In early 1990, Ren Brown and Robert DeVee moved from Berkeley and opened the doors to their new gallery, the Ren Brown Collection, in Bodega Bay.
For 20 years, the gallery has been one of the few in the United States specializing in contemporary Japanese prints.
The gallery’s first group show exhibited the work of some of Japan’s most renown printmakers, including Mayumi Oda, who was then living in California.
On Thursday, March 11, the Ren Brown Collection will open the “Twentieth Anniversary Exhibit: Mayumi Oda — Feminine Buddhas.” There will be a celebration and reception with the artist from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13. The show will run until April 18.
Mayumi Oda’s art combines her devotion to Zen Buddhism with a strong activist and feminine view of life. After living in Muir Beach for years, she now lives on the big island of Hawaii. This show will include silkscreens and etchings from the last 40 years, as well as some drawings and banner paintings.
The Ren Brown Collection is at 1781 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Information: (707) 875-2922, www.renbrown.com