Residents are invited to browse the work of local and world-renowned artists in Temecula wine country, it was recently announced.
The show kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Gallery at Lorimar, located at 40225 Berenda Rd. in Temecula.
Headlining the group show are Murrieta’s Jami Tobey and Santa Fe’s Barbara Meikle, both of whom show in galleries worldwide.
Also appearing at the event are local metal artist Eric Burnett and local photographers Robert Kaler and Heather Van Gaale.
“We are so proud of how far this winery has come in such a short period of time,” said Lorimar Winery co-owner and gallery director Christy Lester, in a released statement. “We expect this group show to exceed anything we’ve done in the past. This could be one of the biggest art events this town has seen in a long time.”
Tobey’s acrylic paintings are noted for their resemblance to stained glass and reflect a fascination with the natural world. The event will also feature the unveiling of a new Lorimar wine label that celebrates Jami’s award-winning paintings.
Meikle’s vibrant paintings focus on the countryside of the high desert and Burnett, who hails from Southwest Riverside, is a self-taught artist who uses aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel to create one-of-a-kind metal masterpieces.
Kaler, a Temecula resident, specializes in high-dynamic range photography, which involves photographing a subject repeatedly from a tripod. Over- and under-exposed shots are all combined for a bold image when transferred to metal.
Van Gaale, who divides her time between Temecula and Los Angeles, is known for her sensual and soulful photography. From rich product images, offbeat weddings and compelling portraits, she retains a style that is uniquely her own.
Guests will have the chance to meet the artists during the show and purchase their work at a promotional rate.
The event will feature complimentary sparkling wine and appetizers.
Visitors are encouraged to RSVP no later than Wednesday, January 16 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 951-694-6699.