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Press Release

Expressions! Selections Art Exhibit 2017

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

Posted: Mar 6, 2017
Location: Tracy, Calif.

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents the exhibition Expressions! Selections in collaboration with the Tracy Art League. The exhibit is on display from March 25th through April 29, 2017, in the Souza and GWF Energy Galleries. An Opening Reception sponsored by the Grand Foundation will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 12 to 2 p.m. A Gallery Talk and Artist Panel Discussion will be held on Saturday, April 8th, from 12 to 2 p.m. The exhibition, Opening Reception and Gallery Talk are free and open to the public.

Expressions! Selections honors works entered into the Tracy Art League’s Expressions! exhibit, held annually in February at the Tracy Community Center. A selection of 34 works by 29 artists have been chosen for special recognition in this feature exhibition by William Wilson, Cultural Arts Manager – Visual Arts at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

Expressions! Selections artists include: Margarita Anderson, Sandra Bayhi, Kaethe Bealer, Clay Bedford, Shane Burke, William Conrad, Carol David, Tricia Hand, Rick Ingraham, Susie Kim, Gayle Knize, Mark Knize, Ines Leotiv-Hogan, Janet McKee, Lynne Millar, Tina Moore, Abhilasha Natarajan, Del Park, John Pensanti, Connie Reed, Susan Richardson, Anne Ritcey, Nancy Roberts, Shirley Sharp, Henrietta Sparkman, Dan Voller, Vince Walsh, Pamela Wilhelm and Suxin Zhang.

About the Exhibitions Program and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is a unique interdisciplinary arts center offering professional and community-based fine
arts programming through arts education, exhibitions, and performances of all kinds. The Center, owned and operated by the City of Tracy, hosts over 50,000 visitors per year and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the 2016-17 Season. The Grand Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) fundraising and community partner of the facility.

The Exhibitions Program offers combinations of professionally produced exhibitions and visual arts-based events featuring local, regional, national, and international artists, as well as arts educators and organizations in all disciplines and genres. Programming is developed to include educational and interactive components such as demonstrations, gallery talks, receptions, residencies, and workshops. Exhibitions are displayed in the Grand Galleries across the historic storefronts on Central Avenue.

Free parking is available on nearby streets and public lots at 6th Street and Central Avenue. Patron drop-off and pick-up is conveniently available at the loading zone on Central Avenue. Tours are available. Private Gallery Talks can be arranged.

The Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. All patrons are asked to call ahead to address special requests and needs at (209) 831-6TKT (6858).

Public hours for the Grand Galleries are Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour prior to most performances on the theatre stages. The Galleries are closed during the month of August and in between feature exhibitions. Featured exhibits are presented in the GWF Energy and Souza Family Galleries. Art Co-Opted in the South Gallery features over 40 artists and lenders. Exhibitions are open to the public.

To arrange a facility tour, visit online at atthegrand.org, or call Patron Services at the Leona Darr Willis Box Office at 209.831.6TKT (6858).

About the Tracy Art League and Expressions!
The Tracy Art League is a non-profit organization chartered in 1980 to promote and preserve the visual arts as an enhancement to community life, encourage artists in their individual work, and to promote educational opportunities in the arts. Expressions! is the Tracy Art League’s annual regional juried art exhibit. This free programming is supported by a partnership between the Tracy Art League, City agencies, Tracy Unified School District, local businesses, and a staff of volunteers. Each year docent-led tours are presented to thousands of children from Tracy schools, and Expressions! funds a scholarship program for high school students pursuing a degree in the arts. For over 35 years the Tracy Art League has been proud to help educate and support young people in our community.

Media Contact:
William F. Wilson II, Cultural Arts Manager – Visual Arts
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 831-6299

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