Delta Gallery Community Art Center hosting new shows
Delta Gallery Community Art Center is hosting a new art show by One Day at A Time (ODAT) now through July 30. The nonprofit ODAT will showcase artwork and photography by students in its Youth Expression Project (YEP) program. YEP is a 10-week series of workshops taught by industry professionals aimed at enhancing youths’ communications abilities and developing an understanding of their thoughts on issues impacting them.
The Art Guild of the Delta Second Quarter Art Show, which opened May 6, will also continue through July 30 with original artwork by local artists. The show includes painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Based in East Contra Costa County, the Art Guild of the Delta is a local art nonprofit organization building a network of artists to work together to promote and inspire creative influences among themselves and their community.
For a complete art show details, class schedule and registration visit deltagallery.com/classes-and-workshops.html. The Delta Gallery Community Art Center is in the Streets of Brentwood shopping center, 2485 Sand Creek Road., Suite 128 ,in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-5935.
— Delta Gallery Community Art Center
Music in the Park concerts back with Kellogg, Sun Kings
The Town of Danville is bringing back its annual Music in the Park with two free concerts this summer. Having previously been online in 2020, Music in the Park returns to Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road in Danville.
On July 24, bring your cowboy hats and dancing boots for country artist Britnee Kellogg, a former contestant on Seasons 11 and 12 of “American Idol.” On Aug. 7, enjoy the evolutionary repertoire of the Beatles with The Sun Kings. Both concerts start at 6 p.m. and will be held in-person and also streamed live online on Danville’s Facebook and YouTube pages, facebook.com/DanvilleCA and youtube.com/c/TownofDanvilleCA.
Both concerts will have reserved pods for optimal viewing. Each pod can accommodate four to six people. Participants should bring blankets or chairs and food to enjoy while listening to some great music. Parking for this event will be at the Monta Vista Parking lot at 3131 Stone Valley Road. A check-in table will be located at both entrances to the park. Music in the Park is a free event and registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, visit danville.ca.gov/recguide.
— Town of Danville
Music & Market returns July 15 to Todos Santos Plaza
The city of Concord’s Music & Market concert series will return this summer to Todos Santos Plaza on July 15 with Zydeco Flames. Last year’s series was canceled due to the citywide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Music & Market is a Concord tradition enjoyed by thousands of people each summer who come from all over the East Bay to experience live music by local bands and pick up farm-fresh produce at the farmers’ market.
“We are excited to see Music & Market and other community events return to Concord’s ‘living room,’ ” Mayor Tim McGallian said. “As of today, more than 70% of Contra Costa residents are fully vaccinated, which has enabled us to bring back the events that our community has come to know and love. I encourage all of our residents to have some fun responsibly and, of course, get vaccinated!”
Residents and visitors can enjoy Music & Market every Thursday from July 15 through Sept. 30 at Todos Santos Plaza on the corner of Willow Pass Road and Grant Street in downtown Concord. Parking is free. The farmers’ market opens at 4 p.m., and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. To see the full concert lineup, visit cityofconcord.org/downtownevents. For updates on the Music & Market series, follow the city of Concord on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
— city of Concord
Pacific Chamber Orchestra returns to the stage Saturday
Pacific Chamber Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season will open Saturday and continue through to March 27, 2022. Music Director Lawrence Kohl will debut four live programs on the concert stage in Lamorinda and Livermore for its 32nd season.
The theme for PCO’s first program is “Renewal,” which will run Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Moraga’s Campolindo Performing Arts Center and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. Kohl chose “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony” because it embodies a snapshot of our current emergence from a tempestuous journey to some kind of new normal. At the end of such a journey comes “Renewal’’ or a return to freshness and vigor.
“Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony” also known as the “Pastoral,” weaves a harmonic background into a stream. The stream reaches a pool alive with a chorus of birdcalls. Beethoven penned this note to describe his final movement: “The Shepherd’s Song After the Storm.” For tickets or more details, visit pacificchamberorchestra.org online.
Valley Art Gallery hosting ‘Layers of the Heart’ exhibit
The Valley Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit until July 24 of its new selection of artwork augmented by the paintings of Dee Tivenan, its featured artist.
Tivenan’s series, titled “Layers of the Heart,” is dedicated to Dorothy Gerson who recently died a few weeks short of her 100th birthday. Gerson, who was caring, empathic and devoted her life to helping others, also was an avid art collector. Many of these paintings are quiet, symbolizing grief and hope.
Tivenan works in a style that is gestural, colorful and appears nonobjective, which nonetheless often contains a landscape reference. Her paintings are composed with multiple layers, ensuring a rich texture and sometimes combining different mediums. The more than 300 works on display in the gallery represent the best of the best of East Bay artists; all artists are juried into membership, and all shows are individually juried.
All two-dimensional works are available for sale or rent. Also available is a wide selection of juried, high quality, hand-made crafts and jewelry. The Walnut Creek gallery is at 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110. For more information, call 925-935-4311 or go to valleyartgallery.org.
— Valley Art Gallery
‘Renaissance’ art exhibit at Blackhawk Gallery till Oct. 10
The Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host the Blackhawk Gallery’s new exhibit, “Renaissance,” which is on view Wednesdays through Sundays now through Oct. 10.
Free and open to the public and curated by Debby Koonce, Julia O’Reilly and Andrea Schwartz, “Renaissance” features 30 Blackhawk Gallery member artists. Members’ artworks include paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and wearable art. The Blackhawk Gallery is at 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville’s Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 925-648-8023 or visit adas4art.org/blackhawk_gallery online.
— Blackhawk Gallery
‘Recology’ exhibit features art from repurposed materials
Through Oct. 17, the Bedford Gallery is presenting “Reclaimed: The Art of Recology,” a survey of artists who have participated in the Artist in Residence program.
This special exhibit of work created from unwanted materials encourages viewers to perceive “trash” in a new light. Through introspective, playful and highly original explorations, these artists reveal the hidden stories our rubbish tells us about ourselves and our relationship with the world. Since 1990, more than 150 professional artists and 50 student artists have completed residencies, making art from scavenged materials.
“Recology” is meant to empower communities to conserve natural resources. Also, the Artist in Residence program is driven by a mission to amplify the voices of systemically marginalized populations; offer a community space for learning; and host a public education program that inspires children and adults to reimagine their role in creating a just and sustainable world. The gallery is inside the Lesher Center for the Arts at 1601 Civic Drive. For more information, call 925-295-1417 or go to www.bedfordgallery.org/recology.
— Bedford Gallery
‘Midsummer Synergies’ art show this week till Sept. 19
The Moraga Art Gallery is presenting a new show, “Midsummer Synergies,” from this week until Sept. 19 featuring Lafayette artists Donna Arganbright, a ceramicist, and Danguole Rita Kuolas, a printmaker and etching specialist.
Along with an diverse array of appealing mugs, trays, bowls and plates, the Arganbright collection includes unique “attitude figures” — vases, each one different and each one rendered as a posturing human figure with hands on hips and clothed in a fresh, bright-hued glaze. All are for sale.
Kuolas attributes her etching expertise to a lifelong fascination with the drawn line that has evolved into environmental concerns, as evinced not only by renderings of plant life but also by replacing the usual solvents and acids in her work with water-soluble inks, nontoxic etching processes and by recycling scraps of etching paper into new sheets. The images in the exhibit show the artist branching out from her usual abstract imagery into more naturalistic representations. Kuolas will demystify printmaking by doing a free public demonstration at the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8.
The show also includes arresting papier-maché sculptures by guest artist Francine Garcia and scores of works by the gallery’s roster of sculptors, painters, jewelers, photographers, ceramicists, woodworkers, printmakers and more. The gallery is in the Rheem Shopping Center at 432 Center St. in Moraga and is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, visit moragaartgallery.com or call 925-376-5407.
— Moraga Art Gallery
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