September 6: Performing Arts Center
As a part of the Cal Poly Arts 2013 La Guitarra California Festival, the Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo, will participate in September’s Art After Dark, displaying a spectacular collection of guitar-themed artwork in the Rossi Grand Lobby. On Friday, September 6, between 6 and 9 p.m., Art After Dark patrons are invited to browse through the Festival’s Guitar Art Display, which features 30 pieces ranging from collage-covered ukuleles to an electric guitar strung with barbed wire.
Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served for the first hour and a half, between 6 and 7:30 p.m. and a free Ride-On shuttle service will run from the Performing Arts Center to downtown throughout the evening. Art After Dark goers are encouraged to start their art trek at the PAC by parking in the Grand Avenue parking structure (parking is sponsored by the Performing Arts Center), and continuing their tour via the complimentary Ride-On shuttle service that will run in a continuous loop from 6 to 9 p.m. in front of the Performing Arts Center and the alegria wine and ware shop on the corner of Chorro and Palm streets.
The Guitar Art Display’s featured artist is Paso Robles sculptor Dale Evers, whose monumental “Wings of Legend” statue was unveiled at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in January. Other Central Coast participants include Katherine and Robert Bender, Kristopher Doe, Jim Gonzales, David Norton, Meryl Perloff, Kathi Rippe and Nancy Vest.
Friday evening also marks the opening night concert of the Festival, with Martha Masters opening at 7 p.m. in Harman Hall, followed by the highly acclaimed Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performing at 8 p.m.