The Olive Hyde Art Gallery will be highlighting the final exhibition of the year, This Is Us, a collaboration of the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild, from September 28 through October 27, 2018. The exhibition will feature a wide range of ceramic, sculptural, and other three dimensional artworks, showcasing all types of artistic visions and creative processes. Exhibiting artists include Thomas and Kathy Arakawa, Joseph Battiato, Megan George, Gina Hausmann, Ann Hurley, Victoriya Ivanova, Sally Jackson, Celma Kirkwood, Matthaus Lam, Janet Malan, Sheila Miller, Lee Middleman, Geri Peterson, Snezana Postic, Miki Shim Rutter, Shigemi Sanders, Jan Schachter, Marina Smelik, Ken Takara, Susan Van Valkenburg, Monica Waldman, Janet Wolf, and Chi Wong.
Founders of the Orchard Valley Ceramics Arts Guild established the guild in an attempt realize their vision of having a fully equipped art studio where potters could gather and work together. The founders and members that later joined were able to achieve this dream. Now, the Orchard Valley Ceramics Arts Guild has more than 100 members, organizes bi-monthly meetings, and holds public workshops and art sales. Orchard Valley Ceramics Arts Guild has been able to create a supporting environment
for young and professional artists while sharing and engaging the public with their passion for the craft of ceramic art-making.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists and enjoy refreshments provided by the Olive Hyde Art Guild.
For more information about the Orchard Valley Ceramic Art Guild, visit their website. The Olive Hyde Art Gallery is located at 123 Washington Blvd. (at the corner of Mission Boulevard). Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information during gallery hours please call 510-494-4357.