Orinda
The Orinda Theater Series

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In the early 1980's a developer wanted to tear down the local theater, an art deco treasure from the 1940's.  I started painting it as a way to preserve it, fearing it would soon be gone.  I think I did a total of 12 or so paintings.  It was ultimately saved by citizen's groups and still stands today.  Here are three of them.

 

 

Last Picture Show, Orinda    Pastel on Paper  1985

The Theatre from BART  Pastel on Paper  1985

Orinda Theater and Hills Pastel on Paper  1985

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