Graves’ art has been displayed in businesses, universities, and private collections around the world. In 1982 she was part of the World Exhibition of Contemporary Art show at the Kaiser Center Mezzanine Art Gallery in Oakland. She is also in demand as a guest speaker, teacher, event organizer and curator. Graves, an Antioch resident and native of Ghana, specializes in mosaics and collages made from paper and found objects. Her images, rich in traditional African imagery, exude a warmth and timelessness. Her work can be seen at www.naikttafineartmosaics.com.
Winston Branch is an abstract painter whose work is vibrant in color and rich in texture. His skillful use of color and shape evoke moods from his personal experience. Branch has taught art at universities such as the Slade School in London, and most recently the University of California, Berkeley. Born in St. Lucia, West Indies, and currently residing in Oakland, Branch has received numerous honors throughout his career, including a British Prix de Rome prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and artist-in-residence awards in Berlin and Nashville. His work can be seen at www.winstonbranch.com.
The Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St., is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Group tours are available upon request. For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org or call 925-325-9897.