FIRST THURSDAYS and FIRST SATURDAYS ON GRAND
Please check the galleries individually for times and dates.
Last month’s Opening Night Reception, at Panorama Framing, for “RE-ACTION” – their show of propaganda and political posters was a bit disappointing since Brook Turner, the owner and curator of the “Lighthouse Collection” was out of town and only a portion of the show had been hung. The exhibit wall is now chock full of posters with diverse subject matter including pieces from Europe. Hours for the reception are SATURDAY from to 6 – 8 pm and possibly a bit later. Complimentary wine and small bites.
This THURSDAY, from 6 – 10 pm, 510 Brand will be hosting the artwork of Digital Introspect ‘s Matthew Childers, who specializes in digital art and animation. From what I understand, he’ll be doing live demonstrations but please don’t expect me (an admitted technophobe and senior citizen) to explain how downloading an app to your phone will allow you to animate the painting (UFO Gods) on the left. Before coming, I recommend that you check out his website including a two-minute video entitled, “Painting With Two Hands“.
Works by Michael Johnson, Stitch and Shop Manager Natalina Simi will also be displayed and available for purchase. As always, look for a nice spread with complimentary drinks, snacks, and a DJ.
Jau Jou Studio has a lovely show of paintings by Fernanda Martinez – a Mexican artist based in Oakland. La Tinta, her personal brand, is best recognized for its highly expressive spirit; through her work with gouache and acrylic she explores the relation with the environment by incorporating nature elements as themes. The show is available for viewing whenever the salon is open, but hours vary.
My art explores the disconnect from the physical world caused by a deepening reliance on technology. Presently, the primary subjects of my paintings are abandoned and outdated technology: old TVs, circuit boards, recycling centers, junkyards, and cluttered storefronts.
Alchemy’s second-floor gallery is open during regular hours, unless a class or other special event is scheduled.
The Libertine is continuing to feature Josh Stevenson’s nudes printed on aluminum that focus on the interplay between light and shadows.
Urban Furniture and Boutique will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary from 6 – 10 pm on the SECOND THURSDAY (10/10) with a special show featuring numerous artists plus music, wine and a raffle. Donation at the door, $10.