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My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hwang,Cheong-ah_Captain AmericaDiscover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in the sprawling collection of international artworks that is My Hero. The exhibition pays homage to these universal idols while prompting critical questions about their God-like stature.  Artists re-imagine and newly interpret iconic superhero imagery – some spin the fantasy even further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new.
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My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

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Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit
Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, August 14, 2016

052016MyHero-62We hope to share with you the key to the strange and fascinating world of Wonderland. Over 25 world renowned artists, who have worked for the likes of The Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Henson Studios, 3D Systems, and Gentle Giant Studios, including the SyFy Network’s celebrity Face Off judge, Neville Page, have created works in tribute to this literary opus.

Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit was curated by Tracy Black. For more information on our curator, sponsorship opportunities, and the unique work of the Global Medical Relief Fund:


The Entertaining Art of Neville Page
Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, August 14

052016MyHero-87Famed Creature and Concept Designer, Neville Page, shares rarely and never-before-seen concept sketches, maquettes, 3D-printed models, and prints on canvas of characters and costumes he has developed for blockbuster films, television shows, and personal projects over the last decade.


Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics
Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, November 13, 2016

No longer entombed with the mummies, the ancient art of encaustic (hot wax) resonates in contemporary culture. The multi-dimensional surface, luminous color, and ethereal image layering unique to this once obsolete medium is now recognized both for its exquisite beauty and incredible versatility.

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West
Saturday, January 14 – Sunday, February 26, 2017

cowboys&vaquerosTake a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. This journey through our region’s history explores the culture of the West and honors Cowboy, Native American, and Mexican traditions.

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art
Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, May 28, 2017

hubcapWith a powerful message of environmental awareness, this exhibition highlights a creative alternative to mindless consumption and focuses on the importance of repurposing.  Artists from around the world transform discarded hubcaps into fine art in a unique collaboration with Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit.


The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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