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Events, Exhibits and Activites
- What: Come visit Art Under the Oaks, one of the largest and oldest outdoor arts and crafts shows in Livermore on July 18 and 19, from 11 am to 4 pm. The show is held under a cool, shady canopy of oaks trees at Alden Lane Nursery, located at 981 Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. Along with the arts and crafts, there will be food, wine, music and children's crafts.
- When: Show: July 18 and 19, from 11 am to 4 pm
- Where: Alden Lane Nursery
- What: Join us at Art on the Green, mingle with the artists, watch their demonstrations, and find that special something among jewelry, vintage note cards, photography, and original art work including acrylic, oil, colored pencils and more, all in Livermore's beautiful wine country downtown.
- When: Shows: Third Saturday June through September, 2-5 p.m.June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19.
- Where: Plaza area in front of the Bankhead Theater
Mary Lloyd, Landscapes in Oil, PAL Nancy
Thompson Memorial Wall, upstairs at the
Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, June 2-30.
Repurposed: Firehouse Art Center, June 24 to July 22. Opening Reception is Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Using cast off and discarded materials to create sophisticated fine art pieces, the artists featured in this exhibition have a unique and subtle ability to engage the viewer in thinking about the objects we as a society amass and what we so casually throw away.
Inside and Out: Plein Air and Studio Works, August 5 to September 12. Opening Reception, Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Featured in the colorful exhibition are works by a group of dedicated Bay Area artists who paint together regularly in the hills and dales of Contra Costa County. Many plein air pieces will be on display, as well as a number of works inspired by the outdoors and created in the studio. Loralee Chapleau’s work is shown here.
- When: See above.
- Where: Firehouse Arts Center located at 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
- What: Mary Lloyd, Landscapes in Oil, PAL Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall, upstairs at the Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, June 2-30.
Emerging Artists: An exhibit of visual art
featuring works by students from District High
schools; Granada High School, Livermore High
School, Del Valle Continuation School. The
works by advanced high school art students
showcase their work in acrylic, pencil,
charcoal, watercolor and photography. The
exhibit will be open from May 6 – June 2 and
will be on view for patrons who attend any
performance or event at the Bankhead Theater.
The exhibit will be open to the public at the
opening reception on May 13 from 4-6 p.m.
GeoJango’s Artalytics – has taken art and geography in a new direction. These local artists from Pleasanton, California, blend geography and environmental science with terrain data to create new perspectives of our world. They aggregate, massage and slice data to uncover the world’s unique shapes. Their National and California Parks series provides a unique look at some of our nation’s most beautiful landscapes like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Mount Shasta, and Mount Rainier. Images are also created using LiDAR and sonar data. The images formed from the incredible detail lend these maps an aesthetic that shows our natural surroundings in a whole new light. GeoJango is on view in the Founders Room from May 6 – June 2 and will be on view for patrons who attend any performance or event at the Bankhead Theater. The exhibit will be open to the public at the opening reception on May 13 from 4-6 p.m.
The Bankhead Theater Art Exhibition program is managed by the Bothwell Arts Center with significant help from Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Bankhead staff and local volunteers.
Shows: May 6 - June 2
Reception: May 13 from 4-6 p.m, which is free and open to the public.
- Where: Bankhead Theater
- What: Emerging Artists: An exhibit of visual art featuring works by students from District High schools; Granada High School, Livermore High School, Del Valle Continuation School. The works by advanced high school art students showcase their work in acrylic, pencil, charcoal, watercolor and photography. The exhibit will be open from May 6 – June 2 and will be on view for patrons who attend any performance or event at the Bankhead Theater. The exhibit will be open to the public at the opening reception on May 13 from 4-6 p.m.
- What: 'View from the Hill' showcases the work of Livermore VA hospital residents and their instructors. Livermore artist Bud Donaldson has been offering painting classes for inpatient veterans on a voluntary basis for many years. Working with him is local artist J. Aivagedis. The hospital, established in 1922 on 113 acres off Arroyo Road, provides health services to veterans as part of the VA Palo Alto Health System.
Shows: Through Aug. 21. The show can also be
viewed during normal business hours, or by
appointment with Cher Wollard, 925-784-4679 or
Reception: Friday, July 24, 6-8 p.m
- Where: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Drysdale Properties, 1983 Second Street in downtown Livermore
- What: What does Seeing Red mean to you? Come check out the various interpretations of Seeing Red: from red dresses and shoes to flags and flowers, you will be delighted by the creative vision of the artists in this exhibit. Artists from all over the United States were invited to participate showing the public their take on Seeing Red.
Show: Through August 22
Reception: Friday, June 26, 5 - 7 pm
- Where: The Village Theater in Danville
- What: Author Art Scott will discuss his book The Art of Robert E. McGinnis at 2pm on Sunday, August 23 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing. Be advised the slideshow presentation includes a few nude illustrations by Robert E. McGinnis. Viewer discretion is advised. For more information, visit www.livermorelibrary.net.
- When: Show: Discussion is August 23
- Where: Livermore Civic Center Library located at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
- What: Art displayed in downtown Pleasanton
- When: July 1 & August 5, 5 - 8 pm
- Where: Downtown Pleasanton
- What: Edmee Keele Display at Wente
Show: Through August
Reception: Sunday, August 2, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
- Where: Wente Estate Winery, Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore
- What: The TOP 25 Photos from Tri-Valley Conservancy’s (TVC) annual photo competition “Freeze Frame” will hang May 1st through July 31st, 2015 at Cuda Ridge Winery, 2400 Arroyo Road in Livermore. Meet and mingle with the photographers on Sunday, May 17th from 12:00-4:30pm, with refreshments and complimentary wine tasting of two wines. Live music will be performed by Alder Creek and Steve Kritzer. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and spend the day enjoying the festivities. In addition to tastings, Cuda Ridge’s small lot, handcrafted Bordeaux style wines will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
May 1st through July 31st, 2015
Reception: Sunday, May 17th from 12:00-4:30pm
- Where: Cuda Ridge Wines