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October 30, 2012 > Watercolor wonders

Watercolor wonders

Submitted By Sachie Johns

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to present its fourth showcase of the year featuring whimsical watercolor paintings of Barbara Cronin and Jaci Daskarolis, members of The Fremont Art Association's Tuesday Painters group. The show will run from November 7 through November 25 at The Fremont Art Centre/Gallery. A variety of new works from additional member artists will complement the gallery's fourth quarter offerings.

Barbara Cronin will present delightful paintings of life scenes with an emphasis on color and texture. The artist studied ceramics and photography at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia College of Art. She also took watercolor classes at Ohlone College in Fremont, received training in mechanical drafting from the College of DuPage, and was a technical illustrator for an engineering firm's litigation cases. She has worked for the Monart School here in Fremont and became a certified Monart instructor. Later, she taught drawing in the Monart style in the Fremont public schools. Cronin currently teaches autistic students at COIL, a charter school in Fremont.

Jaci Daskarolis, an award-winning artist, will present a series of charming whimsical portraits of animals, some with attitude. A resident of Fremont for over 30 years and a retired educator, Daskarolis began painting 12 years ago after suffering a stroke, to exercise her brain. She started in watercolor, progressed to acrylic, collage, jewelry, and oil. The artist began painting a series of whimsical animal paintings a few years ago after hearing joyous comments from her fellow artists when she painted a humorous donkey at The FAA's Tuesday Painters group. Daskarolis finds joy in seeing others enjoying her art.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at The FAA Centre.

Showcase IV
Wednesday, Nov 7 - Nov 25
Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Fremont Art Association Centre/Gallery
37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905
Free Admission

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