The April Lakeview Art Exhibit features A Survey of Landscape + Architecture + Caligraphy by painter, Alan Leon. These works are in watercolor, acrylic and ink and include pieces from seven different series of work over the last 25 years.
Alan Leon is a lover of form, color, and observation. He is a yoga insructor and a public artist/muraist. In 2011 and 2012 he created the murals, Temescal Flows, on the highway structures near 52nd Street and Shattuck Avenue.
Mr. Leon's colorful and lyrical work is always a favorite of Lakeview patrons. You can see more of Mr. Leon's work on his website:
The Emeryville Historical Society will mount an exhibit in the Oakland History Room to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Oakland Oaks baseball team's departure to Vancouver, British Columbia. The exhibit will feature photographs and memorabilia of the popular team.
An exhibit of botanical art by Sally Petru, a local artist specializing in the illustration of plants will be on display throughout the month of April. Ms. Petru's body of work is done largely in watercolor though she occasionally uses pastel to create larger, looser and more colorful images. Both are featured in this exhibit.
Sally began the study of botanical illustration in 1999 through small group classes, receiving a certificate in botanical art from Filoli in Woodside. Her interest in the cross section of plants and the arts began in the 1970’s, inspired by the work of Henry Evans, a linocut artist. Her appreciation for plants was solidified with a degree in landscape architecture from UC Davis. Sally is the founding President of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists, now serving on the board of the national organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists. She teaches, exhibits primarily in the Bay Area, and is featured in several local shops. For more information go to her website, http://www.sallypetru.com