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Rancho Santa Fe couple shares vast art collection with attendees at San Diego Museum of Art fundraiser

(L-R) Dr. Ariel Plotek, Demi Rogozienski, Frank Rogozienski with Corot’s “Fisherman” in the background. Photo by Diane Welch

If a picture paints a thousand words then the art collection of Demi and Frank Rogozienski speaks volumes. The couple recently opened up their private collection to members of the San Diego Museum of Art’s (SDMA) North County Chapter (NCC) support council. During this recent “Art in the Afternoon” fundraiser event, guests were given a rare insider’s view of the Rogozienskis’ vast collection of art that fills every room in their light-infused Rancho Santa Fe Covenant home.

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist to be featured in photo exhibit highlighting inspirational women

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist Ruth Westreich is one of 40 women featured in “Notes to Our Sons and Daughters: My Sister’s Voice.” Courtesy photo

The multimedia exhibition will feature 40 portraits of women from diverse generations and cultures, captured by photographer Pablo Mason.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to present oil painting class

By Kim Doherty

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering two sessions of oil painting classes for adults taught by Kim Doherty, local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild.

Expert gives presentation in Rancho Santa Fe on advances in methods to distinguish between authentic and fake art

(L-R) Ava Domann, Angela Jackson, Maurizio Seracini, Julia Domann.  Photo by Diane Welch

Authenticating works of art, and sometimes revealing fakes, sounds like the basis for a dramatic movie plot. For Florence native Maurizio Seracini, it’s his business. Through his company Great Masters Art Authentication, LLC, Seracini – a scientist and art expert – analyzes paintings and architecture using state-of-the art technology to not only distinguish the genuine from the fake, but to also show iterations that a work of art or a building often undergoes.

Maurizio Seracini, ‘Master of Old Master Paintings,’ to speak at event in Rancho Santa Fe

Art expert Maurizio Seracini will speak at the April 30  Village Viewpoints event. Courtesy photo

On Wednesday, April 30, Seracini will take the community on a tour of what he has discovered underneath these famous works of art; incredibly beautiful under-drawings that allow us to see the artist’s creativity and his treasure trove of ideas. In addition, he will be take the audience on “a treasure hunt for grown ups” as he discusses conspiracy theories, riddles and clues that are a part of his search for the lost Da Vinci treasure, the Battle of Anghiari.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s bird sculpture wins top award at international competition

Steffen’s entries included a miniature and full-sized roadrunner. The larger one, “Sanctuary,” won first place and finished second best of show out of more than 20 sculptures in the decorative life size division, birds of prey, game birds and songbirds categories. Courtesy photos

Dale Steffen, the “bird man of Rancho Santa Fe,” entered two wood-carved bird sculptures in The California Open, the 41st annual international carving competition on Feb. 15 and 16 in San Diego.

Steffen’s entries included a miniature and full-sized roadrunner. The larger one, “Sanctuary,” won first place and finished second best of show out of more than 20 sculptures in the decorative life size division, birds of prey, game birds and songbirds categories.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center introduces fine art class for adults

By Kim Doherty

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering a series of oil painting classes for adults taught by local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, Kim Doherty.

Local mosaic artist featured at Oceanside Museum of Art

Oceanside Museum of Art Executive Director Daniel Foster with artist Jean Wells. Courtesy of OMA

The exhibit features more than 60 life-size, pop-infused mosaics.

Work by young Rancho Santa Fe artists on display at Rancho Santa Fe Library

In honor of Youth Art Month, the masterpieces of R. Roger Rowe School students will be on display at the Rancho Santa Fe Library throughout the month of March.

In honor of Youth Art Month, the masterpieces of R. Roger Rowe School students will be on display at the Rancho Santa Fe Library throughout the month of March.

Painting pets is a passion for local artist Judi Mezzullo

Mezzullo is also co-chair of the Community Advisory Board at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

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