February 24, 2024
Visitors to Dove Art Gallery can touch Berlin Wall fragments.

Visitors to Dove Art Gallery in Milpitas will be able to touch actual fragments of the Berlin Wall during the gallery’s EPIC Art Exhibit.

The exhibit, opening Sept. 17, features works by professional, emerging and student artists as young as 6.

San Jose artist Laurie Barna is exhibiting several works including a watercolor titled “The Price of Liberty,” part of her “Liberty Series” of over 100 artworks depicting the Statue of Liberty. Barna’s work incorporates headstones, flag-draped coffins and a battlefield cross in honor of the fallen.

Barna, a graduate of Cupertino’s Homestead High School, is also exhibiting a collage titled “Tribute to the B727” which chronicles the history of one of the world’s most iconic airliners.

Milpitas artist Bharti Trivedi is exhibiting a fiber wall hanging titled “The Crest.” Trivedi created a modern minimalistic rendition of a waterfall using cotton and natural fibers. Bharti is known for her large-scale fiber art sculptures, which have been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.  She loves to include textures found in nature and interpret them with rope in her art.

Fremont artist Alfred Hu is exhibiting an acrylic painting of the Yosemite Valley. Half Dome rises prominently in the distance as park visitors admire the scenic view. Hu’s other acrylic work in the exhibit depicts the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. His artwork is inspired by the places he has visited around the world.

Artist Clyde Beck is exhibiting an acrylic painting titled “Bright Canyon.” The artwork shows the hues of an epic sunset reflecting off rugged canyon walls. Beck is also exhibiting a watercolor and gouache painting of waves splashing against the rocks at Carmel.

During the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 12, visitors paint their own rock using materials provided by the gallery. Admission and craft participation are free.

Dove Art Gallery is hosting the grand opening of the EPIC Art Exhibit on Sunday, Sept. 17. Gallery hours are Sundays, noon-3 p.m. The gallery is located at Park Victoria Church, 875 S. Park Victoria Drive. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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