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Art Reception: Where Art and Nature Meet
Sat, September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“Where Art & Nature Meet,” a new exhibit of more than 60 works of art including more than 20 by featured artist Bettie Goosman, has opened at the Bankhead Gallery and will run through October 28, 2019. The exhibit reflects the wonders of the natural world with birds, animals, flora and landscapes portrayed in a wide-range of medium including drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media works. On Saturday, September 21, a special Artists’ Reception will connect the art exhibit with other senses as attendees hear live bird sounds, smell plants and flowers, touch rock surfaces, and experience the exhilaration of a live butterfly release on the plaza.
Anne Giancola, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s visual arts manager and exhibit curator, designed the reception around the theme of “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.” In addition to the bird demonstration by Sherry Lizardo and informative display of fossils and minerals by the Livermore Valley Lithophiles, there will be live jazz music provided by the Tom Reynolds Conspiracy. Light refreshments will be served at the free family-friendly event.
More than 20 pieces by featured artist Bettie Goosman will be on display in the Founders Room to the left of the lobby. Goosman’s luminous watercolors have a rich quality of light and highlight the beauty of the land, whether views of her native South Africa, glorious canyons of the west, or vineyards near her current home in Livermore.
The Bankhead Gallery is located in the lobby of the theater at 2400 First Street in Livermore. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Wednesdays, as well as Saturdays from 12-4. A free Closing Reception will be held in conjunction with Art & Wine Intertwined on Saturday, October 19 from 1:30 to 4:30pm with wine tasting, live music and refreshments. Many works in “Where Art & Nature Meet” are available for sale including a number of original pieces and giclees by Bettie Goosman.