BASA Celebrates National Parks Centennial
BASA Brings National Park Show to Lafayette Library
The Bay Area Studio Artists (Suzun Almquist, Jeanette Baird, Susan Bonebakker, Ellen Reintjes, Joanne Taeuffer, Sharon Tama and Marcy Wheeler) will complement the Lafayette Library’s 2016 celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial with an exhibit of paintings beginning Thanksgiving week. The exhibit includes members’ favorite parks and recreation areas and showcases a 40” x 50” collaborative painting featuring a portrait of John Muir flanked by scenes from Yosemite. Please join us for a welcome reception on Monday evening, December 12, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through February 13, 2017.
John Muir, Starry Range of Light
David Lew Artwork
The Public Art Committee welcomes its newest art exhibit from local artist David Lew. The exhibit is displayed in the Homework Center in the Lafayette Library and Learning Center and runs through December 8, 2016. David was born in Shanghai and studied contemporary Chinese painting under Master Cheng Shifa. He was a staff painter at the International Gallery Hong Kong while attending HK University’s Art School. He worked and studied in Germany for seven years years before moving to California. David states, “Variations in size, shape, surface and technique are important to me. Building up layers of pigment and breaking them back down (are) typical in some of the works, the tracks are an invitation for the observer to participate in its process.”
September 12, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Our newest exhibit is a colorful display of twenty-four plein air oil paintings by the late Lundy Siegriest. Lundy is well-remembered by his many students from Civic Arts in Walnut Creek where he taught from 1961 to 1985. Lundy's father, Louis Bassi Siegriest was also an artist and a member of the "Society of Six," the first group of California Impressionists. This exhibit is generously shared with us from a private collection and includes pastoral and landscape scenes from Contra Costa County.
Three Artists from the Lafayette Gallery
June 13, 2016 - September 12, 2016
The Public Art Committee welcomes its newest art exhibit featuring oil paintings by Geoff Meredith, pastels and watercolors by Dalia Alekna and ceramics by Olga Jusidman. Join us for a welcome reception on Monday evening, June 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Meredith studied art at Princeton and primarily paints in a style that is a 21st Century re-interpretation of the Bay Are Figurative Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. Recently featured at the 2015 Pasadena Showcase for the Arts, he has gallery representation in Oakland, St. Helena, Healdsburg and Walnut Creek. Alekna was born in Lithuania and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago. Her landscapes in pastel and watercolor have been popular in the Lamorinda and Walnut Creek area for years. Jusidman was born in Mexico City and for a number of years owned an art gallery there. She has her own ceramics studio in Pleasant Hill, and crafts highly distinctive works in clay.
All pieces are for sale! Contact Geoff Meredith for more information Geoff@hawkoakstudios.com.
Avila Beach #1 by Geoffrey Meredith
June 20 - September 12, 2016
Come by the Homework Center and enjoy portraits by local Lafayette artist Ruth Stanton. Ruth states, " I usually select my topics based on an emotional connection to my life experiences whether that’s painting my family, holiday scenes or beautiful places we have visited. My paintings are bright and happy! With Stanton Family, I had a great time creating an Andy Warhol inspired painting of all four of us when the kids were in their teens. I also captured in Richard & Chester, Kimmy & Chester and Robert & Chester the spaces where they spend their time. And, Chester, our King Charles Cavalier, is always faithfully by our side."
May 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016Join us as we celebrate Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) and their arts program. Over 60 photographs by Acalanes High School students are displayed.
Speaking Through Art – A Special Perspective
March 14, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Please join us for a welcome reception on March 28 from 6-7pm at the library gallery! This unique exhibit represents the works of individuals with developmental disabilities who attend Las Trampas. Located on three acres in the heart of Lafayette, Las Trampas has served those with moderate to profound physical and intellectual challenges since 1958. Today, some of these folks live independently and thrive interactively with the broader community. Others with more profound challenges…cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, autism…come Monday-Friday to the main campus to participate in activities that enable them to reach their highest capabilities and encourage exploring new experiences. Many have limited verbal skills, so expression through art becomes a common language. Their work is often abstract compositions that feature bright colors and unique patterns that highlight their strong sensory sensibilities.
March 17, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Located inside the main building in the "Homework Center" artist Joanne Taeuffer shares her colorful paintings of her beloved feline, Oscar. She notes, "Our elegant black cat, Oscar Wild, is one of my favorite subjects to paint. I did this series of twelve paintings representing a year in his, and my, life." Joanne has been "making art" for about fifteen years. She works mainly in acrylic on canvas. Her painting subjects range from cats to people in every day life to animals, pick up trucks and barns in farm scenes inspired by her childhood. Joanne paints with a group known as the Bay Area Studio Artists. More info on Joanne can be found on her website at joannetaeuffer.com
January 11, 2016 - March 14, 2016
The City of Lafayette and the Public Art Committee welcomes its newest exhibit, Art of Nagui featuring local artist Nagui Achamalla. Originally from Alexandria, Egypt, Nagui Achamalla has a Psychiatry practice in the bay area and paints in his spare time. His favorite medium is Oil. He states, "The subjects of my paintings are varied. The style reflects an Egyptian and south Mediterranean influence. Many of my paintings depict human figures. The characters are involved in a struggle. They are captives of time, instincts, and the reason for their existence."
More art can be viewed on the artist's website http://www.nagui.com/