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Ukiah First Friday Art Walk – June 2nd 2017

Please pick up a raffle entry at any of these locations to be entered to win a gift basket from a participating merchant.

GALLERIES:

Art Center Ukiah

will feature the Rag Tag Quilters Present “Self Portraits” – Sixteen members of the Rag Tag Quilters will display fabric art quilts as their own “Self Portraits”.

201 S State Street

Bona Marketplace

For their third anniversary celebration Bona will be featuring a wonderful nature photographer Bev Rae, and a super talented watercolor painter Leslie Rich. Stop by and see the unique gift items and enjoy the company of these wonderful ladies.

116 W Standley Street

Corner Gallery

Featuring the Mendocino Quilt Artist Guild “Surroundings” Members of this twelve member guild will show fabric art quilts depicting their interpretation of local surroundings. Live music with George Husurak.

201 S State Street

Enoteca

will be featuring Textiles from the Folks a private collection gathered from many parts of the world.

The Enoteca Wine Bar is located at 106 West Church Street.

Grace Hudson Museum

will host an opening reception of an array of art quilts from the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show (Studio Art Quilt Associates), a companion exhibit to the Museum’s current Wild Fabrications art quilt display, as part of its monthly First Friday Art Walk event. These small quilts, on display June 1-10, run the gamut from realistic to abstract and feature a wide variety of subject matter, styles, techniques, and fibers.

431 S Main Street

Gratitude Hair Designs

This will be the art walk debut for Vicki Pomilia the owner/operator of the single chair salon just a short block away from School street. Vicki has been providing a variety of hair services, waxing and energy work to clients over 15 years. She will be featuring two artists and Lori Holaday will be on hand to offer Reiki Chakra Clearing, call 7072343267 for scheduling details. Stephanie is an amazing Mendocino artist. Her love for drawing and painting blossomed in the 5th grade when her art teacher complimented her art work which has lead to materials for her to explore different mediums and the time given by her teacher. The feeling that gave her inside has carried on, and helped her to understand how important it is to support children on their path of creativity. Making art for her now is a channel to meditation and self-exploration. She has a deep connection to wildlife, and enjoys expressing that on to canvas. Come and see for yourself the detail and intention she puts into her art work. Vicki will also feature guest artist, Born in Colombia and raised in a Chinese household, this work represents an amalgam of both Asian and Latin American cultures which shaped the emotions and thoughts of a creature named Erick Chiang.

309 W Perkins Street

Mendocino Barkery

hosts its first Pop Gallery at its new venue. Meet the artists at 207 West Stephenson including Carter Lane, Evan Trotter, George Byron, Jim Perksy, Mikayla Durney and Vincent Jones as they exhibit their many varieties of work including pottery, collage, wood working, painting and drawings.

207 West Stephenson

Paradigm

will be showcasing the paintings of Coral Lani and her handmade leather works, clothing and crafts. Please join us for snacks in the beautiful backyard of Paradigm.

312 N School Street

TAPS – The Art & Performance Studio

Stop by and see the wonderful creations this group has on display.

203 S State Street

Ukiah Massage and Ukiah Valley Networking Agency

Join Andrea and Mo as they celebrate the 304 Birthday month with their favorite Birthday artist Timothy Poma Ukiah native, Tim S. Poma, has been throwing paint at canvases in creative ways for over four years now. In the beginning of discovering he enjoyed painting, many said his style was very reminiscent of Jackson Pollock.  From that initial stage of chaotic paint flinging, he continued to focus his energy towards making his creations more recognizable.  Now he recreates abstract versions of reality on canvas with latex paint using nothing more than his hands, a stick or a squeeze bottle full of vibrant colors.

A visit to Poma’s studio would bring you face to face with the artist; barefoot and elbows deep in a can of paint. A combination of finger painting and dripping colors all contribute to his very unique style.

Tim holds visions of peace, tranquility and love for the world despite the stressful and sometimes chaotic circumstances the world finds itself in. His unique style has a way of allowing each of these realities to dance in harmony with one another on the canvas. His paintings are beautifully chaotic; perfectly imperfect. Each mistake is empowered with the opportunity to become something more beautiful. “There are no mistakes,” Poma says.

For the past four years, Tim has hosted a creative art zone and live community mural at the Youth Action Party in Downtown Ukiah.  This experience has brought his studio experience out into the community for kids and adults alike. He has also volunteered his time at South Valley School helping some of the youth create a mural which is now on the front of the school titled “Correcting the ship”

304 N State Street

Toppers Salon

Come and see our art work and meet our talented stylists.

301  N School Street

Ukiah Public Library

is hosting First Friday Art Walk. Join us at the Ukiah Library and make a mini treasure box! Treasure boxes provided, you bring the treasures. Enjoy live music, nibbles from Marino’s Pizza and a book sale. This event is free of charge, open to all ages, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Public Library. For more information, contact the Ukiah Library at 707-463-4490.

105 North Main Street

W Real Estate

Join the agents at W Real Estate will have special guest Ellen Boulanger. As a typical modern day artist Ellen lives in a world filled with routine, mundane activities and a lot of responsibilities yet she still manages time for artwork. Creativity is her source of spirituality, a kind of mediation. Painting, weaving, photography, stained glass and kiln fired glass are all forms of art that Ellen has turned to over her life. She was introduced to Plein Air Painting and was hooked. Plein air painting is a way to quickly and spontaneously capture the true effects of color and light by painting directly from nature. Ellen paints the views that surround her and capture a moment in time to record the ever changing scenery. A show not to be missed.

101 N State Street W Real Estate

Other galleries

Alchemy Tea House, 328 N State Street

Canova Records, 246 N State Street

Craftsman Distillers. 108 W Clay Street

Craftsman Estate Jewelry and Pawn, 306  N State Street

Namaste Café, 227 N State Street

The 304, 304 N State St.

The Parlour, 211 South State Street