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November 12, 2013 > Holiday show at Foothill Gallery

Holiday show at Foothill Gallery

Submitted By Bruce Roberts

Now through December 13, the Foothill Gallery in Hayward is offering a view into the creative minds of many local artists. This Holiday Show is brought to you by the Hayward Arts Council. The show is featuring a wonderful collection of oil paintings, watercolors, photographsÑprocessed and unprocessedÑsilk screening, ceramics, beautiful jewelry, and even hand lotion made from local beeswax.

During the November 16 reception, visitors can add to the variety of art. Ruey Syrop will lead a hands-on art projectÑdemonstrating the use of oil pastels, while using Joan MiroÕs art as a referenceÑ and giving visitors a chance to create their own artwork.

Foothill Gallery is small, but has managed to accommodate 17 different artists displaying nearly 50 pieces of art. There are many pieces of work that stand out. The processed photographs of Chris Cochem add a new level of creativity to a still image, providing warmth by slightly softening the edges. CochemÕs ÒLondon ScumÓ and ÒVallejo PiratesÓ are excellent anthropological pieces, as are the pastels and oils of Robert WolfÕs ÒNinaÓ and ÒWow.Ó In ÒWow,Ó the male figure has his head up, and his hands raised facing palm out; the epitome of the title. Another mentionable portrait was produced by Barbara Berrner, whose silkscreen, ÒImages of Great Aunt Fran,Ó exhibits a lady with a fiercely radiating gaze.

The multi-talented Berrner also has watercolors, note cards, and wonderful necklaces on display. She is joined by Shannon Jurich, whose framed pins could grace any wall. Another mentionable exhibit is that off David Steffes, who ventured into local history with his framed photo collection of Cal State East BayÕs imploding administration building.

A stroll through the Foothill Gallery will open a viewerÕs eyes to the wide variety of creativity that exists locally.

Holiday Show
Thursday Ð Saturday: through Dec. 13
10 a.m. Ð 4 p.m.

Reception Nov. 16
1 p.m. Ð 3 p.m.

Foothill Gallery
22394 Foothill Blvd, Hayward
(510) 538-2787

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