HumanKind is featuring artwork from Mike and Rosemary Bauer for a second month of Art After Dark. Stop by anytime from 6-9 PM on November 1 to see their beautiful watercolors and pastels.
We will have a new musician for the evening, Kevin Graybill! Stop by to hear his acoustic music in front of our shop from 6:30-8:30pm.
Kevin Graybill, or simply "Graybill", is an acoustic Indi-Folk singer/songwriter residing on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo. He has a smooth voice that's often compared to artists like Jack Johnson, G. Love, Michael Franti, and Sam Beam of Iron and Wine. Though comparable to others, he has a style of his own most recently described by an audience member as a "reggae version of Barry White".
Graybill's songwriting is influenced equally by both his external surroundings and internal musings. After years spent both in Seattle, WA and California, his style has evolved and matured into what can best be described as a happy medium between "sunny optimism" and "rainy introspection".
Recent notable events include performing alongside award winning and world renowned, Segovia-trained guitarist and composer Andre Feriante, at the 2018 Wildflower Festival, and also performing at the 2019 California Mid-State Fair.
Mike and Rosemary Bauer Central Coast Visions
Mike and Rosemary have been painting together for over 12 years, in addition to their individual art pursuits over the years. They exhibit their paintings both together and separately at various venues including at their home studio/gallery in Arroyo Grande.
Rosemary is a native Californian who in her words “had the good fortune” of coming from a military family. As a result, she moved around a lot during childhood. Somehow, most of the movement was within California, providing early inspiration for the style of art she enjoys making today. Art has been a lifelong passion for her. Rosemary has experimented with various mediums. She is currently painting with acrylics, due to the freedom and versatility that the medium allows. While she sometimes plays with realism and abstractions, Rosemary’s first love is painting landscapes "en plein air" using a fresh and impressionistic style. Her favorite subjects are right here in our scenic Central Coast, where we have so much inspiration, and where she shares a studio/gallery with her artist- husband, Mike. Rosemary has taken workshops with internationally known artists including Marcia Burtt, Debra Joy Groesser, William Hook, Peggy Kroll-Roberts, Ray Roberts and Gabor Svagrik.
Mike has a passion for the outdoors that spans his life. Born in Idaho and moving to California at an early age, he brought with him a love of nature. From being an avid backpacker and rock climber in his youth, to a lifelong pursuit of fly fishing, he has always found himself in the outdoors. It was only natural for him to bring this passion for the outdoors to his paintings. Mike works in pastel, drawn to its intense pigments and spontaneity of application. Taking his inspiration from both what he observes on location, and the work of the early California Impressionists, Mike captures the beauty and the light of the joys found in the California landscape. While Mike describes himself as largely self- taught, he has studied with some of the top artists in his medium including Terri Ford, Albert Handell, Clark Mitchell, Jeanne Rosier-Smith, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, and Richard McKinley.
Art After Dark is a free monthly event in downtown San Luis Obispo, California. On the first Friday of every month, local shops keep their doors open late, from 6pm-9pm, to support the arts by featuring a local artist. HumanKind Fair Trade participates every month with live music and refreshments in addition to the local artist. More information and listings of all participating venues can be found at Arts Obispo.