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ArtBeat: Howard Finster

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune The “Howard Finster: American Folk Artist” exhibit will be held this Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of the ArtBeat Art Walk. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Artcelerator, a new collective of artists and art activists who are promoting art …

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Artist of the Week: Julia Linsteadt

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune I met with Julia Linsteadt last Friday, Feb. 5. A busy mother of her two- and 6-year-old children, she still finds time to create meaningful art and teach art classes. Julia is a positive heart-warming person, full of creativity and insight. Give an overall explanation …

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Local artist to guide veterans through self-portrait exercise

By KERI LUIZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Kleber, artist and owner of ARTU4iA, recently received a grant from the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) for a veteran-focused painting workshop. The program is called “About Face: Building Veterans’ Self-Understanding through Self-Portraits.” Kleber’s idea is to …

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