The artists exhibiting at Parkpoint Health Club are members of the club or staff. Club owners Bill and Lindy Buchanan are delighted to showcase their art, and we are blessed to have our clubs enjoy such beautiful work. Lindy Buchanan is an artist herself and is the art curator for all three of the Parkpoint clubs. Stop by to see the current exhibits on display!
PAT MEIER-JOHNSON & RUSSELL JOHNSON
Parkpoint Sonoma is proud to feature the artwork of Pat and Russ through January 2017.
When they’re not being photobombed by a camel, you’ll find Parkpoint Club members Pat and Russ Johnson out shooting pictures and painting, capturing what they see on their travels around the world and at home.
“There is always something new to see, even in the things we pass by every day. Light changes wherever we go, from Sicily to Morocco, from the California desert to our own town of Sonoma,” says Pat, whose paintings have won awards including the 2015 Olive Festival art competition and the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. “Painting and photography help us look deeper into the places and people we meet in our travels.”
Russ has traveled to 60 countries on writing, photography, and video assignments for international and local tourism organizations, including Sonoma County, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and local non-profits such as Impact100 Sonoma. You may have seen his mini-documentaries preceding features at the Sebastiani Theatre. “It’s all about telling stories in whatever medium works best,” says Russ.
Together they publish connectedtraveler.com, one of the longest-running travel feature sites on the web, for which Pat writes about art. Lonely Planet has called it “Armchair travel at its best.”
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION
Thursday, October 13, 4–6pm
Join our Featured Artists Pat Meier-Johnson and Russell Johnson in the Sonoma Parkpoint Lobby. View flyer