Artist Larry Le Brane

Morro Bay Art Association is featuring mixed media artist Larry Le Brane’s exhibit, “Out on a Whim,” with imaginative sculpture and functional fine craft, from Sept. 17-Nov. 2, at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St.

The collection includes whimsical and unique artwork including his exaggerated stiletto footwear, Day-of-the-Dead sculpture, a car, a fish, glass-scapes and popular functional fine craft.

Le Brane’s eclectic designs blend a love for manipulating unusual materials, found objects such as musical instruments, fused glass, drawing, painting, and detailed craftsmanship with a street-wise and academic background.

Towers Of Bobble made of fused glass, stiletto knives, mirrors, leather, metal and found objects will be featured from Sept. 17-Nov. 2, at Art Center Morro Bay.

Why shoes? “My current stiletto creations,” Le Brane said, “are suggestive, provocative, curvy forms combined with themes that fulfill flights of footwear fantasies. It’s so fun to watch guests circle around the high heels, trying to figure out ‘What IS that and WHAT was he thinking of!’ One of my favorite reactions was a young kid who pointed at my shoe sculpture and asked, ‘Hey Mom, is that art?’”

The Association’s Annual Member Showcase, “Perspectives,” is also on display and features home décor, and one-of-a-kind gifts by member artists.

The Art Center Morro Bay is open from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays-Mondays, and follows safety precautions as you comfortably view local art (bring a mask).

See: www.artcentermorrobay.org for more on the MBAA.