Firehouse Arts Center:
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Linda Gabarino exhibits “Reflections” on the PAL Wall, upstairs in the Firehouse Arts Center until May 26. Linda is a classic style painter focusing on portraiture, and figure study. Formally trained in Art at the California College of Arts, she received her Bachelors of Art and Master Degrees from Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, California studying under renowned artists Mel Ramos, Corbin Lapell and James Black. Linda exhibits in northern California and her work has been recognized with multiple Merit Awards, Best in Class, Silver Awards, and the City of Livermore Distinguished Artist honors. Linda is a member of PAL and LAA and the Olive Hyde Art Guild. www.FirehouseArts.org. 925 931-4849
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.
Other Firehouse Exhibits
Fresh Works VIII juried exhibition at the Firehouse Art Center, April 28 to June 2. Opening Reception Saturday, April 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. For details visit www.FirehouseArts.org. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, noon to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Lynda Briggs, Firehouse Arts Center Lobby, May 17 to June 16, 2018. Lynda brings her colorful and expressive acrylic paintings to the lobby of the Firehouse Arts Center. Lynda’s work is a soulful translation, often beginning with no preconceived ideas. It is a spontaneous process of applying layers with mark-making, pours, splatters, drips, sprays, finger painting, etc. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, noon to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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.
PAL’s Museum on Main Show “Imagination Expressed 2018,” March 21 until May 20, Museum on the Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton, March 21 until May 20. www.museumonmain.org
Free One Hour Art Lessons For Your Children or Grandchildren with an Artist from the Pleasanton Art League in conjunction with PAL’s show, Imagination Expressed now showing at the Museum on Main, Pleasanton. Lesson hours: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm on these Saturdays: April 7, April 21, May 12 and May 19. Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Poster Paint, Crayon, etc. For information, Diana Hostetter 925 872-3552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Suburbia Re-Visited Exhibition May 2 to June 25 at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. Showcasing the work of local photographer Bill Owens. A former staff photographer for The Independent newspaper in the late 1960s, Owens gained worldwide attention with his book Suburbia in 1972 and its reflection of the changes emerging in American daily life. Reception Friday May 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 with a 60’s theme.
Art in the Vineyard Sunday, May 27, 11:00 to 5:00 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
Mark your calendars for one of the Bay Area’s most popular events. Art in the Vineyard has become a public tradition in the Livermore valley for over 46 years and we would like to cordially invite you and your friends and family to visit our group of talented, multimedia artists and enjoy a day of music and fine wine and shopping for beautiful art. East on I-580 to Livermore, Exit on Livermore Ave. South, to Tesla Road to Wente Vineyards.
Essential Figure Show, April 27-29, 11:00 – 4:00, Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore. Reception Saturday the 28th, 1:00 to 3:30.
“Wild Folds,” Robert Lang, Origami Master’s Exhibit at the LAA Gallery, 2155 3rd Street, Livermore through June 29.
Judy Rice “People of the World”, exhibit of photographs at the Livermore Community Center on East Avenue in April. Also, Judy has her paintings at Ryan’s Automotive on First St., Livermore, from April through June.
Stockton Art League National Juried Show at the Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing, Stockton from May 17 through July 15. Opening Reception will be Thursday, May 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 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.
Lynne Shephard has selected works showing at the Alameda County Administration Building on Oak Street in Oakland. The show title is Nature Abstraction and will be on display from February 26 to August 2.