Current Exhibits


Berkeley (Etching) by Sarah Newton


August 8 to September 15, 2018

Opening Reception Tuesday, August 7, 7pm to 9pm

Prints, paintings, and ethereal sculptures explore and express the skeletal structure of shops, bridges, and art itself. Works by Bay Area artists Kathleen CrocettiMonika MelerSarah NewtonDeborah Sibony, and Anne Subercaseaux.

FOR KIDS… Exhibition Related Children’s ProgramYOUNG@ART  Buildings & Bridges  Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 4:30-5:45 pm. For more details visit our Gallery Program page.

FOR ADULTS… Story Structure: Inspired by the Harrington Gallery exhibit Underpinnings   A brief discussion of fundamental story structure, followed by a hunt for clever writing prompts tucked around the gallery. Even if it’s been a while since you’ve picked up a pan, come on out! Plan to wonder, wander, and make quick work of your creative ideas. Program lead by Meg Fleming, Literary Arts Ambassador for the City of Pleasanton.

  • Ages 18 and up
  • Thursday, Sept 13, 2018
  • 7:00-8:00pm
  • Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center
  • $5 Suggested Donation


Lorraine Lawson August 15 to October 3, 2018

Somewhere between the abstract and representational, Time & Place, is an exhibit of works by South Bay artist Lorraine Lawson. Lorraine employs paint, encaustic, and collage to build up and break down layers, of her work Lorraine says,”The Japanese notion of Wabisabi, embodies the appreciation of honoring that which is broken, and acknowledging time worn surfaces and beauty in imperfection. This concept is key to my practice. My art is the product conveyed by years of observing. My quiet dedication to the exploration of techniques that express my view is tireless.”


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Susan Helmer Aug 9 to Sept 22, 2018

A life long lover of art, Susan Helmer began painting on silk 15 years ago. This series of rich and colorful paintings takes an up close look at cactus and mineral structures. You can see them on the PAL Wall now through September 22.

Exhibits are FREE—Donations Always Appreciated.