On Thursday, September 11, we will welcome local Bay Area artist Johanna Baruch for an Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7pm of her installation, "The Color of the Infinite," for our quarterly Mystic Hotel Art Series. Please RSVP here for the reception.

You will enjoy bites and sips from Chef Luke Knox as you peruse Johanna's current work, which is part of her Cosmos Series of paintings.  The magnificence and mystery of space touches Johanna in deep and mysterious ways.  Inspired by the beauty, color and movement of the universe, she paints each work from this visceral place, filled with the boundless space where science and magic meet.

Johanna paints in oil on wood and aluminum panels, incorporating her very unique approach to the techniques of the old masters, creating luminescent surfaces through applying multiple layers of transparent colored glazes.

View Johanna’s work at johannabaruch.com and on display on the lobby level and second floor of the Mystic Hotel until December 2014.