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Marsha Connell_Dissolve-Three-Tree-Hill

This plein air oil painting, Dissolve–Three Tree Hill, is on loan from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Doyle Collection for the exhibit Pepperwood Preserve: Paintings by Marsha Connell. At the exhibit, where original paintings and sketchbooks are displayed, you can also see a slide show of drawings, paintings and views of the preserve, as well as artists, scientists and students at work at Pepperwood. You’re invited to a lecture and reception for the exhibit Monday February 2, noon to 1pm. The exhibit will be up for two months.

Click Here for the college’s link to the Mahoney Library Gallery exhibit and to Art Talk video interviews from the Doyle Collection, (a wonderful project that I’m proud to be included in!) where I share my Pepperwood sketchbook and talk about my painting and drawing process and more.

Pepperwood Preserve: Paintings by Marsha Connell
Mahoney Library Gallery
January 15 – March 26, 2015

Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus,
Building 700, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94854

Art and Science: Views of Pepperwood Preserve
Marsha Connell, artist and Shawn Brumbaugh, biologist

Mahoney Library Reading Room
Monday February 2, Noon -1 p.m.

Come with all your senses tuned in for a lecture and visual tour of Pepperwood’s landscape in a way that explores the synergy of art and science. Shawn Brumbaugh, SRJC biology instructor and co-developer of the Natural History of Pepperwood course series, joins Marsha Connell, artist and SRJC Art Instructor, on a painting and drawing journey of observation and interpretation through the Preserve. They will also discuss the historical importance of sketching in documenting scientific inquiry. After the talk, enjoy a tour of Marsha Connell’s original Pepperwood sketchbooks and paintings on exhibit in the Mahoney Library Gallery.

Lecture funded by SRJC’s Arts & Lectures Committee

This exhibit is free to the public. A $4.00 parking permit is required in campus lots. Petaluma Campus Map

Thank yous to Karen Peterson, Sami Lange, David Rau, Jo Ann Gaglione, Scott Lipanovich, Steve Barnhart, Alicia Virtue, Loretta Esparza, Greg Damron, Michael Gillogy, Ben Benson, Lisa Micheli, the Pepperwood Foundation, and all my students!

Do you know another more familiar name for a Pepperwood tree? Send me your thoughts!

You can register now for my next Painting Workshop at Pepperwood Preserve
Spring Retreat: Landscape Painting En Plein Air, Expressing the Spirit of Place

Saturday, May 30, 9am-3pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm
AND Sunday, May 31, 2015, 9am-3pm
with optional overnight