Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
Annual PAL & LAA Potluck & Social
For PAL & LAA – Guests Welcome!
Enjoy a glass of wine and the summer evening on the patio at Charles R Winery with your new and old PAL and LAA friends and guests. Hosts Bonnie and Dick Bartlett, owners of the winery, have been gracious enough to share their tasting room with us for several years now and we appreciate it very much.
Caryne Mount will be taking your RSVP’s. Please call her by September 7 and let her know what you will be bringing–appetizers, salad, main dish or dessert. LAA will supply paper and plastic utensils and non-alcololic beverages. (There will be a short general meeting.)
* Directions: To find Charles R Winery, leave 580, at Livermore Avenue going South. It curves around and becomes Tesla Road. Drive East to Greenville road and turn South (passing Poppy Ridge Golf Course) for about 1.5 miles. At the end of the paved road, you will see the Charles R sign. Drive straight ahead for a short distance and the tasting room will be right in front of you. 925 454-3040.
Regardless of location, all General Meetings of PAL & LAA are intended for members of both groups! Please take the short drive between Livermore and Pleasanton. The more the merrier!
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
PAL President’s Message for the Summer, 2017 from George Barbarino:
“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love”. —Claude Monet
As the summer draws to an end, I would like to recommend two books that I enjoyed earlier this year. The first book is: Claude Monet: Life and Art, by Professor Paul Hayes Tucker. This book covers the life of Monet from childhood, through his good and bad years, until his death in 1926. It is a fascinating read with many illustrations of Monet’s work from obscure to well known. If you have been a fan, then this book will be an exciting trip for you through many wonderful paintings and sketches by Monet. Linda and I and four of our friends also were able to see Monet’s home at Giverny this summer. Reading the Life & Art made our trip to Claude’s home even more fulfilling then expected. Pick it up and enjoy.
The second book is one that I picked up on our Viking River Cruise of the Seine River earlier this summer, Everything is Happening, Journey into a Painting, by Michael Jacobs. This is a complete, gripping and beguiling journey into the mysteries and meaning of “La Meninas’, which is Velazquez’s iconic masterpiece. Michael Jacobs & Ed Vulliamy, who wrote the introduction and coda, takes you on an almost never ending historic look into this amazing painting from the 1656. It is a wonderful journey with many twists and turns. If you love history and Velazquez’ work then you will enjoy this book.