March 13, 2018 > Retrospective showcases work of 95-year-old artist
Retrospective showcases work of 95-year-old artist
Submitted By Dorsi Diaz
Now in the Ken Cook Room through the end of March, the Sun Gallery is proud to announce an exhibit by Betty Loeffler ? ?A Retrospective.? Believed to be the gallery?s most seasoned solo exhibiting artist at 95 years young, Loeffler?s unique and incredible art spans six decades.
"Although my training was in medical stenography, I?ve always been interested in art in its many forms,? says Loeffler. ?Beginning in pastels in 1958, I soon branched into oil and acrylic painting. I worked in mixed media with Lundy Siegrist in Walnut Creek.
?At the University of California, Hayward under Mich Koehn, I explored handmade paper and printmaking. Gallery and museum design became my interest for several years plus wood and stone sculpture.
?In the past few years, printmaking has held my interest. Especially monotypes. For this medium, I can use oils and chine-collé elements of handmade paper, gold or silver leaf. This process is painting on a plate and transferring the image on to archival paper by running the plate through a press,? explains Loeffler. ?Monotypes allow me a lot of freedom to create a one-of-a-kind piece."
Loeffler?s solo exhibition is on display now at the Sun Gallery through March 31. Entrance to the gallery is free. For more information, call (510) 581-4050 or visit www.SunGallery.org.
Through Saturday, Mar 31
Friday ? Sunday, 11 a.m. ? 5 p.m.
1015 E St, Hayward