Anne Whitehurst: The Lindemann Series
Join the artist Anne Whitehurst for an opening reception free to the public at the River Center Art Gallery on Saturday, December 8 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
*All art will be on display free to the public in the River Center Art Gallery on weekends only from December 8th through December 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
About the Artist:
Anne Whitehurst was born and raised in Los Banos, California. Anne started telling people she was an artist when she was in kindergarten. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and did her graduate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her peers and professors, clueless as to where their food came from, joked about the boring wasteland along Interstate 5, between The City and Los Angeles. Their perception of the San Joaquin Valley was derogatory. Farmers were viewed as wasteful hicks in a dusty flatland. She knew otherwise. She realized that the agricultural landscape she found so beautiful was an acquired taste that she wanted to share.
When she left San Francisco Art Institute, she moved home to the Central Valley, and told dynamic farmer George Lindemann that she’d like to paint his operations. He agreed. She painted twenty-five pictures for him of cutting-edge farm technology. He provided her with a studio, Rooney Ranch, where she lived while she painted the series. He launched her career. George moved his base of operations from Los Banos to Reno, where the paintings hung in his office. So many people from all walks of life were devastated when George passed away in his mid-fifties.
George’s brother, Tom Lindemann approached Anne recently to talk about those paintings. They discovered that of the original twenty-five pieces, only six originals are accounted for. They don’t know what happened to the rest of them. All they had were photos. They decided to resurrect the series, and Tom generously sponsored the project. The Lindemann Series has led to the Biodico/Zero Net Energy Farm Series, and other involvements with groundbreaking agricultural entities. Anne presents this body of work to honor the legacy of her friend, George Lindemann and his family, through whom she found great purpose as an artist: To honor farming.
About the River Center Art Gallery:
River Center Art Gallery in River View Ranch House
You won't want to miss the fantastic art exhibits on display at River Center's restored 1890s Ranch House. We work with local artists and rotate exhibits throughout the year. You can view the art exhibits during normal operating hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also view the exhibits during the special receptions held by the artists currently on display. We will post information about artist receptions on our Events Calendar.
*The views and opinions expressed by the featured artists do not necessarily reflect those of the River Parkway Trust