It was a full house with a constant flow of people coming through the Val Trimarchi exhibit opening at the SPARC Gallery Saturday evening. The exhibit, called “A Recurrent Retreat” features works by Trimarchi, a painter, illustrator and muralist and runs through November 27, 2021.
“It was an amazing opening,” Sandy Kitto (South Pasadena Arts Council President) tells us. “The SPARC Gallery experienced its best turnout ever—we were busy from the moment we opened our doors until the end of the evening. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the work of Val Trimarchi, whose colorful paintings were described by visitors throughout the evening as uplifting and inspiring.” Trimarchi was there for the opening and was seen happily greeting guests and discussing her work. Kitto went on to say, “Thanks to all who came out and attended the Arts Crawl and stopped into the SPARC Gallery. We are so excited to see the level of support and appreciation our community is showing for artists and their work.”
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. 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.”
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.