MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery hosts a reception for the exhibit Take Three, featuring three artists: Taj Vaccarella (Santa Barbara), Brad Nuorala (Tucson), and Carol Paquet (Arroyo Grande) on Friday, July 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. The work will remain on view through September 16.
Taj Vaccarella paints abstracts, landscapes and portraits in oil on canvas. His years in Italy and France have influenced his palette and imagery, yet, his Santa Barbara roots and interior dialog are additionally represented in his artwork.
Brad Nuorala’s city life in the Midwest has combined with the light and colors of his current home in the Southwest to create his current collection of works. He paints his perspectives on the glances he gets while walking down a street and captures a snapshot of place and time.
Carol Paquet’s work is about the natural world, and often, how humankind has affected it. She drips, pours and paints her many-layered canvases until the story is told.
Following the reception and exhibit will be an artist talk with Taj Vaccarella beginning at 6 p.m.
MichaelKate Gallery is located at 132 Santa Barbara St. in Santa Barbara.