Georgia Comes to California . . . there's a drought. That's OK, she paints deserts. Donnalee Dunne explores the concept of O'Keeffe coming further west. This colorful series portrays the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, its scenes, flora and fauna - as Georgia might have painted it - along with a touch of whimsy.
Since my grad school days back in the mid 1980’s, my work has exhibited a raw, swirling type of energy and matter in flux. Looking back even further, it seems I have always been interested in the cosmological, scientific origins of the universe. In this new series, PRIMORDIAL, I investigate creation, using ancient imagery and fire as metaphors for space and time. These colorful digital works on canvas are at once quiet and meditative, yet explosive and compelling.
Gallery 25: 40th Anniversary Exhibit
at the Fresno Art Museum
September 4, 2014-January 4, 2015
Gallery 25, a cooperative venue for Central Valley artists, is celebrating 40 years of exhibitions in 2014. This Anniversary Exhibition will feature 20 artists exhibiting paintings, drawings, printmaking, and mixed media works. Begun as a project in the 1974 Feminist Art Program spearheaded by Professor Joyce Akin at Fresno State University, the Gallery has grown over the years to include male artists. Gallery 25 features the best in Contemporary Art from the Central Valley of California and has been located in downtown Fresno for the last 10 years. See pics under the Photos page.
Fresno Art Museum is located at 2233 N. First Street, Fresno, CA, 93703. FAM is open Thursday-Sunday, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. http://www.fresnoartmuseum.org
VISIT GALLERY 25 AND OTHER VENUES ON 2ND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH