Moraga Art Gallery presents “Color, Clay & Fire”, with Jacqueline Proulx, ceramicist, & Marge Barta Atkins, painter

MORAGA:  The Moraga Art Gallery presents “Color, Clay & Fire,” a new show featuring the ceramics of Jacqueline Proulx and the dramatic light-and-color paintings by Marge Barta Atkins. The show runs from August 26 to October 24. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, August 29th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

ceramic vase by Jacqueline ProulxThe work of French-Canadian artist Proulx, a resident of Walnut Creek, has been called “instantly beautiful and absorbingly simple.” A large variety of ceramic objects, both decorative and functional, reveals her deft hand and whimsical imagination. To wit: a round plate adorned with a single long-stemmed flower, its petals growing beyond the plate’s border; and a classic vase decorated with sprightly painting echoing Miro and Kandinsky .

Flying poppy by Marge Barta Atkins

Also featured are realistic and non-objective paintings by Castro Valley artist Atkins, each using interrelated shapes, colors and textures, including collage, watercolor and acrylic to effect a spellbinding array of light and dark moods and feelings.

The show includes the gallery’s 16 resident artists and several guest artists. The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, August 29, from 5-7pm. Come see the new exhibit, meet the artists, sip a glass of wine and enjoy conversation with other local art lovers.

The gallery is located in the Rheem Shopping Center, at 522 Center Street, Moraga. Its hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m . For more information, visit or call 925-376-5407.