The Moraga Art Gallery presents “Porcelain Poetry/Textile Treasures”, a new show featuring beautifully-crafted, functional pottery by member artist Donna Arganbright of Lafayette and a selection of vibrant quilts created by guest artist Denise Oyama Miller.
The show, which includes the gallery’s 16 resident artists and several guest artists, runs from June 8th to August 13th. A free public reception will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come to meet the artists, sip a glass of wine and enjoy light snacks and live music.
Arganbright’s ceramic, mugs, bowls, pitchers, and trays flow with soft lines and burst with luscious blues, greens, and reds. Meant to be touched, taken home, and used every day, her ceramic creations also include “attitude figures”—vases disguised as posturing human figures, hands on hips, and clothed in fresh, bright-hued glazes.
Moraga Art Gallery’s Featured Guest Artist, Denise Oyama Miller, a resident of Fremont, combines her love of painting and inspiration drawn from the shapes, colors, and textures f both the natural and man-made world. Each of her works, such as koi in a pond or a series of tree portraits, is developed with a collage made with layers of fabric. Each has a striking personality and a deeply-felt emotion conveyed by either representational or abstract means, or elements of both.
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 www.moragaartgallery.com or call 925-376-5407.