Livermore Valley Arts 


Ruth Egherman (925) 583-2306 

[email protected] 

Anne Giancola (978) 852-6333 

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A Stirring New Photography Exhibition, Born of Tri-Valley Non-profits, 

on Display This Summer at Livermore Valley Arts 

Livermore, CA – (May 16, 2024) – A special new exhibition, “Faces of Our Community: Tri-Valley Non-profits through Photography,” will be on display this summer at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery from May 23 to August 4, 2024. Using the medium of photography, this exhibit reveals the impactful work and the human stories behind the many Tri-Valley non-profits that contribute to the well-being and fabric of our Tri-Valley community. Free and open to the public, the photography of this ‘home-grown’ exhibit demonstrates a keen eye for storytelling and documents the diverse spectrum of non-profit initiatives, ranging from environmental conservation and social justice to healthcare and education and the arts. Viewers are invited to be moved by these photographs, which highlight the collaborative efforts that bind our communities together, showcasing the transformative impact of collective action. There will be a separate exhibit in the Founders Room at the Art Gallery, “Community II,” which will showcase large format black and white acrylic paintings of unhoused and unsheltered people in the Livermore Area, circa 2017–2018, by area artist John Iacono. There will be a handful of these compelling paintings, featuring powerful glimpses at a group that is often neglected but is indeed part of our community, too. Experience these community exhibitions in person at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery and Founders Room at the Bankhead Theater in Downtown Livermore Thursdays through Sundays, 1 pm5 pm. 

This exciting exhibition will truly be of our thriving Tri-Valley: some of the non-profits who are participating in the call for Faces of Our Community are Cantabella Children’s Chorus, Cheza Nami, Culinary Angels, Encore Players, Goodness Village, Livermore Neighbors Care, Livermore Valley Opera, Open Heart Kitchen, Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council, Pedrozzi Foundation,

Shakespeare & Performing Arts Regional Company (SPARC), Sunflower Hill, Valley Humane Society, and others. Additionally, fabulous local photographers will be bringing this unique exhibit to life. Just a sampling of the names on display, Bay Area photographers such as Chuck Deckert, Christina Gray, and frequent Bankhead photographer Ron Essex will have their work with non-profits on display. Viewers will not want to miss this heartwarming exhibition that shows the beauty of all the non-profits that are around us daily, something for viewers to explore and discover while escaping the heat this summer at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery. 

The UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery is in the lobby of the beautiful Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, Livermore. “Faces of Our Community: Tri-Valley Non-profits through Photography” and “Community II” are free and open to enjoy by ticketed patrons during performances and by the general public, Thursdays through Sundays, 1 pm5 pm, May 23 through August 4, 2024. There will be an official Opening Reception, with some of the non-profit organizations represented in attendance, of this Tri-Valley photography exhibition on Saturday, June 1, from 1 pm3 pm. The Gallery and accompanying opening art reception are free and open to the public, with wine, light refreshments, live music, and an interactive art installation the public can participate in all available for those in attendance on the 1st. The public is invited to share in these inspiring and powerful exhibitions and reception at The Bankhead, to witness through art our non-profit community’s work in action, right at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery, to not only appreciate the aesthetic qualities of the photographs and paintings, but also to engage with the stirring narratives they convey. 

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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. 

Exhibit: Faces of Our Community: Tri-Valley Non-profits through Photography Exhibit: Community II 

Dates/Times: ThursdaysSundays, 1 pm5 pm, May 23August 4, 2024 

Opening Reception: 1 pm3 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2024 

Tickets: Free and open to the public; light refreshments provided at art reception Dates, times, and ticket prices for other events available at