Brentwood Has a New Community Center Public Art Walls Exhibit

Paintings by John Tullis

BRENTWOOD, CA – The 2018 May/June “Public Art Walls Exhibit” started on May 7 and runs through June 29, 2018 at the Brentwood Community Center. This exhibit features the “Suburban Sketchers” and four bay area artists.

The “Suburban Sketchers” is a group of local artists who get together to sketch, paint and photograph at scenic outdoor locations in Contra Costa County and beyond.  The tradition of painting outdoors, or “en plein air”, was pioneered by the Impressionists and is going strong in California today.  Plein air artists are intrigued with the effects of sunlight and color and enjoy the challenge of capturing fleeting moments in time. This exhibit includes watercolors, acrylics, oil paintings and photography created by Suburban Sketchers while exploring the beauty of the Bay Area.

In addition to the Suburban Sketchers, the exhibit is also hosting four bay area artists.  Francesca Borgatta of Berkeley – mixed media sculpture, Nak Bou of San Jose – watercolor, spraypaint, acrylic and ink, Lauren Prince of Martinez – multi-media print, and Andrea Bergen of Oakland – cut paper, gel topcoat on wood panel.

The public is invited to attend a reception for the artists will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6 – 7p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, hosted by the Brentwood Arts Commission.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.  Exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.