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July 2019 First Friday Art Walk

July 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah 201 S State Street  Art Center Ukiah hosts juried art show “America The Beautiful” local and regional artists exhibit works of interpretations of what makes America beautiful.   Paintings watercolor, oil acrylic, fabric art, photographs sculpture. Art will be exhibited through July 30.   Refreshments, live music by Chris Gibson and Char Jacobs.

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

Grace Hudson Museum 431 S Main Street From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze, visitors to our new traveling exhibit will discover the largely unknown history of California women in the tattoo arts.  In addition to photographs, historical objects, and personal histories, Tattooed and Tenacious is supplemented with tattoo-related historic artifacts and a variety of memorabilia and flash, plus contemporary California Native art with tattoo themes.  This exhibit contains some explicit content. Viewer discretion advised.

Tattooed and Tenacious is a traveling exhibition organized by Exhibit Envoy and supplemented with additional material from the Grace Hudson Museum, Triangle Tattoo and Museum, and the collections of various tattoo artists. The exhibition is made possible through the efforts and generosity of the Sun House Guild.

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 Sid Greenup  Sid has this to say about his art: My career was in metallurgy. Fabrication, machining design engineering and product development.

Through my life I’ve dabbled with many mediums of art expressions, painting, carving wood,

casting cement etc. Manipulating metal has been my favorite. Stainless, copper and mild steel are my canvases. Trying to create something new and different, “unique” has been my purpose. I think I achieved that in this present group of pieces that I am presenting.

Paradigm 312 N School Street Please join the Mendocino County Historical Society at Paradigm in Ukiah for July 2019 First Friday Art Walk! We have been combing the archives for all things Palace Hotel and will be showing a selection of photographs (including rarely seen interior photos), advertising, history and artifacts. We will have a book to community members to share memories of the Palace Hotel that will become part of the collection. We will also have a variety of our MCHS publications for sale as well as photo prints!

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street “Vita di Vetro” (Life of Glass) My love for glass is as natural as the forms my art often takes. Since my earliest days the glass blowing process of using fire to achieve sculpture has fascinated my spirit. The pursuit of mastering an art form, both ancient and modern, has tantalized my Mind. The torment of failing a piece and the energetic elation of executing a new technique has been a blessing to my body. Constantly inspired by the array of beautiful lifeforms across nature, I feel most successful when my glass pieces become alive with color and personality. From ocean dwelling beasts, to birds of flight, and reptilian lifeforms in between I aim to bring my own version of a simple beauty to the world. I am honored to be considered and am proud to present “Vita Di Vetro”  (Life of Glass) at Bona Marketplace in Ukiah. -Ben Lukas Ben Lukas Has been studying glass since 2004 when he purchased his first  glassblowing starter kit at the age of 17. Armed with a  ‘how-to make beads’ book and a small studio space in his Ukiah back yard a whimsical Lukas set out on a journey that would forever change the lens of his perspective. Since finishing a Studio Art Degree at California State University, Chico,  Ben has opened his own store ‘Tsunami’s Glass Shop’ in the Train Depot Mall in Fort Bragg.  You can find him blowing glass in downtown Fort Bragg Thursday through Monday 10-5.   “It’s amazing continuing the legacy of glass blowing in the downtown mall started 25 years ago”

W Real Estate 101 N State Street Please join us as welcome Andy Marie Howell to W Real Estate. Andy is a local artist, her portraits show women in their most beautiful form and we can’t wait to show you what has in store for you.

Moonstone Holistic Living 104 N School Street 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!

Mama’s Medicinal’s 328 N State Street Artist: Susan Spencer, former owners of Beat Gallery in Ukiah 
Mixed media water colors & assemblage and Micheal Wilson will be playing piano 

Ukiah Library 105 N Main Street Join us at the Ukiah Library on Friday, July 5th from 5-7 PM for Art Walk Ukiah. View scenic photographs by local photographer Drew Gravier. Create whimsical Pinwheels with friends and family, delight in live music by Stephen Winkle, browse a book sale, and enjoy tasty refreshments.  This event is free of charge, for all ages and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.

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