Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
LAA & PAL General Meeting
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:30 pm – Bothwell Art Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore
Guest Artist: Peter Langenbach Muiltimedia Sculptor
Peter Langenbach’s work is best explained in his own words: “Given the absurdity of the world we live in, I have taken on as my singular task that of providing a bit of irreverence through whimsically sophomoric to topically edge sculptures. I expect that when you view my pieces, you might think that this guy has a pretty self-indulgent sense of humor. Yeah that, and being in a classroom with 12 year olds for 35 years is not a conduit to high art, just good preparation for a little zaniness.” Peter’s formal education at San Francisco State College during the rebellious years of the late 60’s is often reflected in the social narrative of his subject matter.
Exclusively, Peter uses recycled materials–such as old fence posts, scraps of wood and leftover house paint–for both environmental reasons, and because it forces him to be more creative in his approach to art. Well that, and according to his artist wife, Maureen, he’s ‘damn cheap’. Growing up with Depression-era parents, he learned to make due with whatever materials were readily available. Now many people contact him to see if he is interested in their discards.
“When you view my work, Peter says, I hope that you can find humor in both the message and materials and have second thoughts the next time you go to discard something that could end up in land fill.” Currently the best way to see Peter’s body of work would be to go to his website. www. peterlangenbach.com. Bring your sense of humor and a friend and prepare yourself to have a fun evening!
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
PAL President’s Message:
Art Shows, Art Exhibits, Art Fairs, Art in the Park, Art at the Nursery, Art in the Vineyard. How many art shows have you participated in this year? Wait; did I hear you say NONE? About one-third of PAL’s Membership have never shown their work at one of our shows.
I challenge you to show your ART in 2017. You need to have feedback on your ART from your fellow artists, from your family and from the public. By showing your art you will grow and become much more aware of the world around you and your art will improve.
Enter one of Pleasanton Art League’s shows before the year ends. It is your chance to listen, to learn and to see what people say about your art. Also, it is a chance for you to see other PAL artists’ work.
As long has I have been a working artist, I’m always amazed at what I see and at what I learn about art from participating in local art shows.
Join me and show your ART in a show. I guarantee you will be amazed, impressed and rewarded by what you see and learn.