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Downtown Gallery Celebrates First Year

In May, Benicia’s newest downtown gallery, the HQ Gallery, celebrated its first year downtown with a big public party.

New Fiber Exhibition at the Arts Benicia Gallery

Non-traditional fiber art, some of which are life-size pieces, are presented in wall hangings, wearables, sculpture, installation art, and participatory art in a new exhibition that will alter how we think about textile art.

Life-size Sculpture Finds a Home on Benicia’s Waterfront

Neptune’s Daughter, a large-scale sculpture created by Benicia Artist Lisa Reinertson, was recently given the go-ahead for installation at the foot of First Street.

Jerrold Turner, Benicia Artist, paints with emotion and colorful harmony

Benicia Library features plein air painter, Jerrold Turner, in the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery March 27-April 26. The retired structural engineer is active in the San Francisco Bay Area Arts, sharing his inspiration and passion in community workshops.

Photographs Demonstrate a Love of Natural Beauty

Photographer Tina Cabezut delights in showcasing the natural beauty of the Arizona desert. Her exhibit at the Milinda Perry Gallery highlights her ability to focus on images that bring harmony, balance and contentment.

Original Dance Production to Premier March 17

Benicia Ballet premiers Legacy, a full-length ballet that reflects the emotions and challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease, as it is expressed through the dance.

One-day Printmaker Sale, April 7 at HQ Gallery

Six fine art printmakers will be featured April 7 at an artist reception, with a one-day sale of their prints. The HQ gallery is one of Benicia’s newest galleries, adjacent to the 621 and Plein Air galleries in downtown Benicia.

Fashion History Exhibit at MoMA

Benicia’s fashion maven Christina Strawbridge shares her impressions of the exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern? finishing it’s run at MoMA in New York. With it’s vast array of items juxtaposed in unusual groupings it offered a stimulating picture of fashion through the ages.

Arts Benicia Kicks Off 31st Year

Member artists showcase their works in the annual Art of a Community exhibit, in conjunction with Ekphrastic poetry from Benicia’s First Tuesday Poets.

BOTTG Conducting Auditions for Spring Season

Award-winning local theatre group gears up for its spring season with new director Angelina LaBarre, for the romantic comedy Coming Apart, by Fred Carmichael.