Author Archives: Mo Mulheren

December 2018

December 2018 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

 

Art Center Ukiah 201 S School Street

Art Center Ukiah shows small works by local artists’ paintings, jewelry, photographs, silk scarves, gift boxes, ceramics and quilt works.

W Real Estate 101 N State Street Potter Valley School youth artists present at W Real Estate

 

Moonstone Holistic Living 304 N State Street As a host of the final Art Walk 2018 and the unveiling of her new business name Andrea Reed of Ukiah Massage would like to take this Opportunity to briefly introduce you all to one of the newest members of our local artist community, Elias Laughton! A native of San Francisco, Elias found himself an early resident of Mendocino County when his parents sold their home in the Bernal Heights neighborhood, for the peace and seclusion of Redwood Valley. Early members of the Buddhist community in Talmage, Elias gives a great deal of credit to his parents for inspiring a life long love for the arts. “My Father Robert was a draftsman and professional photographer when I was young, some of my first memories are of helping him in his darkroom, watching images appear under a red lightbulb.” He also gives his mother Fran credit for “doing everything in her power to instill in me a love for classical music and fine art,” including early childhood trips to the Operahouse in San Francisco. Elias also credits the works of M.C. Escher, Hieronymus Bosch, and H.R. Geiger, who designed the set of the original “Alien” movies as his primary artistic inspirations. “I’ve always been deeply affected by powerful works of art…as a child, it was easy to lose myself for hours studying colors, forms, and textures…” Elias describes his art as “experimental abstract” and tries to explore the relationship between the seen, and the Unseen. “As an abstract artist, I chose to limit my own personal influence upon my audience, and instead, allow the paints to create the image.” Although his art could be described as “psychedelic,” he states that he “tries to create on the canvas a sense of refined chaos, and not limit myself to a single genre” In addition to painting, Elias also has a deep passion for ornamental horticulture, and is actively studying and attending Mendocino College in the hopes of acquiring his Landscape Design certificate in the near future. A devoted father of 3 boys, one of whom, Ezra, has recently made the journey to adulthood after graduating High School locally in Ukiah. Besides painting and gardening, Elias is also a self-trained musician, who says that his favorite musical pastime is “fiddling with analog synthesizers.” An animal lover as well, Elias and his boys maintain a small flock of 9 chickens, “down from 13 due to a pesky Bobcat” he plans on safely catching and relocating in the near future. In addition to his hens, he is also the adopted owner of 4 cats and 3 rescue Pitty’s, all of whom get along splendidly. As a way to give back to the agency that had connected him with so many of his beloved pets, Elias proudly donates 10% of all sales to the Anderson Valley Animal Rescue society! Come on down and get a look at the fascinating, intricate, original art of Elias Laughton on Friday, December 7th, as we bid farewell to 2018 and welcome in the holiday season!

 

 

Museum of Encountered Objects 110 W Clay St Visit the Museum to see the featured one of a kind art pieces

 

Corner Gallery 201 S State St Corner Gallery Ukiah  presents  “Politic-OH & More a group show of paintings. Featuring works by Jaye Alison, Jaelin  Mosscarille, Jaye Alison Moscariello, J. Alison, and J.A. Moscariello.   Paintings on paper mounted under acrylic, oil paintings.

Opening December 7,  5pm to 8 pm  Show ends December 24,  Refreshments with live music by Musicians  Chris Gibson and Char Jacobs,  plus  Ukiah Ukulele.

 

 

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Bona presents R.V. Schmidt. Richard is an Award winning artist, writer and poet and is the current Poet Laureate for Lake County, California. He has been published in an anthology by the Lakeside Writers Guild and written a collection of short stories, a novella, and most recently a collection of Cowboy Poetry all published through Tenacity Press. He is a California native and has resided in Northern California most of his life. He has read his work at Cowboy poetry Gathering in California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.

 

Ukiah Library 105 N Main Street Join us on Friday, December 7th for a night of art, crafting, music and books!

During the Ukiah Library’s First Friday Art Walk, we will have outrageous local artwork by Spencer Brewer and Esther Siegel.

Spencer and Esther have a passion creating quirky and fantastical pieces of art out of re-purposed, or ‘found art’ materials.

From the whimsical and humorous to the punk and dark, enjoy these special one of a kind art pieces.

The Ukiah Library will also be hosting a paper crafting and card-making session lead by Esther Siegel, live music by

Ed Reinhart and Paula Samonte, a book and bake sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the library, and pizza from Slam Dunk Pizza.

This event is for all ages, free to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Mendocino County Library and the

Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.

 

Copper Thimble 202 S State Street Talented local artist Coral Lani welcomes Diza Hope a beautiful painter

 

Ukiah Rail Trail at Perkins Street entrance

Our friends at Walk & Bike Mendocino will be hosting their Second Annual Caminata de Luces on the Ukiah Rail Trail.

They will light the rail trail with hundreds of paper luminaries decorated from local school children highlighting the importance

of bicycle and pedestrian safety.

 

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