Firehouse Arts Center:
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Reena Babu will show her work on the PAL Wall, upstairs in the Firehouse Arts Center, October 24 to November 17.
Sandra Meyers exhibits from November 21 to Dec 15, 2018 on the PAL Wall.
Pleasanton Art League’s Fall Members’ Show at the Firehouse
November 9 through December 15, 2018 – Show hours: Wed-Fri 12 – 5 PM, Sat 11 am to 3 pm – Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA
Reception and Awards: Thursday, November 8, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
See News for photos from the Reception and Awards.
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.
The Livermore Art Association’s Photography Show hosted by the Bankhead Theater will run from November 6 to January 7. There are 80 entries by 30 photographers so the show will be diverse! The reception will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. There will be a slide show featuring all of the entries to the show. Refreshments will be served. All are invited. The event is free. Co-chairs of the show are Lisa and Ron Rigge. Lbrigs202@gmail.com.
Usha Shukla, PAL Circuit Chair, had two of her artwork images selected for San Francisco Women Artists’ Art Banner Competition. The winning artworks will be digitally enlarged, transferred onto vinyl banners and installed on lampposts in the Inner Sunset in San Francisco for everyone to enjoy for a year.
Josh Latkin, Special Exhibit at the LAA Gallery
The Architectural Stoneware of native son Josh Latkin is being exhibited at the LAA Gallery, now and until the weekend after Thanksgiving. He was first introduced to ceramics in 1972 at Granada High School in Livermore where he chose electives such as ceramics, jewelry, photography and sculpture. It was at this time that he did some experimenting on slab work for ceramic vessels.
After years of working as a general engineering contractor, owning a restaurant, fabricating with metal, and of course, raising a family, he signed up for a ceramics workshop in 2011 and then started a new and unique style of ceramic vessels. Josh uses very exclusive methods for his stoneware process; he combines engineering and natural processes to produce vessels inspired by classic storage containers such as the earliest food storage pots made in Central America. The pieces are constructed with slabs of clay, then assembled using gravity and some engineered stands. The sizes of each vessel defy description. Come to the LAA Gallery and see Josh Latkin’s wild imagination blended with practicality.
Josh will be the guest artist at our November 12th LAA & PAL General Meeting at the Bothwell.
LAA Gallery Christmas Open House December 1 & 2. The LAA Gallery is looking forward to Christmas by hosting an Open House weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd during regular Gallery hours (11:30 to 4:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 2:30 on Sunday). Our special guest artists for the Christmas Open House will be Marge Haggin with art- fully decorated jean jackets and vests, Liz Marshall with her mosaic mirrors, picture frames, and abstract pieces; Hugh Watling and his wooden bowls as well as handy gadgets, and our own Helene Marie Roylance featuring her colorful ceramic pieces and ornaments; her husband Ryan will show his wood worked pepper mills, pens and ornaments as well. And, of course, the LHG historian Alicia Eltgroth will be bringing her artistic paper-wrapped bags for sale. Mary Ann Kott is the final Christmas guest artist and she will be showcasing her fiber art. All of these and our Gallery artists’ specialties will be for sale the entire month of December.