Dates: July 13 – July 29, 2012
Reception: Friday, July 13, 7-9pm
Berkeley, CA, (July 9, 2012): Opening this Friday, July 13th from 7pm – 9pm and running through July 29th, the Firehouse Collective is pleased to present, “Nostalgia: Summertime in the Good Ol’ Days,” a show celebrating themes of summer at the Firehouse North Gallery, 1790 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. Work by eighteen members of the collective will be on display. Although the artists hail from diverse artistic backgrounds and styles, each has contributed remarkable work to a truly beautiful show.
"In putting our July show together, I thought a summer theme would be fun and appropriate. I grew up in Southern California and all of my memories seem to include the ocean, and warm, salty air. Maybe you spent your summers at a lake, or there was a BBQ where everyone gathered. Or maybe your favorite thing to do was stare up at the clouds and find animals. My thoughts are that this show celebrates the idyllic memories of the past that trigger those lovely moments of nostalgia," said Maggie Hurley, Curator and Firehouse Gilman Studio artist.
The full list of artists includes:
Merryl Berner Circourel, Sherrod Blankner, Luka Dziubyna, Stephanie Elliot, Tom Franco & Julia Lazar, Sarah Hickman, Maggie Hurley, Kelle Jacobs, Carol Jenkins, Korianna Kisielprice, Kristina Lim, Anne Lourie, Elayne Ryder, ShawN ShawN, Louise Valeur, Janet Yelner, Ellen Zucker