ART TALKS Volunteer for Frank Bette Center for the Arts
March 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALAMEDA, CA—Frank Bette Center for the Arts Hosts Local Art Expert, Deric Torres, for Talk about History of Art in the San Francisco Bay Area
On Friday, April 9, early California art expert Deric Torres will speak at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda. Torres will discuss Bay Area painting from 1872 to 1920. He will bring a small gallery of art from the period.
Torres is the director of furniture and decorative art and early California fine arts at the Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, where he also serves as an appraiser and auctioneer.
For nearly 25 years, he has been immersed in California art both as a collector and as an adviser to collectors of art and antiques. Torres has worked extensively with both private and institutional collectors, and will include in his talk information about current market trends in California art.
This presentation is the third in ART TALKS, Bette’s new series of art history presentations for art lovers and collectors. All ART TALKS programs are held at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts , 1601 Paru in Alameda, on the second Wednesday of each month from now until June 11. The talks start at 7 p.m., and the gallery is open at 6 p.m. for those who wish to view the current exhibits.
Previous ART TALKS presentations at the Bette Centre have attracted capacity crowds, so reservations are recommended. Admission is $10 for guests, $5 for Bette Art Center members. For more information: visit www.frankbettecenter.org or call 510-523-6957510-523-6957510-523-6957510-523-6957510-523-6957510-523-6957510-523-6957510-523-6957.
Photo: Artist Carrie Clinton gets an early look at one piece of early California Art that Deric Torres will use in his April 9 program at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.