Firehouse Art Center, Harrington Gallery Shows below. 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.rehousearts.org. Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Karen Barry, Printmaker, May 16 to June 20. “I use
traditional printmaking techniques: woodcut, linocut, metal plate etching, and stone lithography. I am inspired by places and people that are special to me, near and far; in my backyard and half way around the world. I want to suspend a moment in time, in the distant past, yesterday, or maybe tomorrow.”
Carolyn Ramsey, plein air watercolors of local scenes, June 21 to July 15.
7th Annual Fresh Works, Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse, to June 3. www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.
Along the Lines, the new exhibit at the Harrington opens with a reception Thursday, June 15, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Exhibit from June 16 to July 15.
Susan Helmer: Batik, Pretty in Pink, through June 28 at Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 to 5:00. Information: 925 935- 4311. Florals to abstracts. www.valleyartgallery.org
Visual Rhythm: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center exhibition through June 27 at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. www.bothwell.lvpac.org/events, 925 447-ARTS or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lobby is open daily.
45th Annual Art in the Vineyard: Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore on Sunday, May 28, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
East Bay Open Studios finally extends to Livermore Valley. It offers a chance for art lovers to meet artists where they work. For the first time, the event offers 12 local Livermore Valley studios with artists on hand on June 10 & 11 and several studios open on the 17 & 18 as well. The event runs each day from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, with six local artists showing at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore. Printed guidebooks are available at Way Up Art & Frame, Livermore Chamber of Commerce and more, or download an app for your smartphone at www.eastbayopenstudios.com to help you explore the 200+ art studios on the tour.
The Tuesday Painters from the Fremont Art Association: both emerging and professional artists exhibit their work at Mission Coffee Roasting, 151 Washington Blvd, Fremont June 1 to 30. Meet the artists, share some refreshments and spend a memorable afternoon on June 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Sales are encouraged so talk to the creators of your favorites.