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November 10th, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery hosts, If Walls Could Talk, a special exhibit for Shannon Kaye

Opening ReceptionIf Walls Could Talk: a unique mixed media exhibit that explores personal historyand the rooms where memories are madeJennifer Perlmutter Gallery3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CaThursday November 10th 6-9pm I'm so fortunate to share this exhibit and opening evening with such good company. Jennifer Perlmutter is a fellow fine artist and gallery owner who has championed my work since we met and I couldn't be more grateful for her encouragement and support.  As we developed the title for this exhibit, If Walls Could Talk, we talked about text in art and the nostalgic themes that come up around memories and the rooms we grew up in, the hobbies and pastimes that took up our time and connected us with others. It made...

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21 days to Love- Don't forget the bubbly!

23 3/4" x 18" mixed media on salvaged wood panel You know that feeling when you first kiss, first hold hands, first lean into someone who makes you bubble up inside? That's what this painting is about- it's the wonderful chaos that interrupts your ordered world and makes it so much more fun. Does that make you think of someone you know? Because I know exactly who inspired me.        

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A Little Rough Around the Edges

One of the best ways to bring a room to life is to play with contrast- light and dark, shiny and matte, rough and smooth... The art direction I gave to gifted stylist, Ally Hsaio  was that the before and after photos had to be exactly the same except for the paint. She knew exactly what to do mixing the bohemian ruffled duvet cover with the shiny lacquer Bombay chest and brass framed chairs... see contrasting details! Adding the clean symmetric stencil pattern with a rough edge border brought Ally's room design to life accentuating the beautiful and contrasting details she mixed so beautifully. I like this feathered edge because it's more forgiving, more artistic, and more fun than most...

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