Art Gallery

Main Library 

55 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo, 94402

Art Gallery, 1st Floor

Richard Pradenas, Photography
May 3, 2022 - June 29, 2022 

Richard Pradenas was born in Los Angeles, CA, and moved to the Bay Area, where he grew up and attended school.  He graduated from Hillsdale High in 1969.  While his professional career has been in a corporate and technical space, he has developed a passion for photography in the opposite environment: nature.  Being in beautiful landscapes has always inspired him and primarily been the focus of his photography.  This exhibit features photos that show the diversity of beauty on the Carrizo Plain, along with other images from his travels.

Wild Evening Hills by Richard Pradenas
Display Case, 2nd Floor
Yurie Nakamura, Japanese Paper Dolls
May 1, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Yurie Nakamura is from Tokyo, Japan, and learned the art of Washi Ningyo (Japanese paper doll making) and received a Washi Ningyo Teacher’s certificate in Kyoto, Japan.  She has been teaching Washi Ningyo class at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) in San Francisco since 1986.  Yurie has also exhibited her dolls at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco for over 35 years.  She moved to San Mateo in 2013, and compared to San Francisco, she loves the community spirit and weather in San Mateo.  
Maiko and Geisha