With the sun casting a golden glow, Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture (PMRCAA) welcomed 40 eager visitors on a beautiful May evening for an immersive Open Studio experience. From quilts, paint, jazz music, printmaking and more, it was an evening filled with creativity and community.


Ana Varas, Arts Program Manager, set the stage with opening remarks on the sun-filled PMRCAA Patio.

Attendees divided into 3 groups and rotated from artist to artist, looking at the work they’ve created during their month-long residency here at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture. 

Minal Mistry shared how he came for a writing residency but felt inspired to dive head-first into printmaking, taking inspiration from the landscape and the animals, the stars, and stories from fellow residents and community members.

“I have allowed the place to seep into me: observing, engaging, listening, and being with the place as it shifts daily.” 

Esperanza Cortés unveiled the 18 intricate pieces she created during her time at PMRCAA. Through iconographic images of the eye, the hand, and the heart, her artwork focuses on exploring different aspects of identity.

Giuseppe Ribaudo transformed his studio into a dynamic space, blending geometric quilted pieces with natural dye experiments, all inspired by the changing seasons at Pine Meadow Ranch.

After the studio visits, attendees, artists, and staff gathered in the classroom courtyard to close out the evening with snacks and entertainment by the Sisters Highschool Jazz Ensemble, led by Kayla Golka.
Published On: May 13th, 2024 / Categories: Uncategorized /