The Upper Crust at 7 E. Market St. in Georgetown is very pleased to exhibit works by visual artist Robert "Bob" Chu.
The exhibit begins Saturday, Oct. 5, and runs through Nov. 2. A Meet & Greet reception at The Upper Crust will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., where individuals can discuss Chu’s art. Light refreshments will be served.
Chu started painting in watercolors and explores transparent watercolor, acrylic and charcoal as well. He has studied at a number of local venues and Holbein Workshops in Vermont. An aunt who was the wife of a diplomat influenced his love of art and travel and encouraged him to draw and paint even as young as 5 or 6.
Chu retired in 2000 from aerospace (Bendix and Grumman) and optical development and marketing (NIKON) and has always been interested in how people see things, scenes and relationships. His experience included working with visibility, ergonomics and precision optical image formation for aerospace and commercial companies.
He and his wife Maureen retired in 1999 and moved to Lewes. Their neighbor, Dolores Fiegel, stopped by with a catalog for lifelong learning classes in Lewes and they started attending. Chu now teaches art classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He also has been an instructor in the Adult Plus program of Delaware Tech in Georgetown.
The Upper Crust serves made-from-scratch baked goods, fair trade organic coffee, breakfast and lunch in a casual setting. Part of The Upper Crust’s commitment to the community is to offer a gallery space to local artists who might not otherwise have an opportunity to show their works. Contact Bruce Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-856-2300 to schedule a time to stop in with images of work for approval and to possibly schedule an exhibit date.