Dr. Alex Lukens is currently showing the work of two Alameda watercolor artists at The Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ Satellite Gallery located at Eyewise Optometry.
After a distinguished career as a Marine, George Powell began to seriously follow his artistic passion at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Taking a mental image, sketching it out and then dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the paint itself becomes his challenge. Today, this Veteran paints his beautiful watercolors as a form of therapy for PTSD, and with the objective of bringing happiness to the lucky viewer of his paintings.
Beth Bourland is very active in the local Alameda art scene. She continues to perfect her artistic talents through classes and workshops and is a member of several artistic associations. She frequently shows her work at venues around the East Bay as well as the Frank Bette Center and has participated in several of our Center’s juried Plein Air events. Beth feels awe in the beauty of the ordinary, using her subject matter as a jumping off place to leap to a creative interpretation, and in the process, inviting the viewer to share in her experience.