Exeter’s CACHE unveils “Oil & Water Do Mix” art exhibit

(Rigo Moran)

CACHE invites artists to explore a fusion of mediums by renowned local artists Marty Weekly and Anna Nelson

EXETER – This spring, the Center for Art, Culture, and History in Exeter is set to captivate art lovers with its latest exhibition, “Oil & Water Do Mix.”

This unique showcase features an array of oil and watercolor paintings by CACHE Art Gallery co-founders, Marty Weekly and Anna Nelson. The exhibition promises to offer a visual feast from April 6 through June 30.

Marty Weekly, a fixture in the local art scene, traces his roots back to the areas just west of Exeter. A graduate of Exeter Union High School Class of 1954, Weekly’s artistic journey led him to Sacramento State College, where he honed his craft before embarking on a teaching career. 

By 1970 Weekly transitioned to painting full-time, a decision that launched over five decades of artistic exploration and acclaim. His oil paintings, celebrated for their depth and authenticity, have graced galleries from Dallas to Los Angeles and Santa Fe, earning him a revered spot in the pages of “Contemporary Western Artists” and Davenport’s List of Collectible Artists of the 20th century.

Anna Nelson brings to the exhibit a contrasting yet complementary palette of watercolors known for their bold hues and whimsical subjects. An Indiana native who made California her home at a young age, Nelson’s artistic path was paved during her formative years at Exeter Union High School and later at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. Her works, primarily featuring enchanting florals and charismatic animals, are born in her upstairs studio—a place where creativity and color converge to create magic.

The exhibition will be inaugurated with an opening reception on Saturday, April 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., offering attendees the chance to immerse themselves in the art, meet the artists and perhaps even find a piece that speaks to them, as all displayed artworks will be for sale.

CACHE, known until recently as the Exeter Art Gallery and Museum Association, has undergone a transformation to better embody its mission of showcasing the rich tapestry of California’s heartland through art, culture and history. With a commitment to educational programming and quarterly art exhibitions, CACHE aims to be a beacon for the community, inviting all to experience and appreciate the diverse cultural heritage of the Tulare County area.

“Oil & Water Do Mix” stands as a testament to the synergy between different artistic mediums and the rich cultural narratives they can weave together. This exhibition is not just a display of individual talent but a celebration of the collaborative spirit that defines the local art community. The event is free and open to the public, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with the vibrant art scene of Exeter.

For more information about the exhibition and other upcoming events at CACHE, please visit www.cache-exeter.org.

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