For some people, the arrival of spring means that baseball season is around the corner. And a new exhibition at the Bedford Gallery will be celebrating just that.
Titled “Safe at Home: A Short Survey of Baseball Art,” this exhibition brings the excitement of baseball through artworks from both local and national artists. Each featured works displays the sport as an identity and spirit of the American people, as well as capture the soul and essence of the game. The exhibition is curated by Bedford curator Currie Lederar and art dealer George Krevsky, with funding of a generous grant from the Lesher Foundation with additional support from the Diablo Regional Association.
Artists exhibiting in “Safe at Home” include Arthur Miller, Tabitha Soren, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Charles Hobson. Also included in the exhibition, is feature memorabilia from the Joe DeMaggio estate, as well as vintage photographs from the series of Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball.
A preview of the exhibition can be seen at Bedford Gallery’s website, under the exhibition’s web page. “Safe at Home” will be on view until June 12 and will also feature an opening reception on April 3, a public art walking tour on the 16th, and volunteer info day on the 18th. Log on to www.bedfordgallery.org for more information.