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March 26, 2013 > Castro Valley artist at John O'Lague Galleria

Castro Valley artist at John O'Lague Galleria

Submitted By Jean Witzke

The John O'Lague Galleria in Hayward presents Mark Mertens Pastels, March 29 through May 30. Mertens seeks to capture the effects of light on color and realism. His work is rooted in realist traditions, careful draftsmanship and observation. Beginning with a loose sketch done in warm colors of hard pastels, the final layer consists of rich, soft pastels that are directly applied.

Mertens is the recipient of many local art awards, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and studied landscapes with Duane Wakehan and Clark Mitchell. He resides in Castro Valley.

The public is welcome to attend the reception on Friday, April 5 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 pm. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. For more information, please call the Hayward Arts Council Office at (510) 538-2787.

Mark Mertens Pastels
Mar 29 through May 30
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,

Reception
Friday, Apr 5
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

John O'Lague Galleria
Hayward City Hall
777 B St., Hayward
(510) 538-2787
www.haywardarts.org

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