First Saturday For Art Series

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(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)
Christian Ehrhorn, pictured with his mixed media work, Peace And its Agents.

    Christian Ehrhorn announces “First Saturday for Art,” an in-person reception for two artists featured in his Orinda gallery Aug. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. Take a virtual tour of the artwork of Ehrhorn, Petaluma painter Aaron Webb and Orinda basketry artist Peeta Tinay at www.ChristianEhrhornFineArt.com.
    Tinay was born into a family of creatives: her father, a chemist by day and a jeweler by night, her mother a dietitian and watercolor painter. Her grandfather, an inventor, kept a fully functional foundry and pattern shop behind the family home. From this fertile creative ground, she came of age and discovered her life’s work. From 1990- 2000 at The Caning Shop in Berkeley, she became proficient with the techniques involved in the restoration of wicker furniture. Today, while continuing to restore both antique and contemporary wicker, she sidestepped into weaving large-scale intricate baskets.
    Webb’s paintings explore how materials interact as a reflection of his method of processing personal experience, emotional response and surviving trauma. He uses dyes, paint, cold wax, and texturing agents such as salt to react with the surface of his paintings. After enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 2004, he served seven years on active duty and transitioned to a reserve force, where he still serves today as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. An internship with abstract artist Ty Nathan Clark brought about his new series of works exploring the dissonance between experience and memory.
    Christian Ehrhorn Fine Art (CEFA), located in the Theatre District of downtown Orinda at 39 Moraga Way, is open Wed. through Sat. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local COVID-19 protocols are followed. CEFA has plans in motion to bring new and exciting exhibitions to Orinda “We also want to offer our calm, restful gallery as the perfect spot for businesses, clubs, organizations and entrepreneurs to hold meetings and workshops,” Ehrhorn said. Private tours of the gallery are available by calling 510.703.7020.

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