Exhibition dates: September 4 – 26 2009
Opening Reception: Friday September 4 from 6-9pm (in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur)
Reception and Artistsﾒ Talk: Saturday September 5 from 12-4pm artistsﾒ talk at 1pm
Heads and Tails: paintings
With her latest body of work Heads and Tails Julie Alvarado has painted classically rendered yet humorous portraits of people and animals in oil acrylic and watercolor. The human subjectﾒs stories are entwined with the artistﾒs as well as the creatures with which they share their world. For example the painting of Alvaradoﾒs friend and colleague Stan Peterson depicts a modern-day wood carver whose love of the craft turns the wooden rabbits he creates into living creatures. Alvaradoﾒs portrait of a favorite circus performer and her menagerie are enough to make any cat lover’s heart beat a little faster.
Julie Alvarado Cat Circus 2009 Oil on wood 12 x 12 inches