'Making the Grade' is a show displaying the combined works of Linda
Beach and Grace Rankin in the Founder's Room of the Bankhead Theater in
Livermore from April 10 until May 29. An artist's reception, which is
open and free to the public, will be on April 24, from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit will also be open to the public on May 9th, during the reception for “In Full Bloom”, featuring works by Jennifer McGregor, Patty Benson, and Engela Oliver from 6-8pm.
Grace Rankin a multimedia painter of watercolor, collage, and mixed
media whose work ranges from realism to abstraction with a loose, not
entirely planned approach. She enjoys the unpredictable quality of
watercolor and likes to let the painting "happen" as it progresses. She
teaches in Fremont and has also taken groups to paint in Scotland,
France, Italy, and Yosemite.
Linda Beach is an award-winning pastel artist whose quiet landscapes
invite the viewer to share her appreciation for nature. She often
paints on location to capture the beauty of the Bay Area and her native
New England. She continues to teach drawing and painting to children and
adults in Livermore through L.A.R.P.D.