GRACE FONG: VIEWPOINTS January 17 - March 15, 2018 Reception: Friday, January 19, 4-6pm
Grace Fong is a local artist who discovered painting later in life. Inspired by her daughters’ artistic creativity and artwork, she found she too enjoyed painting. Driven by the motto, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh. Her “viewpoints” are influenced by other artists, travel, and adventures, all reflected in the diversity of subjects and styles permeating her work. She prefers smaller dimensions, inviting the viewer to come closer to ponder and view her work.
THE ARTISTS OF BECOMING INDEPENDENT March 20 - May 10, 2018 Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 4-6pm
Becoming Independent (BI) is a community-based service organization established in 1967 to support individuals with intellectual disabilities lead meaningful and productive lives. BI realizes that creative expression is an integral part of the human experience. The BI Professional Art program fulfills this commitment to exploring and developing personal creativity by providing artists with inspiration, instruction, encouragement, and opportunities for exhibitions and sales. Artists have showcased their work at numerous venues across Sonoma County. BI Artists use a wide variety of mediums, including and not limited to; painting, drawing, ceramics, textile art, and jewelry making.