'Donkey Barn Artists at Work' by Elaine Vickery

More than 20 artists who met weekly during the mid-‘90s for weekly painting sessions have gathered to stage a reunion exhibit opening Friday, Aug. 5,  at the Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery.

The artists met at member Elizabeth Ryder Sutton’s studio, better known as the Donkey Barn, which also became the group’s name.

Artists represented in the show include Sutton, Diane Knopf-Senia, Marylu Downing, Allis Teegarden, Tamsen Donner, Elaine Vickery, Nancy Conkle, Susan Calaghy, Maggie Ballard, Judy Henderson, Jack Stuppin, Bill Wheeler, Charles Beck, Richard Ernst, Don Bishop, Robin Johnson, Inge B. Nevins, Michelle Bellefeille and the late Elfi Chester.

There will be a reception for the artists from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the gallery, with the Gray Street Band performing next-door in the center’s auditorium.

The show continues through Sept. 4 at the center, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and by appointment.

Information: (707) 874-9392, www.occidentalcenterforthearts.com.