Visuals 12.30.21 | Art, theater and culture

Jessica zhou

This exhibition is almost complete, but deserves another look. The above piece, titled “Suspended,” is part of the Monterey High School digital arts exhibit “Beauty Through Our Eyes” which is still on display until Friday, Jan. 7 at the Pacific Grove Art Center (568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove). Jessica Zhou and 31 other young artists from MHS share their vision of beauty. “We have come to appreciate beauty more than ever as we have faced the challenges of the past two years,” they wrote in a joint statement. “Making art helps us express how we feel, let go of the things that bother us, and focus on the things we love.” Monterey High School’s Digital Arts Program aims to provide world-class education to students in grades 9-12 in photography, video production, digital music production, web design , digital illustration, animation and 3D modeling. [AP]

Visuals 12/30/21

Lisa Roed Zylstra

The piece above is titled “Crystal Walk”, an 11 x 14 inch oil painting, small in size but with a great seasonal mood. According to the painter, “it captures the cold, the cold blue light and the pure magic of walking in the freshly fallen snow under a canopy of crystals”. Lisa Roed Zylstra is a landscape artist living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She is an active member of the California Art Club, its two chapters in Monterey and San Francisco, and Yosemite Sierra Artists. Additional works can be viewed and purchased on the Zylstra website (, as well as on [AP]