Richard Hamilton collected copies of his students etchings and wood blocks for years. Like lost pets, we need to find a home for these wonderful works. Visit our Adoptathon for Lost Prints Web Gallery at http://prints.moonbaby.info to see if you can identify any of the artists or if you can welcome a print into your home. (more images available at the web gallery)
Photographs will be on exhibit through May 30th, at both locations.
Art Center Ukiah Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kit Elliott Gallery Open to public Thursday and Friday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Additional support provided through grants from the following:
North Coast Artists' Guild visits Art Center Ukiah
First Friday reception April 6th, 5-8pm, wine served by Mc Fadden Vineyard, mcfaddenvineyard.com, with music performed by David Partch
Art Center Ukiah and Corner Gallery share the pleasure this month of an exhibit for the members of the North Coast Artists Guild, April 4th to April 28th.
The North Coast Artists' Guild was formed in 1997 as an affiliate of Gualala Arts. NCAG includes working artists in the Mendocino and Sonoma coastal communities, from as far south as the Russian River to as far north as Little River. Membership has been around 100 artists for the past 10 years an they emphasize the interaction among artists, supporting each other, learning new arts, advertising together to create an ever renewing clientele to make a creative-friendly community along our Coast.
For this month long exhibit, NCAG is bringing more than 50 works of art in a variety of media. Photographer Scott Chieffo, artist for "Intertidal Rocks at Sunset" is joined by photographers Bill Apton, Mel Gerst, Sharon Nicodem and Julie Verran. Bruce Jones and Carol Chell, work in watercolors while Jim Vickery, Hal Fogel prefer oils, and Doric Jemison Ball, acrylic, and and PT Nunn watercolor and acrylic. Ana Means etchings and Michael Hendersons' work are black and white of etching and charcoal. Larain Matheson has chosen encaustic as her medium, while Steve Chell, Jim Meilander and Jan Fogel mix their media. Doric Jemison Ball also presents a ceramic pice as does Sharon Nicodem and Zola DeFirmian handmade porcelain tiles. Jewelers Walt Rush, Vicki Hodge, Joan Rhine and Marianne Baxter bring exquisite small pieces. The bigger pieces are a tapestry rug by Jennie Henderson and a chair and a coffee table by Dean Thompson. Tom Eckles, Miriam Owen, Jane Raymond and Jennfer Bundey will surprise us! For those of you who enjoy their art, the Studio Discovery Tour is NCAG's largest event. It is managed by the Guild and is held on two weekends keying on Labor Day. Over 15,000 color brochures are printed and distributed in July and August to promote this event. You can download a free copy of the brochure from the North Coast Artists' Guild's studio-tours.com website.
“Coast to the Valley”
Mendocino County 3rd Annual Student Photo Show”
The 3nd Annual MCOE/ROP Photography show has expanded to include three Mendocino County comprehensive student shows.
Mendocino, Fort Bragg & Ukiah students will participate in the 2012 photo show opening May 4, Friday.
Opening reception Friday May 4th 5 pm – 8 pm held at the Art Center Ukiah at 201 S. State Street and Kit Elliott Gallery, 116 S. State Street.
Mendocino High School teacher Barbara Albanese teaches photography Using darkroom photo development process & digital process
Fort Bragg High School teacher Melissa Calvert teaches digital photography to 120 plus students daily.
Ukiah High School teacher Lech Slocinski teaches digital photography to 170 students daily
This is a first of its kind event bringing the two Coast High School’s students together with the Valley High School students to present their creative photo images of Mendocino County.
Photographs will be on exhibit through May 29th at both gallery locations.
The Richard Hamilton Tribute Art Show, currently running in the Arts Center Ukiah, 201 South State St. Ukiah, is holding a special event this Saturday the 10th at 11am to find homes for Richard's private collection of student prints.
Richard Hamilton collected copies of his students etchings and wood blocks for years. Like lost pets, we need to find a home for these wonderful works. Visit our Adoptathon for Lost Prints Web Gallery at http://prints.moonbaby.info to see if you can identify any of the artists or if you can welcome a print into your home. (more images available at the web gallery)
Beloved Ukiah High School art teacher Richard Hamilton is being honored with an exhibition at the Art Center Ukiah located at 201 S. State Street. Richard was a greatly admired teacher, whose pure dedication to youth provided a family-like atmosphere to over twenty years of Ukiah’s artistically inclined teens. His wonderful sense of humor and nurturing support can be clearly seen through the inspiring student tribute that continues to grow, first with a book (http://www.moonbaby.info/), whimsical random street art, and now a gallery show during the month of March.
Stop in the Art Center for First Friday Art Walk, March 2nd, meet-and-greet Richard’s vast army of admirers at the Gala Reception on Saturday, March 17th from 7 – 10pm, or peruse the tribute any time in March. A highlight will be State Senator Noreen Evans and Assembly Member Wesley Chesbro presenting a joint resolution in honor of Mr Hamilton. March 17th is Mr. Hamilton’s birthday, Mrs. Hamilton and their son will attend. Refreshments served.
The Last Postcard, a book created by Mr. Hamilton's former students as a tribute to him, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to help support local Ukiah High School art programs. Other donations in honor of Mr. Hamilton will go to equipment for the Ukiah High School Art program.
Richard Hamilton's work will be displayed from March 17th. Collaborative tribute works from his students (available during the entire show)
Jason Cowan ('89)
Colleen Frary ('88)
Jenny Jaeckel ('88)
Jennifer Hamlin ('88)
Ethan Ponedell ('86)
Matt Rauch ('86)
Daniel Sans (AD8)
Kathy Sheffield ('88)
Peter Starback ('87)
Jacki Taylor ('88)
Renee Thompson ('90)
Ira Luato ('90)
Isaac Trenholm ('87)
Amina Valenziano ('88)
Developing Virtue Secondary Girl School students will exhibit an art Collage Project directed by Ada B. Fine, guest artist instructor. Fifteen girls from grade 7th – 12th personal collages will be exhibited in conjunction with the Lantern Festival.
The Instilling Goodness Elementary School students will display special large size lanterns. Six lanterns constructed by 5th and 6th boys will be displayed through the month of February. The public may purchase smaller Lanterns at the Village of 10,000 Buddhas’ booth at the Alex Thomas Plaza on Saturday Feb. 4th from 11 am – 4 pm during the Year of the Dragon New Year’s celebration. Proceeds from the lantern sales go to help the children of Haiti. 201 S. State St, Ukiah, 707 462-1400 www.artcenterukiah.org
Enjoy the exhibit of new local group of printmakers “Printsters”. The works of eleven print makers showing, woodblock monoprints, linoleum block, chine colle, drypoint/linocut techniques. This new group of artists have recently started working as a group. Leslie Smyth, Oni LaGioia, Kate Gould, Daphne Alexander, Katherine Kunstman, Kirsten Gantzel, Laura Fogg, Laura Boyd, Zorina Cassidy, Ama Williams, and Loette McCay will answer questions about the different printmaking processes at First Friday reception.
His handmade Bells can produce beautiful tones that are paired with their handsome look of medieval battle armament to an ancient oriental origins style. The Broadcasters will be performing and refreshments with wine by Graziano Family vineyards.
TWO RECEPTIONS, not to be missed this month, our usual First Friday, January 6th, with George Husark on flute with wine served by Rivino Wines, and our celebration of the Crab and Wine Festival, January 20th. Artists will be available at both events.
Friday, January 20 - 5:30 – 8 :00 pm. Crab and Wine Festival. The winner of the juried show "The Fruits of the Sea" will be announced. Wines from Simaine Cellars will be served with fresh crab appetizers. ($5.00 donation for crab dishes requested.) Live music.
Corner Gallery: Lolich and Sanlorenzo and Timor.
Jacquie Lolich - make masks and other wall hung sculptural pieces using natural materials- seaweed, lichens, hornet nest paper are favorites - along with copper wire and a variety of handmade papers. Their inspiration is almost always nature, with a twist of imagination. Seeing them come to life is a great joy to me. This particular collection has a unique inspiration. Twelve years ago - the last year of the dragon - my friend Jacquie Lee commissioned me to make each animal in the Chinese zodiac as each year came and went. Now that cycle is complete, she has the zodiac in sculptural form, and our friendship as well as my craftsmanship has grown in the process. Most of the pieces here belong to Jacquie so are not for sale, few are new and available. As always I welcome commissions and enjoy the challenge of a special request.
Candida Sanlorenzo - My work is a reflection of my background and travels. Utilizing driftwood, willows, reclaimed wood, and vintage furniture parts, I attempt to assemble "collages" oftentimes also incorporating bits of metal, glass, beads, and the like. I try to imbue a sensuous, feminine quality to the furniture I create. Detail is paramount, harking back to days working with designer clothes in New York City. My aesthetic sense was developed formally at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and the Art Students League in New York City. I find it amazingly satisfying to re-arrange a pile of sticks into a piece of furniture, knowing that each one is entirely unique, just as we are.
Tim Moore - I was born in Ukiah, California and raised in the small farming community of Potter Valley, California where I lived with my parents and four brothers. My father, who had spent most of his youth in Alaska, was an avid hunter, fisherman, and adventurer had always wanted to return to the land of the midnight sun. So in 1963, the family packed up all of their worldly possessions and left for Alaska. We settled in the small fishing village of Kodiak, Alaska. Through my parents and brothers, I was shown the great expanse and beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. From float and fly camping trips to days at the beach, I learned at a very early age to love and respect nature. I still remember the morning we were all startled when a moose stuck her head in the kitchen window at breakfast time; we were all scared as she stretched out that long neck and took a few pancakes off the top of the stack, she looked around as if to smile and left, all the while chomping on her new found bounty. As with life, so it is to art, I enjoy it when people stick their heads in, look around and take something away. I am not saying they need to buy art, but to take something with them, a feeling, an emotion, a good thought, or as simple as the desire to see more. I love to paint. I try to paint realism into my art; I hope the viewer can get a sense of how I felt when I was creating the work. Art has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember, and I try to convey that when I share my paintings.
Art Center Ukiah: Fruits of the Sea As part of the Crab and Wine Festival, Art Center Ukiah will open its new gallery, 201 S. State Street with a juried art show, "Fruits of the Sea," a tribute to the crab and fishing industries of the Mendocino Coast. Enjoy paintings, photography, fiber arts, mosaic, sculpture, and neon light sculpture with themes involving the ocean, the fruits of the sea, fishing boats and Mendocino Coast harbors.
There will be two receptions planned, our usual First Friday, January 6th, with George Husark on flute with wine served by Rivino Wines, and our celebration of the Crab and Wine Festival, January 20th. Artists will be available at both events to meet our enthusiastic public.
Friday, January 20 - 5:30 – 8 :00 pm wines from Simaine Cellars will be served with fresh crab appetizers. ($5.00 donation for crab dishes requested). Live music.
201 South State Street, downtown Ukiah. Art Center Ukiah is 501(c)3 and is making its space available community exhibits and artists to encourage you to buy local and support our local artists
T he Corner Gallery will be decked out in holiday splendor. The alm ost two dozen member artists from this artist cooperative have brought new pieces for the holidays! The artists featured in the window: Ursula Partch, Cassie Gibson, Jeanie Carson, Emily Whittlesey, Laura Fogg, Laura West, Minnie McQueary, Susan Blackwelder, John Richards, Katie Gibbs, and Jeanne Koelle.
The First Friday Reception is December 2nd, 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature music, local wines and refreshments. The gallery will be open daily Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 24th.
A rt Center Ukiah is sponsoring a Holiday Market four Saturdays of the holiday season: November 26th, December 3, December 10 and December 17th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover the beautiful gifts our local artisans have created for your holiday giving! Find treasures from Ranch Road Pottery, the Redwood Empire Woodturners, The Gourd Gallery, Cinnabar Ceramics, Tres Classique Olive Oils, ERaybee Mosaics, and Gloria Simmonds Columbia Crafts. Photo cards, ceramics, jewelry, handcrafted ornaments, and much more. Antoinette von Grone, Diane Clifton, Mitsuku Frederickson, Garry Colson, Sheri Howe, Zoe Anna, Romy Teagarden, Debra Haber, Satoko Barash, Knox Gillespie, John Houston and others you won't want to miss.
Stop in December 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. for a special Holiday Market Preview!
203 S. State Street, downtown Ukiah. Art Center Ukiah is 501 (c)3 and is
making its space available for the market to encourage you to buy local
and support our local artists. Contact 462-1400 for more information.
First Friday Reception, October 7th, from 5 to 8 p.m. will be honoring American Craft Week with local wood turner Pete Passof demonstrating specific techniques used in turning wood; MendoJazzman Charlie Tresca will perform acoustic jazz music and McDowell Vineyards of Hopland will pour their select wine.
Art Center Ukiah (ACU) will showcase l
ocal artists working in textiles and wood turning.
The Corner Gallery is featuring the work of two founding members Red Wolf and Elliott Little.
Fiber: Contemporary Art - Ancient Techniques Traditional and ancient craft techniques include weaving, knitting, quilting, felting, dyeing, surface design and combinations of these techniques. Woven pieces created on a vertical frame loom, in a technique perfected 1,200 years ago by the peoples of the American Southwest. Resist-dyed cloth, a technique going back over 1,200 years in Japan. Felted pieces, created in a technique already used thousands of years ago by Asian nomadic tribes. Knitted pieces, created in a technique dating back to ancient Greece. Featured Artists Sheila O'Hara --weaving, Laura Fogg --quilting, Holly Brackmann --weaving, Stephanie Hoppe --weaving, Cassie Gibson --surface design, quilting, Anita Sisan --felting, Catherine C. Reed aka Bouteloua --knitting, Ursala Partch --shibori dyeing weaving, felting.
On Saturdays, October 8th and 15th, from 1 to 4 p.m., local wood turners and fiber artists will demonstrate their specific techniques and give a glimpse into how their work is created. On the second Saturday, October 8th, our demonstrator will be Pete Passof. On Saturday 15th, Corner Gallery's Larry Price, President of the Redwood Empire Woodturner's organization will be using the lathe to demonstrate techniques used for spindle turning, bowl turning and hollowing. Redwood Empire Woodturner's meet the second Thursday of every month in Ukiah. Most members are also associated with the American Association of Woodturners, a national organization. The National Annual Symposium, a 2-day event, will be held in San Jose next year (2012).
Red Wolf, a local Pottery Valley and internationally known artist and founding member of the Corner Gallery Art Center Ukiah has public installations in Nagoya, Osaka and Behrain. He was selected again and has just shown at the prestigious Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day. This summer he finished a major installation of a commissioned piece almost 190 square feet in size in Los Angeles. Red Wolf works with aluminum, acrylic and resin. "I have for many years now been experimenting with materials. I am currently interested in scoring a highly reflective grove pattern into an aluminum substrate. With varying the direction, depth, and angle of these groves I can produce a three-dimensional allusion mimicking some of the fundamental diffraction gradient characteristics of holography. In addition to the light reflective qualities and the rigid structural characteristics of the aluminum panels I have for some time now worked with thin film layers of alternating plastics to manipulate optical effects in creating color. I have come to a point in my exploration that I think equally about optics as I do pigments in creating a painting."
Elliot Little's photography is a celebration of the beauty that is part of all of us. He has lived in Mendocino County over thirty years and has reactivated his interest in photography during the last twelve. His work has been shown at the Willits Center for the Arts, The Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino College as well as in the bay area and Arizona. He traveled to Thailand this past year. The natural beauty of landscape and culture of the Far East are captured in some of Elliot's new works. He produces images that celebrate the beauty of northern California.
Saturday, November 5th, 1 to 4 p.m.
Julianna Schleuder of Willits, California will conduct a workshop using wild mushroom pigments to dye sheep's wool. Julianna studied with Miriam Cohen Rice and has taught mushroom dyeing for more than seven years. She is a board member of the International Mushroom Dye Institute. Learn what mushrooms will create different colors and dye a small sample. A comprehensive hand - out will be provided to take home. Fee is $40.00 this includes materials. The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
For additional information call 391-8057.
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Art Center Ukiah will host an evening of fun and delectable taste treats set among the art of local Mendocino County artists. Jim Tuhtan and Jazz Illusion with their electic mix of jazz will set you at ease. Enjoy the latest selection of wine from Naughty Boy Vineyards while tasting wild mushroom appetizers and desserts. Come ingognito - dress as your favorite mushroom or just create a mushroom decoration (costume optional, however, a prize will be awarded for the best costume.) This is a benefit for the Art Center Ukiah.
$25.00 per person. Tickets available at Corner Gallery and Dig Music.
For out-of-town visitors contact the Travel Lodge Ukiah for Wild Mushroom Lodging Package. www.travellodgeukiah.com, 707 462-5745.
“My name is Susan O. Gordon and I am an abstract, non-representational painter. I am the founding member of Art Center Ukiah. I arrived late to the art party. I never know how to take my inner desires for freedom and release them from their shell until, at age 59, I decided to take my first painting class. After a lifetime devoid of drawing, painting and the formal arts, I suddenly found I was able to take a brush to canvas and experience the freedom from the limits of “ordinary” life. This new medium was a freedom of color and movement, freedom of paint moving cross canvas.
Several bold and bright paintings later, something transformative happened. I wanted to really feel what was painting --connect directly from my heart, arms and hands to the canvas. I put down my brush, put my hands in the paint and touched the canvas. It was electrical. The relationship between the painting and me was forged. With this new-found freedom to use my hands, I found myself returning to the canvas more and more frequently.
However, while painting was fulfilling my individual desires of expression, I needed to bridge my paintings and love of artistic expression with my passion for community. In 2003, I brought together artists countywide to form an artist cooperative and gallery -- Art Center Ukiah. After five years of organizing, Art Center Ukiah’s Corner Gallery opening welcomed an estimated 2500 people in downtown Ukiah. One year later, we began teaching and having community events in our new ACU annex next door.
Now, with the synthesis of my own expression and the exposure of learning and community building of Art Center Ukiah, I am finally realizing my lifelong dreams of freedom, beauty and the place to share them with a community I love.” sog
For her exhibit at the Corner Gallery, August, 2011, Susan will also be showing recent photographs.
Susan’s latest project is Kids Doing Art, envisioned as a place for Mendocino County youth to explore their creativity through fine art education, creation, and demonstration. It will provide a showcase for their art and work as building blocks for self-esteem, community outreach and pride, and creative development for their future career-based skills and personal development.
201 South State, Ukiah, 707 462-1400 www.artcenterukiah.org
ART CENTER UKIAH - August
Rag Tag Quilters is a newly formed art quilt group that meets to encourage members to express their creativity in fabric and fiber. We come from wide-ranging artistic backgrounds, and produce works that fit the description of quilts, as well as more unconventional fiber pieces.
Rag Tag Quilters meets once a month (the first Thursday) at Art Center Ukiah. Our goal is to inspire our members to express their creativity in fabric and fiber. Each month we challenge ourselves to create a small piece trying out a new technique or honoring a theme. In the future we hope to do workshops to encourage new paths of creativity.
There will be 11 artists showing their work in this show. Cassie Gibson, Catherine Reed, Cheryl Thompson, Evette LaPaille, Marian Drain, Marianne Mulheren, Marilynn Zensen, Peggy Miniclier, Robin Goldner, Sue Frame, Virginia Hanley. This is the first public showing of this group’s work. The pieces in our show will include mostly small quilts and other fiber expressions.
203 S. State Street, Ukiah, 707 462-1400
Corner Gallery, two artists are featured this month, guest artist, Erika Makino, sculpture, and new gallery artist, Myra Fox, mixed media. This exhibit runs July 1st through July 30th.
I started sketching and painting with watercolors early on in my childhood, and moved on to oil; acrylics, and then to mixed medium. It seemed to be a natural evolution of the process of expressing my vision of art, loving texture and color so much. I paint in a style that combines a variety of styles, from impressionistic to abstract. My initial venture in the commercial aspect of art, involved a stint in commissioned portraiture. Ultimately mixed medium was the vehicle that gave me the ability to express the emotional content with greater fidelity. As with all artists, I keep exploring new methods and avenues of expression, which has lead me into sculpting and jewelry. Being fascinated with texture and color I try to bring life and joy with every piece. I consider the pursuit of art an affair of the heart.
Clay is my preferred medium, but I have also begun to build sculptures out of adobe and cement. Bodies, human and animal, have fascinated me for a long time. I find their curves and undulations soothing, especially in our hectic world. I welcome humor when it appears unexpectedly in my art.
I saw myself as a writer for decades until the pull of sculptural art became too strong to ignore and finally, I began exploring the possibilities of clay and I love combining the shape of the human body with musical instruments, animals and even sports equipments. I'm glad when one of my pieces provokes a smile on the face of a spectator. When working on a piece, I'm looking for the meditative power that rests in lines that connect, and shapes that embrace and shelter. I like to express this stillness in my art.
I took my first sculpture class about 25 years ago; it was then when I realized that perhaps art might become a more inspiring field for me than short story writing. However, it took me a long time before I wholeheartedly began making sculptures. Expressing myself in art had to come from a different place in myself than writing, a place that was unexplored and scary. Making clay sculptures still feels new and exciting though I have been doing it consistently for three or four years now. More recently, I started building cement sculptures because I wanted to make pieces of a larger scale.
My studio and home is in Redwood Valley where I have been living for the last 30 years with some intervals. I grew up in Switzerland but have also made a home for myself in Peru, Japan and Ghana. I feel very supported by the community of Mendocino County and I can't think of a place where living as an artist would be more comfortable for me.
Art Center Ukiah, Emerging Artists 2001 gives us a view of what's going on among the newer artists.
Atticus O'Feral, Chelsea Taylor, Grace Roderick, Doris Fair, Polly Palacek, Ukiah High School Advanced Art Class, Annapurna, Amy Carson, Ariel Blandford, Hannah Miller, Olivia Sugarman, Shelby Killan, Alejandra Lozano, and more...There will be painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture.
For some of these artists it will be the first time their work has been shown. Come and see what and who is new in Ukiah. The following artist's statement by Chelsea Taylor is a taste of what you may experience.
I walk and I find things; pieces of rusty scrap metal, driftwood, bones, rocks, shells, glass, parts of old cars, and outdated magazines. First an object catches my eye. (Nature helps me). I look closer. I notice the detail, colors, textures, shapes. I hold it in my hands and see how it feels. I am checking for weight, feeling for beauty. If the object Speaks to me, If I see how it might fit into my work, my Self, my Life, then I hold it tight and I ask if I should take it. I try not to take too much but it does happen sometimes. My goal is to find more creative ways to work with the "trash" that ends up in nature rather than take from the Earth what will naturally compost over time. My weakness is in the wood. When I find parts of old trees with tangled knots and crevices, and grains of wood with glorious symmetry, I practically melt inside. I'd like to believe that my art will compost over time, just like the bones inside my body after I die. Just like the life that gave roots to the tree that once was and now hangs on my wall to live one more lifetime. I like to believe I am doing a good thing...well, it feels good at least.
And in the process I've learned that it's okay to leave what I love in its natural form, (even if that means preserving it with a bit of the dirt I uncovered it from).
June 3rd from 5-8 pm
Enjoy one or all of the First Friday venues-- art, music and refreshments
"Mendocino County: The Good Life," unveiling ceremony of the wall mosaic mural June 3rd, at 6 pm near corner of State and Perkins. Remarks by Carre Brown, First District Supervisor member of the Board, Art Center Ukiah.
Elizabeth Raybee with the help of interns started work in February 2011 creating this unique design titled "Mendocino County: the Good Life". Get Art in Schools G.A.S.P. program was instrumental in coordinating students at three different elementary schools to construct ceramic tile elements of the mural. All the sections of the mosaic were moved to the Art Center Ukiah' s central gallery. From April 29th to May 14th over 400 local citizens came to the Art Center Ukiah to help assemble the pieces to complete the final design. Regional mosaic artists from northern California also contributed their time. This public mural is funded in part by a Creating Public Value grant from the California Arts Council. Additional support comes from Art Center Ukiah, The Rotary Club of Ukiah, Dr. Andrew Coren, Myers Medical Pharmacy, and Paramount Signs. Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, Elizabeth Raybee Mosaics, Friedmans, and Action Rents, provided additional donations of services and materials. The mosaic was installed May 16th on the west wall of the Mendocino County's Department of Child Support Services located at 107 South State Street.
25 student sculptors share their spring projects. In the words of one of the students, Kat Payne:
"I use anthropomorphic figures to express everyday experiences,my figures develop attitude through self exploration as my inspirations collide. Coiling is my primary process as it allows me to work fast, revealing urgent emotions. I am constantly documenting my environment using my sketch book and camera. Through this work, I capture moments in time that reflect different aspects of my psyche, I am having conversations with myself, examining my own foibles and rapture."
Corner Gallery is a artists' cooperative featuring twenty two local artists. Photographs, sculpture metal and ceramic, wall hangings, large and small paintings, jewelry, wood sculptures and more.
Mendocino and Beyond
Minnie McQueary and her inimitable watercolors of local landscapes and flowers; John Richards, exquisite woodworking, beautiful, usable art; and new artist Laura West, with landscape photos.
Laura recently moved to Ukiah from Connecticut. Her art education includes studying at Cooper Union in New York City, Yale School of Art in New Haven, and she holds a Masters of Art Therapy from Vermont College. She taught art at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven as well as working with private art therapy students. She has won prizes and shown her work extensively in Connecticut. Her work is in the Smilow Collection of Healing Art at the Smilow Cancer Center, Yale New Haven Hospital. Formerly a landscape painter in oils, Laura now largely does digital art mandalas and photography. In her own words, “My work is usually colorful and inspired by the Nature I love. The gifts of Nature are so often our way back to a spiritual connection."
201 South State, Ukiah, 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday, 707 462-1400
An Evening of Poetry with Don Paul accompanied by Alex de Grassi
"News from New Orleans"
June 3rd, at 8 pm
Art Center Ukiah, 203 S. State Street, Ukiah
$10 per person, tickets at the Corner Gallery
A benefit for Art Center Ukiah, sponsored by Frey Vineyards
Who is Don Paul?
Performer, writer, activist, Don Paul is the author of more than 20 books, including four novels and four books of poems, and the leader or producer of more than 20 albums. He was the youngest winners of Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University, age 20 in 1971, following Evan S. Connell Jr., Tillie Olsen, Ken Kesey, and Larry McMurtry and preceding Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff and ZZ Packer. He held the World Best for running 50 kilometers between 1982 and 1994 and qualified for the 1980 and 1988 U. S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trial.
In the year 2000 Don Paul co-founded Housing Is a Human Right to work partticularly with low- income residents of San Francisco's Bay View Hunter's Point district. Since January 2006 he's lived in New Orleans and worked with the organizations Common Ground Relief and Rebuild Green and restore Wesley United toward recovery for natives in southeast Louisiana. (www.restorewesleyunited.org).
In 2009 Don Paul performed at the World Poetry Festival in Caracas, Venezuela, the University of California at Davis, the World Beat Center in San Diego, and Frey Vineyards in northern California. Katrina Frey wrote: 'Don Paul gave a wonderfully unique and moving performance at Frey Vineyards in Northern California in June of 2009 .... Paul is a gifted poet whose language is organic, direct and accessible.'
First Friday Art Walk, May 6th
Featured Guest artist: Ryan Hurst, ceramics ”Planned obsolescence”
The young MFA graduate from Bowling Green State University in Ohio has found his way to Mendocino County, assisting in the ceramics studios at the Mendocino Art Center in the summers of 2009 and 2010. In 2010 he also ran two workshops in Southern California.
Ryan’s works are hand-thrown porcelain decorated with underglaze and then gas fired to Cone 6/7.
Ryan Hurst’s Artist Statement
I see my work as trophies meant for a mantle, commemorating issues that reflect the way we live. The ancient Greeks painted imagery on their vessels that recorded and commemorated their society and culture. Classical beauty and proportion in my work recalls the Greek forms that I emulate.
My imagery represents the contrast between a beautiful form and a crude image. The contrast of black and white is a metaphor for the polarities of discipline and anarchy. I walk a line between issues of external/internal control and my personal struggle with my perceptions of the world. My role as an artist is to be issue-oriented through social and political education. I see the creation of my work as my own version of media propaganda. I view American culture as a corrupt system. Our greed for material wealth has undermined the quality of life in this country. American self-indulgence and corporate-driven consumer hedonism challenge my values.
Art Center Ukiah
The Art Center Ukiah, the community gallery arm of the Corner Gallery, presents a myriad of art and community involvement in the month of May.
Starting April 30th, community members are invited to help complete a wall mosaic mural that will be hung on west wall of the Mendocino County’s Department of Child Support Services located at 107 South State Street. This public mural is funded in part by a Creating Public Value grant from the California Arts Council. Interns and guest artists have been working to create this unique design titled “Mendocino County: the Good Life”. Come help assemble the pieces that build a community. The projected installation date is May 18th.
Northern California Mosaic Artists, April 29 - May 14
In amidst the work an exciting group exhibit of several professional mosaic artists will reflect what is being done in contemporary mosaic art design. Amy Nieman, Tina Amidon, Shelby are a few of the Northern California artists who will display their work and be on hand to help with the construction of the mural.
“One Thousand Secrets an Uplifting Movement of Art “
May 6th - May 21st
the Interact Club of Ukiah High School is sponsoring the movement which reflects the work of Frank Warren and Post Secret books. The idea is that someone displays their secret artistically and anonymously with the intent of someone who has the same secret, reading it and feeling, not as alone, or uplifted. After we collect the secrets we want to display them in a gallery and raise money, if we raise a reasonable amount we would like to donate it to relief efforts in Japan. Our movement ends May 2nd and we would like to have the postcards displayed on the 6th of May, for the First Friday Art Walk of May.
Photos by MCOE/ROP students at Ukiah High May 18 - May 28
Art Center Ukiah will feature The 2nd Annual MCOE/ROP Photography show. Photographs by students enrolled in Lech Slocinski’s MCOE/ROP Digital Photography class at Ukiah High School will be on view and available for purchase. Hundreds of 5”x7” prints represent specific assignments and individual projects showing students’ strong composition skills and creativity. Color and black & white portraits, abstracts, objects, and nature images are testimony to seeing and transforming ordinary into extraordinary.
The student work will be on exhibit May 18th through May 28th.
Opening reception on Friday, May 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Weekend Painting Workshop with Artist Seamus Berkeley
Friday September 23, 2011, Reception with instructor, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Corner Gallery
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday, September 25, 2011, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
$250 per student for the two-day workshop.
First day is instruction on set-up and materials and painting a still life. The second day would be with a model for portraiture. Break between noon & 1:30 pm. Seamus would like to meet with participants on Friday night socially for a short (non-mandatory) reception at the adjacent Corner Gallery between 6-7:30 p.m. For a list of suggested materials you can check online at http://seamusberkeley.com/faq/10 or call the artist at 510-984-1850. If any questions, his email is email@example.com
TO REGISTER: Call Susan Blackwelder at 707-462-4646. Seamus Berkeley is widely considered one of the most prominent artists in the Southwest. Dublin-born, Berkeley moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1999 in order to integrate into a more diverse artistic community, drawing upon Taoseños as subjects and inspiration for his paintings. In 2005, Seamus opened a studio in Berkeley, California and divides his time there and at home in Taos. Seamus Berkeley's paintings are extensively collected, both nationally and internationally, most of his work being commissioned fine art. For the past two decades, Berkeley has concentrated on oils as his primary medium, focusing on figurative and portraiture in a representational impressionistic style. Berkeley enjoys creating artwork that speaks to the viewer. "The primary goal is to make a good painting. A good painting has the potential to evoke a memorable experience for the viewer". Berkeley's work is not only an expression of himself, but it is his own personal contribution to visually recorded history. Seamus Berkeley has won several regional and national awards for his artwork, including Best Portrait at the Oil Painters of America show in 2000. He is the founder and past-president of the Taos Society of Portrait Artists and a member of the Oil Painters of America. Berkeley's work has been featured in such publications as Southwest Art, Information Warehouse, The Taos News, Art-Talk and The Trail-Gazette.
Artists of Inland Mendocino County, Volume II.
Art Center Ukiah is hosting an exhibit of the works of the artists featured in the new book by photographer Ree Slocum, Artists of Inland Mendocino County, Volume II. While Ree will not be doing an official book signing, the books will be available. A wide variety of media and styles illustrates the diversity of our inland artists.
Among those working in watercolor are Patricia Barnett, Jeanne Koelle, Minnie McQueary, Don Pagano, Leslie Rich, and Lynne Whiting–Robertson. Graphic artists, Jan and Gary Stephens, create organic clothing, but also paint.
Marvin Schenck and Ray Voisard prefer to paint with acrylics, while Susan Blackwelder and Judy Geer Linney show their talents, often with great humor, in both painting and sculpture. Jacquie Lolich joins them with her sculptures in paper and natural materials and Bruce Heppler with fanciful metal sculptures.
John Richards refines wood into pens and vessels while Candida Sanlorenzo uses found wood to create furniture. Doug Johnson, masters ceramics from small to garden sized. Two collage artists, night and day, Richard DiGiulio, expresses his art with paper and paint while Mike Mills creates with sheet metal .
Three photographers bring different perspectives to this art. Josh Bowers, looks “to do things he hasn’t done yet, “ Elliot Little, finds that “photography is going to – or discovering – a special place…” and Robert Taylor works ”with a handmade 8 x 10 view camera, with reverence for traditional processes and craftsmanship.”
Three jewelers share their art too, Yoli and Eagle Rose use metals, stones, bamboos, fossil tusks and ancient bones. Colleen Schenck, works primarily in metal, Robert Yelland, once a textile artist, now works in precious metals.
Corner Gallery Ukiah
201 South State, Ukiah 707 462-1400 www.artcenterukiah.org
Gregory Alan Byard - "Veins of State" Artist Statement
For the past two years, I've had the opportunity to work for Mendocino College as a Part- time Instructor in "Clay Sculpture" and Instructional Assistant via the Ceramics Department. The present work is a composite of many sculptural designs I implemented in my work, prior to moving to Mendocino County (Graduate Studies), and derived synergy and inspiration from incredible colleagues and students I've come in contact with since my inception in Fall of 2008. Thus, the Non-representational sculptures, abstracted Figurative Forms, and hand-built pottery are reflections of the many veins I move through daily in our great town of Ukiah. From picking up debris on State Street and infusing that detritus as mixed media with clay, to the traditional coiling technique for demonstration with the student body, I constantly use State Street as my avenue to explore it's veins: either in finding reusable/sustainable resources to simply turning down Hensley Creek Road to synthesize my explorations and innovations with the "Clay Sculpture" class. As I was always taught during my rise in higher education (MFA), "make your work an extension and reflection of your own story"; "be honest, and always tell your audience what you know." Therefore, I know the excitement and liberation in working from pure emotion (Non-representational sculptures), using the figurative forms as abstracted self-portraits, and always utilizing traditional and contemporary approaches to hand-built pottery.
The images you have are a composite of three different styles in ceramic/ mixed media: hand-built pottery, figurative abstracts, and non-representational formulation. The pottery is designed for the students at Mendocino college to consider experimentation with new surface applications. The figures are self-reflections and abstracted activities i endure daily at home and for Mendocino College. Finally, the non-representational sculptures are pure emotional potency and formulations from finding random materials on the ground and integrating them with ceramic objects. www.gregoryalanbyard.com
The images you have are a composite of three different styles in ceramic/ mixed media: hand-built pottery, figurative abstracts, and non-representational formulation. The pottery is designed for the students at Mendocino college to consider experimentation with new surface applications. The figures are self-reflections and abstracted activities I endure daily at home and for Mendocino College. Finally, the non-representational sculptures are pure emotional potency and formulations from finding random materials on the ground and integrating them with ceramic objects. www.gregoryalanbyard.com
McNab Ridge Wineries will be pouring wine.
Music is provided by Mary Hooper and Chris Gibson.
February 4th 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Featured artists at the Corner Gallery are members: Ursula Partch, textiles and weaving and Don Pagano, watercolorist. Ursula presents a special show: "Fiber Pieces - Echoes of Poetry". The work in this exhibit is a collaboration between fiber artist Ursula Partch and poet David Eugene Partch. It features new woven and felted wall pieces and wearable art created by Ursula Partch that started as images evoked by David Partch's poems. Visitors are able to view both the poems and the resulting fiber pieces and to gain insight into the creative dialog between this married couple.
Ursula presents a special show: "Fiber Pieces - Echoes of Poetry". The work in this exhibit is collaboration between fiber artist Ursula Partch and poet David Eugene Partch. It features new woven and felted wall pieces and wearable art created by Ursula Partch that started as images evoked by David Partch's poems. Visitors are able to view both the poems and the resulting fiber pieces and to gain insight into the creative dialog between this married couple.
Her husband David Eugene Partch will be performing at the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, Feb. 4th. He is a poet and musician and his music is folk genre and original songs.
Don Pagano will exhibit his China paintings for the first time ever at the Corner Gallery. Don has studied and painted in numerous workshops with nationally known artists. In 1981 Don painted throughout China. It was while he was in China he developed his strong passion for watercolor paintings. Don has a strong feeling for the natural color of a landscape. His colors enhance nature's palette which make his paintings very recognizable. He will be at First Friday to discuss his work.
Twenty local artists present works of the heart. A special show exhibiting paintings, sculpture, mosaics all reflecting the elusive encounters of the heart.
Corner Gallery artists: Cassie Gibson, Minnie McQueary, Susan Spencer & Michael Wilson, Susan Blackwelder, Satoko Barash, Laura West, Katie Gibbs, Ree Slocum & Emily Whittlesey. Plus works from guest artists: Sheri Howe, Jacque Lolich, Heidi De Guszman, Sarah Reith, Keith Hendricks, Barbara Ware, Rachel Ebel, Ada B. Fine, Brigette, Carol Rosenberg.
Purchased work may be taken in time to present to their sweetie for Valentines Day.
Ukiah Art Center Presents
Dusty Rhodes and Her Handsome Cowboys Concert
Veteran vaudeville performers present a blend of topical humor, vintage cowboy songs, TV western parodies, classic country and adventure yodeling with guitar, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and string bass. Their act has been best described as "Roy and Dale meet the Smothers Brothers".
Bring your sweetheart for a heart felt good time!
Saturday, February 5th 7:00 PM Doors open at 6:30
ART CENTER UKIAH, 203 S. State St. Ukiah
Tickets: Sliding Scale $10. - 15.
Also, February 4th - 7:30 - Mendocino Hotel
45080 Main St. Mendocino, CA 937-1732
Art Center Ukiah "The center of Ukiah's vibrant arts community"
"These guys are possessed of such undisguised beauty, muscular musicality and 'holy crap, they're good' chops, all in service of material that anxiously reaches out and seizes you with sureness. They are a rock band in the open-minded mold of the 1970s." -Dennis Cook, Jambase
Hidden beneath the bows of the Northwest evergreens is found Flowmotion, one of Seattle’s most distinctly diverse rock bands. This is an act that fails to fall into an easily packaged genre, succeeds in defying stereotypes, and throws one hell of a party no matter what city, town or festival the five-piece band happens to land in.
Flowmotion is a name well known in the Seattle live music scene and becoming increasingly familiar up and down the West Coast, yet largely unheard of throughout much of the country. The band has managed to remain in the “best-kept-secret” vault of the live music scene, all the while honing a live show that often exceeds the size of the stage they might find themselves performing on. A Flowmotion show is a swooping ride through the fingers of rock fueled solely on the expert musicianship of its five parts, producing a sound that’s unmistakably huge.
It’s nearly impossible to mention the name Flowmotion in the Pacific Northwest without bringing forth a mention of Summer Meltdown, the annual music and camping festival the band has hosted for nearly a decade. As the years have slipped by, the band has watched the annual gathering grow from a backyard bash to one of the region’s most well-attended summer festivals – a celebration that’s expected to bring as many as 4,000 revelers to the foothills of the Cascade Mountains this summer. While Flowmotion has always been the headliner at the festival, they’ve also shared the stage with national bands including Bill Frisell, Vince Herman, Garaj Mahal, Zilla, The Mutaytor, Yard Dogs Road Show, Tea Leaf Green, Buckethead, Everyone Orchestra, Presidents of the United States of America, Jackie Greene, and the Mother Hips, and Steve Kimock.
There are many music fans in the Northwest and beyond who will remember Flowmotion from their years of touring and festival appearances and expect the same band as they heard in the early part of this decade. While the spirit around which Clauson built the band is very much alive, the sound has evolved with Flowmotion incorporating more rock edginess without forgetting the dance floor grooves that have brought them this far. Whereas Clauson previously authored most of the Flowmotion repertoire, songwriting duties have since been delegated amongst the band resulting in set lists that skip across the spectrum reminding listeners of Zeppelin at some moments and Parliament at others.
It’s been a steady climb for Flowmotion over the past decade, but it seems like the Northwest is going to have to give up its secret and let everyone in on what Flowmotion brings to the table – and the dance floor.
New Flowmotion studio album, GHOST PEPPER, released March 17, 2010
Flowmotion is now streaming Ghost Pepper in its entirety at: http://flowmotion.bandcamp.com/
The reception will include a book signing by artist Ree Slocum, and appearances by the 18 local artists who appear in her second volume,Artists of Inland Mendocino County.
There will be crab delicacies to taste as well as delicious gluten-free desserts from Pamela’s Products. Victor Simon of Simaine Cellarswill pour his single vineyard varietals wines. Larry Eldredge will add the music of his acoustic guitar.
Exhibitors include three photographers with very different styles;Elliot Little, Shannon Ledford, and Robert B. Taylor who honors the traditional processes and craftsmanship of photography, using his handmade camera, film and a darkroom to produce serene black and white landscapes.
Furniture artists include: Tom Boek, representing “nomadic freedom and a sense of groundedness,” and Candida Sanlorenzo, with sensuous, feminine furniture crafted joyously with a bit of whimsy.
Leila Kazimi, longtime textile artist, creates luscious silk scarves and wall hangings using paint, dye, quilting, printing, foiling and beading. Jacquie Lolich crafts her masks and wall sculptures made with paper and all natural materials.
Paintings include those by Patricia Barnett who embraces the everyday but invites us to glimpse beyond the moment in the painting;Don Pagano, whose years of watercolor expertise and many opportunities to travel allow him to produce a body of work astounding in its variety; Minnie McQueary, who also uses watercolor for her details and landscapes of the wonderful world of Mendocino County; Ray Voisard who uses a strong sense of color and design as well as a sense of place in his landscapes, and a more introspective view in his still lifes; and Doug Volz, who uses both figurative and geometric expression.
Richard diGiulio, uses the art of the collage to “question life’s artifacts” and to affirm the oneness in humanity. Working with both his machinist and woodworking skills, John Richards crafts elegant pens from local and exotic wood and molds jewelry boxes using wood, gemstones and epoxy. Linda Troeger brings exquisite, delicate detail to her graphics.
Two artists who do both sculpture and painting: Judy Geer creates fanciful creatures in papier-mâché or clay and paints in bold colors, and Susan Blackwelder creates dazzling sculptures and masks, paints portraits of both animals and people and also does watercolor landscapes.
This exhibit is a great way to start the New Year. Don’t miss it!
For details and information on the artists at the Corner Gallery and other activities stop by 201 S. State St. and 203 S. State St.
Art Center Ukiah 203 S. State St, 462-1400
January 7th First Friday Art Walk reception
The Patron Saints Project -13 Women, 13 Books Project. Thirteen women artists in southern California and Oregon each made a book or container and chose a Saint. Each book was mailed in a circle for 13 months with each artist making one page in each book. Each book contains 13 Saints either ones recognized by the Catholic Church, or nominated for sainthood with a couple newly created ones. The exhibit is displayed showing each artists rendering of the individual saints. Artists: Lisa Bebi, Dorte Bistrup, Karen O’Brien, Deb Denton, Andrea Callas Hein, Helen Shafer Garcia, Lisa Guerin, Susanne Knutilla, Lyn Leahy, Laurie Mika, Josie Rodriquez, Cheryl Tall, Elizabeth Raybee.
The Corner Gallery will be decked out in holiday splendor. More than two dozen member artists from this artist cooperative have brought new pieces for the holidays! The First Friday reception December 3rd, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, will feature music from a String Quartet of the Ukiah Symphony and wines from the Magnanimus Wine Group. TE Cakes will also be providing refreshments. The gallery will be open daily Monday through Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm through December 24th.
ART CENTER UKIAH
A fascinating perspective on the holidays at the December 3rd First Friday Art Walk reception. The Patron Saints Project -13 Women, 13 Books Project. Thirteen women artists in southern California and Oregon each made a book or container and chose a Saint. Each book was mailed in a circle for 13 months with each artist making one page in each book. Each book contains 13 Saints either ones recognized by the Catholic Church, or nominated for sainthood with a couple newly created ones. Artists: Lisa Bebi, Dorte Bistrup, Karen O'Brien, Deb Denton, Andrea Callas Hein, Helen Shafer Garcia, Lisa Guerin, Susanne Knutilla, Lyn Leahy, Laurie Mika, Josie Rodriquez, Cheryl Tall, Elizabeth Raybee. The books will be on display through January 15. There will be two times during exhibit when viewers will be able to carefully look through parts of the books that will not be visible during the exhibit. Wednesday, December 8 2pm - 6 pm Sunday December 19 12 - 4 pm,
Friday, December 10, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, Exhibits exciting work of young local artists. "A Celebration of Young Artists" Youth Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Mendocino County Youth Project the proceeds will benefit homeless young adults and children in the MCYP Transitional Living Program and the Young Artists.
Get downtown early for Santa's Playhouse Saturday December 18th 10 am - 3 pm. Ukiah Saturday Afternoon Club and ACU are hosting, pictures with Santa, activities for children and goodies served by the USAC women. Decorating cookies, a craft project that makes a good gift for parents, story circle. Donation boxes for the Buddy Eller shelter, Project Sanctuary, and Toys for Tots will be on site.
Adventure, excitement, fun, inspiration, high art -- words most folks don't normally associate with mushrooms. A mushroom romp around the continent. Mushrooms of America features some of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful mushrooms and mushroom hunters in North America. Travel with Taylor from Florida to Nova Scotia to Washington state to California and many parts in between.
Acclaimed nature photographer, Taylor Lockwood, specializing in beautiful and exotic mushrooms from around the world returns to Mendocino County with a travelogue of mushroom photographs and mushroom hunts across America. One-hour video presentation and talk from 7:30 - 8:30, November 5, 2010, Art Center Ukiah, 203 S. State Street, Ukiah. Tickets $10.00 includes wild mushroom appetizer sampler. 391-8057 www.artcenterukiah.com
"Taylor F. Lockwood strikes me as being a little like the Indiana Jones of the mushroom world. He goes out to all kinds of exotic locations to study and photograph fungus. In the process, he brings back evidence of a world far stranger than we could imagine" Jeff VanderMeer, AMAZON.COM REVIEW, March 2008.
Also in celebration of Mendocino County's Wine and Mushroom Festival see the art of Angela Mele and Judy Geer, displays of mushroom dyes by Julie Schleuter, and Eric Shramm of Mendocino Mushroom Man's Relationship with Mushrooms, an historical perspective. Chef Tony Berno will serve wild mushroom appetizers. John Chiarito will be serving wine. www.artcenterukiah.com
The Corner Gallery- Join us at the artists' reception for guest artists Yoli Rose, Eagle Rose and Charles Montgomery. 5:30 - 8:00
Yoli and Eagle are an artistic team, working side by side, on separate pieces, in their own style.
The beauty and fascination of their work lies not only in the unusual work itself, but also the choice of materials & their philosophy. They make modern one-of-a-kind jewelry, small sculptures and vessels by carving gemstones and fossil tusk, fabricating gold and silver, using precious and semi-precious gemstones.
"Some of the work we do uses ancient fossil ivory, which has been used by the Inuit people for thousands of years. Much of it is mineralized walrus tusk, some came from ancient mammoth or mastodon, and some of it is artifact material, (legally controlled and sold by the Inuit out of Alaska) which we recycle, adding our own carvings, designs and embellishments. We only use conflict-free diamonds. We feel deeply connected to the materials with which we work, by virtue of their intrinsic natural beauty and their ancient use as survival tools in the harsh environment of the Arctic.
"We live in the woods of Northern California, in a house we built, off the grid. We use tools powered by solar and hydro-electricity, and do a lot of handwork. We feel influenced by the natural world, the seasons and cycles of the moon, inner guidance, and unseen mysteries."
Eagle Rose is an artist in many media, including painting, pastels, photography, small sculpture and more.
Yoli is also a sculptor. They both do a lot of exploring in different techniques, mostly fabrication, carving, lapidary, fusion. She is also the songwriter, lead singer, and rhythm guitarist in the Redbud band.
Charles Montgomery's work is powerful with strong imagery. He is a third generation California native. He and his wife moved to Ukiah in 2004. He has painted for over fifty years, exhibiting in a good number of group and solo shows.
"The imagery in my paintings comes from diverse sources, including my own photos, pictures from books and magazines, and borrowings from Art History."
Mike Z, guitarist from the Redbud band will be entertaining with background music and John Chiarito of Chiarito Vineyards will be the featured wine maker.
Mark Growden -- Friday, November 19th, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Solo Concert of original cutting-edge music and vocals with a theatrical flair. San Francisco artist, Mark Growden played Sax, harmonium & bicycle handlebars recently with New Old Time Chautauqua in Hopland & Willits. Those who saw him are clamouring for more; those who only heard about it - now's your chance!!! Don’t miss this dynamic entertainer show - sliding scale $10-15. Tickets available at Corner Gallery, 462-1400, and Dig Music, 362 N. State Street.
FREE Golden Lecture with Tesia Blackburn
Thurs, October 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Golden lecture/demo is a two-hour free educational presentation, given by Tesia Blackburn, Painter and Technical Consultant with Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Sample the latest acrylic products and gain essential technical information in this two hour in-depth lecture/demonstration. Discover the many uses and dynamics of GOLDEN Acrylics; Mediums, Gels, Gessoes, Grounds, Additives, Reflective Paints, Varnishes & other new Custom Products. Technical tips and cool tricks. Free samples and information packets to all participants.
, October 1, 2010: Featured artists Minne McQueary, John Richards, Elizabeth Raybee, Ariela Marshall and Liam Smith
CORNER GALLERY will feature works of three gallery members. Join us Friday, October 1st to meet the artists, Minnie McQueary, John Richards, and Elizabeth Raybee.
Minnie McQueary, a Corner Gallery founding member has been an inspiration in the artist community with masterful paintings along with providing private lessons and classes. Her primary mediums are watercolor, acrylic, oil and ink. Detailed exquisite depictions of flowers, whimsical landscapes, and architectural landscapes are a few samples of her art that delight us. She is currently working on watercolor renderings of our local historic buildings.
John Richards is a long time Ukiah resident. John spent many of his early years as a machinist. In 1972, he added woodworking cabinet making to his creative skills. John loves to experiment by combining his woodworking and machine shop skills in intricate ways. He especially loves making beautiful abalone pens. John's exotic woods are from around the world, and wood his finds locally, primarily from burls, are black walnut, oak, redwood, maple, and buckeye. He enjoys the beauty of the different kinds of wood he works with, such as rosewood, purple heart, paduak, ebony, and blood wood. He inlays abalone, mother of pearl, elk and deer antlers, and ebony and ivory from recycled piano keys for his pens.
John crafts his jewelry boxes out of wood and epoxy with a design so remarkable that one thinks the box itself is the jewel. He also insert, pearls, and gemstones such as garnet, amethyst, malachite, lapis lazuli, and ice flake quartz for a sparkle on the inside. He has recently created solid wood cylindrical vases of exotic woods. With extensive labor John has created multi layers of wood into beautiful vases.
"Art is the result of experiencing the world through our eyes and nervous systems, filtering it through our unique bank of experience and memory, then out our fingertips into paint, clay, tile or keyboard. Keeping the eye-hand connection coordinated requires frequent referral to recording what's right in front of us - and there I was. This survey of thirty years of self-portraits shows not only a history of the styles and mediums in which I've worked, but, as a narrative artist, a glimpse into the way I've connected with the world." Elizabeth Raybee.
ART CENTER UKIAH 203 S. State St
Meet photographers Ariela Marshall and Liam Smith as they present
Ariela Marshall and Liam Smith are siblings who were born and raised in Mendocino County. In the past ten years they have traveled together to New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic and many regions of Canada and the United States. They have also traveled separately, as evidenced by their respective photographs.
Liam has had an interest in art and music for as long as he can remember. Photography is currently his preferred form of artistic expression and some of his favorite subjects include abandoned places and things, stark landscapes, architecture, and still life. He uses film cameras exclusively.
Ariela has been taking photos since her first trip to Mexico at age thirteen. She looks for photographic opportunities that reveal facets of the human experience through the interfacing of content, context and elements of the unexpected. Her travels have gifted her with many of these opportunities in over sixteen countries. She has used a variety of digital pocket cameras, disposable film cameras, and one significantly higher quality Canon digital model. Ariela is delighted to be collaborating with her brother and sharing with the public in the experience of curiosity-made-art. Artist's reception for Sue Sweet and ACU Artists' reception for "Saddle Up Cowboy"
September 3rd, 2010, 5 pm - 8 pm
San Francisco photographer, Clarence Tower, shows several photos from his "Cowboys of Color" rodeo series, while Ree Slocum's photos show local ranchers hard at work. Paintings by Carol Heady, Judy Geer and Bill Geer give us colorful interpretations of cowboys and their animal cohorts. Mac Magruder skews our perception with his 3-dimensional mix of reality and humor.
We'll also be displaying a series of saddles that were given to nine artists by Karen Turcotte, Director of Eco-Arts of Lake County, "The Wine Country Saddle Trees of Middletown, California" provides a unique reinterpretation of a classic form. By using the 'framework' or 'armature' of a saddle, this exhibit of draws on the sensibilities of modern artistic expression in a nod to the equestrian heritage of Northern California. Reinterpreting the useful and practical is a longstanding artistic tradition, and we asked the participating artists to take this venerable saddle form and transcend its original function."
"Saddle-up, Cowboy!" will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11-6 through September 25th, with an artists reception during Ukiah's First Friday Artwalk, September 3, 5-8pm.
Friday, September 17, 7pm – 9pm
Flamenco Fussion Ensemble visiting from the Bay Area. Latin/ Spanish Guitar.
Join us Friday August 6th at the Corner Gallery for a celebration of natural beauty and long time friendship. Elliot Little and Cassie Gibson founding members and long time friends, will be at the gallery to discuss their expression of the natural beauty of Mendocino County. Refreshments and live music by the Broadcasters. 5–8 p.m.
Elliot Little’s photography is a celebration of the beauty which is part of all of us. He has lived in Mendocino County for over thirty years and has reactivated his interest in photography during the last ten years. His work has been shown in a number of local businesses as well as in shows at the Willits Center for the Arts, the Mendocino Arts Center, and Mendocino College. We live in a beautiful place. Elliot enjoys capturing the beauty of Northern California and producing images that celebrate it. The opportunity to explore the colors, shades, and textures on many different scales in the “digital darkroom” has greatly enriched this activity.
"My ideas spring from nature--flowers, water, local scenery or an event. I attended the annual ceremony at Bloody Island this year and created a piece from a vision I had. I also take care of my father and the themes of aging, rust and time are important to me. I will be taking a mandala silk painting class in Mendocino in August and I will be teaching a silk painting class at ACU in September. I am happy to be sharing a show with Elliot Little, a long time friend. We showed at the Willits Art Center a few years ago and then we both joined the Corner Gallery as it was starting."
Cassie has enjoyed the process of creation since childhood. As an adult, she has worked in several mediums including 3D soft sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, silk screening, and painting on fabric. In the last 20 years, she has concentrated on using silk dyes for painting on silk and velvet and devore (the burnout process).
The artists of the Corner Gallery have invited nineteen friends and family to show their art work at the ACU Gallery. Photography, Paintings, Watercolors, Ceramics, Jewelry, Textiles, Quilting, and Drawings a display of art. Join us from 5 to 8 pm to meet your friends and ours for lively music by Chris Gibson and the Broadcasters.
FRIENDS OF CORNER GALLERY ARTISTS EXHIBIT 203 S. State St. Ukiah THROUGH AUGUST 29TH Photography - Josh Bowers, Lech Slocinski, Heather McQueary, Wendy Wilmes, Paintings -Toni Onori, watercolor, Sheri Howe, visionary art, Roger Butler, watercolor, colored pencil, Wendy Wilmes, watercolors, Ceramics - Satoko Barash, ceramics, Adonis Noguera, ceramic sculpture, Jewelry - Charlotte Healy silversmith, Textiles -Leila Kazimi, Holly Brackmann, Anita Sisson, Quilting - Betty Lacy, quilts, Paula Ondov, wall hangings, Serigraphs – Barbara Daniels, Drawings- Andreas Oberg, Mixed Media -Spencer Brewer, Esther Siegel. This exhibit will be on display through August 29. When out of town family and friends visit stop by the Galleries to show our selections of the talented artists of inland Mendocino County.
ART CENTER UKIAH will also feature “Art Off the Wall, part 2”
Friday, August 6, 5pm – 8pm Opening reception with wine and appetizers.
Arts Council of Mendocino County will exhibit work donated by over 30 artists. These works will all be auctioned off, with silent bids accepted for the duration of the show. Help support the organization that supports the Arts & Artists throughout the year, informing the public of events and funding Arts in the Schools through GASP.
ACMC's new and improved website is the first to launch in ACMC's Mendocino Arts Website Improvement Project; made possible through an Arts for our Future grant from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County will be on display.
Mark your calendar for the future event. ACMC Reception & Silent Auction
Friday, August 27, 2010, 5:00pm to 7:00pm A closing reception for silent auction items with live music.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK – CORNER GALLERY & ART CENTER UKIAH GALLERY, 201 & 203 S. STATE ST. UKIAH, 462-1400, OPEN 11 AM – 6 PM TUESDAY – SATURDAY.
First Friday Art Walk , July 2, from 5 to 8 pm, The Corner Galley kicks off the biggest week end of the summer with a special “Friends Exhibit”. The 4th of July means family, friends, food, and fireworks. The artists of the Corner Gallery have invited nineteen friends or family to show their art work at the ACU Gallery. Photography, Paintings, Watercolors, Ceramics, Jewelry, Textiles, Quilting, and Drawings a virtual firework display of art. Join us from 5 to 8 pm to meet your friends and ours for lively music by Chris Gibson and the Broadcasts, wines from Frey Vineyards, and sumptuous appetizers.
Marvin Schenck holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Mills College. He has shown his work widely in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Arizona. He has also had two major exhibitions in Guadalajara, Mexico. Many of his past prints, drawings, and paintings have involved dream imagery. For the past 20 years, landscapes have dominated his acrylic paintings. He finds inspiration in Mendocino County scenes and the California Post Impressionist landscapes of the Society of Six, an early 20th century plein air Bay Area painting group. Since 2000 he has held the position of Curator at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah. He lives in Philo.
Colleen Schenck is an artist and art educator, working primarily in metal and mixed media collage. She has a B.A. in studio art and a M.F.A. in Jewelry and Metalwork. Ancient and historical art forms as well as her personal life influence her wearable, one of a kind jewelry. Her small-scale sculptures combine metalworking skill with an interest in historical architecture and archetypal forms. The collage work is a more spontaneous and immediate expression, which gives free rein to creativity and free association. Beautiful papers, patterns and historical images come together in thematic relationships.
Friday, June 4: Drawn to Perfection
Reception Friday, June 4, 5 - 8 pm
Music by the Schlepp Tones of Potter Valley
Refreshments and wine by Cesar Toxqui Cellars (CTC)
Three artists are showing their work during the month of June:
Mark Roller is a San Francisco artist showing his work, Spinal Column. His formidable drawing skills, honed by doing drawings of his wife, Colette Crutcher (also wonderfully accomplished artist), on a weekly, sometimes daily basis for almost thirty years, are the base on which he builds work in a variety of media.
Eva Strauss-Rosen has recently morphed her artistic direction from many years of crafting Judaic jewelry to the basics of graphite on paper. When viewing her large, detailed drawings of people, trees and architecture, it's hard to believe she's only been at it for a couple of years...until realizing that in order to carve a bas-relief of the entire city of Jerusalem for a tiny gold necklace, she had to have developed pretty strong eye-hand coordination.
Robert Ross, who has been teaching figure drawing at the Mendocino Art Center for a number of years, completes the trio of talent in "Drawn to Perfection". While the human form is at the core of much of his work, he goes far beyond mere observation and recording, allowing glimpses into the worlds his models inhabit.
Meet featured quilt artist Laura Fogg at the Corner Gallery Ukiah reception.
Laura will have new work on display through June 30th. Her development of style and imagination continues to astound artists and quilters alike.
Laura has been a mural painter and seamstress for many years. The combination of these two media gives us her wonderful art quilting. She uses a "painterly" collage style in her art, with landscapes as her primary focus. Much of her inspiration comes from the beauty she enjoys on a daily basis in Mendocino County.
Laura's work has been shown both locally and nationally. Many pieces have been juried into major shows, and a number have been prizewinners. She recently won a grand prize for her entry into the Arts For The Parks Exhibit. Her work has been published in calendars, magazines, and books. She lectures and teaches art quilting classes throughout northern California.
Friday, May 7: First Friday tribute to local Redwood Valley artist M. Wayne Knight, 1949 to 2009
This exhibit will feature mostly pieces created in the last ten to twelve years of Wayne Knight’s work. His landscapes are mainly inspired by living in Northern California. Plus small portraits created from his imagination.
Join us on Friday, May 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm for the First Friday Artwalk, where — true to Wayne's independent spirit — you can enjoy the music of Brown Chicken, Brown Cow and swap memories over a glass of select northern California wine from Yeilding Wines. Music sponsored by Bailey's Inc. of Laytonville.
Wayne Knight had been a graphic designer/artist for over three decades spanning the transitions from traditional graphic techniques to the digital. He excelled in fine arts, commercial design and digital arts. “Reading woman, 2007” was chosen as one of the top ten winners in Artrom Gallery All Media International art competition May 2008. Characteristic of his boundless energy he had many roles as a designer including, print, video, and web art direction. The mastery of his many talents: logo design for community organizations, set designs, murals, architectural renderings, illustrations and photographs remain as pieces of our everyday lives.
Intense, passionate and giving, Wayne Knight embraced teaching, first at Mendocino College and more recently full time at Humboldt State University. He inspired many students to combine their traditional art skills with digital formats. His comprehensive design of a state of the art digital lab and a reconstructed curriculum remain as his legacy to Humboldt State University's Art Department and future art students.
This dynamic man started his day in the early morning painting in his beloved rural Mendocino County studio. The Mendocino art community lost a talented colleague, neighbor and dear friend when M. Wayne Knight died in October 2009. Come celebrate his life and legacy with the artists and community
at the Corner Gallery Ukiah on Friday, May 7th 5 pm to 8 pm at 201 South State Street in Ukiah, California. Questions? Call 707-462-1400.
Friday, April 9: DeMania Trio Pre European Tour Concert
Performing at Art Center Ukiah, 203 S State Street, Ukiah
"...deMania Trio featuring Alex de Grassi (guitar), Michael Manring (bass), and Chris Garcia (percussion)"
Two innovators of solo instrumental music, acoustic guitarist Alex de Grassi and electric bassist Michael Manring, join forces with percussionist and tabla player Chris Garcia (of the Zappa alum group, The Grandmothers) for a set of arranged and improvised music. With influences from India to Appalachia to Latin America and the Blues, this trio fuses new sounds together with their original compositions and unlikely arrangements — think the Stones' Paint It Black in 7/8 time, and an improvised take on the traditional folk melody, The Water is Wide. De Grassi's sympitar (sympathetic string guitar) and Manring's liquid and ever-changing fretless sounds combine with tabla, kanjira, mbwata, and a myriad of percussion to produce a distinctly world twist to many of the tracks. From moments of introspection to pure grooving, the DeMania trio covers a lot of terrain and leaves no stone unturned.
"...a jaw-dropping performance mixing warmth, humor, inventiveness and monster chops ... Each member of the group is a master ... a musician's musician." — San Jose Mercury News
April 19 to May 1: Los Hilos de la Vida, Threads of Life Quilt Show
Quilts created by Anderson Valley artists who are part of a mostly Latino quilt cooperative will be on display at Art Center Ukiah. Book signing of this featured collection will be April 29 from 5 to 8 pm.
Friday, April 2: Tom Johnsen and Ukiah High School Student Photography Featured at First Friday and through Month of April
Tom Johnsen is the featured artist at the Corner Gallery's First Friday on April 2. We'll enjoy his photographs as well as his large size abstract paintings.Tom is a founding member of the gallery and has been curator of the Ukiah Players Gallery since 1993.
Tom was born in Alameda in 1941 and started painting in earnest when he took classes at Sonoma State while earning a studio degree. He was an art teacher at Potter Valley High School. He has acted in plays since 1977 and creates sets for the Players Theater in Ukiah.
Refreshments will be served complemented with wine from Weibel Family Vineyard at the reception from 5 to 8 pm. Music will be performed by Jim Tuhtan of Jazz Illusions.
Next door, Art Center Ukiah will showcase photographs by students enrolled in the MCOE/ROP Digital Photography class at Ukiah High School. Hundreds of 5”x7” prints represent specific assignments and individual projects showing students’ strong composition skills and creativity. Color and black & white portraits, abstracts, objects, and nature images are testimony to seeing and transforming ordinary into extraordinary.
The student work will be on exhibit April 2 through April 17 with the opening reception on Friday, April 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 5th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday featuring Christos Nikopoulos "ARTGRAPHY ... the blending of art, lens and technology"
In March, Corner Gallery Ukiah features Christos Nikopoulos with his unique creation of “ARTGRAPHY…the blending of art, lens and technology…” His dynamic expressions of every day experiences take the viewer to a new perspective of the world. Meet Christos at the First Friday reception on March 5th.
Christos is professionally trained in photographic portraiture, commercial photography and is an expert with enhancement skills. He is also the creator of “Design Art Images,” a boutique art form where he photographs a portrait of you or one of your personal items, and artistically enhances them, creating your personal one-of-a-kind work of art.
Christos resides in nearby Anderson Valley. He was winner of Best of Show at the 2007 Art in the Redwoods Fine Art Exhibit. He also shows his work at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala, the Burnett Gallery, Gualala Arts Center, Howard Fine Studios in Hollywood, and Third Dimension Gallery at the Mauna Lani Resort, Kohala Coast Hawaii.
At the First Friday reception on March 5th, Chris Gibson with the Broadcasters will provide musical entertainment. Wayne Bauer of Tahto Winery will pour his local Mendocino County wine and the gallery will serve appetizers.
Plus: a special exhibit of Haitian art
Art Center Ukiah will feature a special exhibit of Haitian art. Kirsten Gantzel Turner has generously put together an exhibit from her private collection of Haitian art in support of the fundraiser benefit for Haiti to be held Saturday March 6. Donations of Haitian art to be offered in a silent auction are also on display. The art will be on exhibit through March 27. For more information on benefit for Haiti please call Lynn Meadows at 707-462-2439.
Thursday, February 25th, 7 pm: Writers Read with poet Nancy Cherry
Writers Read will feature Marin County poet Nancy Cherry. Cherry is the former co-publisher/editor of Fish Dance, a North Bay Poetry Events Calendar. Her work has most recently appeared in Calyx, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Comstock Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, Nimrod and Runes, with online appearances in Green Hills Literary Lantern and Verse Daily. Living in Fairfield with her cat, Harriet, she has been caught indulging in the guilty pleasure of creating miniature furniture. She also produces small press poetry chapbooks as publisher of Redfruit Press.
The reading begins at 7 pm. An open mic session will follow the featured reading. Refreshments available. Donation requested. For more info: 707-463-6989, 707-462-4557 or click here.
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Additional support is provided by Tenacity Press and Art Center Ukiah.
Saturday, February 27th, 7:30 to 9:00 pm: Screening of Yasujiro Ozu's "A Story of Floating Weeds"
Alex de Grassi was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to compose and perform original music for Yasujiro Ozu’s 1934 silent film A Story of Floating Weeds. The premiere was held January 28, 2006 at Flushing Town Hall in New York. Reconstruction of the score was commissioned by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for its 2009 Guitar Festival.
Doors open at 7 pm, and refreshments are available for purchase before and after show.
Friday, February 5th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday featuring Ree Slocum and Bonnie Belt
The Corner Gallery Ukiah is showcasing "Landscapes and Beyond" by inland photographer Ree Slocum, author of "Artists of Inland Mendocino County." Showing with Slocum is clay artist Bonnie Belt, displaying her signature tree, sea, and heron bowls and vases, along with bamboo design mugs and plates. Come talk with Ree and Bonnie!
Ree has recently published a beautiful photographic book profiling inland Mendocino County artists. Most of us are familiar with Ree’s fine art flower photographic studies. Her talent of working with natural light and f-stops to create landscape images brings us yet another inviting view of the natural world — her rarely shown framed landscapes.
George Husaruk will play flute and Jim Milone of Terra Savia Winery will pour wine. The wildlife that inspires Terra Savia just happens to fit the theme of landscapes and nature of this show. As their website says, "Our integrated farming and limited cultivation provide pleasure and purpose for all involved, but also serve to finance our conservation plan. A portion of our revenues directly supports several wildlife rescue and conservation groups in the communities where we work and play."
At the Crab & Wine Salute, the demonstration of painting on silk was really popular. So this time you'll also get a chance to see potter Adriana Dakin demonstrate how she makes salt and pepper women sculptures.
More to see at First Friday! Japanese Traditions — Contemporary Expressions
For the month of February at Art Center Ukiah, come see artwork in the Japanese tradition by Satoko Barash, Bonnie Bell, Laura Fogg, Cassie Gibson, Mac Magruder, John Marshall, Anita Sison, and Red Wolf, shown along with traditional Japanese prints, silk screen, and a wedding kimono. Reception for the artists is First Friday, February 5th, from 5 to 8pm, at the same time as the reception at Corner Gallery Ukiah.
Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 5:30 to 8pm: Crab & Wine Salute
The Corner Gallery salutes the crab and wine industry. As a tribute to the history of crab fishing and wine making in Mendocino County, the artists of inland Mendocino County present photographs, glass works, mosaics, silk painting demonstration, live music with The Schlep Tones, crab appetizers, and wine pouring by Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery.
The featured artists in January at the Corner Gallery are member Susan Spencer and guest artist Alexis Moyer. This "dynamic duo" are long time residents of Anderson Valley.
Susan, a member of the Corner Gallery, has previously shown her assemblage works. Susan's show of new watercolors falls into the realm of whimsical animation. Alexis Moyer is a ceramic artist, known for her functional pottery glazed in Mediterranean Blue. She brings her recent works of totem poles and tables. She is a graduate of the California College of the Arts, with a BFA in Ceramics.
The exhibit starts January 5, 2010. The Artist reception will take place on Friday, January 22nd from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.
Meet Susan and Alexis at the artist reception held as part the Crab & Wine Days celebration. Hear the musical performance by The Schlep Tones of Potter Valley — consisting of Michael Charnes, a singer/songwriter and cittern and guitar player, performing with Laura Smith on violin and Darin Smith on cello. Hear Michael’s original tunes plus some traditional folk songs. His music is influenced by Celtic, Klezmer, folk and many years as a rock guitarist. The addition of Laura and Darin, a sibling duo who play in the symphony as well as American Traditional, give it an exciting and eclectic twist.
A sampling of crab dishes will be served. Jaxon Keys Winery, the newest winery in Mendocino County, will be pouring wines from their current release. Next door in the Annex we’ll have an art demonstration of painting on silk.
Note that a Special Exhibit of artwork from the artists featured in the newly released photography book Artists of Inland Mendocino County by Ree Slocum continues next door in the Art Center Ukiah Annex 203 S. State Street.
Santa Workshops in December
As part of the Main Street Program’s “Home for the Holidays,” the Art Center Ukiah Annex will host Santa Workshops on:
December 10th from 3 to 6 pm
December 12th from 1 to 4 pm
December 17th from 3 to 6 pm
December 19th from 1 to 4 pm
Kids can have their photos taken with Santa. We will have a holiday tree with artistic decorations. While you’re here, see the gallery and learn about upcoming classes.
Friday, December 4th, 5 to 8 pm: Holiday Showcase at First Friday Artwalk, Featuring All Artists
All two dozen artists from the artist cooperative will select pieces to show for this holiday season First Friday. From the Ukiah symphony, we're happy to announce we'll have a "String Quartet and Guest" playing for the evening.
As he did last December, Josh Metz from the Magnanimus Wine Group will pour wine for the occasion. The wines reflect sustainable, organic, and Biodynamic methods and the bucolic aesthetic of Mendocino County.
Saturday, November 15th, 10 am to 10 pm: Draw til You Drop Marathon Fundraiser
Sponsor a local artist to compete for prizes in a marathon of drawing, painting, and sculpting. Artists compete all day. Reception for the public 7 to 10 pm. Stop by any time during the marathon to watch artists work. A benefit for Art Center Ukiah. For info: eray@RaybeeMosaics.com or 707-743-1437.
Friday, November 6th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Artwalk featuring Elizabeth Raybee, Julie Schleuter and the Wine & Mushroom Festival
At the Corner Gallery's First Friday Art Walk, we feature the mosaics of Elizabeth Raybee and wool hand dyed with mushrooms by Julie Schleuter. Enjoy the art with a background of live music and refreshments celebrating wine and mushrooms.
Husch Vineyards will serve their wines for the event. Tony Berno from Moss Camp Catering will serve special mushroom dishes, and the Becky Ayres Woodwind Quintet will perform. At 6:30 pm next door in the annex, Eric Schramm of Mendocino Mushroom and author of Man’s Relationship with Mushrooms, A Historical Perspective will give a talk.
Elizabeth Raybee is an internationally recognized mosaic artist and teacher. Schooled as a painter and printmaker, she has taught Painting, Drawing, Batik, Business for Visual Artists and Mosaics at the Ft. Mason Art Center, San Francisco City College, Mendocino College and through her own studio. Mosaic has been her primary medium since 1988. Elizabeth’s work has been widely exhibited, including the San Francisco Crafts Museum, the National Jewish Museum (DC), Yerba Buena Gardens (SF, CA), Museo Italiano (SF) and the Grace Hudson Museum (Ukiah, CA).
Julie Schleuter is a Board Member of the International Mushroom Dye Institute (IMDI), and will offer instruction on how to dye wool using mushroom dyes.
Friday, October 2nd, 5 to 8 pm: Featuring Nancy McHone at First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Come see the work of Nancy McHone at the reception on October 2nd, and throughout the month of October. Simaine Wine will pour and appetizers will be served. Read more about Nancy on our blog. And join us for a lively community event!
Friday, September 4th, 5 to 8 pm: Featuring Ree Slocum and Katie Gibbs at First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
This month we feature the work of metal sculptor Katie Gibbs and photographer Ree Slocum. Come talk with them at our reception, while listening to guitar music by Michael Guleff.
Katie does metalwork and is currently working on a very large steel garden gate with the design of a Valley Oak. She is also making steel garden sculptures. Her current sculptures are of sylvan creatures who might be hiding in the oaks. She works with steel plate and tube, and cuts the design with a plasma torch, sometimes grinding and welding. Most of her work is done for a specific site, and she enjoys working on commission.
Ree Slocum's photographic flower images have been shown in shows and galleries in Northern California since 2004. Her work is in private collections in many countries around the world. Ree's use of natural light and color tantalize the imagination...one is drawn into the heart of a flower, and the image is continually unfolding, as the flower is frozen in time.
Pouring wine at the reception is Mendocino Wine Company.
Classical Guitarist Michael Guleff will play at the opening with selections from the baroque and classical period as well as some contemporary work. Michael has a Masters Degree in classical guitar and teaches world music for Mendocino College.
Thursday, August 27th, 7 pm: Writers Read (last Thursday of every month)
Featured reader is Claire Blotter, followed by open mic.
Upcoming Writers Read:
- Thursday, September 24: Featured reader Armando Garcia-Davila, followed by open mic.
- Thursday, October 29: Featured reader Chris Olander, followed by open mic.
- Thursday, November 19 (one week early due to Thanksgiving): Featured reader Robin Rule followed by open mic.
The reading begins at 7 pm at the Art Center Ukiah's Annex, at 203 S. State Street, Ukiah. (The Annex is next to the Corner Gallery at the intersection of Church and State in downtown Ukiah.) An open mic session will follow the featured reading. Refreshments available. Donation requested. For more info: (707) 463-6989 or (707) 462-4557.
Friday, August 7th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Join us on the 7th for the opening reception of our show featuring Cynthia Myers' handblown and etched glass, and the assemblage art of Susan Spencer and Michael Wilson.
Working under the studio name Art Avenue, Michael and Susan are long-time residents of Anderson Valley, CA. Their primary artistic focus is in assemblage. They can be found haunting second hand stores, antique alleys, garage sales, and the internet to find just the right "stuff" to include in their work. Their studio is on their ranch outside of Philo. This month, they will show some of their latest works in assemblage.
Playing music for the evening is Michael Barrish, a life long musician. He has been writing songs for 30 years, covering a variety of styles, from cowboy to blues. He is a past winner of the Best Performance Award for the West Coast Song Writers in San Luis Obispo County.
Thursday, July 30th, 7 pm: Writers Read Open Mic
Friday, July 3rd, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
On July 3rd, join us for our opening with featured art — ceramic masks by Susan Blackwelder and baskets by Denise Roumbanis — as well as wine pouring by Nelson Family Vineyards, and music by Don Haupt. Read about the artists on our blog.
For over 50 years, the Nelson Family has been farming vineyards in there fertile valley hidden in the Hopland Hills. The old tractor once used to till the rugged soil, now stands as a symbol of there passion for sustainable farming and belief that great wine is born in the vineyards. The once working sheep ranch and orchard operation of 1952, has contributed in creating the unique biodiversity that exists in the Nelson Family Vineyards today.
Keeping strictly to the tradition of the self accompanied blues-singer, Don Haupt packs the sound and energy of a full band into a one man show. Whooping vocals and a hefty hand on the guitar playing backed by a right foot not just tapping but stomping the stage so hard it is felt through the floor clear into the back row. The songs are old standards from the 20s and 30s, dusted off and polished clean again. Songs like Son House’s “Preachin Blues” and Robert Johnson’s “Traveling Riverside Blues” are performed with conviction enough to turn any venue into old-time swamps of Louisiana juke joint.
Thursday, June 25th, 7 pm: Writers Read (last Thursday of every month)
On Thursday, June 25, Writers Read will feature Ukiah poet Bill Churchill. Bill teaches modern languages at Santa Rosa and Mendocino Colleges. He has also been a California Poet in the Public School since 1998. His publications include: “Song of Seasons,” “Controlled Burn,” “Sleeping with Ghosts” and “The Veil.” In 2008 he was featured at the Summer Dream Poetry Festival in Vancouver, B.C. A mariner since 1971, he has sailed in the Eastern Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Northwest.
Friday, June 5th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Graziano and appetizers by Tony Berno. A California poet, graphic designer, and letterpress printer, Whitehill's literary work includes commissioned poetry, travel writing, poetic essays, and culinary poetry, with an emphasis on dramatic performance. Ferreira's work encompasses oil painting, often incorporating encaustic and marble dust; assemblage; and bronze, marble, and ceramic sculpture. Read more about Theresa and Paulo on our blog.
For the occasion, caterer Tony Berno will serve appetizers and may perform some "live" assembly of some of his sophisticated appetizers as "food art".
And in the annex ... A walk-through, interactive, hands-on multi-media event. Musician Alex de Grassi, visual artist Red Wolf, and choreographer Freddie Long collaborate with Alison de Grassi, Brian Weller, Steve Wilson and Jason Killilea to unite sight, sound, and motion for a First Friday Art Walk interactive special in the Ukiah Art Center Annex. We need you participation--be a part of the process and leave your mark on the local art scene.
Friday, June 12th, 5 to 8 pm: Taste of Downtown
As we did last year as well, the members of Art Center Ukiah are joining the downtown merchants for the evening event. Milano Winery of Hopland will be pouring at the Corner Gallery. Artists, Susan Blackwelder, Jeanie Carson, Katie Gibbs and Kathie Godec have dressed the windows with the theme of popular Milano wine: Big Ass Red.
Join the fun, take a walking tour of Downtown Ukiah, and enjoy a taste of the bounty of Mendocino County! Taste dozens of world-renowned local wines, microbrews, brandies, and more. Tickets are sold in advance at Mendocino Bounty 200 S School Street for $25 or pick up a glass the day of the event for $30.
Enjoy this festive social event while strolling through historic downtown, shopping, listening to live local music, and chatting with friends.
Thursday, May 28th, 7 to 9 pm: Writers Read
This event will take place in the ACU Annex at 203 South State Street. For more information call Theresa Whitehill at 462-4557.
Saturday, May 16th, all day: Community Event hosted by the board of the former Saturday Afternoon Club
Community event with drumming lessons, presentations, dance, refreshments, and a silent auction to benefit art scholarships to community youth. All day and into the evening.
Friday, May 1st, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Featured art by potter Adriana Dakin, wood worker Sun Wolf, illustrator and painter Carol Heady, and painter Minnie McQueary. Champagne pouring by Scharffenberger Cellars. Music by Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band!
The rock band Flowmotion will play on April 16th at the Annex (203 S State, next to the gallery). As their website says, "Flowmotion is a name well known in the Seattle live music scene and becoming increasingly familiar up and down the West Coast, yet largely unheard of throughout much of the country." Read more about Flowmotion here ...
Friday, April 3rd, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
On April 3rd, join us to see new quilts by Laura Fogg and art by our two dozen members, hear music live by Jason Argos (legendary seven string Jazz guitars), and taste wine poured by Naughty Boy Vineyards, a small vineyard dedicated to the production of a world-class Pinot.
The annex (next door to the gallery) will host an installation by J.T. Scott titled "Greed and Fear". In addition, Emjay Wilson and J.T. Scott will present a video art retrospective of their work at 7:15 pm.
So join us April 3rd! If you can't make it that evening, come any time during gallery hours during the month of April.
Friday, March 6th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
The gallery is having a show featuring quilts by local artist Laura Fogg. Laura's quilts have been shown regularly since 2000, and awarded ribbons periodically at many quilt shows across the US. She has been teaching landscape collage classes for quilting stores, quilt guilds and private groups in northern California and Washington for the past eight years.
McFadden Vineyard will pour wine at the reception, and several members of The Broadcasters will play music. We featured Laura in a blog post here.
Friday, February 6th, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
The gallery is having a New Member Show featuring works of art by Holly Cratty, Lory Lance, Bob Pappas, John Richards, and Mark Scheffer. Read more about what the artists are showing here.
Due to the success of First Fridays, the galleries will be continuing the event all year, and this Friday, February 6, is the second Art Walk for the new year.
We hope you will take advantage of these monthly opportunities to come to the galleries and businesses that are open from 5 to 8 on the first Friday of the month, meet your friends, enjoy food and music, taste wine poured by Barra of Mendocino, and see and perhaps take home some beautiful pieces of art.
Friday, January 2nd, 5 to 8 pm: Member Show at First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Due to the success of First Fridays, Ukiah galleries will be continuing the event all year, and tomorrow, January 2nd, is the first Art Walk for the new year.
The gallery is having a Member Show which will feature works of art by the gallery members. Be sure to stop by and see the newly renovated ACU Annex next door where we will be offering art classes and events, and have additional exhibit space. The Annex is also available for events and classes given by community members. Please call the gallery for more information at 462-1400.
Friday, December 5, 5 to 8 pm: First Friday Ukiah! Holiday Artwalk
Come enjoy holiday festivities and displays of art by all members of our artist cooperative!
And back by popular demand is Joan's English Toffee donated by Joan Nelson, who acknowledges her mother, Alma Lawrence, for providing her with the delicious English Toffee recipe. Joan started her business in 1990 in Ukiah. Joan says, "As a child I looked forward to the holidays when my mother would prepare this fabulous confection for my consumption."
Friday, November 7, 5 to 8 pm: Three Artists Open their Shows at First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
On November 7, we celebrate the show opening of three of our artist cooperative members — Elliot Little, Rose Peterson Myers, and Carol Heady. Collectors of Rose's and Carol's art will be happy to know that they will be offering 50% off of all paintings and pen and ink drawings during the reception.
Eaglepoint Ranch Winery will pour their wine. A member of the Coro Mendocino Group, Eaglepoint Ranch Winery ranks among the top fine wine making vintners of Mendocino County. “Seriously good wine,” writes Thom Elkjer of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Broadcasters, a 4-piece band — Chris Gibson, Dori Kramer, Phylee Binder, and Marc Levine — from Ukiah and Willits, will play soulful and danceable originals and old favorites.
Joan Nelson is providing a special treat as well — Joan's English Toffee!
Friday, October 3, 5 to 8 pm: Susan Blackwelder, Minnie McQueary and Bonnie Veblen open their shows at the First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Paintings, drawings, and sculptures
Artist's Reception: Join us on Friday at the reception! Meet the artists, mingle with friends, listen to music, and enjoy free wine tasting and delicious appetizers.
Date and Time: Friday, October 3, 5 - 8 pm
Location: Corner Gallery, 201 S State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 (at corner of Church Street in the downtown area)
Refreshments: Wine and appetizers will be served
Music: Flute music by George Husaruk
Info: (707) 462-1400
This month, wine will be poured by Sig Yeilding and Willow LaLand-Yeilding of Yeilding Wine, which has tastings in Healdsburg and Bell Springs, CA by appointment. Willow is a new artist in the gallery.
Friday, September 5, 5 to 8 pm: Cassie Gibson, Tom Johnson, and Ann and Jon Maglinte open their shows at the First Friday Ukiah! Artwalk
Date and Time: Friday, September 5, 5 - 8 pm
Location: Corner Gallery, 201 S State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 (at corner of Church Street in the downtown area)
Refreshments: Appetizers, wine, and beverages will be served
Friday, August 1st, 5 to 8 pm: Marc Gengoux and Tim Hayes open shows at the First Friday Artwalk
Marc Gengoux and Tim Hayes open the Corner Gallery's August show this Friday, August 1 from 5 til 8 pm with their paintings and sculptures. This is your chance to meet the artists, socialize with the community, enjoy refreshments, and browse art work!
For this event, Corner Gallery will be pouring wine donated by Tahto, from Potter Valley, Mendocino County. Nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains and the headwaters of the East Fork of the Russian River, Potter Valley is one a unique growing appellation. The 1928 Tahto Bridge pictured on the label borders this winery's home and vineyards. "It is not what we do so much as what we don't do that makes our wine outstanding."