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June 11, 2010 > It's all about Oil

It's all about Oil

By Mona Shah

Joy comes from figuring out things that are not concrete and don't have set parameters. Art does that to us; it brings us joy and enriches our lives. There is a wealth of art in our midst and three local artists will prove just that.

For the month of June, Mission Coffee in Fremont will exhibit oil paintings from Vinita Munshani, Lisa Sato and Farshid Namei. Each with their own unique style, this will be their first showing together.

Artist Vinita Munshani says, "In my paintings, I try and tell the story of everyday people. My objective is to bring out their feelings, their aspirations and their thoughts through my paintbrush. I try and capture a moment in their lives."

Lisa Sato was born in Bay Area in 1984. Always having a passion for art, Lisa graduated from San Jose State University in design studies with a minor in art history. While working as and office assistant at Stanford Hospital she took an interest in medical illustration and decided to pursue a degree in that field, this time going to Ohlone College to fulfill pre-requisites. It was here she stumbled upon another interest, painting. For the past two years, Lisa has divided her life between painting, design and school.

Farshid Namei has been painting for the last seven years when she left a rewarding career behind to pursue a dream that has been haunting her from childhood. Her preferred medium is oil and her favorite subject is portrait, especially children. In painting children, she believes in, "What you see is what you get." She realizes that capturing the inner soul of her subjects on canvas is both challenging and rewarding at the same time. She aspires to become an accomplished portrait artist some day.

The public is invited to an artist reception on Sunday June 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hors d'oeuvre's will be served.

It's all about Oil
Through June 30
Artist Reception
Sunday June 13
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mission Coffees
151 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 623-6920

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