Suburbia Re-Visited: Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
May
2
to Jun 25

Suburbia Re-Visited: Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is proud to present the photography of Bill Owens, a local photographer who has gained worldwide attention after publishing his first book Suburbia in 1972.  The Exhibition is on display May 2 through June 25. There is a reception on Friday evening, May 18 from 7-9 pm. The reception is free of charge and open to the public. Get your Suburbia copy signed by the Bill Owens! Reliving the 1970's at the reception!

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Summer Art at the Bothwell 2018
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Summer Art at the Bothwell 2018

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 three age groups: 4-6 year olds, 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!  $350 per week.

Three week-long sessions, Mon-Fri 10am - 4 pm
Week 1 / June 18-22
Week 2 / June 25-29
Week 3 / July 30-Aug3

Register here

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Seen/Hear: A Multicultural Exhibit Celebrating Heritage
Jun
27
to Aug 27

Seen/Hear: A Multicultural Exhibit Celebrating Heritage

African, Hispanic and Native American Art.

Featuring art from Harry Fonseca, John Balloue, Daniel Camacho,  Francisco Franco, Nana-Dictta Graves , Fortune Sitole, and Wawi Amasha.

 At the Bankhead Theater Gallery June 27­­—August 27, 2018

Artist Reception on July 14, from 1-3 pm. Free and open to the public.

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA

Image here by John Balloue, "Mr. Strong".

 

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Call for Art: The Art of Drama
Aug
29
to Oct 2

Call for Art: The Art of Drama

It’s Dramatic! The Bankhead Theater Gallery is seeking artwork for The Art of Drama at the Bankhead Theater Gallery, August 28­–October 30, 2018.  We are looking for exact OR broad interpretation of “Drama”; so think outside the box!

The deadline to apply is August 10.

Seeking artwork in all media, framed and wired for hanging. Abstract, representational, realistic or anything in between­ — show off the drama you captured in art or photography. 

Entry fee for up to three pieces of art is $25. Artists’ Reception: Sat., Sept 22 from 1-3 pm Free and open to the public. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA.

Image above by Vera Lowdermilk

Pay fee here

Download Prospectus here

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Live Art! at the Bothwell
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Live Art! at the Bothwell

Thursday, May 17 from 5-8 pm. Art demonstrations and open house at the Bothwell. Light refreshments and wine; open to the public.  Stop by and see amazing talent demonstrate live. Pour medium, colored pencil, watercolor, alcohol inks, acrylic, mixed media, encaustic, beading, and much more!

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Korean Storyteller
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Korean Storyteller

Sun. April 29 at 4pm, Bothwell Arts Center

Hear professional Korean storyteller Seung Ah bring adventurous stories for families to the Bothwell during a world tour project. Seung Ah will be telling stories including The Copycat Goblin and the Sun and the Moon Seung Ah has been traveling the world sharing Korean stories and culture; she visualizes that her stories are the bridge over the world for understanding and peace. 

Sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, this community event is offered at no charge, however a small donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated to help support this and similar events. All ages welcomed and encouraged to attend!

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Robert Lang Origami Presentation
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Robert Lang Origami Presentation

Livemore Art Assoc. & Gallery presents Dr. Robert J. Lang, as seen on NOVA (PBS), TED Talk, CNN and other programs, Dr. Lang will be giving a presentation on his origami and its relationship with science and mathematics at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, on Monday evening 7:30 to 9 pm.. Dr. Lang lectures and exhibits worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to attend - this event is free to the public.

This presentation is in conjunction with the LAA/PAL monthly meeting and is co-sponsored by the Bothwell Arts Center.

Dr. Lang's work will also be on exhibit at the LAA Gallery (The Carnegie Bldg, 2155 3rd St., Livermore) from April 11 through June 29th. Please stop by the Gallery to view Dr. Lang's origami and artistic works by artists from the valley.

A Little Bit About Dr. Lang: Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over fifty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 700 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. They have been shown in exhibitions in New York (Museum of Modern Art), Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), Salem (Peabody Essex Museum), San Diego (Mingei Museum of World Folk Art), and Kaga, Japan (Nippon Museum Of Origami), among others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uogPWqEYlU

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Spring Break Art at the Bothwell
Apr
4
to Apr 6

Spring Break Art at the Bothwell

SPRING BREAK ART at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Spring Break will be filled with fun, interesting and creative art. Three age groups are offered: 4-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds. Find out more!

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Kirk Sylvester 3D photography at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
Mar
12
to Apr 30

Kirk Sylvester 3D photography at the Bankhead Theater Gallery

Kirk Sylvester 3D photography at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. The Founders Room is filled with amazing 3-D photography. Grab a pair of 3-D glasses provided and treat yourself to a feast for the eyes. On display now through April 30.

Artist reception on Saturday March 31st at from 1:00-2:30pm. Wine & light refreshment.
Free and open to the public.

 

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East Bay Jazz High School All Stars
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

East Bay Jazz High School All Stars

The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars presents a concert at the Bothwell Arts Center on Sunday, March 11 at 7 pm. The East Bay Jazz Group is made up of more than 20 exceptionally talented high school musicians from throughout the East Bay. 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.

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Gatsby Jazz Age Party
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Gatsby Jazz Age Party

Get your Gatsby on and party like it’s 1925!

Get ready to don your fringe, feathers and top hat for Gatsby Night at the Bothwell. On February 3, an uproarious celebration of the 1920s will fill the Bothwell Arts Center with live music by the Royal Society Jazz Sextet , dancing, food and finery. A major fundraising event for the Bothwell, tickets cost $100 and there will be a variety of silent auction items, as well as a prohibition-themed blind wine raffle!

The Encore Players, Livermore’s community theater company and a resident of the Bothwell’s West End Theatre, will present three short 15-minute programs during the Gatsby Jazz Age Party. Held in the Bothwell’s West End, the programs are free as part of the gala event.

While costumes that showcase the period’s fringe, feathers and swank style are more than welcome, guests are encouraged to enjoy the event in whatever style of dress suits them. Watch for our Meet and Greet model, fully painted in an amazing Art Deco style by one of our talented artists.

Tickets include served and buffet appetizers and significant small plates. Catered by Pacific Coast Events, the food is sure to be a highlight.  The "Blue Ruin Speakeasy Bar" will be offering beer, wine and Prohibition-era-style drinks.  A silent auction will also feature such 1920s-themed treasures as a Cache of Spirits, a Jazz Music basket, a San Francisco Premium Outlets Amazing Gift Bag, and other arts, entertainment and style-related items.

All proceeds benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Both the Bothwell and the Bankhead Theater, which houses the Visitors Center and Gallery, are part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, an independent non-profit arts organization serving the Tri-Valley community and beyond. 

TICKETS for  ”Gatsby Night” are available now through the Bankhead ticket office or online.

Thank you to our sponsors:  UNCLE Credit Union, Jean King, Lynn and Joan Seppala , and The Independent.

 

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Celtic Christmas
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Celtic Christmas

The Bothwell Arts Center welcomes back the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering on December 10, 2017.  A spirited community celebration filled with music, food and laughter, the event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center and has been held there since 2009.  Originally conceived and produced each year by Gabriel “Gabe” Duffin, a folksinger who hails from Belfast, Ireland, the event features Duffin’s band, “Pog Mo Thoin”, joined by talented musicians from around the Bay Area. Acclaimed for their rich Irish ballads and lively Irish folk tunes, the band has also been known to throw in an unexpected rock song, while serving up beloved Christmas melodies with a Celtic flair.

The family-friendly celebration and potluck dinner has become a local tradition, an opportunity to meet and mingle with friends both old and new at the start of the holiday season. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share at the gathering. Cider and tea is offered for free, and wine, beer and Irish whiskey are available for purchase.

The Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering supports the work of the Bothwell Arts Center, an arts incubator offering artists affordable space to learn, teach and create, as well as providing local arts organizations with rehearsal, event, and small performance space. Located at 2466 Eighth Street, between G and H Streets in downtown Livermore. 

Tickets $18 advance  Buy tickets here

$23 at the door

Call: 925.373.6800

Online: lvpac.org

 

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Holiday Art Fair: Earlier Than the Bird
Nov
18
7:00 AM07:00

Holiday Art Fair: Earlier Than the Bird

The Holiday Art Fair will showcase the work of more than two dozen artists. Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodcraft and other craft pieces will be for sale. The event coincides with the “Earlier than the Bird” shopping event throughout downtown Livermore with an emphasis on hand made and one-of-a-kind gifts. As part of the “Earlier than the Bird” event, visitors to the Holiday Art Fair who wear pajamas are eligible to enter to win a Bankhead Wine Box with three bottles of award-winning Livermore wines. Free and open to the public!

 

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Lion's Holiday Boutique
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Lion's Holiday Boutique

Handmade art and fine hand crafts for sale for your Holiday Shopping! Stop by to visit over 75 vendors with beautiful and unique original hand made art. You can find, artwork, jewelry, soaps, pottery, ornaments, linens, and many more unique items that make wonderful gifts for loved ones (or yourself!) Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore.

Attention Artists! Now accepting Registration to be a vendor. Table space available  for $40.

Registration for this event is open. Click here to download registration form.

For further information, contact Anne Giancola at agiancola.lvpac.org or 925.447.ARTS or

Ben Barrientos (925)4499974 or  (805)405-8743

 

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Artistas Naturalistas: Art from Nature
Oct
31
to Jan 2

Artistas Naturalistas: Art from Nature

Sixty pieces of art bring the outside in, as dozens of local artists show the natural world from an artist’s perspective. From cows and bird and other wildlife, to city scenes and landscapes, the works cover a range of media and sizes. Art exhibition currently on display at the Bankhead Theater Gallery called Artistas Naturalistas: Art of the Natural World now through January 8. 

An afternoon reception will honor the "Artistas Naturalistas: Art of the Natural World" exhibit. The reception provides an opportunity to meet the artists and will include light refreshments and the music of the Matt Finders Trio from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

Artists Reception: Sat., Nov 18 from 1-3 pm

Image here is by Joanne Spurr

 

 

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Tree Sweater Forest
Sep
23
to Nov 18

Tree Sweater Forest

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

Guidelines 2017

Questions? call Bothwell Arts Center 925.447.2787 or agiancola@lvpac.org

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ArtWalk Banner Auction
Sep
18
to Oct 16

ArtWalk Banner Auction

http://ebay.to/2hfWDYg

Buy a banner and support the Bothwell Arts Center! Fifteen eye-catching banners, original works of art hanging on display poles throughout downtown Livermore are now up and ready for your bid.  Painted by well-known local artists, the banners will feature an array of subjects and themes, expressed in a variety of artistic styles. All banners will be 30 inches wide and 60 inches long and created using high quality acrylics, then sealed with UV protectant clear sealant for maximum durability. These one-of-akind colorful works of art are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and will be enjoyed for years to come. The banners will be auctioned and all proceeds will benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Bidding through EBay will open as soon as the banners are installed and will close on ArtWalk Day, October 14 at 5 pm.

Map of banner locations click here

and the banners are here

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Livermore Paint Out: Historic Livermore & its Vineyards
Sep
6
to Oct 30

Livermore Paint Out: Historic Livermore & its Vineyards

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.

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Creative Writing Morning summer camp
Jul
17
to Jul 28

Creative Writing Morning summer camp

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.

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Evenings on the Green - Art & Music 2017 Call for Artists
Jul
11
to Aug 15

Evenings on the Green - Art & Music 2017 Call for Artists

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

agiancola@lvpac.org       925.447.2787

Register here

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Stylin' is Wild Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater gallery
Jun
28
to Aug 26

Stylin' is Wild Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater gallery

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.

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Cirque des Bêtes
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Cirque des Bêtes

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/

Bothwell Arts Center

2466 8th Street, Livermore

https://lvpac.org/event/cirque-des-betes-2/

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Stylin' is Wild! art exhibit
Jun
20
4:30 PM16:30

Stylin' is Wild! art exhibit

“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

 

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East Bay Open Studios coming to Bothwell
Jun
10
to Jun 11

East Bay Open Studios coming to Bothwell

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.

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Figurative Art exhibition at the Bothwell
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Figurative Art exhibition at the Bothwell

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 microangelo@earthlink.net.

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