Firehouse Arts Center:
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Don Cresswell shows his Photography on the PAL Wall, upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center May 30 until July 7. Don has traveled the world with aviation and has been inspired by all the cultures, foods and beauty around the globe. Don has been creating all his life. From drawing cars at a young age and having aspirations to be an automotive designer to being introduced to Graphic Design in high school which then led to an Advertising major at San Jose State University. Don then went in a different direction and had a thirty-five year career in Aviation. During his extensive travels over the years, he often took along his camera. In 2015, he decided to take his passion for photography seriously and began exhibiting publicly and has since received several awards. Beyond travel, his lifelong passions for both the grace of automotive design and being in the kitchen cooking are evident in his respective series on those subjects.
Lynne Shephard shows all abstracts, a study of textures and working with color arrangements. July 11 until August 4.
Susan Helmer, Paintings on Silk, August 9 until September 15.
Other Firehouse Exhibits
Usha Shukla in the Firehouse Lobby: Her oil paintings in her colorful and abstract Inflorescence Series will be on display
now through August 1. Usha seeks to distill the light and movement of nature, freeing it of any physical references.
Dog Show, For the Love of Dogs, Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center on now through July 21. Artists included are Kaethe Bealer, Marina Berlin, Susan Else, Kathleen Hill, Mila Kirillova, William Rushton, and Kerri Warner. Kathleen’s painting,
FOR KIDS… Doggy Litter-ature youth Creative Writing: Pups, pups, and more pups! Creative writing, reading, and games centered around everybody’s favorite four-legged friend. Program led by Meg Fleming, City of Pleasanton’s Literary Ambassador. Ages 8-12, Thursday, July 12, 2018, 4:00-5:00. www.firehousearts.org/gallery/current-exhibits/
Underpinnings, August 8 to September 15 Harrington Gallery, Opening Reception Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 to 9:00. Prints, paintings, and ethereal sculptures explore and express the skeletal structure of shops, bridg- es, and art itself. Works by Bay Area artists Kathleen Crocetti, Monicka Meler, Jenny Robinson, Deborah Sibony, and Anne Subercaseaux. Exhibition Related Children’s Program: YOUNG@ART Buildings & Bridges Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 4:30-5:45 pm. For more details visit www.FirehouseArts.org.
Firehouse Art Center, Harrington Gallery Shows above. When a show is in the Gallery, the hours are Wednesday–Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 to 3:00 pm. Lobby Hours at the Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, are Wednesday-Friday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 925 931-4850, www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.
Alameda County Fair Fine Arts Show, June 15 to July 8. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. www.alamedacountyfair.com 925 426-7611.
LAA and PAL Member Alameda County Fair Awards
- Best of Class, Prints: Karen Barry, Alviso Adobe
- Best of Class, Computer Generated: Barbara Stanton, Meighan Standing
- Silver Awards: Amy Leung, Maltese; Kathleen Hill, Fall Finches; Karen Barry, The Night Watchman; Charlotte Severin, Summer Heat Wave; Linda Garbarino, Burl
- Honorable Mentions: Lily Xu, Summer; Karen Barry, Freda; Linda Garbarino, Under the Tree
- Best of Class, Color: Barbara Mallon
- Silver Award: Kerry McGehee, Water Temple Heights
- Best of Class, Wood: David Goosman, Olive
- Silver Award: Sue Vincent, Sofia, Tea Goddess
Robin Leimer has been accepted into the California Art Club exhibit at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame. The exhibit “Art Between the Lines” opens Sunday April 29, 2:00 to 4:00 with the Artists’ Reception which is open to the public. The exhibit runs April 29 through July 8, 2018.
Judy Rice has paintings in Panama Bay Coffee Co. on First St., Livermore through July 15.
Kerry McGehee is in “Mix it Up” at the Village Theater Gallery, Front Street, Danville. Show runs until August 25th.
The Magic of Collaboration, May 26 – July 7, Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, Information: 510 418-9383. Gallery Hours (during exhibits): Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 to 3:00 and by appointment. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynne Shephard has selected works in “Nature Abstraction” show, Alameda County Administration Building, Oak Street, Oakland from February 26 to August 2.
Seen/Hear, A Multicultural Exhibit Celebrating Heritage, African, Hispanic and Native American Art from John Fonseca, John Balloue, Daniel Camacho, Francisco Franco, Nana-Dictta Graves, Fortune Sitole, and Wawi Amasha. Bankhead Theater Gallery, June 27 to August 27. Artist Reception on Saturday, July 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA
Painting with my Scissors, Art Quilts by Denise Oyama Miller, June 30 to August 1 at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi Street, Suite 3-C, Richmond. There will be a reception on Sunday, July 8, 1:00 to 4:00 and a work- shop, “Broken Color” on July 14-15. Information: 510 558-0218.
Stockton Art League National Juried Show at the Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing, Stockton from May 17 through July 15. PAL & LAA members who have been accepted into this show are Robin Leimer, Nancy Roberts, Diane Rodriguez, Norma Webb, and Glenyse Henshel. Congratulations to you all! 60thStocktonArtLeagueJuriedExhibition. 209 940-6300.