April 5, 2011 > Colorful Beginnings
By Mona Shah
From the time we wake up until the time we close our eyes at night, we are immersed in color. It pervades our physical world, affecting emotions and moods. Thus, it is important to give color more than a passing glance. A new exhibit by Artists 7, "Colorful Beginnings," uses color as visual language linking artists to viewers. Evoking a deep emotion within us, color can be stunning and powerful or soothing and serene.
Formed in 2000, Artists 7 is a multimedia women's art group. Born out of friendships formed through the Fremont Art Association, the group began with a series of Open Studio weekends and now exhibits in area museums, wineries and art galleries. Members work in oil, acrylic, photography, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, jewelry and collage. All are award-winning artists. Artist 7 represented by Cindy Sullivan, Jean Bidwell, Kathy Ries, Denise Oyama Miller, M. Barta Atkins, Susan Helmer, and Marcia Ritz.
An artist reception will be held at the John O'Lague Galleria on April 8. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hayward Arts Council at (510) 538-2787.
Artist 7: "Colorful Beginnings"
Through May 27
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 8
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
John O'Lague Galleria
Hayward City Hall
777 B St., Hayward