Artists Engaged First Group Show: “LIFE–Expressions of Living, Past and Present”

I’m looking forward to be exhibiting along with with these fabulous artists: Matt Kowalski, Brendah De Bow, Ron Weil, Therese Rittenbach, Jamie Treacy, James Gayles, Nicole Dixon, Valerie Brown Troutt, Emelie Rogers and Linden Keiffer. There will be all kinds of work including paintings, pastels, mixed-media, sculpture, masks and tiles, altars and handmade books.

Artists Engaged First Group Show: “LIFE–Expressions of Living, Past and Present”
Presented by the You in Me, Inc.

Opening: Friday, November 5 from 6-9pm
Featuring live music from Daniel Lucca Parenti

Show duration: November 5 to December 10

Adobe Art Center, 20395 San Miguel Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Gallery contact: (510) 881-6735

To find out more about the art critique group: Artists Engaged, Sponsored by The You In Me, Inc. visit

Artwork featured on image, from left to right: Valerie Brown Troutt, James Gayles and Jamie Treacy.

More about Daniel Lucca Parenti aka D-Lucca
Piccolo Bass? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not when you’re talking about D-Lucca, who is among a mere handful of people who can pull it off. As with Stanley Clarke and the late Wayman Tisdale, D-Lucca can count himself as one of the few artists able to bring the piccolo bass into a well-warranted limelight. Daniel Lucca Parenti, shortened to D-Lucca, is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has performed with many jazz legends, including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton.

Bass Player Magazine said of D-Lucca, “Aptly handling a variety of basses, including melody-manning piccolo, [D-Lucca’s] material is alternately laid-back and fused-out modern jazz.” Though D-Lucca may not follow the jazz-fusion lead of Clarke or the smooth jazz of recent sensation Tisdale, he has definitely found his niche within the newest wave of modern jazz. “D-Lucca has fused jazz and rock so beautifully that you don’t know when one ends and the other begins,” wrote Susan Frances from For more information please visit,

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