Wilder Gallery Presents Welcome Home: Memories in Brushstrokes

(Courtesy of John Anderle)
John Anderle’s 16” x 20” oil painting, Flamenco Guitar in Seville, Spain, captures the mood of an impromptu performance of the unmistakable sound of flamenco.

    The Lamorinda Arts Council invites everyone to view a solo in-person show and virtual exhibit of oil paintings by featured artist John Anderle during November. Meet the artist at a reception in his honor on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. This is the only time the Gallery will be open to the public. All COVID-19 precautions will be observed for safety. View his virtual exhibit through images at www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries.
    Prior to COVID-19 constraints, Anderle’s paintings were based on his travels. Since that kind of travel has been impossible, he and his wife were pining to get away. This past May they took a car trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon. “What a relief to get away at last and get back to doing what we love,” he said. They’ve traveled to every continent except Antarctica.
    “Welcome Home: Memories in Brushstrokes” is the theme for the 18 bold and colorful paintings he is exhibiting. They range in size from 9” x 12” to 18” x 24” and include a selection of interesting places and people he’s encountered in his travels.
    Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts has provided Anderle with a variety of watercolor, life drawing and oil painting classes for the past 10 years. Recently, he’s taken classes from Gary Bergren and Jody Mattison. Lean more about Anderle’s work at www.johnanderle.wixsite.com/mysite.
    The Art Gallery at Wilder is located at the Wilder Art and Garden Center, 20 Orinda Fields Way, Orinda. The exhibit is in-person on the reception date but virtual the rest of the month because the building is not open due to COVID-19 restrictions. Arrange a viewing by appointment with Curators Denise Nomura and Aniston Breslin at wildergallery@lamorindaarts.org.

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