2017-18 Exhibition Season

As part of the annual Holidays at the Grand programming, a special exhibition of works by artists featured in Art Co-Opted (our curated cooperative
in the South Gallery) are presented across the galleries.  Over 30 artists, designers and lenders offer a diverse selection of functional, decorative
and fine quality works at very reasonable prices.  Many of these handmade, one-of-kind items are only available for a limited time during this show.
Consider unique gifts for your friends and family, or build your own collection this holiday season!

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Memoirs from the 6th Great Extinction features a body of work referencing the endangerment and loss of species and habitats.
Through romanticized portraits, she explores nature and the human condition.  Her surreal paintings are equally beautiful, mysterious, odd and funny,
while incorporating both classical techniques and contemporary adornments.

Kim Scott is a celebrated visual artist and arts educator from Sacramento, California.  She has exhibited professionally and internationally for over 30 years.
Her work resides in several public and private collections including the Crocker Art Museum, The Burkhart Collection, The Center for Cellular and Molecular Study and The Billy Shire Collection.  Ms. Scott’s diverse experience as an educator includes the California Prison System, Short Center North,
American River Community College and The College of Art in New Delhi, India.


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The 10th Anniversary 2016-17 Season closed with a blockbuster event!  This exclusive exhibition featured a unique display of art and objects that illustrated the 100+ year history, allure and creative process of stop motion animation. Vivid Increments presented production art, posters, puppets, props, toys and video exploring the genre including King Kong (1933), The Black Scorpion (1957), Jack the Giant Killer (1962), Planet of Dinosaurs (1977), “Gumby” (1980-90’s), Mars Attacks (1996), James and the Giant Peach (1996), ParaNorman (2012) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).

In addition, a series of special educational events featured movie screenings, presentations & workshops
with appearances by experts from the field of stop motion animation.  We were honored to host Stephen C. Wathen, serving as our summer Artist-In-Residence to the programming.  The exhibition was Co-Curated by Dennis Lancaster (Creative Director at Intermission Productions) & William Wilson (Cultural Arts Manager at the Grand) in recognition of those working in this incredible media, from the early pioneers such as Dawley, O'Brien, Pal & Harryhausen,
to the contemporary animation studios of Aardman, Clokey & Laika.

V I V I D   I N C R E M E N T S   S P E C I A L   E V E N T S

Opening Reception

Meet-n-Greet with Dennis Lancaster, Stephen C. Wathen & William Wilson
Saturday, June 10th, 12 to 2 pm

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Animating Gumby
with Stephen C. Wathen
Saturday, June 24th
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All Powerful!  Still Living! – King Kong at the Grand!
Saturday, July 8th

King Kong (1933), plus Herbert Dawley’s Classic Silent Dinosaur Films
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) and Along the Moonbeam Trail (1921)
with Jim Aupperle, Steven Austin, Sylvia Czerkas, Ernest Farino, Greg Kulon, Stephen C. Wathen
moderated by Mark Wolf

with Steven Austin, Sylvia Czerkas, Ernest Farino & Mark Wolf
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Dinosaur Stop Motion Experience
Saturday, July 15th

hosted by Jim Aupperle & Stephen C. Wathen
with Jim Aupperle & Stephen C. Wathen

Art Co-Opted

Special exhibits of original artwork, limited editions, and artist-designed products from over 40 local, regional and national artists are featured in the South Gallery. Over 1,500 items have been sold since 2009!  These exclusive artworks and products are available at low price points for a limited time only in this unique venue.  

Rotating displays in the Co-Op run concurrent with feature exhibitions.  Art Co-Opted is presented  as the featured exhibition in November and December annually as part of the seasonal Holidays at the Grand programming.

Artists, designers, collectors & gallerists interested in participanting in the Co-Op can find more information about on-going exhibition opportunities here.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • +1 hour prior to select ticketed Presenting Program events in the theatres.
  • The Galleries are closed in between exhibitions and during the month of August.
  • Please note the Galleries are closed November 23rd – 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Contact Us

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 209-831-6TKT (6858)
Fax: 209-831-6271

boxoffice at cityoftracy.org

Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
One hour prior to ticketed performances.

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