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Art After Dark with Christine Cortese

Art After Dark with Christine Cortese

During the month of May, we are featuring artwork from local artist Christine Cortese! Stop by during Art After Dark on May 3, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. to see her work. Her paintings will be up all month long.

During Art After Dark, we will also feature live music by local musician Mark Ruffing. Complete with wine and snacks, it promises to be a fun evening. We look forward to seeing you!


Christine Cortese Bio

“After 30 something years of landscape and still life painting I’ve changed my focus and started enjoying the figure and portrait of women mostly. It’s fun to just be able to stay in my studio especially when it’s dark outside. Being a plein-air painter, (painting from life outside) this wasn’t something I could do in the past. More recently I’ve been having fun with flowers and women and playing around with that. My past still life painting helped me in the study of painting flowers. I’m finding this to be more playful and inventive and as a result, I may become more abstract in my future landscape work.”

More info at Christine's website.


Mark Ruffing Bio

Mark is a guitarist, singer songwriter. His musical style is best described as indie-folk, classic-rock-roots-Americana. “Music moves me. it always has. let me move you with my music. together, let’s move the world.”


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


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