Virtual Artist Reception: Michael O'Shea, Transfer Paintings

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join Michael O’Shea as he introduces his unique work during his virtual art reception on Tuesday, May 4th from 5-6PM on Zoom. This online event, organized by the Dance Palace Art Committee, will feature a conversation with the artist discussing several pieces, followed by a Q&A session.  


As a resident of West Marin, Mike cannot help being intrigued by the surrounding forest and the pattern made by the trees. They have such individuality, inviting a sort of dialog while they search with their branches for light. This work is an examination of the trees as seen in many ways, against their surroundings.

Using a laser printed black and white photograph, he transfers the image to a prepared and pre-painted wooden panel using varnish. Rubbing away the paper leaves the tree image imprinted. Upon this, he paints again until his dialog with the tree is complete. O’Shea has had solo shows in the Bay Area and in France, as well as participating in group shows. Recent West Marin shows in 2019 were at the Dance Palace in Pt. Reyes Station and First Valley Inverness Gallery. Currently he is participating in the exhibit “Extraction: Art at the Edge of the Abyss” at Gallery Route One.



This event is free; Donations to the Dance Palace are encouraged.

Posted by: 
LA Riley

Online Forums

Commons Connect Forums provide a virtual gathering place to those who live and work in the West Marin Community. (Access to this local online forum is limited to those who work and live in the geographical area outlined here.)

A single registration allows community members to post local events on the Community Calendar, to post items of immediate importance on Alerts, and to access all of the forums including:

  • West Marin Soapbox: Campaigns, Causes, and Discussions
  • Over-the-Hill-Gang: Rides and Errands
  • West Marin Share: Reuse materials; share information and services -  a money free zone
  • West Marin Marketplace: rentals; things and services for sale
  • Tending the Wild Collaborative: An Ethnobiology Project
  • Local Food System Initiative: Food and garden related shares and information
  • Think Local West Marin: Appreciation and applause for our neighbors
  • Commons Connect Tech Support: Help with our Web site features
  • Volunteering Opportunities in West Marin: Help our local non-profits





Local Weather