Judy Rice: People of the World,photography at the Livermore Community Center on East Avenue during April. Also, Judy has paintings at Ryan’s Automotive on First St., Livermore, April through June.

Judy is very busy - she will be the Artist of the Month at the LAA Gallery for the month of April. 

​© Robert Lang

Cambodia © Judy Rice .

LAA Gallery is at 2155 Third Ave., Livermore, upstairs in the Carnegie Building. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 10:00 am to 2:30 pm during the Farmers' Market .

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LAA Artists Featured at Other Locations 

LAA Gallery Artists of the Month 

Livermore Art Association

​© Robert Lang 

Jim Kervin has been working glass since about 1989 and introduced it to Peggy in 2012. They are showcasing a fused plate and a flower necklace, above.

Jim made the glass by cutting up sheet glass into strips, laying up pieces of these strips into a pattern in a containment mold, fusing them into a single disk in an electric kiln, cleaning the piece up, slumping the disk into a mold in the kiln to give it the bowl shape, and coldworking the lip and bottom of the plate.

LAA Gallery April 11 through June 29....Robert J. Lang, Origami Master.  Free admission. 

​© Robert Lang 

© Lynne Shephard .

Featured Artists 

Jim and Peggy Kervin, Glass Artists

​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.

Amy Leung hangs on the PAL Wall until April 25.  Linda Garbarino's work will hang  from April 25 to May 26. on the Nancy Thompson Memorial PAL Wall, upstairs, at the Firehouse at 4444 Railroad, Pleasanton. 925 931-4849. www.FirehouseArts.org

Peggy’s dogwood flower necklace is made by flattening glass blobs around a rounded bead and using tweezers to shape the petals. The dogwood flowers are complemented with transparent red spacer beads and strung onto a fabric necklace.

Jim’s glass odyssey began when he gifted his wife a lampshade she wanted by learning to make stained glass. Over the years, after achieving some mastery in stained glass, he continued to immerse himself further in the world of glass, sampling some of its many facets. Other glassworking techniques that he has worked with include: fusing, pâte de verre, kiln casting, sand casting, glassblowing, sandblasting, coldworking, adhesive sculpture and flameworking.

Peggy started her glass journey by responding to a glass challenge of making 40 different beads in just two colors with only dots and not using any tools. As she perfected her skills, she branched out to decorating hearts, boots, and animals; she is particularly fond of flying pigs. Recently she has made glass flowers and has learned murrine techniques that she uses in her beads.

Jim is internationally known for the 15 books he has written on working with glass mostly in the area of flameworking glass into beads, which have sold almost 60,000 copies worldwide. He has also served for a number of years on the board of directors of the ISGB, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Check out the book “More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking”. Drop by the Gallery to see Peggy & Jim’s work.