The Corner Gallery is pleased to present two guests, Paulo Ferreira and Theresa Whitehill, in June as our Featured Artists. The opening reception will take place on the First Friday artwalk — June 5th from 5 to 8 pm. Graziano will pour wine to celebrate the event. Caterer Tony Berno will serve appetizers and may perform some "live" assembly of some of his sophisticated appetizers as "food art." Ferreira and Whitehill will show their letterpress broadsides (see image at right) and paintings.
Paulo Ferreira: Artist
A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Ferreira has lived most of his life abroad—England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and the United States. His work encompasses oil painting, often incorporating encaustic and marble dust; assemblage; and bronze, marble, and ceramic sculpture. Ferreira’s professional experience includes interior and graphic design, theater production and management, marketing, studio photography, and commercial illustration. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco’s Vorpal Gallery, the Mexican Consulate, the Mendocino Art Center, and other venues in northern California, Ibiza, New York, and Lisbon. Read more about Paulo here.
Theresa Whitehill: Poet
Born and raised in California, Whitehill studied poetics with William Everson at UC Santa Cruz in the mid-70s, and Book Arts under Kathleen Walkup at Mills College in the early 80s. She has lived in Mendocino County since 1984 and is well known to Mendocino county poetry audiences. Évora a Doce, her poem about Portuguese soul and food, was published as a limited edition letterpress broadside by Alice Waters and Richard Seibert in 1997. In the spring of 1998 she served as Poet-in-Residence at Stags’ Leap Winery, and went on to write and design an estate book on the winery’s history, winemaking, and culture, a project that resulted in the five-volume Stags’ Leap Winery: A Guide to the Estate. She is currently serving as Poet Laureate for the City of Ukiah. Read more about Theresa here.
Colored Horse Studios was founded in 1993 by husband and wife partners, poet and designer Theresa Whitehill, and artist Paulo Ferreira, as a venue for their literary, artistic, and commercial design work. Their studios are located in Ukiah. The letterpress broadsides of Colored Horse Studios and Whitehill’s poetry are in the collections of the Getty Museum, the John Hay Library of Brown University, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, Stanford’s Special Collections Library, the New York Public Library, the Special Collections Department of UCLA, the San Francisco Public Library, Mills College Special Collections, and City College of San Francisco, as well as many private collections. Read more here.