Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - October 21, 2011

A splash of color

National Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Firehouse

The Firehouse Arts Center's Harrington Gallery will host the 2010 traveling exhibit of the National Watercolor Society from Oct. 26-Dec. 11, with an artists' reception from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibit represents the best of water media painting, featuring a selection from the society's 90th annual exhibit, in 2010, which is traveling to numerous venues nationwide this year.

A companion exhibit, "Five Palettes," will feature works by five California Watercolor Association artists. The artists, all from Contra Costa County, are Leslie Wilson, Marilyn Miller, Maggie Metcalf, Iretta Hunter, and Sue Johnston. Their works are displayed at Gallery Concord, Triton Museum in Santa Clara, Epperson Gallery in Crockett, and Lindsay Dirxx Brown museum in San Ramon plus the artists have shown and placed in many local and statewide competitions.

Harrington Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; and for one hour prior to each Firehouse Arts Center performance and during intermission. Admission, which includes both the National Watercolor Society and Five Palettes exhibits, is $5. The exhibits may be attended free of charge on the opening day, Oct. 26.

The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Ave. in downtown Pleasanton. For more information, call 931-4849 or visit the


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