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Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts

Exhibition Detail
The Skull Show
Curated by: Carrie Lederer
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

June 12th, 2014 - August 31st, 2014
June 12th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Skeleton in the Closet, ben venomben venom, The Skeleton in the Closet,
2013, hand-made quilt, bleached denim, leather, fabric, batting, thread, 37 x 37 inches
Skull, Donald BaechlerDonald Baechler, Skull,
2009, acrylic and fabric collage on canvas, 24 x 24 images
Crania Anatomica Filgre , Joshua HarkerJoshua Harker, Crania Anatomica Filgre ,
2012, 3D printed polyamide, 5.5 x 6 x 7.8 inches
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East Bay
Tue-Sun 12-5
skull, skulls., painting, figurative, modern, pop, realism, surrealism, traditional, digital, graffiti/street-art, video-art, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual

The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as memento mori, traditional religious icons, and vanitas themes in still life paintings. The Skull Show will also highlight the role the skull has played in the contemporary arts, exploring its appearance in counter cultures such as skate, surf, tattoo, as well as urban graffiti projects. 

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Admission: $5

Join the artists at the opening reception and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres hosted by the Bedford Gallery Guild. Rock your skull attire and accessories!Free for Friends of the Bedford. Sponsored by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 

Arts & Craft Beer
Thursday, July 31, 6 - 8 p.m.
Admission: $5

Make a badass skull craft and sip on some local craft beer. Bay Area Skull Show artists Ben Venom and Lucien Shapiro will be leading a hands-on skull themed art project and Calicraft Brewing Co. will be pouring a selection of their craft brews throughout the night.
About the artists: Venom’s textiles are inspired by imagery from the fringes of society, including the occult, tattoos, and heavy metal. Shapiro looks to themes of ritual and death in creating his masks out of found objects.

Make a Skull Family Day
Saturday, August 2, 1- 3 p.m.
Admission: $5, $3 for youth 13-17
FREE for kids 12 & under
Join Skull Show artist Marc D’Estout to make a skull sculpture out of clay—then decorate it with a wide range of materials, from sequins and feathers to bottle caps and hardware.

This is a great event for the entire family to hang out, see the exhibition, enjoy refreshments, and make something cool!

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