Past Exhibitions 2014

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California Oaks Series

October 14, 2014 - January 25, 2015

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee welcomes its newest exhibit, "California Oaks Series" featuring local photographer, Dave Dondero.  Join us for a welcome reception on Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Library Gallery. 

Dave Dondero describes the significance of the California Oaks Series. "Together with the giant sequoia, our oaks are California’s defining tree. Live oak, valley oak, blue and black, these remarkable trees have shaped our personal environment and visual landscape. We played in them as children, walk the paths that wind among them, admire their stately command of hillsides and parks, protect them from indiscriminate harm, and sometimes grieve when they fall to illness or ill winds."

Dave Dondero is an Orinda native. He and his wife, Karol, have lived in Lafayette for more than fifteen years. Dave has spent countless hours in the field capturing most of the oak varieties of central California in a unique style often likened to intensely detailed paintings. His work is enhanced by strong perspectives and dynamic light, suffused with color that engages the viewer. He uses a relatively new technique that begins with multiple images of a scene across a range of light and later combines them into a single monolithic image that becomes a unique interaction between artist, photograph and the familiar environment.

Janice Peacock's glass art will continue on display alongside Mr. Dondero's photography.



Adventures in Wildlife and Glass

June 9, 2014 - October 13, 2014

Lafayette residents Dwight Yassany and Janice Peacock will showcase their artwork together in an exhibit titled Adventures in Wildlife and Glass. Dwight Yassany creates large, pen and ink wildlife drawings.  Janice Peacock creates in the medium of glass, including sand cast glass and large, blown glass masks.  Join us for a Welcome Reception on Monday, June 9th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. just prior to the City Council meeting.  Meet the artists! 



Photos by Laura Kaufman, Lafayette Resident


Outstanding High School Artists

March 24, 2014 - June 9, 2014

The artists in this exhibit represent the three public high schools in Lamorinda - Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Campolindo High School in Moraga, and Miramonte High School in Orinda.  The photo below was taken by Miramonte student Haley Justus as a part of project called "Mistaken for Strangers."


 High School



The Crosses: A Protest Against Forgetting

January 13, 2014 - March 24, 2014

This exhibit consists of digital prints of Daguerreotype images by noted photographer Binh Dahn.  Over several years, Danh documented THE CROSSES in Lafayette.  These images preserve moments in the history of the memorial. This exhibit is available for your enjoyment every Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and during public events in the LLLC Community Hall.

Join us for a welcome reception by the Lafayette Public Art Committee at the LLLC Community Hall Monday, January 13th from 4 - 8 p.m.  Please also join us Sunday, March 2nd from 2 - 4:30 p.m. for an Artist's Talk with Binh Dahn.  Both events are free to the public.

Lafayette Crosses, Bin Dahn