3416 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
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PERSPECTIVES Exhibit Opening Wine Reception BLACKHAWK GALLERY
Sep 23-Nov 26
The Alamo Danville Artists Society will host the opening of Blackhawk Gallerys new Exhibit Perspectives. A Gala Reception will be held on Saturday September 23 from 5 to 7pm, with wine and Hors doeuvre. The exhibit will be on view seven days a week from September 22 to November 26. The Reception and Exhibit are free and open to the public.
The Perspectives exhibit features one guest artist and forty member artists. Guest artist Roy Tatman will be showing his sculptures. Members artworks include paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and wearable art.
Blackhawk Gallery: www.blackhawkgallery.org
PICTURED: Resin Painting by Claudette McDermott www.ClaudetteMcDermottFineArt.com
ADAS Demonstration by CHARLES MUENCH
Oct 10-Oct 10
Join us for an evening at the Alamo Womens Club 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA to welcome Charles Muench who grew up in California where at the age of 17 was first introduced to the Sierras on fishing trips. This was followed by many years of wilderness experience which informs his landscape paintings today. He studied with Maynard Dixon Stewart who became his mentor.
After college, Muench moved to Madrid, Spain to live and to paint for 18 months and then returned to California. In 2012, he published a small, elegant volume of entertaining tales of his eight years in Markleeville, a small town in the Sierras.
As an award winning figure and landscape artist, his paintings are featured in many art magazines including Plein Air and Southwest Art. Frequently, he combines figures or portraits in his landscape paintings.
Presently living in Nevada, his landscapes depict the rugged and colorful mountains and rock formations under the vast open skies of the American West, especially the Sierras. His work reveals his fascination with light, both in the rich colors his brightly lit scenes provide, and in values, the layers of contrasts of light and dark that play through his compositions.
Of his art, Muench says, To truly understand the subject of your art, you must immerse yourself in it fully. He continues, Its getting out and observing the things that are happening around you that matters the smell of pine, the crunch of snow beneath your feet, the cloud that appears seemingly out of nowhere this is how nature speaks to me. He believes that, Brushstrokes are the footprints of an artists emotion.
He will be demonstrating the process of laying in a painting as if it were being painted outdoors.
He teaches workshops including an upcoming one in Hope Valley, October 4-6. Please visit his website for more information: www.charlesmuench.com
ADAS Website : www.adas4art.org
Gallery : www.BlackhawkGallery.org