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April 2019 First Friday Art Walk

ENJOY ONE OR ALL OF THE FIRST FRIDAY VENUES– ART, MUSIC AND REFRESHMENTS

ART WALK: emphasis on ART and WALK. Ukiah is a very walkable town.

Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art, music and refreshments as you stroll from one venue to the next; each showcasing local art and artistry. Held in Historic Downtown Ukiah on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Art Walk is the perfect way to relax your body, mind and soul. This enjoyable evening begins at 5:00 p.m. and promises to delight your senses; all while enjoying the company of others.

April 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah 201 S School Street Art Center Ukiah features juried art show “GAIA” art works reflecting the two symbols of our current environmental movements – The goddess Gaia the ancestral mother of all life; the primal Mother Earth goddess. And the first Earth Day 1972, activated 20 million Americans widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Opening reception Friday April 5 5 pm – 8 pm refreshments and live music with Chris Gibson.  Exhibits ends April 27th

Visit Mendocino 105 W Clay Street Visit Mendocino County Announces Grand Opening Celebration  Visit Mendocino County (VMC) which serves as the County’s tourism marketing organization, has moved its main location from Fort Bragg to Ukiah which brings it closer them county offices and resources.  They will still maintain a presence on the Coast in the same Fort Bragg location and has partnered with West Business Development Center to share the space. Friday, April 5 from 5-8 pm, you are invited join VMC and Art Walk Ukiah at the new office located at 105 West Clay St. Meet the team and learn what VMC does on behalf of Mendocino County. This evening experience will engage all your senses.  Artwork will feature Jim Persky of Clay Street Pottery, Tim S. Poma, George Byron, Vincent Jones and a host of other local artists.  The Mendocino College Culinary Arts Department will create tasteful delights to enjoy. Sip on sparkling from Roederer Estate and an array of wines from Barra of Mendocino while the flute music of George Husaruk fills the air. It’s springtime! A time for celebration. Please support our community and visit not only VMC’s new office, but the many other downtown businesses that participate in this monthly Art Walk Ukiah event.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a night out in our historic downtown Ukiah, connect with friends and make new ones. 

Enoteca Wine Bar 206 W Church Street will feature new art by Chat Ko

Grace Hudson Museum 431 S Main Street As part of Ukiah’s First Friday Art Walk, and in conjunction with our special exhibition, Gathering Light: The Photographic Visions of Aryan Chappell, Roger Franklin, Amy Melious, and Robert Taylor, the Grace Hudson Museum will screen the 2014 film Tim’s Vermeer. Produced by illusionists Penn & Teller, this intriguing documentary explores how optical devices may have helped Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer achieve his spectacular sense of visual realism. Inventor Tim Jenison theorizes about this and then employs a technique using mirrors and an early camera obscura to duplicate some of Vermeer’s hallowed paintings. Art historians are split on whether Vermeer used optical technologically to create his masterpieces. Revelation or hoax? You decide. The Museum will be open during the evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Visitors can check out Gathering Light and our other galleries, and stroll through the Wild Gardens, which should be blooming with poppies and other flowers. Tim’s Vermeer screens at 6:00 PM and is roughly one hour and twenty minutes in length. The screening and entrance to the Museum is free and open to the general public.

Craft Distillers 108 W Clay St Visit the Museum to see the featured one of a kind art pieces

Corner Gallery 201 S State St Corner Gallery is featuring two artists Isabel Lopez and Linda Malone from April 3 through April 27. The Corner Gallery is located at 201 South State St., Ukiah, CA and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. The First Friday reception will be April 5, from 5:00 to 8:00pm, all are invited. cornergalleryukiah.com

Isabel Lopez, A misfit girl. The odd one. The one that never found her place within a crowd. “La Niña Rara” as I’ve been called. I’ve been called crazy. But I have “to be crazy to see a blank canvas and see a work of art” as John Chapman once said. This eccentric girl, has found her place with art. With art, my true colors shine. My emotions are brought to life, and I feel alive.IA misfit girl. The odd one. The one that never found her place within a crowd. “La Niña Rara” as I’ve been called. I’ve been called crazy. But I have “to be crazy to see a blank canvas and see a work of art” as John Chapman once said. This eccentric girl, has found her place with art. With art, my true colors shine. My emotions are brought to life, and I feel alive.A misfit girl. The odd one. The one that never found her place within a crowd. “La Niña Rara” as I’ve been called. I’ve been called crazy. But I have “to be crazy to see a blank canvas and see a work of art” as John Chapman once said. This eccentric girl, has found her place with art. With art, my true colors shine. My emotions are brought to life, and I feel alive. Linda Malone, new work “Transitions” The show will highlight both watercolors and acrylic paintings that revolve around natural themes. “When I was younger, I painted in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Then for many years, while working and raising a family, I painted exclusively in watercolors. About three years ago, I decided to experiment with painting again in acrylics and began studying with Lisa Rosenstreich at Mendocino College,” Ms. Malone explained.

“The result has been an expansion of my range of work and formats. It has been exciting to work on a larger scale and with a medium that allows for an infinite amount of experimentation.”

“The theme transitions is not just about the before and after, but also about the spaces in between. The space between the exhale of breathe and the beginning of the next one. The space between a joint and bone, the breaking of a wave and the water flowing back into the ocean, between the cessation of one thought and the beginning of the next one. When we pay close attention we start to experience a richer reality. One of the gifts of being a painter is learning to really see.”

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Bona will be hosting Bev Rae. The photographs Bev will be presenting on March 1st will be up and on display through May and represent her latest photographic interest. Taking photographs at night requires knowledge, skill and luck. When everything comes together it can be magical. The photographs in this show are all taken after sunset and before sunrise. The full moon can be used to light the scene naturally. Cloudy nights can add unexpected interest. Moonless nights are for photographing the Milky Way Core. I hope you enjoy the wonders of the night sky and take the time to look up at the stars.

Liv Fashion Boutique 107 S School Street Olivia Walton welcomes neighboring business Craftsman Estate Jewelry to share one of a kind and unique jewelry in a pop up shop especially for the First Friday Art Walk

W Real Estate 101 N State Street W Real Estate is proud to host the Artists from the TAPS Program  TAPS program was created to offers adult consumers of Redwood Coast Regional Center the opportunity to express their creativity in various artistic forms. Finished art projects may, if the artist is interested, be readied by the studio for professional exhibit and sale to the public. The artists are treated as “artists” not “consumers” or “clients”. They gain self-esteem and confidence as their ideas come to fruition and when their work is appreciated by the general public. This program provides artists individual choice within a creative studio setting. They are excited to take their work out of the studio and showcase it at W Real Estate

Ukiah Valley Networking Agency 104 N School Street will be presenting a first time artist Amanda Houps. Amanda has been dazzling Mendocino County with her photography work for the past few years and she will have prints on hand for you to purchase.

If you have questions or want more information you can call Mo Mulheren at 707-391-3664, email at ukiahvalleynetworking@gmail.com or Check our Facebook page for updates @ukiahartwalk