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"Places" – new work by artist Gerry Severson
May 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
EXHIBIT:Â Â “Places”Â – new work by featured artistÂ GERRY SEVERSON
EVENT: “Meet the Artist” -Â Reception, Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 2 to 5 pm
ADDRESS:Â Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Drive, Ste 110, Walnut Creek, CA (1/2 block west of California Blvd)
This event is free.
Gallery hours of operation:Â Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
For more information callÂ Julie Armstrong atÂ 925-935-4311.
Award winning plein air artist Gerry Severson will be featured at Valley Art Gallery in WalnutÂ Creek with an exhibit of new work, “Places”, from May 14 to June 22, 2013.
Gerry’s work hasÂ proven to beÂ very popular withÂ Valley ArtÂ patrons.Â He captures bothÂ the beauty of the coastal California landscape and the mood of the day. A native of Humboldt County, he states “I grew up in a rural area where the outdoors was pretty much what we had for excitement.Â You learn to appreciate that and the experience stays with you.”Â Gerry graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in commercial art and began his advertising career in art direction in San Francisco, moving to New York to work for several agencies over the next 30 years.Â His art direction won numerous awards–including a commercial that resides in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent advertising collection.Â Now happily retired and living in the area, he’s free to pursue a long-held dream to paint the endless motifs offered up by the landscape he grew up with and loves.
Valley Art Gallery has been in operation for almost 65 years.Â The nonprofit organization supports fine artists from throughout the Bay Area region and offers over 300 paintings in all mediums and styles for rent and for sale.