I'll participating in these 3 Summer Art Shows
ART on the Square
Hamilton Ave. at Courthouse Square, downtown Redwood City
Fri June 9th & Fri July 28th • 5pm-8:30pm
In it's 17th Season, Art on the Square offers the very best in fine arts and crafts with prices for every budget. We believe that art creates strong and vibrant communities. Our mission is to bring art to Redwood City and Redwood City to art. We present four summer shows and one holiday show at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City, CA. Click here for our gallery and a list of artists by show with links to their websites.
Make it Main Street HMB
Kelly Street between Main & Johnston, Half Moon Bay
Thursday July 6th • 3pm-7pm
On the 1st Thursday of every month, Make It Main Street presents surprising and entertaining experiences on five blocks of Main Street, and throughout Downtown Half Moon Bay. Residents and visitors are invited to discover a Makers Marketplace, take in an independently made film, catch an artist demonstration, and listen in as Musicians, Poets, Writers & Storytellers perform among the eclectic array of Shops, Bookstores, Nurseries, Restaurants, Wine Bars, Cafes and Galleries that grace 5 blocks of HMB's historic Main Street.
…and these 2 Music Events
San Carlos Pride
Cedar Stage at Burton Park, San Carlos
Saturday, June 17 • 11am to 2pm on
Join Michelle Kiba and the Tikitones (Ellen Silva and Lisa Burns) to celebrate inclusivity with music, community resources, and art projects!
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
University Avenue at Webster, Palo Alto
Sunday, August 27, 2023 • 10am to 6pm
Join Ellen's band Island Dream (tropical pop/bluesy folk) at this high-quality festival, hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, attracts 250 fine art & contemporary craft displays, Italian Street Painting Expo, Kids' Art Studio, specialty areas, stage & street entertainment, gourmet food, fine wines & micro-brews.
Art/Design My life as an artist began with creating impressionistic watercolors as a child, then logos for my pre-teen band. I was highly inspired by the Peter Max and Bill Grahams concert graphics. As a teen, I studied oil painting via Van Gogh's masterpieces, and fell in love with the poster art of Toulouse Lautrec. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Illustration & Graphic Design, I've spent the past 40 years as self-employed Graphic Designer & Illustrator. more…
Murals Since 1997, I've also been a muralist, directing over 150 mural projects at Bay Area schools and communities, and painting in residences and communities. more…
Fine Art Since 2012 I've been participating in solo and group exhibits. I paint to create joy in my own world, and hopefully in others lives as well. Bright colors give me a sense of possibility, and hope that each day will bring possibilities for a more connected and peaceful world. When visiting my studio, or a show, you’ll view vibrant nature-inspired art on recycled fence boards, wood, and canvas. more…
Music For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to play in a band. The first was "The Pre- Teen Tones" (at 12). It was the 60s, we were 5 friends with guitars playing folks rock covers. Then it was the 80's, we were 4 "Girls with Guitars", and for the first time my originals were included on the set list. more…