Magical Realism: Art Opening
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Magical Realism: Art Opening

Tidewings Creative presents Magical Realism, featuring local Big Sur-based artists Ruby Brown Dudley, Leslie Drew, Rachel Fann, Erlinda Hiscock, Branham Rendlen and Maryann Vasconcellos.  This art opening will take place on Friday, June 21st from 6-10pm at the Lab in Carmel, located above Carmel Valley Roasting Company. 

In addition to visual art, there will be light seasonal fare, cocktails and tunes inspired by the summer solstice.  Donations appreciated. Beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase.

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Sis and Suzanne Vallie
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Sis and Suzanne Vallie

Tidewings Creative presents an evening of music with Sis and Suzanne Vallie at the Lab, located at 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23 and upstairs from Carmel Valley Roasting Company.

“Suzanne Vallie writes unusual folk songs that are at times sweet and childlike, and at other times haunting and seductive. A roots-y aesthetic runs through her music, and her lyrics paint vivid (and often weird) pictures of small town, rural life…Her honest, unadorned voice rings beautifully over her often spare arrangements...Vallie's four-song EP, Water Table, is an excellent introduction to her work, but it left me wanting to hear more..."—Meg Ruddick, NPR's Second Stage

Sis is a band. While a sole composer/singer Jenny Gillespie Mason begins the process sketching lyrics and melodies alone in a room, the rest is a serendipitous, scary and smooth recording combustion between players in the studio, namely core members Mason, electric guitarist Carly Bond (Meernaa) and keyboardist Rob Shelton (Meernaa, John Vanderslice). The music of their debut album Euphorbia (Native Cat Recordings, 2018) is an experiment in soulful R&B romantics with an undercurrent of breathless risk. While a disparate array of influences materializes on the record Euphorbia, from Sade to Steve Reich, something truly new is created the collective energy from each player’s musical lineage. They've since released a single "Nightie," an ode to UFO dreams, Jungian stirrings, and the restless hypnotics of Talking Heads, to be included on their forthcoming 2019 sophomore LP Gas Station Roses. The new record recorded with drummer Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Cass McCombs) and percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, US Girls).

Listen at Bandcamp:

https://bandcalledsis.bandcamp.com/


https://suzannevallie.bandcamp.com/

$8 at the door. Beer and wine available for purchase.

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Women’s Art Collective: Collaborative Artwork (POSTPONED)
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Women’s Art Collective: Collaborative Artwork (POSTPONED)

DUE TO THE PREDICTED TRAFFIC FROM THE US OPEN, WE WILL POSTPONE THIS MEETING AND PLAN TO MEET AGAIN IN AUGUST 2019!

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative hosts a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel. The Women’s Art Collective is a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations. The Collective is open to anyone who is interested in empowering women in the arts, creates art or is interested in the local art community.

This month, we will explore a collaborative art project working with collage, chalk pastels and other various materials. It is helpful to RSVP to this event, so we can provide enough materials. Additionally, we will not have a meeting in July 2019, so please mark your calendars accordingly!

To sign up for the monthly newsletter, including monthly articles and discussion topics, please visit tidewingscreative.com. Donations are greatly appreciated. Snacks and light refreshments provided.

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Full Moon Dance Party
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Dance Party

It’s the last full moon before summertime, and we want to dance! Join us for a full moon DANCE PARTY at the Lab in Carmel in anticipation of the Strawberry Moon on Friday, June 14th from 7-10pm!

Tunes courtesy of DJ Alex Ramirez. Beer and wine available for purchase. $10 suggested donation at the door.

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red steppes and Adam Ingram
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

red steppes and Adam Ingram

Tidewings Creative presents an evening of music with red steppes and Adam Ingram at the Lab in Carmel.  

red steppes’ debut A Mouth May Grow was rooted firmly in the topography of California; her sophomore release Arcs (Native Cat Recordings, out May 31 2019) is the fruit of a series of displacements, disturbances, and reorientations. Stylistically diverse, the album delivers minimalist guitar pop, mathy folk, and even a Peter Gabriel-tinged meditation on loss, finding equilibrium in songwriter Nika Aila States’ intimate vocals. Arcs is plush with the kind of photographic lyricism States began exploring with A Mouth May Grow; songs fondly addressed to lovers are mindful of an inevitable transience, lullabies keep account both of the world’s smallest gestures and its great ruins, and a series of scenes unfold as a prayer of sustenance, a knowing salutation aimed at fellow travelers and sailors-by-the-wind.

Adam Ingram is a singer songwriter from Monterey, California.  His style varies from gritty vocals and an indie rock sound, to tender, folky lyricism paired with fingerstyle guitar.  A former member of the group Valley Soul, Ingram now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he is beginning to make his way into the city’s music scene. 

Tickets are $8 at the door. Beer and wine available for purchase.  Doors at 5pm, show starts shortly after.

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Women’s Art Collective
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Women’s Art Collective

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative hosts a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel. The Women’s Art Collective is a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations. The Collective is open to anyone who is interested in empowering women in the arts, creates art or is interested in the local art community.  

The next meeting is Saturday, May 18th at 5pm.  Our main discussion will explore the individual’s creative process as inspired by ‘Oblique Strategies’, a series of prompts created by Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno to break creative deadlocks.

To sign up for the monthly newsletter, including monthly articles and discussion topics, please visit tidewingscreative.com.  Donations are greatly appreciated.  Snacks and light refreshments provided

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red steppes and Adam Ingram
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

red steppes and Adam Ingram

Tidewings Creative presents an evening of music with red steppes and Adam Ingram at the Lab in Carmel.  


red steppes’ debut A Mouth May Grow was rooted firmly in the topography of California; her sophomore release Arcs (Native Cat Recordings, out May 31 2019) is the fruit of a series of displacements, disturbances, and reorientations. Stylistically diverse, the album delivers minimalist guitar pop, mathy folk, and even a Peter Gabriel-tinged meditation on loss, finding equilibrium in songwriter Nika Aila States’ intimate vocals. Arcs is plush with the kind of photographic lyricism States began exploring with A Mouth May Grow; songs fondly addressed to lovers are mindful of an inevitable transience, lullabies keep account both of the world’s smallest gestures and its great ruins, and a series of scenes unfold as a prayer of sustenance, a knowing salutation aimed at fellow travelers and sailors-by-the-wind.

Adam Ingram is a singer songwriter from Monterey, California.  His style varies from gritty vocals and an indie rock sound, to tender, folky lyricism paired with fingerstyle guitar.  A former member of the group Valley Soul, Ingram now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he is beginning to make his way into the city’s music scene. 

Tickets are $8 at the door. Beer and wine available for purchase.  Doors at 5pm, show starts shortly after.


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Alex Ramirez and Sean Schiveley at the Lab
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Alex Ramirez and Sean Schiveley at the Lab

On Friday, April 26th at 7pm, Tidewings Creative presents an evening of live music with Sean Schiveley and Alex Ramirez at the Lab in Carmel. 

Salinas-native Sean Schiveley melds dreamy melodies with stories of loss, hope and love, similar to the sounds and tales of Nick Drake or Elliott Smith. Alex Ramirez is a singer/songwriter and musician known for his acoustic guitar based songs. He is best known for a catalog of lo-fi home recordings. 

Ramirez has a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his “whispery melodic” delivery and uses multi-tracking to create vocal layers and harmonies. Various publications have described his style as Alternative Folk and have pointed out production similarities with that of the early 1970s.

Tickets are $8 at the door. Beer and wine available for purchase. Doors at 7pm, show starts shortly after.

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Women’s Art Collective
Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Women’s Art Collective

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative will host a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel. The Women’s Art Collective will be a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations. The Collective is open to anyone who is interested in empowering women in the arts, and creates art or is interested in the local art community.

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Growth Art Opening
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Growth Art Opening

GROWTH

From ground comes growth and for Jean Vengua and Zoya Scholis that means plant-like forms in patterns bent in fields—an energy. Repetition and variation play in rhythm. On Friday, April 19th from 6-9pm, join us for the second installment of visual art from Vengua and Scholis. Music by Kristen Gradwohl and Thomas Howbert. $10-20 suggested donation. Beer and wine available for purchase.


JeanVengua

Vengua was raised in Santa Cruz, CA. She studied art with Donald Roy Thompson and Howard Ikemoto at Cabrillo College, received her B.A. in World Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSC, and PhD in English at UC Berkeley. She has been a teacher, writer and editor for many years; she is now Co-chair of Asian Cultural Experience (ACE), Salinas Chinatown, lives in Monterey, and has happily returned to painting and collage-making. Her poetry collection, Corporeal, was recently published by Black Radish Books.


As with her writing, Jean Vengua’s art is experimental and process-oriented. She explores color, shape, and line through painting, collage, and haptics. Starting with basic elements of line, color, scrap paper and cut-up pieces of “failed” work, Jean utilizes the materials of daily life, allowing the local environment, her personal history as an older Pilipinx artist, and her family’s immigrant experiences to inform her process. Her influences include both writers and painters including Paul Klee, Eileen Tabios, Alfonso Ossorio, Charlene Von Heyl, Trisha Brown, Stephen Vincent, and many asemic writers/artists. jeanvengua.com


ZoyaScholis

Scholis grew up in Monterey, Ca., studied Drawing, Painting and Art History with Mel Ramos, Enrique Chagoya and Dr. Mark Levy at CSUEB, graduating with honors in 1993. She taught elementary school until 2007 when she moved to San Jose where she began leading Art for Personal Growth workshops through Palo Alto Art center, University Art, Redwood city and Sunnyvale Adult Ed. In 2018 she returned to Monterey to refurbish her Seaside house and do counseling with art for children and adults. zoyart.com


Zoya Scholis is an abstract artist whose paintings feature grids and natural forms – birds, leaves and petals. As a process painter she often starts with random marks or pools of paint later defined by grids, lines or the organic carving of negative space. Her book on watercolor will be available at the Growth showing. Among her many influences are painters Joan Savo, Paul Klee, and Meredith Pardue, conceptual artist Taryn Simon and performance artist Valie Export. For Scholis, art making is an exploration of psyche and an experiment with the Divine. Zoyart.com



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Root, Unfurl, Expand: Celebrating Womxn featuring Nükhet Kardam and Leslie Drew
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Root, Unfurl, Expand: Celebrating Womxn featuring Nükhet Kardam and Leslie Drew

On Sunday, March 17th, we will hear from two local speakers: Professor Nükhet Kardam and local midwife and painter Leslie Drew. Kardam will host a small workshop at 12pm entitled, “Practicing Sacred Creativity". 

In this workshop, she will explore the meanings of “Sacred Creativity”, examine how we may expand our perceptive abilities to access the Source of Creativity, and provide insight into practicing creativity in Life and Art. 

At 3pm on Sunday, Leslie Drew will lead a slideshow presentation of women and birth in art from Ancient Egypt through modern artists. 

$10-20 suggested donation includes coffee and snacks.



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Root, Unfurl, Expand: ‘Ground’ Art Opening featuring Zoya Scholis and Jean Vengua
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Root, Unfurl, Expand: ‘Ground’ Art Opening featuring Zoya Scholis and Jean Vengua

Tidewings Creative presents “Root, Unfurl, Expand: Celebrating Womxn” at the Lab in Carmel. This weekend of events, scheduled from March 15-17, 2019, features local visual artists Zoya Scholis and Jean Vengua, as well as performances in music and poetry from local musicians Holysea, Kristen Gradwohl and Valerie Guardiola. Artist Jamie Oksas, Professor Nükhet Kardam and local midwife and painter Leslie Drew provide insight, wisdom and expression through sharing their experiences in the arts.

On Saturday, March 16th from 6-10pm, the Lab will open part one of its spring exhibition, entitled ‘Ground’. With this group of art pieces painted, cut and scratched, Zoya Scholis and Jean Vengua share a minimalist’s eye for mixed media: inspired by elemental forms—rock, water, fire, vibration—they work with line, color, and shape in various media to create subtle and bold compositions. Saturday will also feature artist Jamie Oksas, as she DJs and shares curated music spanning decades of women musicians. ‘Ground’ will be showing at the Lab from March 16th-April 5th, 2019. 

$20 Suggested donation includes small bites. Beer, wine and springtime cocktails available for purchase. 



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Root, Unfurl, Expand: Celebrating Womxn featuring Kristen Gradwohl, Holysea, Jean Vengua and Valerie Guardiola
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Root, Unfurl, Expand: Celebrating Womxn featuring Kristen Gradwohl, Holysea, Jean Vengua and Valerie Guardiola

Tidewings Creative presents “Root, Unfurl, Expand: Celebrating Womxn” at the Lab in Carmel. This weekend of events, scheduled from March 15-17, 2019, features local visual artists Zoya Scholis and Jean Vengua, as well as performances in music and poetry from local musicians Holysea, Kristen Gradwohl and Valerie Guardiola. Artist Jamie Oksas, Professor Nükhet Kardam and local midwife and painter Leslie Drew provide insight, wisdom and expression through sharing their experiences in the arts.

On Friday, March 15th at 7pm, join us at the Lab for a night of powerful womxn voices in music and poetry. Kristen Gradwohl, Holysea, Jean Vengua and Valerie Guardiola lead us in a night of ethereal observation, artistic participation and intimate reflection in celebration of womxn.

$20 suggested donation. Beer and wine available for purchase.



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Women’s Art Collective
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Women’s Art Collective

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative will host a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel. The Women’s Art Collective will be a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations. The Collective is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, and creates art or is interested in the local art community.

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Movie night at the Lab: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (and 80s dance party)
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Movie night at the Lab: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (and 80s dance party)

The Lab and Tidewings Creative present movie night…at the Lab! Tonight we’ll be showing “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!”

Then, after the film, stick around for an 80s-themed dance party!

(And if you’re feeling really adventurous, come by before the movie and build pillow forts!)

Beer, wine and 80s-themed cocktails will be available for purchase.

Limited seating!

If you have a seat cushion, bring! (Our chairsa aren’t the best, we admit.)

No cover. $10-20 donated appreciated at the door.

See you there and then!

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Artist Mixer: Pillow Forts!
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Mixer: Pillow Forts!

The Lab and Tidewings Creative announce our first ever Artist Mixer!!

Roll up to the Lab at 5pm on Sunday, January 27th, grab a drink, meet, mix and mingle with fellow artists (and non-artists) and.........wait for it......build pillow forts! Then stick around for the 7pm screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, (followed by an 80’s-themed dance party)!

Some things to know:

-We’ll provide some pillows and sheets, but bring your own pillows too, if you can.

-If you plan to stick around for the movie, bring your own dinner.

-No cover, but $10-20 donation is greatly appreciated at the door.

-If you’re not an “artist” per se, no problem!  Come anyway and hang out!

RSVP via thelabarts.com, so we know how many pillows to bring!  And ps- we will have 80’s-inspired cocktails!  See you then !


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Women’s Art Collective
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Women’s Art Collective

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative will host a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel. The Women’s Art Collective will be a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations. The Collective is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, and creates art or is interested in the local art community.

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Winter Solstice at the Lab
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Solstice at the Lab

Super excited for the Winter Solstice party at the Lab, featuring artwork from Emily Underwood and Taylor Coble! Join us Friday, December 21st from 6-10pm for an evening of art, local seasonal food, cocktails and tunes!

About the artists:

“Three years ago I picked up a camera, and it has since become an extension of my very being.  Searching for truth via street photography is a restless and often lonely journey.  It’s capturing a frozen moment in time, hoping to convey a compelling visual story, in fact.  But it’s important to remember that a fact is not necessarily a truth!  I think the truth lies somewhere in the perception and emotion of each individual viewer.”— Taylor Coble.  Check out more of his work @coblephotography.

Emily Underwood is a Cachagua artist inspired by the landscapes of California and everything that lives and grows on them.  She creates art to convey her enthusiasm for the natural world, blending her background in both science and art.  She has a particular interest in depicting the various landforms, plant communities and natural gardens of California.  In her paintings, she distills the landscape to create compositions that emphasize form and color.  Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and has been an artist-in-residence with the National Park Service, the Forest Service and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.  To see more of her artwork, please visit underwoodillustration.com or @emilyfemmina.

$20 Suggested Donation at the door | 3728 The Barnyard Ste. G-23 in Carmel.


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Women’s Art Collective
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Women’s Art Collective

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative will host a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel.  The Women’s Art Collective will be a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations.  The Collective is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, and creates art or is interested in art.  

Coffee, tea, wine, beer and light food provided. 3728 The Barnyard Ste. G-23 in Carmel.

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Winter Marketplace at the Lab
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Marketplace at the Lab

Come on out for the second Winter Marketplace at the Lab! Featuring 15 of the Peninsula’s coolest vendors, including:

Aliya’s Roots Remedies, Mother’s on the Mountain Jewelry, Oracle Farm and Fiber Studio, Big Sur Jade, Bohemia’s Knots Jewelry, Tidewings Creative, Carmel Arm Candy, Carmel Berry Co., Happy Girl Kitchen, Lacey Sutton Crafty Wares, The Bitter Ginger, John Chappell Design and more!

Located at the Lab in Carmel. 3728 The Barnyard Suite G-23. More info at thelabarts.com.

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Winter Marketplace at the Lab
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Marketplace at the Lab

Come on out for the Winter Marketplace at the Lab!  Featuring 15 of the Peninsula's coolest vendors, including:

Big Sur Inspirations, Miriam Grebe Images, Leah Mark Designs, Mothers on the Mountain Jewelry, Swinging From Trees, Fleur de Miel artisanal skincare,doTERRA essential oils, Haven Fine Arts, Big Sur Jade, Tidewings Creative, Sunrise Challenge, Seema Healing, Big Sur Inspirations, Schneider Brand Goods and more!

Saturday December 8th from 10am-5pm at the Lab, 3728 The Barnyard Ste. G-23 in Carmel.

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Women’s Art Collective
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Women’s Art Collective

Every third Saturday of the month, Tidewings Creative will host a Women’s Art Collective at the Lab in Carmel.  The Women’s Art Collective will be a socially safe, empowering space for women to gather and discuss current art projects and ambitions, share knowledge and forge collaborations.  The Collective is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, and creates art or is interested in art.  

Our first meeting will be Saturday, November 17th at 5PM, and will cover the logistics of a Women’s Art Collective, moderated topics and planning, as well as introductions and getting to know each other.  Coffee, tea, wine, beer and light food provided.  Donations welcome. 

3728 The Barnyard Ste. G-23 in Carmel.

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Martinmas Lantern Walk
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Martinmas Lantern Walk

The Third Annual Martinmas Lantern Walk will be held on Friday, November 16th from 4-7pm at Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Carmel Valley.  Martinmas is one of my favorite autumn traditions—bringing together community and collectively bringing our light into the world as the days grow shorter.

We will begin with an autumn potluck to share as community.  As dusk falls, we will gather to hear the story of Saint Martin, sing lantern songs and follow the light of our lanterns along the hillside in a mood of quiet reverence.  The night concludes with bedtime puppetry from Audrianne Taylor.

This is a lovely event for families with young children, but is also open to anyone who would like to attend! 

Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 28005 Robinson Canyon Road in Carmel Valley.

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