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MAGC’s vision is to preserve and share our beautiful historic site, while enriching our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment.

2019 events

Wednesday Evenings May 29th – July 3rd 2019

Yoga on the Lawn with Elizabeth Shelhart

Elizabeth Shelhart returns to MAGC this summer for all levels yoga class on the lawns of the Marin Art & Garden Center. Nothing is more relaxing at the end of the warm summer day than spreading a mat on the Gazebo Lawn and practicing yoga with the natural world as inspiration.

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May 31, 2019 – July 21, 2019

Exotic Aquatic: A Studio Exhibition by Erick Dunn and Erika Woolsey

Marine biologist and ocean activist Erika Woolsey will collaborate with bio-surrealist artist Erick Dunn to bring together worlds both real and imagined. They will present a magical experience in the gallery, combining art, science and sophisticated, cutting edge technology.

Opening Reception
May 31st 6 pm – 8 pm

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July 10, 2019

Coral Reefs & Manta Rays with Dr. Erika Woolsey

Conservationist Dr. Erika Woolsey takes us on a virtual dive among the manta rays and coral reefs of Palau.

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July 11, 2019

MAGC Summer Concert Series – Zydeco Flames

The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dancehalls.

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July 17, 2019

Iphone Photography in the Gardens

Have an iPhone and love to take photographs? This class covers essential iPhone camera capabilities, photography principles, and post-processing techniques—all to help you start taking better photographs right away!

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July 18, 2019

MAGC Summer Concert Series – Adam Theis MOBTET + Conservation Night

This ensemble features the hottest emerging talent in multi-instrumental and multi-genre performance in the Bay Area. Not only does the group blend a wide array of musical styles, but they also bring the audience on a musical expedition by creating vastly different sound worlds for each song through the use of various instrumentation and electronic sounds.

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July 24, 2019

Summer Floral Arranging with Liz Rivera

Join us for a hands on workshop on how to make beautiful arrangements in the summer from items in your garden. With expert guidance from Liz Rivera, you’ll create a unique, personal arrangement to take home.

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July 25, 2019

MAGC Summer Concert Series – The Schrammtastics

Erik Schramm has spent his entire life either as a musician, working with musicians or working where musicians hang out. Erik is a Bay Area native that has been touring the U.S. with the band Pop Rocks and Super Diamond.

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July 26, 2019 – September 14, 2019

Studio Exhibition: In Flight – Dick Morisawa & Peter Hassen

Artists Peter Hassen and Dick Morisawa’s work is very dissimilar in visual appearance, but connected in their explorations of nature and spirit. Hassen’s large, digital prints and video work play with science, nature and spirituality. He manifests a dialogue between these themes, raising existential questions about humans, cultures and existence. Dick Morisawa’s beautiful mixed media paintings use birds as a symbol for both freedom and connection. He incorporates a liberal movement of ink and paint, referencing Japanese calligraphy alongside a few cartoonish strokes.

Opening Reception
July 26, 2019 6pm – 8pm

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July 31, 2019

The State of Water with Obi Kaufmann

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water.

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August 1, 2019

MAGC Summer Concert Series – Matt Jaffe

Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started pursuing music more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.

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The Lifelong Gardener

September 11, 2019

The Lifelong Gardener

You can garden for life … with Adaptive Gardening. When life hands us lemons, make lemonade.

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September 20, 2019

2019 Harvest Dinner Fundraiser

Set in our gardens under the oak trees, guests will be able to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by an elegant three-course meal presented by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events.

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September 26, 2019

The History of Botanical Art with Catherine Watters

The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia – collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected during a voyage of exploration.

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October 4, 2019

Autumn Leaves in Colored Pencil

Spend a day playing with a variety of colored pencil techniques and creating the vibrant colors of the changing autumn leaves. We will work on drawing, creating veins and edges, experiment with shine and texture and learn various ways to use under-painting to simplify and enhance our work.

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October 11, 2019

ASBA: Pen & Ink Workshop with Kristin Jakob

Kristin will lead a studio-style class in which she will show examples of her pen & ink botanical drawings, demonstrate her techniques, and provide one-on-one coaching.

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November 1, 2019

Painting from the Garden: An introduction to Botanical Art

Learn the basic techniques for creating a botanical painting. You will spend the first half of the class observing and drawing a specimen with local artist Sally Petru.

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November 16, 2019

Exploring Plants through Sketching with Lee McCaffree

It is fall. Let’s look at leaves and flowers at the Marin Art and Garden Center. We will focus on seeing details to understand how the world of botany works. Are they big, little, round, pointed, flat, thick, simple, or complicated?

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Weddings, Life Celebrations, Business Events, Special Events

MAGC has won “Best Place for a Wedding” in the Pacific Sun’s annual Best of Marin awards so many times that we have made their Hall of Fame!

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