Exhibit on view two weekends: Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 18-19
Michael Bostick Art Show
Opens August 10, On view two weekend: Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 18-19
Montclair artist Michael Bostick comes to the Piedmont Center for the Arts in a grand return to his Piedmont roots with a new exhibit from August 10 to August 19. Raised in Piedmont and a graduate of Piedmont High in 1978, he is a lifelong painter. He is showing for the first time in 22 years, in a wide range of landscapes and abstracts.
**The exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, August 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Members of the community are invited to stop by for refreshments, view the new work, and chat with Michael about his work.
Gallery hours will be from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12, and August 18-19.
Bostick is primarily a self-taught painter. His early influences were Monet, Soutine, Chagall, Pissarro, Roerich, Bierstadt and many others. His principal Bay Area teachers were Leigh Hyams and Larry Robinson. .
His day job is as a Senior Air Quality Inspector for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Bostick paints his landscapes only in plein-air. Every year, he backpacks into the High Sierra wilderness, canvass strapped to the back. He has also painted in Israel, Redwood Park and many other locations.
In addition, he loves working in the studio and making up his own vision of nature and its mysterious interplay of color and texture in a variety of abstract works. Bostick’s works can be viewed on his Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildpaint/
He is pleased to display his works in his former hometown, and welcomes viewers’ observation of his work.