Alive with vivid color and a sense of discovery, works by painter, illustrator, muralist, and art educator Val Trimarchi will be on exhibit in “A Recurrent Retreat,” free to the public at the SPARC Gallery in South Pasadena, beginning October 16, 2021, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Running through November 27, 2021, “A Recurrent Retreat” opens in conjunction with the October 16th Arts Crawl, an evening of art, music, and food hosted by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce throughout the business district on Mission Street and adjacent areas.
Executed in acrylics, wood, and watercolor, Trimarchi’s artworks have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, in children’s education journals, magazines, and editorial publications, and in “Breathe,” her small-scale, inspirational book celebrating mindfulness. The Los Angeles native’s 50-plus murals can be found at Cedars Sinai Ambulatory Care Center, the Huntington Medical Foundation, Hastings Ranch Animal Hospital, and in homes and businesses throughout California. Of her vivid and playful exploration of shape, line, and perspective, even “in this thunderous time,” Trimarchi states, “I find retreat and solace in joyful and exuberant color and hope my work brings the same to the viewer.” When not in her studio, Trimarchi dedicates her time to teaching art to children and teens at local independent schools.
The SPARC Gallery, operated by the South Pasadena Arts Council, is located inside the Chamber of Commerce at 1121 Mission St., South Pasadena. Hours vary. To confirm times to view “A Recurrent Retreat” following the October 16th reception, contact Blue Trimarchi at (626) 676-4195. Admission is free.