In the Maurice del Mue Gallerie

Art Reception Sunday, October 14, 4-7pm

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is pleased to present New Work by Tom Tabakin.

Tom has worked in film, metal and wood sculpture, photography, encaustic and other media. His current show focuses on drawing.

About this current show  Tom said: “The last three years, I have started doing more paintings and drawings. This show represents those efforts. Partially inspired by space limitations paper has become my new friend. (It stores flat!) Also, I experienced a situation with my eyes that made me realize that vision is a gift that may be transient.

So, while I can I hope to make the best use of my time. I have come to realize that the things I create are based solely on my taste, which in turn is based on my own personal make up, i.e. eye color, hair color and skin color. Warm, earthy deep colors, with an occasional explosion of color.

The colors that work for me communicate who I am and how I see the world. In the place where those colors and shapes harmonize is where I can relax and feel at home”.

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is proud to present Connie Smith Siegel: Peace in the Valley.

Connie Smith Siegel, a Woodacre resident, has been a working artist and teacher for over forty years. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the country and has taught drawing, painting, and color at numerous universities and colleges, including the University of California, Santa Cruz, the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and the Arts and Consciousness Department at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. She was rotating department head and associate professor at the University of Colorado, Denver Center.

Siegel’s studies in meditation and personal development include long-term study in Sensory Awareness and experience in Buddhist mediation, Gestalt therapy, expressive art therapy, and intensive studies in movement, poetry, and sound. Her books include Spirit of Drawing, Spirit of Color and The Healing Spirit of Drawing and Color.

“Connie Smith Siegel is an artist of marvelous serenity. She is a great technician and a major spirit. You feel at once on entering the gallery that this is not just work with paint and canvas, but genuine proof of the hope that humanity can be a peace with the world.”– Alfred  Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle