Thursday, May 3, 2012

Africa: Two Views

I am delighted to announce our new show at the aRt Cottage.

The show “Africa: Two Views” presents two different perspectives of the African continent. Walter Crew draws upon the colors, patterns and rhythms of the land and culture of Africa to create paintings that capture the richness and vitality of the wildlife and native populations. In this show, photographers Mark and Cathy Pemberton have eschewed the use of color to produce a series of intimate black and white portraits intended to isolate the personality and soul of the animals and people of Africa.


Walter Crew is a well-known artist in the San Francisco East Bay area. He is a member of multiple local artist associations and participates regularly in local art shows. His award winning paintings can be found in local galleries. Walter is best knows for his paintings of animals and his richly textured landscapes and backgrounds.
Mark and Cathy Pemberton are photographers with passions for travel and for sharing their experiences. Their travels have included photographing landscapes and wildlife in Alaska, Sierra Mountains, polar bears in Churchill Canada, Iceland, the southwest, winter in Yellowstone, Death Valley and of course Africa. Many of their photographs have won first prize awards in local and regional photo contests. They have also made multiple presentations to local groups regarding their travel experiences.


Please come visit us at the aRt Cottage and view these wonderful works. We are holding an Opening reception this Saturday, May 5th from 2 to 5 pm. In addition to meeting the artists we will have some snacks and even an African Drummer. The show runs through May 31st.

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