03jan(jan 3)10:00 am31(jan 31)8:00 pmArt Gallery at the Orinda Library: Digital News Art, The Beauty of Birds and Intricate Botanical WatercolorsMeet the Boscoe Family, Carol Lee-Chung and Lance Jackson: Artist Reception Sat. Jan 8, 2022 3 - 5 pm10:00 am - 8:00 pm (31)
The Lamorinda Arts Council presents the work of the Boscoe Family, Carol Lee-Chung and Lance Jackson at an in-person and virtual exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library
The Lamorinda Arts Council presents the work of the Boscoe Family, Carol Lee-Chung and Lance Jackson at an in-person and virtual exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library from January 3-31. Meet the artists at a reception in their honor on Sat. Jan. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. All COVID-19 precautions observed for your health and safety. View and purchase their artwork online at www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries/.
Three members of the Boscoe family – George, Maggie from Orinda and Sara from Los Angeles – are displaying 40 8” x 10” photos of their feathered friends. George’s photos were taken as far away as the Tambopata Scarlet Macaw Project in the Peruvian Amazon. Maggie took up birding as a hobby during the pandemic. She joined the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and www.Ebird.org. Their photos include local species you may see in your backyard.
Upon returning from a family trip to Costa Rica, Sara discovered LA county is a birders paradise because of the diversity of species. Her 8” x 10” photo of a “Townsend’s Warbler” is a great example of her skill at capturing one of the few moments when this active bird remained still. View her 2020 video exhibit at https://youtu.be/lKIJ9uTxpoU.
Carol Lee-Chung can often be found in her Orinda garden where she grows an impressive list of subjects for her botanical watercolors such as: artichoke, orchids, tulips, dahlia and fig to name a few. She began a few years ago by studying with well-known botanical artist Catherine Watters and hasn’t stopped.
Never short on inspiration, no matter the season, her garden provides all the botanical materials she needs to execute her detailed, delicate watercolors. While her watercolors are not for sale, she offers a selection of beautiful note cards depicting her exquisitely accurate botanicals. Visit https://lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries/ to view and/or purchase them.
Lance Jackson, also from Orinda, trained as a painter/designer at Washington University and Rhode Island School of Design. During his 15 years in print journalism, illustration and design at the SF Chronicle and Examiner “he was among the nation’s first to use the Macintosh as a creative, expressive drawing tool,” according to Saginaw Valley State University reviewer Mike Moser.
Unique to this show is a selection of digital art he is exhibiting for the first time on the wood walls in the gallery. They depict recent news events such as “Science March, April 22, 2017.” This whimsical 24” x 71” digital print commemorates an international series of marches held in Washington, D.C. and more than 600 cities worldwide. A non-partisan event, it emphasized that science upholds the common good and was also a call to action for evidence-based policy in the public’s best interest. Attendance was estimated at 1.07 million across the globe.
Jackson’s acrylic paintings on the white wall include the 16” x 20” “Doggie Diner,” an homage to the 30 Doggie Diners that once dotted the Bay Area. The original can be found at Sloat Blvd. and 45th Ave. near Ocean Beach in SF and became SF Landmark #254 in 2006. The brand name is now used for hot dog sales in Oracle Park, home stadium of the SF Giants. The 22 works on the wood walls include Orinda landscapes, Orinda Theatre, drawings and a possible projected Orinda future.
Jackson also wants people to know he is interested in drawing and painting portraits. “Drawing is a form of communication,” he said, “the image is a possible form of dialogue, the beginning of a conversation.” Learn more about his work at www.lancejackson.net.
To learn more about the Lamorinda Arts Council go to www.lamorindaarts.org. This exhibit runs Jan. 3 through 31 during normal Library hours in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library at 26 Orinda Way. Hours are Mon. – Thur., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Sun. Holiday close dates are Sat. Jan. 1 and Mon. Jan. 17. Call 925.254.2184 for more information about the Library or visit www.ccclib.org/. Email the curators with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Lamorinda Arts Council at 925.359.9940.
3 (Monday) 10:00 am - 31 (Monday) 8:00 pm