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August 17, 2004 > Hidden Treasures/ Local Talent II

Hidden Treasures/ Local Talent II

by Susana Nuñez

As the "Of This Earth/ Ceramics on Exhibit," concludes at Olive Hyde Art Gallery, the gallery will unveil its next offering, Hidden Treasures/ Local Talent II. Featuring the works of the late Hal Booth and various community artists, the exhibit set to rest any doubt about the number talented artists residing in our area.

Gallery Curator Sandra Hemsworth developed this bi-annual exhibit to feature the local visual arts community. Hemsworth states that passion is the primary objective, not the level of skill and education of the artist. As Curator, she looks for artists and artisans who are committed to a personal journey of expression that shows originality in medium or concept.

In addition to various local talents on exhibit, the exhibit will also highlight the work of the late Hal Booth, an accomplished teacher and artist. His pieces include works in Serigraphy, Oil, Acrylics, and Watercolor painting. After Booth retired from teaching, he was commissioned to create watercolor and mural paintings and in 1993, began teaching Watercolor workshops. In July 2003, Hal Booth passed away after a lengthy illness. His talent is deeply missed by the community, but his unique creative expression lives on in his work. Booth's watercolor images will be shown as Giclee prints in the exhibit.

Olive Hyde Gallery will hold an opening reception for the new exhibit on Friday, August 20, 2004 from 7-9 P.M. Diane Burns will provide entertainment at the reception. Hidden Treasures/Local Talent II will be on display from August 20- September 25. Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4357
Thursday - Sunday
12 noon - 5 p.m.

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