Based on Wagner's Epic Operas, the Organization Coordinated 'Paint-Outs/Sculpt-Outs' of Scenes From The Ring

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - The California Art Club will present an unprecedented display of artwork inspired by Richard Wagner's epic operas The Ring of the Nibelung during Ring Festival LA, the citywide cultural festival that kicks off April 15 in conjunction with the Los Angeles Opera's first-ever presentation of the four-opera drama.

The display of representational paintings and sculpture will be showcased at multiple venues during the 11-week festival, including The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels from May 10 to July 16, the Fine Arts Building in Downtown Los Angeles from May 10 to June 4, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) from June 13 to July 3. The Ring exhibition at PMCA will be part of the Club's 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition.

"The California Art Club is honored to be collaborating with the Los Angeles Opera to complement Ring Festival LA with special exhibitions of artwork that showcase dramatic moments from The Ring operas," said artist Peter Adams, president of the organization, which is currently celebrating its Centennial.

In order for artists to prepare for these exhibitions, the Club held a series of 'paint-outs/sculpt-outs,' at which models posed in costumes as they recreated memorable scenes from The Ring.

Additional information on the exhibitions can be found on the Club's Web site,, as well as the site for the Ring Festival,

About the California Art Club

The California Art Club (, established in 1909 by early California Impressionists or plein air painters, is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active leading professional art organizations in the world. A unique aspect of the organization is that it includes among its members nationally renowned artists, art students, hobbyists, art scholars and art enthusiasts, in order to interject different perspectives into the dialogue about traditional arts. The mission of the Club, which is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., is to promote traditional fine art in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; to produce and promote art exhibits that foster understanding and interpretation of traditional art heritage and California history; and to furnish educational opportunities in fine arts.

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