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Virginia White & Rebecca Harvey at Mistlin Gallery Oct. 8-Nov. 7

“Virginia White, She’s Painting the Town” and “Rebecca Harvey, Photography” Mistlin Gallery October 8 to November 7, 2013 Art Walk reception, October 17, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Central California Art Association presents “Virginia White, She’s Painting the Town” at the Mistlin Gallery, October 8 to November 7. The show features Virginia White’s paintings covering 40 years from 1973 to 2013 and feature landmarks of Modesto and the central valley. Modesto’s newer buildings, such as the Tenth Street Place, Doubletree Hotel, Gallo Center for the Arts, and the renewed Modesto Arch are included. Virginia White is known for her images of Modesto’s past like the Covell Hotel, Strand and State theaters, and the McHenry Mansion. Her acrylic and watercolors paintings won first place awards in the “Spring Show” at Carnegie Art Center and “Expressions” in Tracy. Her web site is

Also showing is Rebecca Harvey who traveled to Africa, Europe, Canada and Alaska with her camera. She started 30 years ago in the dark room with black and white film and now works with digital images. She lives in Coulterville and won awards in San Francisco Bay area, Sonora, and Manteca. Photos in the Mistlin Gallery include action shots of wildlife and color landscapes. Her philosophy is “A photo opportunity will last for only a few seconds but an image that captures your heart will last forever.” Her website is

Artists’ reception is Third Thursday Art Walk, October 17, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parking is validated at the 11th and K garage. Central California Art Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the visual arts, art education and providing cultural opportunities for the community. Mistlin Gallery is at 1015 J Street, Modesto, 209-529-3369. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12-4:00 p.m.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.