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January 29, 2013 > "Voyages in Watercolor" exhibit

"Voyages in Watercolor" exhibit

Submitted By Patty O'Rourke

Local award-winning artist, teacher, community supporter, and cruise line art instructor Jan Schafir invites you to a sensational art exhibit, reception, and book signing of her newly published art book, "Voyages in Watercolor." Original paintings on display reflect the creations by the artist while adventuring as a cruise line art instructor and are available for purchase at special values while on exhibit from February 1 - 28.

"About six years ago, I saw an ad in an art magazine looking for watercolor teacher on cruise ships and applied for it and was accepted. I had cruised for many years on my own sketching and painting, and thought this would be the ideal opportunity to use my skills and travel at the same time," says Schafir. "Since that time, I have traveled on all the Cunard 'Queen' ships, QE2, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Victoria as well as the Celebrity Ships to Alaska. I taught the passengers how to paint scenes from the ports of call the ship would be stopping at on that particular cruise, giving each one, one of their own 'souvenirs' to take home with them."

Schafir's classes were a huge success with the passengers, cruise ships, and her placement bureau, resulting in the organization of an exhibit with over thirty paintings created on her voyages all over the world, as well as the publication of an art book titled "Voyages in Watercolor."

"This journey along with my teaching here in Fremont has been one of the highlights of my professional career, and this show is the culmination of my efforts thus far," says Schafir. "I will never stop painting or teaching my students who have become my close friends and enrich my life."

A celebration of these collectible watercolor treasures beckons at a reception and book signing on Sunday, February 10 with music performed by Jules Goldberg, great refreshments, and very special values. Matted GiclŽe art prints will be available the day of the reception at special pricing, and Schafir's book "Voyages in Watercolor" will be available for purchase at the show as well as on and the artist's own website,

For more information, contact (510) 409-2836

Voyages in Watercolor Exhibit
Feb 1 - 28
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Art Reception & Book Signing:
Sunday, February 10
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mission Coffee

151 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 409-2836

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