Submitted from: Firehouse Arts Center
The s Harrington Gallery will host a whimsical summer exhibit, Humanimals and Such, July 19-August 25, 2012. The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton, Calif.
An opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Humanimals and Such is a playful exhibit of paintings and sculpture that depict humans, animals, or incongruous combinations of both. Featured artists are Julie Alvarado, William Charuhas, Michael Cutlip, Rebecca Haines and Stan Peterson.
Julie Alvarado of San Leandro, Calif. paints in a style reminiscent of the old masters, with a humorous twist in subject matter. In addition to vast, textural landscapes, she paints subjects such as underwater accordion players and giant squirrels.
William Charuhas is a Pleasanton, Calif. resident whose detailed colored pencil renderings depict unlikely scenes of animals interacting with immense man-made structures.
Michael Cutlip of Berkeley, Calif. is a well-known, award-winning Bay Area artist. Drawing his inspiration from children who, he works without a specific plan. Cutlip uses a combination of urban nature and street art as well as imagery of worn-out, discarded or vintage items.
Rebecca Haines, a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, creates intimate art pieces depicting mythical-looking animal-human combinations. Many of her works may be seen painted on CD and album covers.
Stan Peterson's of Oakland, Calif. carves wooden sculpture creatures that appear to have walked off the pages of a dark and subtly humorous storybook. Part man and part animal, they are entirely out of context.
Harrington Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., for one hour prior to each Firehouse Arts Center performance and during intermission. Donations are appreciated.