Firehouse Arts Center:
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Nancy Thompson Memorial Exhibit, PAL Wall, Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, November 6 to January 11, 2020.
It occurs to us that some of you “newcomers” do not know how the PAL Wall named “The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall” came about.
Nancy Thompson, a talented watercolor and pastel artist, was about 50% of the Pleasanton Art League for many years. She held several offices, including President, but her true love was organizing workshops. Nancy had no fear about tracking down and approaching nationally known artists and frequently talked them into coming to Pleasanton. The PAL Treasury was flush from workshop proceeds during that time.
When Nancy passed away suddenly a decade ago, it was easy to come up with a fitting memorial for her. PAL contributed the proceeds from Nancy’s workshops to the Firehouse where PAL workshops would continue.
And that is why there is a plaque in Nancy’s memory on the Firehouse wall next to where PAL artists hang their work.
PAL Members Show at the Firehouse: Dates for the show are November 8 to December 14 with the reception on November 7, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Firehouse hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 & Saturday, 11:00 to 3:00. Pat Smith is the chairperson for the show. firstname.lastname@example.org or 925 846-4138.
Artwork Chosen for the Postcard (at left) is by Chandana Srinath, Lisa Scarborough, Karen Barry, Robyn Leimer, Kathlleen Hill and Mark Mertens.
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 Mixed Media Show, Month of December, Livermore Community Center 4444 East Avenue, Livermore. Information: Marion Huff, 925 699-4038.
Diane Rodriguez will be showing her Train paintings at the Bona Market Place Gallery, 116 W Standley, Ukiah, the months of November and December. Ukiah is a unique town that was the home of artist Grace Hudson. A modern museum stands behind her home and studio where she painted the Pomo Indians. The grounds show how the Indians lived and are interactive. Denise Oyama Miller will be showing her quilts at the museum at the same time.
Celtic Christmas Concert & Gathering, annual concert with Gabe Duffin and Friends. Holiday music with a Celtic flair. The Bothwell Arts Center, Sunday December 8 at 6:30 pm. www.lvpac.org. 925 447-ARTS.
Worth a Thousand Words at the Bankhead Theater Gallery, October 30 to January 6. the correlation between the written word and art: altered books, art and poetry, art with type. Partnering with Livermore’s Poet Laureate to explore literary arts. www.bothwell.lvpac.org/events/2019/10/30/call-for-art-worth-a-thousand-words.
Tri Valley Traveling Artists host an Exhibit at the Livermore Library December 1-30. The public is invited to the reception on Saturday, December 7, 2:00 to 4:00. Featuring paintings from Mendocino.
Table Testaments at Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler Street #114 through December 20. The exhibition coincides with seasonal gatherings around tables, offering sculptural and functional tableware as contemporary carriers of narrative and story – central elements in human gatherings. 707 747-0131.
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.
LAA Gallery News
Shopping for Family & Friends? Don’t Forget to Check the LAA Gallery for Novel Gifts & Artwork!
LAA Gallery Guest Artist – Nova Starling: We would like to welcome the unique hand-painted scarves and wall hangings of Nova Starling through the month of December. These extraordinary pieces of art exemplify the joy of nature and the connections we feel with nature. Come enjoy them at the Carnegie Building! The scarf to the left is Nova’s.