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Warren Chang at the Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Museum of Art’s Monterey Now series displays the work of artists from the Monterey Bay area who have influenced the direction of art. The new show highlights Warren Chang. Chang began his career as an illustrator and his work earned him awards. Beginning in the year 2000, he turned to fine art paintings. His subjects tend to be figures, often in groups. He’s done numerous pieces depicting farmworkers in the Salinas valley. His work shows clear influences from nineteenth-century artists Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875), and Winslow Homer (1836-1910), among others. His light seems to come from 17th-century artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). His figures tend to be active and suggest a narrative. Chang was born in 1957 in Monterey. The show opens Thursday and will continue through April 6th. More at montereyart dot org.

Celebrating the River in Santa Cruz

The Ebb and Flow project celebrates the San Lorenzo River in 2015 by bedecking it in art. Temporary art installations and kinetic sculptures are planned throughout the year to highlight the river and Santa Cruz’s relationship to it as well as the Tannery Art Center which located on its bank. Learn more by visiting the arts council Web site, artscouncilsc.org.