Stylin’ is Wild” captures the essence of street art, both playful and dramatic, in a colorful new exhibit in the Gallery at the Bankhead Theater. More than two dozen works capture the feel of street art, graffiti art and tattoo-style art. Imaginative interpretations are expressed in pieces that range from striking figurative paintings, abstract images, and mixed media, to photography and small sculpture. Artists in the exhibit include Jon Highland, Camillo Neves, Carole Goodwin, Nancy Saltsman, Courtney Jacobs, Vera Lowdermilk, and more. Curated by the Bothwell Arts Center, “Stylin’ is Wild” runs through August 27, 2017.
Art on the Green is now a part of the Bankhead Theater’s free, live, Evenings on the Green - Art & Music. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your artwork and fine hand crafts for sale to hundreds of area residents. Join us on the Bankhead Plaza every Tuesday in the summer in July and August. Artists will be on the sidewalks surrounding the Plaza. Space will be assigned on a first come/serve served basis, so sign up early!
The art event will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Live music is happening at 6:45-8 pm.
The event is open to all artists displaying artist-only products; demonstrations and/or education.
Registration Deadline is June 15, 2017
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Amazing opportunity to take Creative Writing in the morning and Shakespeare Camp in the afternoon. The Bard would have loved this! Taught by Connie Pan, MFA Creative Writing, this summer session is perfect for children 8-18 years who want to hone their creative writing skills. Can be taken as morning session only....or sign up for a full day of creativity with Shakespeare in the afternoon.
July 17-July 21, 9:30 -11:30 am. More details to follow soon.
SUMMER ART at the Bothwell is sure to be your child’s summer highlight! These crazy creative art lessons are taught by professional artists at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Summer Art at the Bothwell has two age groups: 7-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds. Each week has a different theme, and many different media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, clay, chalk, charcoal, pencil. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, sculptures, fabrics, murals, and more! Three week-long sessions, 10am - 4 pm.
August 5-11, 2017
Historic Livermore and the Vineyards
Capture on canvas one of the many historic sites or vineyards in Livermore. Artists may choose any public historic site during the week or paint at select local wineries on invitation-only dates.
An exhibit of accepted paintings from the "En Plein Air/Livermore Paint Out” will be displayed at the Bankhead Theater Gallery from September 5 through October 31, 2017. Artists' Reception is Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 pm. Free and open to the public. Deadline to submit work electronically is Aug 21 at 5 pm.
The Livermore Heritage Guild will have the historic Hagemann Ranch open for artists on two days -- Saturday, August 5 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, August 6, 9 am to 2 pm. It's a restored, working ranch with a barn, farmhouse, horses and more. Should be lots of fun stuff to sketch, paint or photograph! There's a restroom at the ranch, but plan to bring your own water. Address is 455 Olivina Ave., Livermore CA 94551. Here's a view inside the barn: http://spincle.me/p/index.html#i4IAsUe0VQ
The goal of the paint-out is to generate images for the exhibition. Artists can situate themselves and paint anywhere they deem "historic"; I No map. No stamp. Feel free to paint where the view strikes you!
Cash prizes will be awarded. See prospectus for details.
Entry fee is $25 for up to three pieces. Pay your entry fee here
Comedy event at the Bothwell! One Night - Three Women - Too Funny!
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REGINA STOOPS, STACEY GUSTAFSON, and MARGARET ZHAO
This event will help raise funds for the Bothwell Arts Center.
Sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Tree Sweater Forest is a fun and whimsical art installation. Knitters and crocheters make "sweaters" for 30 trees on First Street, Livermore. Yes, just for fun! They add a festive and vibrant ambience to Livermore's beautiful downtown for the fall season.
Installation is Sat., September 23 and they stay up until November 18. When they come off the trees they are repurposed as animal comfort blankets at the Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton.
Want to knit one? Register here
Questions? call Bothwell Arts Center 925.447.2787 or email@example.com
Attention artists! Registration is open for ArtWalk. Deadline for Early bird pricing is July 31; final deadline for sign ups is August 31.
ArtWalk is Livermore's Gallery District for a Day. Over 150 artists display their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore.
Art works range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media,handmade bags, ceramic garden art and jewelry, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more. Be a part of making Livermore an Art Destination - sign up today!
Cirque des Bêtes is a California based group of sexy beasts and circus freaks, creating individual and unique shows at conventions and spreading joyous organized chaos where ever they end upThis group has a variety of flow artists, aerialists, and burlesque performers. Let them bamboozle you with contact juggling and fan flow. Let them tease you with a dance or two. Cringe while our contortionist ties herself into knots! When not on the ground this group is always attempting to achieve a higher plane of performance with their portable rig.
Enjoy a pleasant time of bad puns and fun stories with our troupe of clowns of a steampunk stripe!
Tickets on sale at: https://lvpac.org/event/cirque-des-betes-2/
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“Stylin’ is Wild” captures the essence of street art, both playful and dramatic, in a colorful new exhibit in the Gallery at the Bankhead Theater. More than two dozen works capture the feel of street art, graffiti art and tattoo-style art. Imaginative interpretations are expressed in pieces that range from striking figurative paintings, abstract images, and mixed media, to photography and small sculpture. Artists in the exhibit include Jon Highland, Camillo Neves, Carole Goodwin, Nancy Saltsman, Courtney Jacobs, Vera Lowdermilk, and more. Curated by the Bothwell Arts Center, “Stylin’ is Wild” runs through August 27, 2017.
An Artists’ Reception for the new exhibit will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the reception provides an opportunity to admire the works on display and meet some of the artists. Light refreshments and wine will be offered and live music will be provided by jazz musician Tom Reynolds.
Part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Visitor’s Center and Galley is located in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, downtown Livermore, and is open seven days a week from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Most works on display during the exhibit are available for purchase
An East Bay tradition for over 40 years, the Annual East Bay Open Studios Event is now coming to the Livermore Valley. Bothwell Arts Center is hosting artists studio spaces and will be a lively venue for art and live music. In addition, there are other area studios that are free and open for the public to see.
June 10 and June 11, 11 am-6pm
Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces. Artists pay a registration fee to participate and the event is free for the public to enjoy. The Bothwell Arts Center will have demonstrations and refreshments and live music.
The art-loving, art-buying public enjoys one-on-one interactions with the artists and artisans and have the opportunity to learn about what inspires the artists, connect with the artists one-on-one and purchase art directly from the artists.
Printed guidebooks and online artist directories guide visitors to the artist studios and exhibition spaces around the entire East Bay where the participating artists show. During the event, there are street signs directing you to artist locations. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one another in interesting and inspiring environments.
Livermore Art Association and The Bothwell Arts Center invite the public to their 9th annual Figurative Art exhibition.
The exhibition is free and the public is invited. Local artists are showing and selling their latest works with the human figure as the main focus. Many of the artists who are in the show attend the Bothwell’s Figure Drawing Workshop which meets everyFriday. The show is one of the few outlets in the area where nudes are allowed and encouraged. Figurative art includes portraits and clothed figures as well. The variety is endless! Fill your home with beauty and support local artists at the same time!
When: May 19th -21st: Open Daily from 11:00 - 4:00
Reception & Awards Ceremony: May 20th 7:00-9:00
Where: Bothwell Arts Center (West End), 2466 8th St., Livermore
See the art! Meet the artists! Watch them work! Love the art? Take some home!
The show is open for three days and the public is invited to come to the at the Bothwell Arts Center, during the open hours 11:00 - 4:00 Friday May 19th through Sunday, May 21st. The reception is Saturday evening, May 20th, 7:00 - 9:00.
Awards will be presented at 7:30. The final award will be the "People's Choice" ribbon. Make sure you vote for your favorite piece when you visit the exhibit.
Our Judge will be Jacob Hankinson. A native of the Bay Area, Jacob Hankinson began his career as a self-taught artist before attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His work is traditional in nature, placing an emphasis on draftsmanship and using the human figure as a tool to explore design, composition, and the interplay of light and shadow. He currently shows and teaches throughout the Bay Area. He won best of show in The Essential Figure show a few years back.
Check out his work here: http://jacobhankinson.tumblr.com/
The show will also be featuring a sales table with unframed art from the participating artists. Many bargains to be had!
Throughout the exhibition's three days, there will be artists demonstrating various mediums.
On May 21st, the final day of the show, the winner of the "People's Choice" award will be announced at 3:30.
Call for Artists!
Are you an artist who would like to be in this show? There is still time! The receiving will be on May 13th between 1:00-4:00 at the Bothwell Arts Center.
For the prospectus follow this link: http://nebula.wsimg.com/1c3787db8d8e9781fc50eaf35871aa54?AccessKeyId=8DB7DBE5BF8953B2AA27&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 .
For more information call or email Barbara Stanton at 925-373-9638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Rhythm Art Exhibit
“Now this is very profound, what rhythm is, and goes far deeper than words. A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it ...” ― Virginia Woolf
Visual beauty through creation of rhythm. A colorful mix of mediums, styles, color palettes through photography, acrylic, oil, watercolor and collage — this exhibit is all about finding the rhythm in art. There’s ballerinas, and fire dancers; there’s nature’s beauty and pure abstractions. These are the artists that are creating the rhythm of something that makes a good thing.
Creative Rhythm is on display at the Bankhead Theater Gallery May 3 through June 26, 2017.
The Artists Reception is Saturday, May 20 from 1-3 pm. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature two forms of another kind of rhythm: dance.
Image here is "Whimzeedoodle" by Courtney Jacobs
Call For Art: Visual Rhythm - Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery Deadline to apply extended!
A call for traditional, stylized, and abstracted representations of the theme “Dance” for exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. This exhibit is produced by the Bothwell Arts Center and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC). Participants are invited to submit works on canvas, wood panel, or similar substrate in any 2-or 3 dimensional medium that is suitable for hanging.
Work will be juried by LVPAC and will be judged by originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and use of medium.
Image here by is Rosa Dances the Flamenco by Linda Ryan
• Deadline to submit work: April 10, 2017
• Artist notification: April 21, 2017
• Delivery date and time: May 2, noon-1 pm
• Exhibit Dates: May 3— June 26, 2017
• Pick-up date and time: June 27, 2017, noon-1 pm
• Reception: Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm
Click here for Prospectus
Click here to pay entry fee
SPRING BREAK ART at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative. Every day a variety of media will be used: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! April 5, 6, 7, 2017. 10 am - 4 pm
for Ages 7-11 and 12-17.
An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience.
Perfect for the budding artist wanna-bes and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces.
Ignite your child’s imagination!
"The Unknown Classic Rock Band" plays at the Bothwell Saturday evening March 25 from 7-10 pm. Featuring Joe Logdson, Gary Malinski, Dan Faucett, Katie Harding and Chuck Harding.
Tickets $10 at the door This show is produced by Joe Logsdon Band,
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Students
Tickets: Call 925. 373.6800 or online at www.lvpac.org
The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars Band will perform at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore on Saturday evening, March 11, 2017. The group is made up of more than 20 exceptionally talented high school musicians from throughout the East Bay, selected through a competitive audition process. The All Stars will perform in two configurations, the Big Band and the smaller Jazz Combo, with a short break between musical sets. Guests will be free to either mingle or sit during the performance, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s educational outreach program, East Bay Jazz is the brainchild of local trombonist, composer and teacher Spencer Sussman. Now in its second year, the East Bay Jazz High School All Stars Band provides students with an invaluable opportunity for real-world performance experience as jazz musicians outside a school setting and fosters appreciation for jazz music as an art form within the community.
After auditions each fall, the All Stars rehearse several hours each week and perform throughout the Bay Area. Last year, in addition to providing the pre-show entertainment for LVPAC’s Brilliance at the Bankhead gala in September, the group performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival and other venues. For availability and booking, contact Kiran Guleria, LVPAC’s Education Program Manager at 925.583.2312 or email@example.com
A new photography exhibit coming this March to the Gallery in the Bankhead Theater will showcase the post-WWII era photography of the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). Renowned photographer Ansel Adams was hired by CSFA and, working with Minor White, established one of the first fine art photography departments in the US. “The Golden Decade” highlights the work of some of their early students and will be on display from March 4 through May 1, 2017. A free opening reception and book signing will be held on Friday evening, March 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In addition to Adams and White, CSFA’s photography program welcomed some of the great photographers of the era as guest instructors, such as Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Lisette Model, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, and Homer Page. The newly-enacted G.I. Bill enabled all veterans to attend the college or trade school of their choice, opening doors to educational opportunities which might otherwise have been unavailable.
The Gallery exhibit and accompanying book, “The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts 1945-1955,” is the result of a collaboration between three former students of Adams and White: William Heick, Ira H. Latour, C. Cameron Macauley, and editors Ken and Victoria Whyte Ball. Local Livermore residents, the Balls inherited a wealth of negatives and contact prints from Victoria’s father, Don Whyte, a former student of CSFA. The book represents the work of over 32 photographers including Pirkle Jones, Ruth Marion Baruch, Philip Hyde, Rose Mandel, David Johnson, Gerald Ratto and John Upton.
Part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Visitor’s Center and Galley is located in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, Livermore, and is open seven days a week from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Photo by Bob Hollingsworth
It's a Mardi Gras party at the Bothwell! Join the revelry!
The beauty of the tri-valley area will be front and center at the Bankhead Theater Lobby in the exhibit on loan from the Tri-Valley Conservancy. Each year the Tri-Valley Conservancy sponsors a photography contest with the theme of tri-valley landscapes. Called Freeze Frame, the contest showcases the best of photography talent and the best of the Bay Area beauty. The works are as varied as the individual photographers: see long vistas, flower closeups, hills, trees, skies, animals - all that the natural world around us has to offer. The exhibit is on display January 3 to February 27. Artists' Reception is Saturday, January 14 from 1-3 pm. The Reception is free and open to the public; light refreshments and wine served.
Image here by Janice Wei. "Livermore Farmland"
WINTER BREAK ART at the Bothwell is the perfect creative outlet for the winter break. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience.
January 4, 5 and 6 from 10 am - 4 pm $160 Ages 7-10 and 11-18
Perfect for the budding artist wanna-bes and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Fun themes; serious art!
Register for Winter Break Art at the Bothwell
The Celtic Christmas Concert & Gathering is a Celebration of Community!
For seven years, the Bothwell Arts Center has welcomed the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering, a celebration filled with music, food and laughter.
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band brings five genre-busting artists together to bring joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Alt-Roots, Folkbilly – whatever you call it – it’s original, well done, and a pleasure to hear. Featuring Pete Grant on pedal steel, Jim Kerwin on bass fiddle and Jon Arkin on percussion. This is truly an all-star band.
The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band have released two of their four new albums due out this year, West and East, soon to be followed by North and South. These five-song EPs are named after the cardinal points on a compass – North, South, East, and West – their U.S. tour dates will coincide with the appropriate regions throughout 2016. When placed together, the back covers of the four releases will form one piece of art. Physical copies will be available for only $5 at all live shows, with digital release via iTunes and Amazon coming soon.
“We are excited about releasing a series of eclectic new works with a super talented band,” says Jim Nunally. “We pay homage to great artists like George Jones, Buck Owens, Tammy Wynette, while our original songs like ‘Mirror’ take folk music in an entirely new direction. We aren’t just following a path; we are paving a new one.”
Tickets: $20 LVPAC.ORG
Comedian Margaret Zhao with "Laughter is the Best Medicine"
Calling all Early Birds! This is your chance wear your pajamas to shop Downtown Livermore. The Bothwell Arts Center presents arts and fine handcrafts for sale in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, November 19 from 7 am – 11 am, as part of Livermore Downtown, Inc.'s Annual Earlier Than the Bird Event! Shop for unique and original hand made items made by Tri-Valley artists for a one-of-a-kind twist to your holiday gift giving. Pictured here: Jewelry by Donaice Guy
Chris Proctor, a solo acoustic guitarist and a National Fingerstyle Champion, will perform in concert for one night only Friday, November 11th, at the Bothwell Arts Center. These wonderful acoustic concerts have been historically sponsored in conjunction with Michael Ferrucci and Fretted Friends Music, former owner of the community music store in downtown Livermore.
Join us at Bothwell for Artists' Open Studios. Artwork on display includes the Bothwell Arts Center Artists, the Downtown Art Studios and meet mART clay artists as well as artists teaching at Bothwell. A wide array of fine art including abstracts, all media, ceramics, figurative, and jewelry designers. This event is free and takes place at the same time as the Lion's Club Holiday Boutique at the Bothwell. Make it a day of art!
Pictured here: Figurative work by Bothwell artist Barbara Stanton
The Lion's Club of Livermore sponsors this annual early Holiday Boutique taking place all day November 5 at the Bothwell. Great chance to shop for holiday hand made, unique items! Pictured here is work from Barbara Sorensen.
Art exhibit at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
BIRDS of a FEATHER
Birds are taking off on the walls of the Bankhead Theater. Birds of a Feather is an exhibition showing traditional, stylized, and abstracted representations of a bird-related theme. These beautiful works of art are created in all 2-D mediums including photography. Come and revel in the feathers!
An Artists’ Reception will be held Sunday, November 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public
The plague starts at the Downtown Art Studios, 62 So. L Street, Livermore, where average citizens are transformed into hideous zombies, given glow-in-the-dark Zombie Pub Crawl mugs and turned loose in Livermore's Downtown.Zombies shuffle into participating pubs, restaurants & shops for specially priced drinks to slake the thirst of the recently reanimated, assembling to participate in a Thriller Flashmob in front of the Bankhead Theater at 8:45 p.m.Get your tickets early! This event sells out!
Michael Mullen at the Bothwell.
Downtown Livermore will once again be filled with art lovers enjoying a day of art, music and shopping. ArtWalk is a different sort of festival, as the streets are kept open and the works of over 150 artists are set-up throughout the downtown in and around parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants, shops and the Bankhead Theater. This allows visitors and the local community to experience all that Livermore's wine country downtown has to offer with art as the theme for the day. Parking is free. Art works range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media, handmade bags, ceramic garden art and jewelry, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more.
The Bothwell Arts Center sponsors the Tree Sweater Forest that comes to Downtown Livermore in the Fall. Look for the warm and cozy trees on First Street between Maple and L Street from September to December. Area knitters and crocheters work to create this fun and whimsical fiber art installation. The trees add a festive and vibrant fall ambience to Livermore’s beautiful downtown. The tree sweaters were donated to Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton as comfort blankets after their time on the trees.
Be a part of this community kinetic mobile art project. You're invited to participate in workshops runs by Mobile Sculptor Kevin Reese to create hanging art that will be balanced and suspended in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater, visible from both floors. Sign up for the free workshops open to all ages that will take place at the Bothwell Arts Center the week of September 5-9 with the grand finale unveiling for September 10.
Opera poster exhibition by famed graphic designer Rafal Oblinki. Surrealist posters on display for the opening of Livermore Valley Opera’s 2016-17 Season.
Second Thursday from 6-8 pm. Meet the artists, find out what's new. See the wonderful art on display and for sale. Find out about art classes!
Art on the Green is a free, open air art fair taking place on the plaza Green in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on the second Tuesdays of June, July and August. The artists will be set up between 4:30 pm and 7 pm, just before the free, live music of Evenings on the Green.
Art on the Green will take place on the sidewalks surrounding the Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater (Shea Homes Plaza) in downtown Livermore. June 14, July 12 and August 9.
Eco Chic Fashion Show and Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. Wearable recycled art.