BOOK CLUB VAN KLEEF EXHIBITION
January 18, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Gallery Hours: T, W, Th 12:00pm-4:00pm, and 1 hour before most Harris Center events
Reception: Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30 pm
Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College hosts the invitational “BCVK” exhibition, January 18 through March 17, 2019. BCVK, also known as “Book Club Van Kleef”, plans to hold another panel discussion immediately preceding the reception on Friday, February 22, 2019. Panel discussion: 4:30-5:30 pm (room location TBA); reception 5:30-7:30 pm at the gallery.
"BCVK" is a group of artists from Oakland, CA who exhibited at the Bank of America Gallery in 2014. The group has a tradition of meeting to discuss Art, Life, and Politics. The loosely knit cadre has met weekly at the “Café Van Kleef in the Uptown district of Oakland for nine years and for the last 6 years has been meeting at Washington Hotel in Old Oakland. The "BCVK" exhibits as many different styles as there are members, but they have always shared a common bond of friendship.
Artists in this show are: Mark Ashworth, Gary Burgess, Michael J. Carey (1948-2017), Suzanne Anderson Carey, Keith Ferris, Josh Greenberg, Robert Hernandez, Rose Kelly, Fred Kling, Robert Laney, Robert Bagnasco Murray, King Shrubb, Dave Travis, Hillary Turner, Norton Wisdom, and Thomas Young.
Quoting from their statement: “BCVK, after fifteen years of Thursday gatherings, remains an important conduit for information sharing and camaraderie. Some 20 strong continue to support and contribute to Bay Area art exhibits and an exchange of ideas and concepts in the art world. As the art world explodes exponentially, artists must maintain contact with one another to remain knowledgeable and viable. There is no substitute for first-hand information on exhibits, lectures and books that are discussed in the weekly gatherings. The artists support individual exhibits and are constantly producing new artwork. People get inspired by what others accomplish, and the Book Club is a prime example of just that type of camaraderie.”– Robert Hernandez
For more information about the gallery, please contact Matt Walsh at (916) 608-6846 or firstname.lastname@example.org