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New Exhibit Opens this weekend at SLO Museum of Art: Wine Becomes Art

On March 1st, The Wine History Project opens Wine Becomes Art, an exhibit featuring original works and art etchings on wine bottles at the SLO Museum of Art in San Luis Obispo.

Wine Becomes Art is the culmination of artists and winemakers tying their artistic craftsmanship together to create works of art while helping to promote the Central Coast wine industry. Through the lens of three community-wide organizations, the Central Coast Wine Classic, the Edna Valley Arroyo Grande Valley Vintners and Growers Association (now SLO Wine Country) and the Mano Tinta Project, Wine Becomes Art showcases the synergy of the creative process of winemaking and the visual arts.

The exhibit will include original works by Michael Masicampo, an artist who worked as a cellar hand for Edna Valley Vineyard in the early 90s, whose art was featured in the very first Harvest Celebration events hosted by the then Edna Valley Arroyo Grande Valley Vintners and Growers Association.    

Also on display will be the Mano Tinta Project, a charity wine project produced by Talley Vineyards, which features local artists’ label designs and original works.  Proceeds from the sales of Mano Tinta support The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment that benefits farm workers in San Luis Obispo County. 

The exhibit runs from March 1 to April 14 at the SLO Museum of Art, located at 1010 Broad Street in San Luis Obispo. For more information contact info@winehistoryproject.org.

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