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For Immediate Release: April 30, 2008
Elke Groves, Executive Director – 408.354.2646 firstname.lastname@example.org
Museums of Los Gatos website – museumsoflosgatos.org
THE GREEN SHOW:
Pat Sherwood, Maralyn Miller, Alrie Middlebrook and Paul Wilson
June 5 – August 8
Public Reception: Sunday, June 8th 1-4pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, July 20th 3pm
April 30, 2008, (Los Gatos, CA)-
The Art Museum of Los Gatos is proud to present The Green Show, featuring four artists whose
creativity celebrates the environment and things organic.
Painting in California since 1955, Pat Sherwood has taught in the California College system
for thirty years. Her vibrant abstract landscapes and vivid figurative work has been displayed at
the San Jose Museum, Euphrat Museum, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Triton Museum, Mills
College Museum, Charles & Emma Fry Museum in Seattle, Institute of Contemporary Art in San
Jose, Pratt Institute, Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the Columbia Museum in South Carolina.
Her works were featured in a solo artist show in 2002 at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara.
Other recent solo artist shows include Ocean Street Gallery, Carmel, California, and Calvin
Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Sherwood’s work has also been featured on the cover of three scientific journals: Human
Molecular Genetics, Mammalian Genome, and Journal of Experimental Zoology.
Maralyn Miller is a well-known Northern California artist whose bold California landscapes
are her signature look. “I have been painting still lifes, people, landscapes and abstracts and
animals in oils and pastels for over 50 years, but in recent years my interest in the endangered
oaks and the velvety golden summer hills of California has been my focus” says Miller.
Originally from Fresno, California, she came to the Bay Area to attend the California
College of Arts and Crafts where she received a BFA degree. She is represented by several
galleries in the area: Voshan Fine Art Gallery in Palo Alto, Stone Griffin in Campbell, Casa
Galleria in San Juan Bautista and Vallery Galleria in Walnut Creek. A member of the Oil
Painters of America among others, Miller has been honored by the National League of American
Pen Women as Achiever of the Year, and her work is published in “American Art Collector.”
Alrie Middlebrook is the owner and founder of Middlebrook Gardens, a firm that has
specialized sustainable landscape construction. Alrie has created examples of California natural
gardens at many properties in the Bay area, including The Presentation Center in Los Gatos, and
the redesign of several Palo Alto gardens for public tours in May 2008. This show will reveal
Alrie’s plans to apply her considerable talents to the property at 4 Tait Avenue, site of the Art
Museum of Los Gatos. The Green Show will also feature some of Alrie’s paintings.
Elke Groves, Executive Director of the Museums of Los Gatos, exclaims, “In addition to
enjoying innovative and environmentally-friendly surroundings, we look forward to adding the
gardens to our Museum Explorer program to teach schoolchildren about the value and beauty of
self-sustaining landscaping.” The Museum Explorer program has brought an interactive arts
education program to 402 K-3 students in 2008.
“Nature’s shapes are a gift. I change them with care.” Paul Wilson’s sculptures are both
elegant and earthy. He first opened his working studio in 1970 in the Carmel Highlands and
shortly afterward launched the original Highlands Sculpture Gallery on Highway One. Paul has
sculpted in metal, stone and wood for over 40 years and has an international clientele.
The Museums of Los Gatos manages two historic sites with collections of fine arts and regional history.
The museums are open Wed-Sun, noon to 4pm; admission is free, but a $2 donation is encouraged.
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