Local Arts Roundup: Gallery 9, Viewpoints showcase new artists

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“Falls at Big Sur” is among the works of Carol Bower slated for display at Gallery 9 during the month of March.

Gallery 9

Woodturning artist Ken McCloud and several fine-art photographers have joined forces for the exhibition “The Wonders of Mother Nature,” which runs through Feb. 25 at Gallery 9.

McCloud, a Los Altos native, has received recognition in competitions, including first-place and “People’s Choice” awards.

The soft pastel work of Carol Bower is featured in next month’s Gallery 9 exhibition, “Opening Our Eyes and Hearts: Local Landscape and Seascape Paintings,” set to open Feb. 27 and run through April 1.

A reception for the artist is scheduled 5-8 p.m. March 2 at the gallery.

The exhibition will include several of Bower’s paintings of various sizes at a range of price points.

Gallery 9 is located at 143 Main St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 941-7969 or visit

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery features the exhibition “Vessels and More” by artist Vered Binyamini through Feb. 25.

Binyamini’s works are inspired by the ritual objects she encountered in Nigeria, where she spent her childhood. Her work is a departure from traditional design and craft. The customary earth tones of the ritual objects are replaced with soft blues, greens, pinks and yellows. Each piece is made by hand using traditional techniques of coil building, pinching and slab building, resulting in unique texture and balance.

Viewpoints Gallery is located at 315 State St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 941-5789 or visit

CSMA art show

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled its annual student and faculty art exhibition, “Art Shapes the World,” through Feb. 28 in the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St. 

The display features approximately 360 works of art created by K-8 students in CSMA’s Art4Schools program and their art teachers from more than 30 local elementary and middle schools.

Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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