Opening Reception: Hayes Valley Art Works “Creatures: A Show of Paintings & Prints” by Barbara Oplinger

Bay Area artist Barbara Oplinger brings her love and sensitivity for all animals… and the necessity of dogs in her life – to the canvas in this exhibit of recent work.  Her colorful paintings express devotion to all kinds of creatures with whimsy and metaphor. Barbara earned her BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Her studies in  painting, sculpture, stained glass and animation led to eclectic art commissions and a variety of employment, including mask maker for the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker,: clay sculptor for Grandmaster Flash’s “U Know What Time It Is” video claymation, and pictorial billboard painter.  “Creatures” features images of animals she has known or admired.

An opening reception will be held Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm at HVAW Gallery, 295 Oak Street, San Francisco.  The exhibition runs November 2 – 25, 2018.  For more information, please visit or email