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Best Face Forward Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater


Livermore, CA – December 15, 2017 – “Best Face Forward,” a new exhibit at the Bankhead Gallery, is scheduled to open in January 2018 and will focus on the theme of portraiture in many different types of media and styles. The works by a range of artists will feature friends, family, strangers, and pets, as well as self-portraits.

One highlight of the exhibit will be a new triptych by artist Judith Kunzle spotlighting three influential Women in the Arts from the Livermore community. Based in Walnut Creek with a background in anatomy, Kunzle’s work ranges from her signature pieces of dancers and the body in motion, to exotic landscapes from around the world. The three portraits in the triptych are of Lara Weber, conductor and music director of Livermore-Amador Symphony, Erie Mills, artistic director of Livermore Valley Opera, and Lisa Tromovitch, producing artistic director of Livermore Shakespeare Festival.  A vibrant new work created specifically for “Best Face Forward,” Kunzle is currently at work on the triptych which will be unveiled at the exhibit in January. 

Also featured as part of “Best Face Forward” will be the dramatic work of local artist Jacob Hankinson.  A local artist who grew up in Livermore, Hankinson specializes in portraits and figurative drawings using charcoal pencil that are characterized by their sweeping line, shading and use of shadow. Hankinson’s works will be featured inside the Scott Haggerty Founder’s Room off to the left side of the Lobby.

“Best Face Forward” will be on display in the Bankhead Theater Visitors Center and Gallery from January 10 through March 5, 2018. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, January 13 from 1:00 to 3:00pm providing an opportunity to admire the works and meet the artists. Light appetizers will be served at the free afternoon event. 

Exhibit dates: January 10-March 5

Reception, January 13 from 1-3 pm

Prospectus Here

Entry fee is $25 total for up to three images.Pay Entry fee here:

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