Art Scene Illuminates Heart of Emeryville

Art Scene Illuminates Heart of Emeryville

Frank Cole “Heart Pine (if You Ask Me)”, 2015, acrylic on canvas drop cloth, 106”x69”

Frank Cole “Heart Pine (if You Ask Me)”, 2015, acrylic on canvas drop cloth, 106”x69”

Over 100 artists who work or live in Emeryville will transform Grifols’ donated space at 5745 Peladeau St. in Emeryville into a living exhibit of paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and textile arts. In its 29th year, running from Oct. 3-25, the show will again integrate poetry readings and dance performances into  Emeryville’s Annual Art Exhibit, celebrating the talent and creativity that abounds in this 1.2 square mile city.

“Every day hundreds of artists are working in Emeryville and this juried exhibition is their yearly showcase,” explains Sharon Wilchar, exhibition coordinator.  “The positive transformation of our city over the past 30 years is impressive. As a player in enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our city and engaging the community through the arts, Emeryville Celebration of the Arts is proud to have been a partner in this transformation.”

Along with the exciting collection of visual art , the 2015 Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition will host poetry readings with Emeryville’s Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky, joined by poets Tim Donnelly, Salame Samiat, Kathleen McClung, Vernon Keeve III and others, and will culminate on the closing day with a site-specific dance performance by Emeryville dance troupe Nancy Karp + Dancers.  Calendar the schedule of readings and performances.

Trudihope Schlomowitz “Road Taken”, 2015, encaustic and oil on wood panel, 20”x20”x1.75”

Trudihope Schlomowitz “Road Taken”, 2015, encaustic and oil on wood panel, 20”x20”x1.75”

The City of Emeryville and its business community generously support the Celebration of the Arts, as do its volunteers, whom make this event happen year after year. Grifols* generously donated the space this year. The beauty of it all is that you can purchase artwork on Opening Night and meet your artist during our grand celebration of Emeryville art. Opening night reception is Fri., Oct. 2, 6-9pm, featuring a Taste of Emeryville and live music by The doRiaN Mode: Vintage Jazz & Blues band.

Show run: October 3 – 25, 2015. The show is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm; admission is free. Sponsors for the 29th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition include the City of Emeryville through a substantial grant; 4Terra Investments, Eric S. Schmier and Kenneth J. Schmier, Kava Massih Architects, Libitzky Holdings LP, Orton Development, Pixar Animation Studios, Madison Park, Ruby*s Cafe and Wareham Development.

* About Grifols

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people around the world. We accomplish this mission by producing life-saving protein therapies for patients and by providing hospitals, pharmacies and healthcare professionals with the tools they need to deliver expert medical care. They have three primary divisions — Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital – which develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 90 countries around the world.

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