Lafayette artists exhibit show love of local area

August 31, 2016 by  

The Community Hall at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center is currently exhibiting the work of three local artists—ceramics by Olga Jusidman, watercolors by Dalia Alekna, and oil paintings by Geoff Meredith. Jusidman and Alekkna are from Walnut Creek while Meredith is from Lafayette.

Meredith’s work includes cityscapes and landscapes painted in style that reinterprets the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Meredith commented that his work starts with a sketch of places that he visits in the area, and then he paints them fully in his studio. Sometimes his work becomes abstract as he endeavors to create what works, which may not always be an exact replica of the site.

Alekna, originally from Lithuania, creates pastels that show her love of Northern California. She has created scenes of the California coast, wine country, and Mt. Diablo, trying to capture the emotions she feels from the scenes. She also does artwork in drawing, etching, and painting.

Jusidman originates from Mexico and her work at the Lafayette Library reflect boats and her love of water. Her ceramics are more decorative than functional and show her love of organic materials.

The Public Arts Committee from the City of Lafayette select the artists to display their work in Community Hall, and might benefit from using a local print company to promote the exhibits currently on display.