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March 11, 2006

Oxbow School 2006 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Napa, Calif.- Five nationally recognized visiting artists are featured in the 2006 Spring Monday Night Visiting Artist Lecture Series produced annually by Napa's Oxbow School at COPIA. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the COPIA Theater at 500 First Street in Napa and are free to the public.

Monday, March 6-Barnaby Furnas tackles life's grand themes head on in paintings with narrative and pictorial action in a subversive world of cartoon carnage populated by rock stars and Honest Abe look-alikes.

Monday, March 20-Marin resident Bill Allan fuses the Bay Area's maverick tradition with a reverence for wilderness and nature. His paintings draw on childhood recollections, family tales, dreams and direct observations.

Monday, March 27-Pastels, monotypes and photogravure are employed by veteran artist and San Francisco Art Institute faculty member Charles Hobson to construct the images in his handmade books and works on paper. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the National Gallery and the Getty Center among others. Trade editions of his books Parisian Encounters and Leonardo Knows Baseball have been published by Chronicle Books. His most recent work is, The Mappist produced in collaboration with Barry Lopez. Additional information on Hobson's work is available at www.charleshobson.com.


Charles Hobson's Magritte's Bucket

Monday, April 3-Bay Area visual artist Ann Chamberlain has worked in a range of contexts from public art to printed books and installations, using text, photographic imagery, and found materials as resources. Her work focuses on the construction of identity, history and experience - the ways one is marked by and remarks upon culture.


Roy de Forrest To Speak at COPIA

Monday, April 24-Longtime UC Davis faculty member and pioneer of the Funk movement Roy de Forrest is internationally known for his brightly colored, textural paintings, drawings and sculptures depicting fantasy environments inhabited by dogs, horses and people. He paints on a flat plane in cartoon style and explores the interdependence of animals and human beings. His work is in the collections of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, The Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

A detailed lecture series brochure and notice of future activities are obtainable through Phoebe Brookbank, (707) 255-6000 or phoebe@oxbowschool.org.

The Oxbow School is located at 530 Third Street in Napa. For more information, please contact Phoebe Brookbank (707) 255-6000, phoebe@oxbowschool.org or visit www.oxbowschool.org.

Founded in the late 90s by San Francisco arts philanthropist Ann Hatch in partnership with Margrit and Robert Mondavi, The Oxbow School opened in the fall of 1999 and since then, more than 325 students have come to Oxbow from over 175 different high schools. The Oxbow School offers scholarships and financial aid to students, including several specifically for Napa area students through an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mondavi.

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