The Rellik Tavern
April 3 – July 10, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, April 6, 6 – 9 pm
Diane Williams, Curator
Arts Benicia presents Precious Oddities, the abstract paintings of Jeffrey Tover. Tover’s works, primarily acrylics, are dominated by organic shapes, lines, and vibrant color.
The Rellik Tavern
726 1st Street
January 23 – April 24, 2017
Grace Teo, Curator
I am a third generation Vallejoan. My great grandfather, Marshal Jones came to work on Mare Island to build ships. My grandfather, William A. Jones, became an architect and designed structures in Vallejo, Solano County, and on Mare Island to live and work in. My Dad, William A. Jones, Jr., worked on the Island as a bookkeeper to help put himself through University of California at Berkeley and support me and my mother before graduating as a civil engineer from the College of Engineering. He worked for the State of California Civil Engineering Department, then Henry J. Kaiser, then became the Solano County Road Commissioner.
I, known in those days as Carol Jones, went to McKinley School as did my grandmother Grace Hobbs, and my father, Bill Jones. I also went to Vallejo High School and studied Art with Lulu Braghetta and Dorothy Herger. And then, I began my college education at UC Berkeley, later working for and attending the San Francisco Art Institute and achieving an MFA from the Photography Department.
I currently attend classes in Digital Arts at Berkeley City College. The years 1953-1992 were all about marriage, family, jobs. Art was linoleum block prints made in a spare room at home. And then, I went to work on Mare Island as an independent photographer after my Letters and Science education and final career to retirement as an Administrative Assistant in the College of Engineering at UCB. Born, bred, educated, worked, careered in the Bay Area. Now retired and working once again on my time “…and dime” now at Mare Island.
I am the fourth generation of Jones doing work on Mare Island. ~ Pearl Jones Tranter
Receptions at City Hall are supported by the Benicia Arts and Culture Commission.
Benicia City Hall
250 East L Street
2017 Arts Benicia Presents Exhibitions
Benicia City Council Chambers, Celeste Smeland & Mary Shaw, Co-curators
Pearl Jones Tranter, January 23 – April 24 (curated by Grace Teo)
The Beauty of Water – Group Exhibition, April 24 – July 24
Madeline Ibrahim, July 24 – October 23
Joe Garcia, October 23 – January 22, 2018
About Arts Benicia Presents
Arts Benicia Presents is an adjunct, outreach program of Arts Benicia. Through this program, Arts Benicia hosts twelve member artist solo exhibitions per year. Exhibitions are juried by the Arts Benicia Presents Committee. Exhibitions are located in three Benicia venues: The Rellik Tavern, Olson Realty, Inc., and Benicia City Council Chambers.
To participate as an artist in Arts Benicia Presents, you must be a member of Arts Benicia.
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