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Livermore Valley Arts
Ruth Egherman (925) 583-2306
Anne Giancola (978) 852-6333
Livermore Valley Arts Reintroducing Exciting Art and Wine Intertwined Events
Livermore, CA – (August 1, 2023) – After a brief hiatus, Livermore Valley Arts is thrilled to reintroduce its Art and Wine Intertwined events at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery’s lively current exhibit, “Comic Crossing: The Art of the Graphic Narrative,” on display through October 8, 2023. Art and Wine Intertwined is held several times each year in the Visitor Center and Grand Lobby at the Bankhead Theater. This summer’s event will be on August 12 from 1 pm to 4 pm, and will feature a special musical performance by pianist Mark Higuerra, light appetizers, and casual wine tastings including local offerings from McGrail Vineyards, Cuda Ridge Winery, and Page Mill Winery. Art and Wine Intertwined is free and open to the public, with wine tastings at $2.00 each, or three for $5.00; more Art and Wine Intertwined events will be announced throughout the year in tandem with future gallery exhibits. The public is invited to experience this exciting multimedia art exhibit at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery at the Bankhead Theater in Downtown Livermore.
The range of graphics in this visually stunning and emotionally compelling exhibit stretches from classic comics like Flash Gordon and Spider-Man to contemporary comics to fantasy. Some comics will make viewers chuckle, and some will make viewers think. Looking specifically at some of the artists currently on display at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery, exciting parts of the exhibit include the process and some prints of Jessica Nagel, who will have video clips of her work in progress of a graphic novel. Additionally, artist and retired software engineer Thom See will have an interactive Artificial Intelligence display: See will start a four-frame story and viewers can change the story through their own AI prompts, which will be an intriguing opportunity to see what AI comes up with for storyboarding in tandem with art, as visitors can play with the AI prompts to see how one can develop a story. The Founders Room is showcasing artists specializing in a fantasy realm of art: Doug Sandelin is a Livermore artist and philosopher weaving flora, fauna, fungi, and humanity into his art. Christine McCall specializes in graphic and fine art and is exhibiting digital artwork in the show. San Francisco-based artist Magué Calanche is bringing a Latinx narrative to her 2-D and 3-D works. Visitors to this exhibit should definitely not forget to check out these special pieces in the VIP Room at the Bankhead Theater.
The UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery is in the lobby of the beautiful Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, Livermore. “Comic Crossing: The Art of the Graphic Narrative” is free and open to enjoy by ticketed patrons during performances and by the general public, Thursdays through Sundays, 1 pm—5 pm, July 13 through October 8, 2023. The public is invited to share in this perfect-for-the-summer exhibit at The Bankhead at Art and Wine Intertwined, where we celebrate the ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. Hosted by the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery, Art and Wine Intertwined events throughout the year will welcome the community to the Bankhead Theater and further support Livermore Valley Arts’ goals to build awareness and share the visual and performing arts with the Tri-Valley and the greater Bay Area.
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Livermore Valley Arts is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit offering wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. The Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center are home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors. LivermoreArts.org
Event: Art & Wine Intertwined at Comic Crossing: The Art of the Graphic Narrative
Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 1:00pm—4:00pm
Tickets: Free and open to the public, wine tastings $2.00 each, or three (3) for $5.00
Dates, times, and ticket prices for other events available at www.LivermoreArts.org