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The artist residency program at Djerassi opens its doors to the public on August 12.

Artist Bruce Beasley’s sculpture, “Aristus,” is located on the grounds of Djerassi.


The annual Open House/Open Studios at Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers the public a chance to tour its expansive grounds (self-guided or with a docent); delight in dance and music performances; meet the current artists-in-residence (including Nicolas Ponton, a visual artist from Argentina, and New York-based graphic novelist Amy Kurzweil); watch the Woodside Plein Air Painting Group create; and sample gourmet bites by the program’s chef, Dan Tosh.

Guests are also welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy while exploring the trails that wind through towering redwoods and rolling hills. Another popular activity during this fun-filled day: Pause to simply take in the stunning panoramic views that include the Pacific Ocean, as well as the myriad art installations that dot the 583-acre property in Woodside. Reservations for the Aug. 12 event are required and space is limited. 10AM to 5PM, tickets $50 general admission, $25 ages 6-12, free for children under 6 and Djerassi alumni


Originally published in the July issue of Silicon Valley

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