KALEID Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibits featuring artists Terenia Offenbacker and Rob Lehman.
We invite you to the artists’ reception on First Friday, Sept. 5th from 7pm – 9pm.
This reception is part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS artwalk and is free and open to the public.
Exhibits on view through Sept. 26th.
Photo Landscape Adventures by photographer Rob Lehman
This showing brings to you a sampling of the photographs I have taken during recent years. My love for landscape and nature scenes has taken me throughout California, my home, and beyond. I first learned the basics of black and white photography at San Diego State University in 1975, and have become more and more driven toward those basic teachings in my pursuit to create images. I enjoy the “feel” and resolution of a large or medium format camera as opposed to a digital camera, and this is where I am most comfortable and confident. .
Our world is continually changing. We are witnessing vanishing wild lands and landscapes that have been ruined by development and climatic changes in our ecosystems. I hope to record what I can with my camera, before some of our beautiful natural treasures are forever changed. -Rob Lehman
Retrospective from Collage to Oil Portraits by Terenia Offenbacker
Art is my ongoing search for methods of personal expression–art is the core of my being without which my life would be empty and void.
My creativity remained dormant for over 25 years following a life threatening car accident. Upon family urging to renew my relationship with art I enlisted in a collage course. Despite having no previous experience in collage, I felt it was a good means of reintroduction to art. Collage allowed me to express myself artistically while simultaneously rebuilding my confidence using brushes without the worry of producing fine lines.
My collage and mixed media work is based upon a search for varied textures and unique materials. Itâ€™s fun and surprising to see how they integrate. All materials utilized in my creations have been salvaged, it feels particularly good recycling while producing the images I love. – Terenia Offenbacker
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downtown San Jose