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In the Maurice del Mue Galleries -Valley Room
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
March 2022

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is proud to present recent paintings by Sherry Petrini.

Petrini, a Woodacre resident, received her MFA  from the SF Art Institute. She’s exhibited in numerous shows with the Community Center including the annual Spring Art Show as well as other galleries and venues throughout the Bay Area.

About her work, Petrini stated: “I have a shorthand drawing style. After drawing a subject with a few lines, I’m done.  To add more would not say more but dilute the information. Others do realistic renderings I much admire; but for me, my first take of a subject is usually the truest.

I’ve had a physical disability all my life and was shut-in as a child. The quiet, everyday routine became my whole world, some might say boring, but to me it is fascinating and full of significance. I’ve spent a lot of time alone so it is paradoxical that I usually draw people and animals relating to one another.

I like to draw my figures on a life-size scale. These vulnerable, imperfect figures need to have their space: Don’t discount me or push me aside. I need to be large”.

Reception Sunday, March 13, 4-7pm

 

In the Maurice del Mue Galleries -West Room
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
March 2022

 

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is very pleased to present the work of John Torrey.

John Torrey was born in New York City and lives and works in Lagunitas, California.  He has been drawing since he was a young boy. His training has included drawing at the Art Students League in New York with Robert Beverly Hale and painting with Chester Arnold in California.

He received a master’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley.

Torrey’s travels have taken him to many parts of the world including a six year period in the gulf states of the Middle East where he worked as a city planner. John’s art- consisting of drawings, paintings, and sculpture- often has themes taken from his travels and his work tends to be expressionistic in nature.

All of his art, including the sculpture, has a basis in drawing.

“I grew up in New York City where abstract expressionism was still the dominant force in painting.  What I learned from those days is never go anywhere without a sketchbook for recording ideas, images, experiences.”

Torrey’s portrait of Descartes was included in the Sep, 2009 issue of Architectural Digest.  He has exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area and other areas of the US, and is in private collections in New York, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Cologne, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and Puerto Vallarta.

Reception Sunday, March 13, 4-7pm

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