SCV News | Surrealist and abstract art exhibitions in September

Uploaded: , Friday Sep 2nd, 2022

By City of Santa Clarita

Immerse yourself in wonderfully surreal and abstract works of art by visiting two new exhibits opening at galleries across Santa Clarita City in September. Residents are encouraged to explore the Canyon Country Community Center and City Hall’s first-floor gallery to see the pieces up close throughout the fall.

Running September 9 through December 16 at the Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country CA 91351, “Ocean Abstractions: Wet and Watery” is an abstract exhibit featuring the work of local artist Nancy Eckel. Eckel’s love and interest in the ocean and nature is evident in the exhibits. Although the works are clearly abstract, the texture and colors bring the ocean imagery to life. To learn more about Eckel’s work, visit her website at

A group exhibition, “Surreal,” will be on view at the First Floor Gallery at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355, from September 16 through December 9. The art on display sheds light on the innovative world of Surrealism, the movement synonymous with Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, André Breton, Man Ray and others. The artists in this group exhibition present the inspiration and influence of this movement on their work through a range of subjects. Join the City of Santa Clarita for an evening to discuss the featured works and get to know the artists behind these pieces on Friday, September 23 from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall.

To learn more about these exhibits and additional art opportunities or to view the galleries virtually after they open, please visit If you have any questions, please contact the city’s arts coordinator, Katherine Nestved, at

William E. Bennett