Monday, March 28, 2011

Opening Day - Chance Encounters

Mic DBernardo's "Chance Encounters" opened today, waking workers from their long weekend with bursts of color and prompting curious questions of the artist -- "What is this in the photo?" Visitors were reminded to take time and observe what we might take for granted or overlook.

About the show:
Making the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar. Often times, we overlook minute details or things that don’t represent anything. This collection of photographs captures what is familiar to us from a slightly skewed angle and point of view.

Having grown up in a colonial ancestral home, I’ve always wanted to document events and preserve objects and memories of the past. Life itself is fleeting, passing. I’d like to take a slice of life and preserve it somehow. These images are of objects in our peripheral view. However, when we take time to look at them closely, they offer us myriad ways of seeing, thus creating a “chance encounter.”

About the artist:
A traveler, artist and photographer, Mic DBernardo shares her journeys and experiences through her photographs. In addition to photography, Mic’s passions include acrylic and watercolor painting. While her photographs capture fleeting, passing moments from her travels, her paintings depict a more realistic view of life and objects that we come across in our daily lives.

She is a strong advocate of archiving, preservation, and restoration. Her accomplishments include being published in the Seattle Visitor’s Guide in 2009 and recently showing her work at the 24th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. Mic lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information about Mic DBernardo, visit:

Join us at this Friday's evening opening, April 1st at 7 pm and meet the artist. Please email us if you're planning to stop by.

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