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A Relentless Explorer of New Forms of Artistic Expression

Jose Luiz is constantly experimenting with new materials to create new forms of art from realistic works to abstraction of shape.

The Pompom Fashion Trend is Back with a Vengeance

Fashion-savvy inspiration is found in New York City as Christina Strawbridge seeks out the latest trends, from an Andy Warhol exhibit to The Cher Show on Broadway.

Plein Air Gallery Artist Captures the Essence Of Time

Watercolor artist Joanne Masias Gustilo uses her brush to catch the natural world’s ephemeral moments.

Miniature Paintings And Their Powerful Effect On People

Barbara Stanton reveals the goal of her miniature paintings is to reconnect people with all the beauty this world has to offer and what we are in danger of losing.

Benicia Abstract Painter/Printmaker Defies The Norms

Cherry Moore’s vision of color, balance and emotion will be on view, revealing visceral and analytical works at Gallery 621.

Unique, Performance Based Poet Honors Traditions

Benicia’s newest Poet Laureate Thomas Stanton, a performance-based poet, sees his role as a conduit to bring the community together.

Arata Art Gallery Opens in Benicia

Geri and John Pruett’s Arata Art Gallery, opening this month, will feature 25 local and regional artists working in several mediums.

Rolando S. Barrero Paints Life Outdoors

The Plein Air Gallery painter conveys his love of life by capturing the essence of a place through natural light and atmosphere.

Community Art Event Brings Benicians Together

Community, artists and poets come together for Arts Benicia’s annual Art of a Community exhibit, opening Jan. 26.

Tenure finale for Artistic Director Andrew Brown

Vallejo Choral Society’s Andrew Brown takes a final bow after conducting Handel’s Messiah in December, handing the baton to incoming Artistic Director Derek Tam.