‘Different As Night & Day’ Talk At Benicia Library

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ECAA member Joanne Taeuffer invites everybody to a reception and artists’ talk, “As Different As Night and Day,” being presented by her painting group, the Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA), from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Benicia Library. The talk begins at 1:30 p.m.

The talk is part of the current BASA show, “Light/Dark,” a collection of paintings that illustrate the myriad ways the play of light and dark contribute to the success of an artwork. The exhibit continues at the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library through Nov. 19.

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Among the works on display is “Robin: A Spark in the Dark,” a large-scale portrait of Robin Williams, made up of 24-10 x 10 inch canvases, painted by the seven BASA artists. This signature piece is designed as a meditation on two ideas of light and dark: the light and dark patterns and balances that make a painting visually compelling and the lights and darks that represent the emotional highs and lows in our lives, epitomized by the well-loved comedian, who embodied the brightest of light as well as the darker side of reality.

The exhibit is open during regular library hours (M-Th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and F-Sun noon- 6 p.m.) at 150 East L St, Benicia.

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