Wild & Wonderful In Benicia

Undomesticated, a show featuring my painting group, the Bay Area Studio Artists, opens today at the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Library. For those of you in the area, the reception is Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit provides a multi-faceted view of creatures who live on their own terms, without depending on masters for sustenance or purpose. Each of the painters has chosen creatures she finds most beautiful, mysterious or fascinating. I’m showing Cruisin’ in Honokeana Bay (a sea turtle), Coy Koi (a koi pond) and several small paintings of birds based on photos taken by friends on an African safari.

The show was styled by Marcy Wheeler, who has added natural elements to soften the rectilinear, modern space and sound effects to add another dimension to the experience. Lots of beautiful, exciting, colorful work. Here are some photos I took as we wrapped up the hanging yesterday:

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The library is located at 150 East L St, Benicia, and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

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