Lenny Weinstein creates art exhibit on Homeless Living
Aug 10, 2017
On Sunday July 30, Occidental Center for the Arts presented a special three hour outdoor exhibit featuring local artistLenny Weinstein’s, “Homeless Paintings”. The exhibition was displayed on the steps of the amphitheater behind OCA’s auditorium, along with an impromptu sculpture of a homeless encampment, which added to the context of his work.
Lenny is a sign painter by profession but also a very talented artist. As Sandy Thomas wrote “These paintings of the homeless around these parts are gritty, unapologetic depictions of a contemporary social reality”.
Lenny is a self-taught artist and works in every medium: he draws, paints, sculpts, does photography, throws clay and even does fine carpentry. The style of this collection is a cross between realism and impressionism.
This art exhibit was enjoyed by the members and the volunteers of OCA who were honored with a dinner put on by the Board of Directors of OCA. We held a raffle for one of Lenny’s pastel portraits and the proceeds have gone to West County Community Services.
PHOTO by Kate Broderson
Occidental Center for the Arts brings diverse cultural events and exhibits to the west county community. Please visit our website: www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org.
3850 Doris Murphy Ct. • Occidental, CA 95465 • 707.874.9392
Please support our sponsors:
Community Meetings are scheduled for:
Calistoga: Feb 5 & 25,
Napa: Feb 5 & 20
Clearlake: Feb 8
Ukiah: Feb 13