The Bothwell Arts Center presents an exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery called Livermore Paint Out: Historic Livermore and its Vineyards. The exhibit is on display from September 6 through October 30, 2017. The artwork is from a week-long “En Plein Air” painting event featuring the historic landmarks and landscapes that make the City of Livermore distinctive. The Livermore Paint Out took place August 5th to 11th, and resulted in a multitude of riches showcasing historic sites, landscapes and vineyards. Artists chose public historic sites during the week or painted the vineyards from around the area. The exhibit will connect art with the community by capturing on canvas historic and familiar local scenes.
En plein air is a French term meaning “in the open air,” generally refers to painting done outside during the daylight hours. The artwork on display will reflect this emphasis on the outdoors and natural light.
Part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Bankhead Visitor’s Center and Gallery is located in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, Livermore, and is open seven days a week from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Select works on display during the exhibit are available for purchase. There will be a free Artists’ Reception on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 pm. Where the public is invited to attend and meet some of the Plein Air artists.
Image of St. Michael's Church by Steve Rossi