Masks Focus Of Virtual Art Show By Central Coast Museum

May 26, 2020

Masks have become a part of our lives, including artists on the Central Coast.  In fact, in Santa Barbara County, face coverings have become mandatory apparel in many cases as of Tuesday.

While we’re wearing them to try to protect ourselves and others, many people are trying to add a little style to them, with unique materials and colors.  A Central Coast museum is celebrating the art of masks with a new online exhibition.

Santa Barbara artist Georganne Alex says they can be fashionable.  

“The Art of Face Masks” is the first ever virtual art exhibition created by Solvang’s Elverhoj Museum.  It features the works of more than a half dozen Santa Barbara County artists.

Jody Williams is the Museum’s Assistant Director.  She curated the “Art Of Face Masks” exhibition.  She says some of the masks are wearable art, while some are just art.

Williams says it makes sense that if we have to wear masks, some people are going to want them to be stylish enough to go with a blouse, or dress.

The "Art Of Face Masks" virtual exhibition is now online, available for viewing.