Enriching Human Experience through the Arts
Putting art at the heart of a community enhances our lives and inspires us to think beyond the norm. Each artist expresses their feelings and creativity in unique ways. That is why it is so important to Livermore Valley Arts to feature artists, their work, and teaching at the both the Bankhead Theater Gallery and the Bothwelll Arts Center.
VISIONS OF SPRING
March 31 - May 29, 2022
Bankhead Theater Gallery
Thursdays - Sundays 1 pm - 5pm
An exhibit from the Diablo/Alameda branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). The NLAPW are painters, sculptors, writers, journalists, musicians, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and creative women from many fields who build on their rich history and legacy of encouraging women to exchange ideas and foster creative growth.
The exuberance in the colors, media and expressions of the artworks is apparent, and reflect a heartfelt welcome to spring, renewal and emergence from the restrictions of the last few years.
Started as an association is 1897, The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW) is today a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes professional women in arts, letters, music, and allied professions. The NLAPW is the oldest women’s arts organization in the United States. Our goal is to evolve into a modern organization and spread our reach to new generations of women while continuing to build on their rich history and legacy. Mentoring, encouraging and promoting emerging professional women in the arts is an integral part of their mission.
Visions of Spring is on display through May 29 and is open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays between 1-5pm and for ticketed patrons at performances at the Bankhead. The works on display are for sale and feature a wide range of media including watercolor, acrylic, oil, colored pencil, digital, photography, ceramics, collage and more.
The artists exhibiting works include Winnifred Thompson, Elizabeth Hack, Pat Doyne, Pam Holloway, Ruey Syrop, Ann Maloney Mason, Julie Cohn, JoAnn Frisch, Charlotte Severin, Usha Shukla and Azar Vaghefi. Musicians performing will be Mary Fineman, pianist/composer and singer songwriter; Debra Nimmer, vocalist; and Margaret Davies harpist and singer, with Kristoph Glover as accompanist. The writers include Susan Wight, Pat Doyne and Connie Rusk.
Coming to the Bankhead Art Gallery
The Artists Among Us:
Native People Today
Jun 2—Jul 31, 2022
Exhibit of artwork from Native artists. Reception: Saturday, June 4, 1-4 pm featuring Pow Wow Dancers, Storytellers, and Tipi Makers.
Ferment: A Fermented and Distilled-Themed Juried Art Exhibit
Aug 4—Oct 2, 2022
Celebrating the beauty of vines, hops, and fermented drinks. Reception: Saturday, Aug 6 reception 1-3:30 featuring tastings from area wineries and brewers.
Oct 4—Dec 4, 2022
An exhibit around the depth and expanse of Surrealism, featuring works by Alexander Calder and Joan Miro.
Off the Wall and Under the Tree
Dec 8, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023
Small artworks for purchase for you to take “off the wall’ and put under the tree.
Beauty and Terror
Jan 12 – Jan 27, 2023
This 18 piece series by Robin Bernstein, is an example of how people will behave under set conditions. Many of these particular pieces refer to lesser-known Holocaust crimes as well as redemptive stories and heroic acts of resistance.
Violins of Hope
Jan 30 – Feb 13, 2023
Powerful, internationally-recognized exhibit of violins, violas and cellos collected from World War II that were owned and played by Jews before and during the war. Exhibit and concert in collaboration with the East Bay Holocaust Education Center and the Livermore-Amador Symphony.
Bay Area Figurative Exhibit
Feb 14 – Apr 23, 2023
A retrospective of the Bay Area Figurative movement and its influence today.
It's Only Rock n' Roll (But I Like It)
Apr 25 – Jul 9, 2023
An exhibit showcasing the art of rock n’roll, featuring guitars, album covers, photography and more.
Buying or Renting Art
Please contact us directly at email@example.com or visit the Bankhead Art Gallery for art that can be purchased or rented for your office, corporate building or business spaces.