I attended the artist reception at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton last night. It was the opening day for exhibits including the California Watercolor Association — 75 artists had work hung — photo montage and collage artist, Deborah Griffin, and me. Click on image for larger view.
Yes, the center is a former firehouse, ca. 1888. Today, this state-of-the-art building is a 20,000 sq. ft. cultural arts center featuring a 227-seat theater, a 2,000 sq. ft. fine arts gallery, an 1,800 sq. ft. classroom space, and an hourglass shaped grand lobby that links downtown Pleasanton to the center’s Parkside patio and an adjacent park.
I was thrilled to have my work featured in the grand lobby with 5 art quilts
and an alcove upstairs with another 5 art quilts. A bridge walkway is the final entrance to this alcove (note the pole).
The evening was buzzing with energy. There were many questions about my fiber art.
And I was happy to answer every one of them.
I was glad to receive a copy of a newspaper article about the exhibit from the gallery curator.
The arts are alive and well in Pleasanton.