Twenty-four oil paintings by Scotts Valley artist Shirley Lehner-Rhodes are currently showing at the Santa Cruz County Building, 701 Ocean St.
A professional artist and art instructor, Lehner-Rhodes primarily works in watercolors and oils. Her ongoing series of paintings are figurative works in landscapes, local beaches and cliffs around Santa Cruz County.
She also teaches art painting to adults and children at all levels of experience, including fine art classes at the Scotts Valley At Center (since 1999) and at the Cabrillo Stroke Center.
A reception for Lehner-Rhodes and several other artists who are currently showing in the County Building starts today at 5 p.m. The reception coincides with the monthly First Friday Art Tour, an informal arena free to the public where galleries, restaurants, cafes and museums throw open their doors to showcase current exhibits.
“First Friday gives people an opportunity to see local art that they might not normally get to see,” Lehner-Rhodes said. “It’s also a great way for the artists to meet the public and talk about their art.”
The show runs through the first week of March.