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Reception for New Art Exhibit at City Hall

The public is invited to attend a reception with the artist Sunday for the latest exhibition in the Gallery Space at El Cerrito City Hall. “Paintings by Lisa Greenstein” will be on display through Dec. 18.

A public reception with the artist will be held Sunday afternoon at El Cerrito City Hall for the current exhibition of works by Lisa Greenstein in the city Gallery Space.

"The public is welcome to attend," says a city notice about event, which runs from 2-5 p.m.

"At the age of five I began painting with my mother," Greenstein says in an artist's statement for the exhibit. "She painted on her easel and made murals on the walls of our New York City apartment. She would oblige me when I asked for a palette, paint, and brushes, and with her encouragement my lifelong passion for painting and drawing began. ...

"The paintings in this exhibit were done over the last six years. Since I began painting outdoors, my palette has gradually grown lighter and more saturated and I have added palette knife strokes to make more painterly surfaces."

The full artist's statement is attached to this article. The exhibition runs through Dec. 18.

Greenstein, who lives in El Cerrito, has also painted a number of local murals in Albany, including two at the YMCA, and designed the winning logo for the El Cerrito Arts Day celebration in 2008.

The gallery space at City Hall – a wall area on the second-floor walkway overlooking the building's main lobby – hosts rotating exhibitions of work by local artists selected by the El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission. The commission invites artists to submit proposals to have their work exhibited. Guidelines can be found on the city website.

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