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May 11, 2010 > Hayward Open Studios

Hayward Open Studios

By Mona Shah

Each year, the public is treated to an incredible opportunity; a chance to glimpse inside local art studios, meet artists and understand creative processes that result in finished artwork. Artists like Kathleen Ball open their studios to the public, demonstrating how they create art and offering art works at very reasonable prices.

This year the Hayward Arts Council will treat visitors to exquisite artwork by local artists from Hayward, San Leandro and Castro Valley at their Annual Hayward Open Studios. In anticipation of this unique experience, artists are busy preparing ceramics, paintings, photography, glass, sculptures, jewelry, and fiber art. Along with refreshments, some artists are planning to demonstrate how they craft their pieces.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of local high caliber artistic talent in the Hayward area, immensely beneficial for the entire community - artist, buyer and those who simply appreciate fine art. This is a great time to join with friends and family for a fun-filled weekend touring artist studios. Discover exciting new artistic talent and spend quality time up close and personal with some of your favorite artists.

Wood sculpture artist Ifasola Ifaleye remarks, "I love this chance to exhibit my artwork. The wood carvings allow me to show the beauty of my African culture and tell the traditional stories that have deeper meaning."

"It's fun to meet people who have a common interest in art. Sometimes their ideas inspire my work. I do traditional pastels and let my imagination go wild with my abstract collages," adds artist Elizabeth Chavoor. She specializes in pastel, colored pencil, and mixed media.

This year, the Art Department at Chabot College and members of the School of the Arts (SotA) Club will be showcased on the Chabot campus. Get a first-hand look at the "new" campus, meet Chabot art instructors, and enjoy artwork created by skillful, emerging artists. Instructor Fernando Hernandez will do a bronze pour in the sculpture studio at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.

Due to the generosity of Chabot College and Assembly member Mary Hayashi, parking will be free in lots E, F, and G on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maps giving studio locations will be available at the Green Shutter Gallery and the Chabot Art Gallery in Hayward, the Adobe Gallery in Castro Valley, and libraries in both Hayward and Castro Valley as well as on the Hayward Arts Council website: beginning the first week in May.

Yellow, "Open Studio" signs will be posted, May 15 and 16, along the route to help you find your way to the studios.

Hayward Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday, May 15, 16
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(510) 538-ARTS (2787)

Artists Studio Locations:

Lawrence Bendoski, painting, sculpture
4274 David St., Castro Valley

Elizabeth Chavoor, painting, drawing, mixed media
Francie Shaw, photography, jewelry
31366 Carroll Ave., Hayward

Faultline Photographics, photography, printmaking
938 B Street, Hayward

Ifasola Ifaleye, painting, sculpture
Kathleen Ball, painting, sculpture, mixed media
Leona Nichandros, ceramics
Adobe Art Center, 20395 San Miguel, Castro Valley

Christopher Roscoe, ceramics, glass
4088 Wilson Ave., Castro Valley

Ruth Talley, painting, mixed media
21183 Ocean View Dr., Hayward

Robert Thomas, pebble & rock mosaic
18656 Vineyard Rd., Castro Valley

Htain Win (Dr. Win), painting
648 Mesa Circle, Hayward

Cecil Gertz, pen & ink
3233 Somerset Ave., Apt. D, Castro Valley

Lenore Brest\Kris Egan\Kathleen Watson, ceramics and glass
1500 167th Ave., San Leandro

Robert Wolff, painting, wood cut prints, sculpture, ceramics
28057 Ziele Creek Dr., Hayward
Chabot College, SotA Club

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