The Lassen County Arts Council Gallery hosts an art exhibit of Randy Panfilio’s large-scale oil paintings during the months of February and March 2021.
The Cottage Street Gallery, located at 807 Cottage Street, is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are a required to enter the gallery. The general public is invited to view the artwork during regular open hours.
Panfilio has been a long time resident of Northern California. He was raised in a small artist’s community on California’s Pacific coast, where he became acquainted with artists who inspired and encouraged him to become a painter.
After working in the logging industry for many years, Panfilio finished his undergraduate degree at CSU Chico California with a B.A. in fine art, studio practice/painting, and an MFA in figurative painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Currently he is an adjunct instructor at Lassen Community College where he has taught a wide variety of classes, including painting, drawing, life drawing, art appreciation, 3-dimensional design, sculpture and jewelry.
Panfilio also teaches art classes through the William James Association Prison Arts Project, at CCC and High Desert Prison in Susanville.
When Panfilio is not teaching classes, his days are filled with working in his studio.