Wednesday, July 16, 2014

POPS in the Orchard: An Exhibit the the Peninsula Outdoor Painters

On July 1st, the Peninsula Outdoor Painters opened their first group exhibit at the Los Altos Library.  This event was the culmination of months planning by POPS Members Susan Mendelshon and Christine Edwards under the direction of  Exhibit Organizer Robin Chapman of Los Altos.  This was one of the most talked about art exhibits in Los Altos!

POPS Members were invited in early 2014 to paint the apricot orchards at the Los Altos Civic Center.  Painting "dates" were held in the orchard on three consecutive Tuesdays, February 25th, March 4th and 11th.

Dozens of people attended the Ribbon Cutting and Opening Reception at the Los Altos Library and History Center.   Entertainment was provided by POPS Member Caroline Garbarino, singer and her group, Park Avenue Jazz.  

Exhibiting Artists and Library Board Members gather for the ribbon cutting.

Art-Install Coordinator Christine Edwards with her plein air painting.
Art-Install Assistant Anna Jacke with her painting, "Apricot Orchard Blooms"

Art-Install Assistant Robet Schick with his 2 oil paintings of the Los Altos Apricot Orchard.

Chris (and husband Brian) Anna and Robert spent all  morning and early afternoon receiving the paintings from artists then hanging 39 beautiful pieces of plein air artwork from POPS Members.  Many of the paintings are for sale from the exhibiting artists.  A binder of contact information is at the Los Altos Main Library.  The exhibition runs through July 31st.   Admission is free and open to the public.  The Main Library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
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A wall of beautiful art in the Los Altos Library.
Opening of the POPS Exhibit
Reception on the patio at the Los Altos History Center.
Views from the gardens.
Park Avenue Jazz Performs for guests.
Los Altos History Center Director Laura Bajuk with Robin Chapman.
Apricots and Appetizers!