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Morro Bay Historical Society presents Hidden History



Out here in the Wild, Wild West of California, some might say our history doesn’t go far back, but we’ve got roots. And art, oh boy do we have art.

Looking to celebrate both of those things? The Morro Bay Historical Society is proud to present Hidden History, an art exhibit hosted by the Morro Bay Art Association.

A private collection of rarely seen paintings is on loan for this special event. Artworks by prominent 20th century artists who lived or worked in Estero Bay communities, circa 1920 through 1970, will be on display from Aug. 11 to Sept. 16 at the Art Center Morro Bay. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Celebrated artists include Charles Hoxsey, “Robbie” Robinson (1862-1945), Aaron E. Kilpatrick (1872-1953), Marian Barnett (1913-1978), Joyce Pike, and Gladys and Stanton Gray.

Stanton was an instructor at Cal Poly and Gladys helped form the Central Coast Watercolor Society. Joyce Pike is a master oil painter and listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Robbie Robinson was a member of the California Watercolor Society and the American Artists Professional League. Historical information about these artists and their pieces will accompany the art.

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