“Go Figure” Art Reception at Art & Wine Intertwined
Sat, June 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Above Image: “Eguilibrium” by Judith Kunzle
The “Go Figure” exhibit celebrates the tremendous diversity of spirit, style, and emotion expressed in the human figure through the eyes of 26 artists. A concurrent exhibit in the Founders Room, adjacent to the Bankhead lobby, are six original works by E. Trent Thompson from his “Pictures for People” project. His large scale works were designed to highlight the needs of others in the community and the sale of the project’s pieces raised funds to support local organizations that help people in need. This will be the last week to enjoy “Go Figure” before it closes July 7 to make way for a new exhibit. Many pieces are available for sale and purchase arrangements can be made during the event.
The closing art reception takes place during “Art & Wine Intertwined” for a casual summer wine tasting. Local offerings from McGrail Vineyards, Boa Ventura Vineyards, White Crane Winery, and Mia Nipote will be featured. The lively jazz music of Wombo Combo with Andrew Mathers will enliven the afternoon event. Hosted by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, “Art & Wine Intertwined” is free and open to the public. Tastings are $2 each or three for $5 and light appetizers will be served. The event runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
One of the artists exhibiting in “Go Figure,” Judith Kunzlé has focused for many years on the representation of movement and body language. She lived for 30 years in the South Pacific where she found many inspirations for her work. Kunzle has said, “My work is a dialogue with the subject. I draw and paint nature in plein air, work with live models or with dancers in action. [Whether] it’s a person or an oak tree, their presence, form and movement are my inspiration.”
The six original works by E. Trent Thompson from “Pictures for People” display the goal of his project to call attention to the needs of our community through portraits of individuals we walk by every day. Each painting was designated for a specific cause and was offered at auction this March during an event at Range Life restaurant to raise money for a community organization supporting that cause. The paintings are on loan for this exhibit, although some originals and prints will be for sale at the reception.
Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, as well as Sundays from 12 noon to 5:00 pm. and by appointment.
Painting by E. Trent Thompson