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JoanJones Stages Her Last Hurrah--all Over Again

July 21st, 2014

JoanJones Stages Her Last Hurrah--all   Over Again

With apologies to Yogi Berra, the Dodger catcher who once said, “It's like déjà vu all over again,” Joan Jones announced the theme for her upcoming art show at the Grossman Gallery in Lompoc 's Library, 501 E. North, throughout August as “My Last Hurrah – All Over Again.” Gallery hours coincide with those of the library, which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays.
In February, 2011, when she staged her original “last hurrah,” Jones claims she left the door open for future shows by referring to others --not necessarily in her profession -- who'd come out of retirement, to perform at least once more. These included professional quarterback, Brett Favre, singer Barbra Streisand, and actress, Sarah Bernhardt, who, as a friend noted recently, was well-known for her “farewell tours!”
Jones explained that when she heard that this year August will have five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays, a phenomenon not...

Jewelry By Joan Jones To Be Featured At Reception

February 2nd, 2011

Jewelry By Joan Jones To Be Featured At Reception

These will be among the pieces shown at Lompoc's Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 - 4 p.m., when Joan Jones holds a public showing of both paintings and jewelry
Because it's her final show, she calls it “My Last Hurrah -- A Retrospective,” It opened Feb. 1 and will hang through Monday, Feb.28. Gallery hours coincide with those of the library, which are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 12 noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Before now, Jones has shown only new work at her one-person shows, but “what with the holidays, the effort involved, and that creeping age-thing, I’m slowing down and offering some of my earlier, mostly award-winning, work,” she explained.
The public is invited to an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the gallery . During those hours, Jones plans to show her latest interest, jewelry design, as well as the paintings.
Her lifelong interest in things artistic...

My Last Hurrah . A Retrospective

February 2nd, 2011

My Last Hurrah . A Retrospective


Joan Jones has mounted her final show, “My Last Hurrah -- A Retrospective,” in the Lompoc library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave. It opened Tuesday, Feb. 1, and will hang through Monday, Feb.28. Gallery hours coincide with those of the library, which are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 12 noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Before now, Jones has shown only new work at her one-person shows, but “what with the holidays, the effort involved, and that creeping age-thing, I’m slowing down and offering some of my earlier, mostly award-winning, work,” she explained.
The public is invited to an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the gallery . During those hours, Jones plans to show her...

Reception And Book Signing

August 1st, 2010

Reception And Book Signing

Sharing the spotlight at an art reception/ book-signing will be Joan Jones, artist, and Steve Pepe, vintner and recently-turned author. The event takes place Wednesday, August 11, from 5 – 7 p.m. at The Bookstore, 1137 N. H. Street, at Barton, in the Flower Valley Plaza. Copies of Pepe’s book, “Clos Pepe: A Vintner’s Quest for Great Dirt,” and original paintings and giclee fine art prints will be available for sale at the event.
Steve and his wife Catherine began searching for the ideal ground on which to produce pinot noir grapes in 1994. When they found a 40-acre horse ranch on Hwy. 246, just east of Tularosa Rd. in the Santa Rita Hills, they knew they’d found it. The following year they were joined in this family-enterprise by their son Wes Hagen and, in 2000 by Wes’ bride Chanda. The vineyard is now in its fourth year of production
Joan, a Lompoc Valley resident since 1978, is an artist who works in watercolors and pastels as well as mixed media. Her efforts have...

Ladies Day Show Features Work By Joan Jones

July 9th, 2010

Ladies Day Show Features Work By Joan Jones

Customers at Lompoc’s only book store now have a chance to browse for more than books since Leslie Sevier, owner of The Book Store in Flower Valley Plaza at “H” and Barton Streets, introduced art into her living room-like setting. Earlier this year, members of the Lompoc Valley Art Assn. began displaying works above the store’s book shelves, and, this month and next, a new show, “Ladies’ Day,” featuring watercolors, pastels, and giclee prints by Joan Jones, hangs near the store’s front window.
An artist’s reception will be held in late July in conjunction with a book-signing event yet to be announced. In the meantime, customers are welcome to come and preview Jones’ work.