Genn Toffey’s paintings reflect her fascination with the human spirit. Her Great Women of the Past series focuses on women who changed the world – often under hardship. Toffey developed her signature style of painting in thin transparent layers twenty years ago when she lived in New York. Genn Toffey recently moved to the East Bay area after living in South Korea for ten years. A Berkeley native, Toffey is a 3rd generation woman artist. Both her daughters are also professional artists.
FROM THE SOUTH (OAKLAND, BERKELEY, RICHMOND) 1-80 east toward Sacramento. Take exit 19A "El Portal" and make a left onto El Portal Dr for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Contra Costa College's Mission Bell Dr which becomes Campus Dr. and use parking lot 17.
FROM THE EAST (WALNUT CREEK, LAFAYETTE) Hwy 24 to Orinda/Richmond exit. Right on Camino Pablo Rd. Continue about 10 miles to El Sobrante (Camino Pablo Rd will become San Pablo Dam Rd). Make a right onto El Portal Dr. and go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Contra Costa College's Mission Bell Dr which becomes Campus Dr. and use parking lot 17.
FROM THE WEST (OVER THE RICHMOND-SAN RAFAEL BRIDGE) From the bridge, take the Castro St exit. Follow signs to the Richmond Parkway (under the freeway) take Richmond Parkway for about 4 miles to San Pablo Ave. Make a right on San Pablo Ave and in 1.5 miles turn left onto El Portal Dr. In a few hundred feet make a left onto Contra Costa College's Mission Bell Dr which becomes Campus Dr. and use parking lot 17.
The U.C. BerkeleyArt Alumni Group was formed to help promote the improvement and esteem of UC Berkeley's Art Practice Department, and the art community surrounding it. Alumni members benefit from educational and professional opportunities, social activities, and continued community support.
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