Firehouse Arts Center:
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
George Garbarino past PAL President, will be showing his work on the PAL Wall, upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center from March 27 to April 27. George will be exhibiting his photography including some of his recent altered photos. These use antique filters and imply added color to black & white photos with colored pencils, pastels and the Marshall System. George is an award-winning artist in Watercolors, Colored Pencil, and Pastels.
George majored in studio art at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California; where he studied drawing with Bay Area artist, Roy De Forest. He also studied at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. George received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts/Art History and his Teaching Credential from California University East Bay. He studied painting with Pop Artists Mel Ramos, and Corbin Lapell; ceramics with Clayton Bailey; and sculpture with James Black.
Alka Vaidya will show her watercolor paintings on the Nancy Thompson PAL Wall, upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton from May 1 until June 2. She also paints in oils, acrylics and more recently in 3D art.
Fresh Works IX, April 27 through June 1 at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. Artists reception will be Saturday, April 27, 1:00 to 3:00. Virginia Tominia, Senior Art Consultant at Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, is the juror this year. 925 931- 4849. www.firehousearts.org/gallery/call-for-art.
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.
Livermore Art Association & Wente Vineyards Estate Winery 47th Annual Art in the Vineyard Sunday, May 26 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Enjoy a day of Fine Art, Art Demonstrations, Live Music & Wine Tasting. Wente Vineyard Estate Winery 5565 Tesla Road Livermore CA
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.
Nancy Roberts is having a solo show at Benicia Plein Air Gallery through May 5. The title of the exhibit is “Color Journeys. “I’ll also be the Firehouse Arts Center’s featured artist in the hallway gallery, April 24-May 29, concurrent with the Harrington Gallery’s Fresh Works show.” Drop by to say Hi to Nancy during the reception for Fresh Works on Saturday, April 27, 1:00 to 3:00.
Hayward Area Recreation & Parks 75th Celebration Art Show, showing until May 11, 2019 at the Adobe Art Center, 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley. Information: 510 881-6735 or www.AdobeGallery.org.
Closing reception for Wearable Art: Saturday, April 27, 1:30-4:30, “Walk of the Wearables” runway walk. Bankhead Theater. Free and open to the public. bothwell.lvpac.org
Go Figure: Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery May 8-July 8. Seeking figurative theme in any media (nudes are not allowed due to public nature of the venue). bothwell.lvpac.org
San Joaquin Delta College Student Art Show. April 25 to MAY 17, 2019. Opening Reception: April 25, 5:00-7:00 pm. The LH Horton Jr Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Shima Center at the northern end of San Joaquin Delta College campus. 5151 Pacific Ave Stockton, CA 95207. 209 954-5151. 5151 Pacific Ave Stockton, CA 95207.
Lodi Community Art Center’s 59th Spring Art Annual, “59th Annual Spring Show”, April 26, 2019–April 28, 2019 at Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyards,1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo, CA 95220, Information: 209 334-9780.
Holocaust Memorial Exhibit: I’d like to extend a personal invitation to members of the Livermore Art Association and Pleasanton Art Leagues to attend my free Holocaust Memorial Exhibit at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore on April 28-30, 2019. The exhibit will consist of 14 of my paintings that I did over the past several years based on archived photographs and a commemorative video through permission from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, as well as seven short witness clips also provided from iWitness from USC’s Shoah Foundation Institute. Admission to the exhibit is free and none of the paintings are for sale. The exhibit is appropriate for people ages 13 and above. I estimate it to take approximately 45-60 minutes to walk through the exhibit. Free and open to the public.
Larry Lagin, PAL and LAA member
Artists of the Month
Charlene Stark, Wire Jewelry Artist: Charlene is a creative jeweler fascinated with wire, color and shapes. A dear golfing friend got Charlene started and she was then introduced to a master jeweler and the rest is history. For the past 10 years she has spent hours practicing, taking classes and competing. She always thinks each of her pieces were meant for a special someone; she loves it when she sees the jewelry being worn. Charlene continues taking classes and practicing the art of wire work. She loves the challenge of shaping the wire into something whether it be around a bead or making it look like something, a tree, bird, rabbit or whatever. In her spare time, she enjoys living in Livermore, moving here just 6 months ago. Now the grandchildren are learning tools and wire skills along with a very special Girl Scout troop.
Kerry McGehee is a multiple award-winning nature and landscape photographer. Her images reflect the beauty of the Tri-Valley area and beyond. Her passion and respect for all of nature is illuminated and preserved in her photos. Kerry has been inspired to photograph the California landscape ever since she moved here from home town, Chicago, in 2001. As part of her commitment to nature, Kerry does not stage her images. She enjoys using her digital darkroom in much the same way as film photographers used their dark room, for cropping, perfecting contrast, but also applying measures to create more than simple photo journalistic images, but rather fine art. Her work has been featured in countless juried exhibits throughout California, as well as on the east coast. Her photographs have been collected by corporations, including Kaiser Permanente, and private residences in the U.S, as well as Europe, Australia, and Japan.