Life Expressions of Living

Exhibition Dates: 
November 5–December 10, 2010

Gallery Hours: 
Monday thru Thursday, 9am–12noon and
2pm–4pm; and Saturday, 11am–3pm

 Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA

Artists Reception:
Friday, November 5, from 6pm – 9pm.
Special live performance at the reception by jazz musician, Daniel "D-Lucca" Parenti.

This multimedia exhibit curated by Linden Keiffer features works by Artists Engaged, a Bay Area artists critique group presented by The You In Me, Inc.

Artists Engaged are: Matt Kowalski, Brendah De Bow, Ron Weil, Leah Virsik, Therese Rittenbach, Jamie Treacy, James Gayles, Nicole Dixon, Valerie Brown Troutt, Emelie Rogers and Linden Keiffer.

The You In Me, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to projects seeking to broaden the arts and diversity awareness.

Daniel Lucca Parenti AKA D-Lucca
Piccolo Bass? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not when you’re talking about D-Lucca, who is among a mere handful of people who can pull it off. As with Stanley Clarke and the late Wayman Tisdale, D-Lucca can count himself as one of the few artists able to bring the piccolo bass into a well-warranted limelight. Daniel Lucca Parenti,shortened to D-Lucca, is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has performed with many jazz legends, including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton. Bass Player Magazine said of D-Lucca, “Aptly handling a variety of basses, including melody-manning piccolo, [D-Lucca’s] material is alternately laid-back and fused-out modern jazz.” Though D-Lucca may not follow the jazz-fusion lead of Clarke or the smooth jazz of recent sensation Tisdale, he has definitely found his niche within the newest wave of modern jazz. “D-Lucca has fused jazz and rock so beautifully that you don’t know when one ends and the other begins,” wrote Susan Frances from  For more information please visit,

The You In Me, Inc. presents, Artist’s Talk, a chance to see the art and hear the artists who created LIFE: Expressions of Living.

Visit this fantastic art show featuring the artists from Artists Engaged, for an informative afternoon learning about the participating artists and the inspirations behind their works. This is a great opportunity to see the show if you were not able to make the opening, and get an intimate view of artistic expression at its finest.

Artists Engaged who will be presenting include: Jamie Treacy, Linden Keiffer, Emelie Rogers, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Matt Kowalski, Nicole Dixon, Brendah De Bow (others may follow as they confirm).

  • Event: Artists Talks
  • Date:Saturday, November 20th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • At: Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave.,  Castro Valley, CA.
  • Light refreshments will be served.