Saturday, June 6, 2:00 pm, Bold and Tender: Art Reception with oil paintings by Larry Contreras.
Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside
Bold and Tender will hang in the MPJC gallery June 1 – July 31*.
Painting brought extra pleasure to Larry’s life. It allowed him to step away from more mundane aspects of working for a living and taking care of responsibilities. He enjoyed painting scenes that involved very basic emotions, and brought pleasure to his eyes.
Born in San Jose, CA in 1949, Larry was exposed to his mother’s oil painting. It was later in life that Larry took it up himself, receiving encouragement from the Joy of Painting PBS show, diving into how-to books, and painting, painting, painting!
The results are amazing, with a great variety of subject matter! Bright colors, imaginative landscapes, and wild and not-so-wild animals in their natural habitat. You will find great composition, alongside a tenderness for the subjects. Come by and see for yourself!
Larry left us in 2007, and his wife, Eva, will be joining us for the reception, sharing some of her beloved husband’s many paintings.
*Open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:00 – 5:30 pm