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Alley Gallery to exhibit works by Fred Parker

A one-man exhibition of new paintings by Sonoma Valley artist Fred Parker will be open at the Alley Gallery in Sonoma, Sept. 17 to Oct. 9.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.

All of the paintings on exhibition were created over the last year to celebrate the visual beauty of vineyards after the harvest, said Parker.

Parker will be working at his easel on new paintings throughout the exhibition.

According to the artist’s bio, Parker studied art at San Francisco State University and earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree at UC Davis. After graduating in 1966, he directed a number of university art galleries and held curatorial positions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art (now the Norton Simon Art Museum). Since 1984 he turned his full attention to creating his own art.

Parker moved to Sonoma in 1986, and was selected as the City of Sonoma Treasure Artist of 1994. He now lives in Kenwood where he is the resident artist at Deerfield Ranch Winery. His home studio/art gallery is located on the corner of Highway 12 and Adobe Canyon Road.

Known for his images of Northern California landscapes, Parker's media includes traditional oil, acrylic and pastel, as well as exploratory techniques often related to photography and computer processes. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and the Di Rosa Foundation in Napa.

Gallery hours for the exhibit are Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. More information at parkerfineart.com.

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