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April 10, 2012 > Faces and Places: art association showcase

Faces and Places: art association showcase

Submitted By Sachie Johns

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to present its second showcase of the year featuring the works of oil and watercolor artists Simone Archer and Christine Wilson Saturday, April 14 through May 6 at The Fremont Art Centre. A variety of new works from additional member artists will compliment the gallery's second quarter offerings.

Simone Archer is an award-winning oil painter with current focus on Plein-Aire (outdoor) painting. She enjoys the adventure of Plein-Aire painting by selecting locations that may not be there tomorrow. Archer is drawn to back-lit scenes; inspired by the sounds, the scent and the mood of the day. She states, "Time stands still until the final brush stroke... Only then do I take a photo of my painting and the scenery. This is a reference to view the scenery and how I intuitively interpreted it on canvas."

Archer's past art endeavors include Livermore Public Art Project-a whimsical large scale tile mural on a wall of a public building entitled, "Downtown Wine Country," also other tile murals for private homes and gardens. The artist currently enjoys promoting artists in the community.

Christine Wilson's watercolor paintings exhibit a progression of her passion from painting four-legged animals to two-legged humans. She finds challenges in painting portraits and enjoys the excitement and wonderment of being able to capture the soul. "I am only painting a moment of someone's life; inspired by the way the skin colors and tones change in different light and shadows, and their private thoughts."

Wilson has been painting with watercolor for ten years. Her biggest influences have been her artist grandmother, her teacher and friend Donna Sanson, and all the artists that have gone before her and struggled with their art.

A reception honoring these two very talented artists will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at The FAA Centre. For details, call (510) 702-0905 or visit

Faces and Places
April 14 - May 6
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wed. - Sun.
Showcase Reception
Sunday, April 15
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Fremont Art Association Centre
37697 Niles Blvd., Niles-Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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