Current Art Show:
Hilda Robinson was raised in Philadelphia, PA, She studied art at Temple University in Philadelphia. After moving, marrying and having three kids she continued her study of art UC Berkeley, where she earned her Masters of Arts degree when she was 50 years old.
Hildra uses oil pastels and red or green paper, and works from memory and imagination. Her new paintings are featured each year in the Art of Living Black, an annual exhibit at the Richmond Arts Center, and her works are widely collected. Hilda lives in Oakland, CA in the house where she and her husband raised their three daughters. She is now a grandma, and she is active at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, and in the Lucy Kinchen Chorale in Oakland.
Adrianna Diaz is an Oakland artist, with Spanish roots, who has shown in many local galleries.
Adrianna is also a lifecoach and an accomplished dancer of Argentine Tango. Come and speak with her on September 18th.
Lin Fischer is an Oakland-based artist who studied at UC-Davis and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Her work is about the human figure in the landscape, and her paintings are characterized by thick paint, loose brushstroke, and unexpected color. Her work is shown in galleries around the Bay Area and is widely collected. Come and meet her and see her work. Linn's work will remain at Lake Merritt UMC until August 15th.
The Art of Living Black Fortune Sitole
A satellite show for the Art of Living Black, featuring Fortune Sitole's work, will soon open in the art gallery of Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland, 1330 Lake Shore Avenue. Fortune was born and raised in Capetown, South Africa, and his paintings evoke the townships and people of that land.
The show will open on Sunday, February 20th. On that day, the artist will be introduced during worship at 10:30am, and an opening
reception will held from 11:30-2:00pm, all are welcome. The show will remain open for viewing until May 1st. For visiting hours, call (510) 465 - 4793.