Supporting Our Arts Community

February-March 2022

Presented by the Lafayette Chamber
Lafayette Chamber Announcements
Mayor Gerringer's State of the City Address

Tune in to the Mayor’s State of the City address TONIGHT, Thursday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m. This one-hour virtual event will include a welcome from the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s presentation, and a brief overview of City of Lafayette Departments, followed by Q&A and a special (pre-recorded) musical performance by the Stanley Middle School Symphonic Band.

The event will be held on Zoom. You can also watch it on the City’s YouTube and Facebook pages. For the Q&A session, you can either submit questions in advance to Suzanne Iarla, Communications Analyst via email at or on Zoom during the event. For full details on how to watch, visit

At the time of the event, click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 509599
2020 Citizens of the Year recipients, Janet & Rick Cronk.
Submit a nomination for the 2022 Lafayette Citizen(s) of the Year!

Deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, February 11, 2022. 

Criteria for Lafayette's Citizen of the Year are as follows:
  • Must NOT be a current elected or paid member of any City Council, school board or commission.
  • Must be a current Lafayette resident.
  • Must be someone who has given of their time, money or energy to help make Lafayette a healthy community, where people will want to live, work and shop.
  • Must be someone who models excellence in everything they do.
  • Must be someone who brings this community together and/or makes us proud to be a member of the community.

For more information including a list of past recipients and to submit a nomination visit

📷 2020 Citizens of the Year recipients, Janet & Rick Cronk.
Ribbon Cutting at Lilikoi Boba Lafayette!
Saturday, February 12, 12noon, 3488 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

Lilikoi Boba is excited to open their doors officially to Lafayette and bring the taste of their signature Boba Vacation to our community!

Choose from their selection of carefully hand-crafted drinks. They bring the freshest ingredients and purest teas to deliver an experience straight from Hawaii.

Lafayette Chamber members and the community is invited to their Grand Opening Celebration, Saturday, February 12, noon-8pm! Lafayette Chamber Ribbon Cutting will be held at noon.

Boba. Food. Music. And other special surprises - first 100 guests will get a FREE prize AND drink! Plus, BOGO drink deals all weekend long.

Located across Mt. Diablo Blvd. from the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
Lafayette Chamber Connectors!
Wednesday, February 16, 4:30pm, online via Zoom

Join us for a unique take on networking. 
This group discusses current challenges members are having with their business, big or small. Share your ideas and fresh perspectives with other members. Participation is encouraged and appreciated. We are ALL in this together!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Lafayette Young Professionals Meetup!

Cheers to 2022 and meeting in person! Join the Lafayette Young Professionals, a branch of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for their first meetup of 2022!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Headlands Brewing Company, 3420 Mt Diablo Blvd, #A, Lafayette, CA.

Sign up for a text notification here:

Lafayette Young Professionals is designed for the younger crowd ranging in age from 21-39 years old, with “young at heart” always welcome. This is a place where young professionals can tap into our local business community and really develop relationships that will be with us for the rest of our lives. Guests welcome!

Become a lifetime Friend of the Chamber

A Friend of the Chamber membership provides a way for community members to support the efforts of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. We are 74 years strong and our mission continues “To promote and maintain a healthy business climate and to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Lafayette.” 

All aspects that make up a community are important to us: schools, residents, churches and synagogues, community organizations, activities, and the city government. Chamber members work with representatives of all these groups for the betterment of our community. A lifetime Friend of the Chamber membership is $150 per family. Learn more here>>
Upcoming Events & Special Announcements from our Arts Community
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Lafayette Community Foundation Excellence Grants Application

The Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) has extended its Excellence Grants application deadline to April 30, 2022. For more than 20 years, LCF has been giving grants to community nonprofits in the categories of Human Services, Seniors, Youth Development & Education and Arts & Culture. If you are interested in applying for an Excellence Grant, please click HERE. To learn more about LCF and the work it does to support local nonprofits, please visit
Cal Shakes

Cal Shakes is excited to announce two world premiere interpretations of Shakespeare’s classics this season—Romeo y Juliet by Karen Zacarías and Lear by Marcus Gardley. Tickets will go on sale in the spring. For now, join us March 19 at 5pm for Here We Go! — a one-hour virtual fundraiser and season launch event to celebrate a 2022 season that’s not to be missed.

Learn more and register for free here!
Diablo Ballet: Cinderella's Wedding

Diablo Ballet celebrates the new year and Valentine's Day with the glorious world premiere of Cinderella's Wedding choreographed by Julia Adam and accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s romantic score reminding us that dreams really do come true. Also featured is Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux by George Balanchine, an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique; the playful duet from Book of Alleged Dances by Val Caniparoli; and Wayfaring Pilgrim by company dancer Michael Wells set to blues music. 

Performing at the Lesher Center for the Arts:
Friday, February 11 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 12 at 2 pm
Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 pm

A virtual link of an edited recording of the live performance will be available February 18, 2022 at 9 am PST through Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 9:00 pm PST for viewing at any time during those days.

Learn more and purchase tickets at
The Lesher Center Headliners Series - Special offer for Chamber Members!

Diablo Regional Arts Association is proud to bring Brian Stokes Mitchell and other incredible Headliner talent to the Lesher Center stage and thrilled to have the wonderful Lafayette Chamber as such a great arts supporter!

The Lesher Center Headliners Series successfully kicked off last month with country pop star LeAnn Rimes and continues this month with Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell on February 25!
Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell has captivated audiences in Kiss Me, KateSouth PacificRagtimeMan of La Mancha, and many more. With nightly performances from his New York balcony in the Spring of 2020, Stokes sang in honor and recognition of healthcare workers after recovering from the virus himself. Now he brings his velvety baritone and unstoppable charisma to Walnut Creek for one night only! Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of brilliant music, from the Great American Songbook to Broadway tunes, and check out our remaining star-studded series by visiting All performances will take place at the Lesher Center for the Arts and begin at 7:30pm.
Multiple shows may be bundled for up to 20% off, but we invite you to use the code CHAMBER for $10 off individual tickets. This code may be redeemed online, in person, or by calling the Lesher Center Ticket Office at (925) 943-7469. Ticket Office hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12pm – 6pm.
Diablo Symphony Orchestra

The varied and distinct sounds of orchestral instruments will take listeners on a unique and inspiring musical journey when the Diablo Symphony Orchestra presents works by Grofé’, Copeland, Bartók and John Luther Adams on March 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts. Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, Aaron Copeland’s Quiet City, scored for trumpet, English horn and strings, and John Luther Adam’s The Light That Fills the World transport the audience from the sights and sounds of the Grand Canyon, to the atmospheric and mystical depiction of a slumbering urban city, to a transcendent and meditative work inspired by the landscapes of Alaska. During the journey, Matilda Hofman, the DSO’s Music Director and Conductor, shares the podium with guest conductors Kathryn Crandell and Jeff Dickey—each a member of the orchestra’s very own French Horn section! 

Also featured is violist Chuxuejie Zhang, co-winner of the 2019–2020 Yen Liang Young Artist Competition, who joins the orchestra in Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto in A Minor. Highlighting the instrument’s full and rich lower range, this final work by a Hungarian refugee living in New York voices the composer’s feelings about a just-ended world war and his memories of a devastated homeland. 

The orchestra is particularly looking forward to celebrating its Diamond Jubilee anniversary during a special 2022-23 season featuring five regular concerts as well as special events and performances by ensembles from the orchestra. The Jubilee year will kick off at the symphony’s Jubilation Gala being held at Rossmoor’s Event Center on April 30, 2022. Information about the Gala will be available soon on the DSO’s website. The orchestra will also be performing a special concert on Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza in April – details to come.
Tickets for the remaining concerts in the DSO’s 2021-22 season are available through the Lesher Center Box Office. They may be purchased in person during box office hours, by phone (925-943-7469) or online. The following link takes you directly to the DSO’s ticketing page:, where links to Season Tickets and individual concert tickets can be found. Questions about the orchestra and/or the season can be sent by email to You can also visit the orchestra’s website at for information about the orchestra, its musicians and various activities.
Gold Coast Chamber Players

Live music is back on Friday, February 25 at 7:30pm in the Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. with the Gold Coast Chamber Players! This colorful program, Culture, Crisis, and Creativity, features piano trios by Smetana, Clarke, and Babadjanian, which grapple with political struggles and personal challenges that are sure to leave the audience inspired. The featured Horszowski Trio is described as “the most compelling American group to come on the scene” (The New Yorker). The live concert will be recorded and ticket holders will have the option to watch the concert virtually beginning March 3. Proof of vaccination and masks are required (N95 masks provided). Limited seating. Tickets $15-45.
Information and tickets: or call (925) 283-3728. Please note: There will be no pre-concert talk before the performance. 

Our February selection is coming from France. A drama, a thriller and a mystery all in one well made film.

The film is open through February 17 at the Orinda Theatre. Tickets: and will play at the Jarvis Conservatory in Napa on 2/19/22. Tickets:

Synopsis: Matthieu is a young and talented black box analyst on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft. Yet, when the case is closed by authorities, Matthieu cannot help but sense there is something wrong with the evidence. As he listens to the tracks again, he starts detecting some seriously disturbing details. Could the tape have been modified? Going against his boss' orders, Matthieu begins his own rogue investigation - an obsessional and dangerous quest for truth that will quickly threat far more than his career.

In March we are bringing a true court case from the Netherlands: The Judgement. 

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Fall in love with something from your local gallery. Original art from the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery!

Open Friday and Saturday, 12p-4p. On the corner of Mt. Diablo and Moraga Rd. Park in back.

The gallery in downtown Lafayette will come to a close on March 26, 2022. 
Family Dance Night

The Lafayette Community Center is hosting a dance for all ages on the patio for an evening of merriment. Beginning at 6:30pm on March 11th, a DJ will spin family favorites for you to dance to outside in the evening air. The event will also include light refreshments and dessert. So don your sparkles, get your glow on and boogie on down to the Community Center for this star spangled event! Beverages available for purchase at the event by Canyon Club Brewery. $30/family – Register at or call 925-284-2232.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation

Lafayette Library programs are only possible thanks to our generous donors. If you value great storytelling and believe in the power of Library’s to inspire, enrich and change lives, please consider making a gift today.

Your support ensures we can continue to offer meaningful programs throughout the year. Many past events are available to watch anytime on the Lafayette Library YouTube channel.  You’ll be inspired, informed and entertained!
Support Lafayette Schools!
Project LPIE Volunteers
Are you an expert in your field? We are looking for professionals to judge Project LPIE, an annual event that showcases and acknowledges Acalanes High School students for their project-based learning. Students compete in 13 categories including: 2D Art, Drawing/Painting, 3D FineArt/Applied Design, Acting, Creative Writing, Digital Design, Digital Photography, Editorial Writing, Entrepreneurship, Instrumental Music, Journalism, Science/Engineering/Environmentalism, Video Production, and Vocal Music. Please click here for more information about how to be a part of this community event! Judge applications are due by February 28th.
LAA exhibit: "Wellness and Wellbeing" at John Muir Health Aspen Center Gallery

Lamorinda Arts Alliance announces the exhibit "Wellness and Wellbeing" at John Muir Health!!
Soak in the power of healing through art at the Lamorinda Arts Alliance exhibit, "Wellness and Wellbeing" at the John Muir Health Aspen Center Gallery in Walnut Creek, April 11 to May 19! 
Wellness and wellbeing are reflected in the artwork creating an ambiance of healing which is important to the patients, their families and friends, staff, volunteers and healthcare practitioners!
Following current pandemic measures, all are welcome to visit the exhibit at the John Muir Health Aspen Center Gallery, located at 133 La Casa Via Suite 150, Walnut Creek.

Lamorinda Arts Alliance is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. Its purpose is to provide coordination, education, and service to promote and increase knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the arts, and to enhance the cultural development of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and the surrounding communities.  The group seeks to foster a better understanding of art within the community and encourage the exchange of ideas for the mutual benefit of all members through its programs, exhibits and other activities within the community. 
Lamorinda Arts Alliance website:
Artwork: San Pablo Reservoir by Maria SantoStefano
Lamorinda Arts Council

19th High School Visual Arts Competition Registration is Open!
Registration is open for the High School Visual Arts Competition (HSVAC). Deadline is midnight, Feb.22. Cash awards, merit citations, in-person exhibit in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library and online public exhibit. Hosted by the Lamorinda Arts Council. For information and registration, visit Questions? Call 925.359.4490.
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library: 15th Arts Ambassadors In-Person Exhibit
The Lamorinda Arts Council features K-8 student artwork from Orinda and Moraga schools in its 15th Arts Ambassadors exhibit in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library during February. Orinda artwork is exhibited Feb. 1 – 15; Moraga artwork is exhibited Feb. 15 – 28. Instead of a public reception to award AA ribbons, art educators David Wilson of Orinda and Moose Wesler of Moraga will award the ribbons within the students’ classroom. Learn more at
Art Gallery at Wilder: Virtual Exhibit – Abstract Artist Valerie Corvin Held Over
The Lamorinda Arts Council invites you to view Valerie Corvin’s virtual exhibit at through Feb. 28. She has added new abstract work to her show, which is held over from January. She said, “I build layers of marks, first bold dark marks, and then colorful shapes … that communicate unique shapes in nature.” In-person viewings can be arranged by emailing Curator Aniston Breslin at

Save the Date! Orinda Rotary Hosts “Opera in the Park”
The Orinda Rotary is hosting an evening entitled “Festival Opera” in the Orinda Community Park on Thurs., June 16 from 5 – 7 pm. The event is free; details to follow For more information visit

The Moraga Gallery invites the public to free celebration of "Singularities," an extraordinarily colorful feast of art to please the eye and nourish the soul. Save the date: Saturday, March 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The exhibit is packed with visual delights by twenty-five member and guest artists led by Orinda’s Linh Kang and Walnut Creek's Susan Erickson. Add to that a collection of bowls and jewelry made of colorful vegetable and fruit parchment by Margaret Dorfman, an an array of impressionistic photographs of cacti, waves, kelp, and other of nature's wonders by Anita Rama.

During the reception wine and light snacks will be served along with live music and a large measure of hospitality. The gallery, located at 432 Center Street in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm. For more information, visit, or call 925-376-5407. 

Image: Fruit and Vegetable Parchment Necklaces by Margaret Dorfman
Mountain Shadow Film Society presents: Black Box

Saturdays, Feb. 12th and Feb. 19th
Virtual Screening Link available all day, both days!
Synopsis: “BLACK BOX” - Following in the tradition of Antonioni’s Blowup or Coppola’s The Conversation, director Yann Gozlan— and an excellent cast led by the ever-impeccable Pierre Niney — crafts a taut, suspenseful intrigue, unraveling the events behind a tragic incident, this time in the aeronautics industry. Matthieu, a brilliant young black-box analyst with an extraordinarily acute ear is charged with investigating a deadly plane crash. Progressively obsessed by inexplicable evidence that doesn’t add up, and spiraling further and further into the realm of paranoia, he gradually loses credibility at the BEA, the bureau that investigates aviation safety in France. So he’s forced to go rogue, risking both career and life, but determined to uncover the sordid truth.2021, France, 129 min – Thriller, Noir - In French with English Subtitles TRAILER.

Non-Member General Admission ‘virtual’ ticket: $12.50
Free for Mountain Shadow members. To purchase a general admission ticket, see the website: or simply call: 925-787-6965.
OLLI @Berkeley's spring registration is now open! 

Explore tiny politics, cultural astronomy, the stories of our weird and wonderful Berkeley, great music, provocative films, Black German literature, Paris, infectious diseases, poetry and much (much) more — fascinating and enlightening courses tailor-made for the 50+ learner. You must be an OLLI member to register. 

We'd love to have you join us online, in person, or both! Classes start March 28. Learn more and sign up.
The Park Theater Trust: Show your love for Lafayette and the Park

Please join the community-wide effort to support the revitalization of the Park Theater! Incredible progress has been made but we need your help to reach our $5 million goal to renovate Lafayette’s much-loved and iconic cinema.

Theater Purchased
The Park Theater has been saved for the community now and for generations to come! Primarily due to private donations and grants from family foundations and other institutions, the theater was purchased in December 2021 by The Park Theater Trust. With a construction company in place, drawings are being refined and now the push is on to raise $5 million for the renovation.

Operator Selected
Jaimi Holker and Adam Bergeron of highly regarded CinemaSF will bring a community-focused mix of first-run art/indie films, new Hollywood releases and classics, along with live music and other engaging nonfilm events. The re-imagined Park Theater will be the first and only cinema art house of its kind this side of the Caldecott Tunnel, bringing an elevated level of culture and entertainment to Contra Costa County and beyond.

Make an Impact
With a construction company in place, drawings are being refined and we are actively fundraising to reach the $5 million goal to renovate the theater. Click here to join this once in a lifetime campaign to light up the Park. Thank you!

The Park Theater Trust is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit, public benefit corporation with the specific purpose of restoring and revitalizing the iconic Park Theater. EIN 84-321-6944.
Happy Black History Month, from the Peter Pan Foundation!

In February, the Peter Pan Foundation will be shining a spotlight on black excellence. We’re so excited to share all of the entertainment and education we have planned for this month-which will include something new, inspiring, and interactive every week!

Be sure to mark your calendars for our two movie nights (Friday, February 12th & 19th)-starting with “Queen of Katwe”. And, our big finale will take place the final weekend of February-when we will once again produce a special ARTivism series, showcasing Black and African performers and artists!

Details on how to be involved and/or how to support will be coming soon, along with some extra surprises-stay tuned! We are honored to use our platform to uplift the black community, this month-and always. IG: Website:
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art (SMCMoA)

New Exhibitions open February 16
On Wednesday, February 16, Power & Purpose: Reflections from the African Art Collection and Stock: Andrew Mount open at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art (SMCMoA). The exhibitions are on view Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all programs and events are free. A public reception will be held on Thursday, February 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. More information can be found at

Power & Purpose: Reflections from the African Art Collection, on view through June 19, 2022, features African art from the college's permanent collection. Redirecting narrative to the descendants impacted by the African Diaspora, Power & Purpose responds to the objects' histories and how this informs living identities. This exhibition is guest curated by Kathy Littles, Ph.D., with reflections by SMC students and recent alumni.

Stock, on view through May 8, features work by SMC professor and artist Andrew Mount. Stock invites visitors to pause and reflect upon the empirical structures and encoded meanings through participation and social engagement. Join the museum for an artist dialogue with Mount Thursday, February 17, at 4 p.m.
Image credit: left detail from Asante, Ghana, Kente Cloth, n.d. silk, Gift of Janice K. Hecker, Saint Mary's College Museum of Art Permanent Collection [2001.8.6; E97.2.6]. right detail from Andrew Mount (1969-) Debtstock, fluid acrylic, watercolor, acrylic ink on paper, 2021-2022, Courtesy of the Artist. 
Sustainable Lafayette and Stanley Middle School’s Project Earth team up for first movie screening at Town Hall Theatre in over two years. The film, “Idle Threat”, follows its director/producer George Pakenham as he brings the attention of New York motorists to the dangers caused to the environment by idling cars. Following the film Project Earth will lead a youth panel to discuss the film and ways we can combat the effects of vehicle exhaust on a local level.

George Pakenham’s film premiered at the 13th Woodstock Film Festival in 2012 and has been screened around this country ever since. In the film Pakenham, who has been called a “Verdant Vigilante”, captures his crusade to confront drivers around New York City and make them aware that their idling vehicles – cars, buses, trucks – all contribute to inflated gas prices and illnesses like asthma.

Sustainable Lafayette has had a long relationship with Town Hall Theatre where they have presented short films and talks on environmental issues. This presentation will be the first Sustainable Lafayette has hosted at Town Hall since March 2020. “Idle Threat” is being present for free thanks to Sustainable Lafayette.

This is the first time Sustainable Lafayette is teaming up with Project Earth to present a film-and-panel event. Project Earth is comprised of students from Stanley Middle School who have taken on the mission to get Lafayette parents to stop idling during school pick-up and drop-off. These youth activists will lead a discussion about the threat of car exhaust especially near schools, the benefits of adding bike lanes to existing roadways, what individual community members can do to cut down on air pollution, and other topics.

Tickets available at
Three Thirty Three Arts

Three Thirty Three Arts is now fundraising for a large community volunteer participation mural painting activity scheduled for June 2022 in Concord at Todos Santos Plaza.
Three Thirty Three Arts is in need of a lumber donor for a few thousand dollars worth of materials so we can build temporary structures and invite amateur/emerging artists of all ages from Contra Costa County to participate. Once the mural structures are completed (8' x 8'), we will donate them to various non-profit orgs in and around Concord.
Three Thirty Three Arts is going to handle all of the community activation for Local Edition Creative placemaking programming. Learn more at and
Spring Break Camps at Town Hall Theater

Spring Break Camps -- half-day and full-day -- April 4 to 8. The camps are for 2nd to 5th Grade, 6th to 9th Grade, and 9th to 12th. They're perfect for students who want an intro theatre or looking to expand their skills.  

Half-day camps are $75, full-day are $150. Students who enroll in 3 or more days get a 10% discount, or enroll for the whole five days and get a 20% discount. As always, thanks to the Correll Family Tuition Assistance Fund no student is turned away for financial reasons.

Find out more information at
Support our Local Artists ...
Art Room by Chari

Chari began painting when the COVID-19 struck the world as a form of therapy. Most of her subject matter is abstract. She likes to experiment with techniques and form art in colors. She adds her personality and opens her work to your interpretation, encouraging conversation.

For more information please visit art_room_by_chari on Instagram or call 510.381.4634.
Take Self Love, Harmony, Courage wherever you go with you or buy them as a gift for a beloved one.
Dinart is all about finding joy in creativity and all the good energy that we need to carry with us everyday and everywhere we go. To fulfill this goal I came up with the idea to transform my watercolor painting to different types of custom wearable arts. My hand-crafted art pieces can be seen at and Currently, my handmade painting jewelry is available online and is also sold exclusively at a local high-end boutique in Oakland, CA. Every collection has a name which is inspired by my personal journey such as Self Love, Harmony, Courage, Wisdom, Hope, ....

Currently, we are offering a 15% discount on my Esty site! The promo code is love15.

To learn more about me and my art, please refer to the above links. I was recently highlighted in the Lamorinda Weekly & Rossmoor News.  
Enumero Cribbage Boards
Enumero Cribbage Boards are hand crafted in small batches using beautiful, warm hardwoods and richly colored inlay. Each and every board is unique in its appearance, name, and the series (or batch) it belongs to.
I humbly believe that an Enumero Cribbage Board will be played on and enjoyed for generations to come.
Enumero is derived from the latin word "enumeratus" which means "to count". Cribbage has been played for over 400 years and continues to grow in popularity.
An Enumero Cribbage board can enhance your playing experience or can be given as a memorable gift to your favorite Cribbage Player. Each Enumero Cribbage Board comes with metal pegs that are kept in a small storage compartment at one end of the board. This compartment is secured with a small threaded hardwood cap.
Cribbage and cutting boards have been recently re-photographed to show the exquisite detail. View etsy shop at
Metz Gallery

I’m a mixed media collage graffiti-style pop/street artist, born and raised in the gritty, industrial city of Bradford, Yorkshire, in the North of England; living there for most of my childhood until moving to London in my late teens. The effects of growing up in these urban environments have obviously left an indelible mark on me. I’m very passionate about photography, music and entertainment, vintage movies and icons within pop culture and politics. My approach to art is to capture, memorialize and transform fleeting fragments of the world around us. I’ve taken these somewhat disparate elements and selectively layered pieces together, blending them into transform into a patchwork. I add colored acrylics and spray paint that adds depth and a multi-dimensional aspect to my work.

As part of my process, I try to first create and then develop common linkages and themes. I develop these unique fragments into a multi-layered, mixed media collage that that connects to create a common thread and overall narrative. Ultimately, I like my art to be dramatic, vibrant, colorful and provocative, evoking a sense of energy and passion.

I currently reside in Moraga CA. My website is and Instagram @jaweedmetz and email
If you like California land you will like my work! I paint the joy I see in our landscapes. Most of my work is done on location within 60 miles of Lamorinda. I paint Napa, the Bay, small farms, orchards, and trees that I fall in love with. Teresa Onoda,
Tom Taneyhill Art

Tom Taneyhill recently created this small painting as a demonstration for the Alamo Danville Artists’ Society (ADAS).

Prints of my work are also available on (search Tom Taneyhill).

Drawing and painting the local landscape. Connect with me!

FACEBOOK @taneyhillart
INSTAGRAM @taneyhillart

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Jay Lifson, Executive Director 
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Closed for President's Day Holiday, Monday Feb. 21.

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