On select Saturdays during Imagination Expressed, Museum on Main will host members of the Pleasanton Art League for demonstrations of their work. This year's schedule includes:
FEBRUARY Thursday, February 3, 10 AM - 12 PM: Rebecca Davies (oils) Saturday, February 5, 12 - 4 PM: Eugenia Zobel (porcelain painting) Thursday, February 10, 10 AM - 12 PM: Rebecca Davies (oils) Saturday, February 12, 11 AM - 1 PM and 2 - 4 PM: Meghana Mitragotri (watercolor) Saturday, February 19, 11 AM - 1 PM: Jennifer Huber (acrylic)
MARCH Thursday, March 3, 10 AM - 12 PM: Rebecca Davies (oils) Saturday, March 5, 12 - 4 PM: Eugenia Zobel (porcelain painting) Thursday, March 10, 10 AM - 12 PM: Rebecca Davies (oils) Saturday, March 12, 11 AM - 1 PM and 2 - 4 PM: Meghana Mitragotri (watercolor) Saturday, March 19, 11 AM - 1 PM: Jennifer Huber (acrylic)
Meet the Demo Artists:
Artist: Rebecca Davies Demo Dates:Thursday, February 3 Thursday, February 10 Thursday, March 3 Thursday, March 10 Demo Times:10 AM - 12PM Demo Location:Museum on Main Medium: Oils
ABOUT THE ARTIST Rebecca Davies has enjoyed the fine arts since she was young, drawing and painting, creating textile art and a few sculptures from ceramics and wood. She studied art at California State University at Long Beach, graduating in 1980. Davies' favorite thing to draw nowadays is the human figure, and portraiture. She also has a hobby of gardening; many of her subjects for painting or drawing are flowers, fruits or vegetables, or animals in her garden. In the last 10 years, Davies has joined two groups that draw & paint outdoors at local parks, farms, beaches, or other locations that make inspiring plein air painting subjects. Her entries for Imagination Expressed 2022 depict three of these locations: Grangers Wharf in Martinez, Pointe Isabel Regional Shoreline, and a view at Rossmoor.
Artist: Jennifer Huber Demo Dates: Saturday, February 19 Saturday, March 19 Demo Times:11 AM - 1 PM Demo Location:Museum on Main Medium: Acrylic
ABOUT THE ARTIST Jen Huber is obsessed with the waterline, where water, air, and craft meet. After a life spent swimming, kayaking, and sailing, she channels the joy and fears of life on the water into acrylic, watercolor and ink paintings. Jen works out of her studio in the Bothwell Art Center, where she also teaches art. Check out Jen Huber’s whimsical paintings at her website JenHuberEtte.blog and on Instagram at JenHuber_Artist. Jen has painted three utility boxes in Dublin, CA, painted the Bankhead windows for two years, and various other public art displays. Her painting “Sirens” received best Acrylic by the City of Livermore in 2021 and “The Iceberg” as Honorable Mention at the Pleasanton Art League Show at the Firehouse Art Center in 2018.
Artist: Meghana Mitragotri Demo Dates: Saturday. February 12 Saturday, March 12 Demo Times: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Demo Location: Museum on Main Medium: Watercolor
ABOUT THE ARTIST A self-taught artist, Mitragotri works in both realistic and impressionistic styles to render landscapes, flowers and birds. She enjoys performing art demonstrations and teaching watercolor lessons virtually and in-person. Her painting "Nasturtiums" received an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Imagination Expressed show, and and her work has appeared at several venues in the Tri-Valley, including the Firehouse Arts Center, the Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, and the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery of San Ramon. Mitragotri, a Livermore resident, also sells her paintings and other crafts through her company DaintlyMade: www.daintlymade.com
Artist: Eugenia Zobel Demo Dates: Saturday. February 5 Saturday, March 5 Demo Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Demo Location: Museum on Main Medium: Porcelain Painting
ABOUT THE ARTIST Livermore artist Eugenia Zobel has worked in overglaze porcelain decoration for over three decades. Ms Zobel joined the Mount Diablo chapter of the World Organization of China Painters in 1989 and has remained active in the field even as the number of artists working in porcelain has declined. Her work has appeared at countless art shows in the Tri-Valley, and for the last twelve years she has been one of Imagination Expressed's most popular artists. .
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