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May 2019 First Friday Art Walk

May 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

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.

May 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah 201 S State Street  Art Center Ukiah will host over 500 photographs by local Ukiah High School students. The 5″ x 7″ photographs are on display in the Art Center Ukiah gallery. Photographs will be available for purchase in either 5″ x 7″ or 8″x 10″. Place orders and pick up later at the Corner Gallery.

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

Grace Hudson Museum 431 S Main Street Plan to stop by the Grace Hudson Museum during the May 3 First Friday Art Walk for two great events. Cathy Monroe leads a family-friendly solar printing workshop in which visitors will learn how to create a photograph using the power of the sun. The photo theme continues as we also open a new pop-up exhibition featuring the photography of Ukiah’s own Jeff Trouette, who specializes in imagery of nature and adventure, with subjects spanning Mendocino County to locations around the world. Both programs are tied to our current special exhibition, Gathering Light: The Photographic Visions of Aryan Chappell, Roger Franklin, Amy Melious, and Robert Taylor, which will also be open for viewing, along with all our exhibit galleries and the Wild Gardens, which are blooming with spring wildflowers. The Museum will be open on First Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Please note, the solar print workshop will conclude at 7:00. Museum admission is FREE on First Friday; this includes the print workshop and pop-up exhibition.

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

Corner Gallery 201 S State St The featured artists for the Corner Gallery are student photographers from
Ukiah High School.

Paradigm 312 N School Street Paradigm is happy to host Josh Bowers and his collage of photography.

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Ukiah Native and Self-taught Artist presents Ukiah Downtown Series 2019 “Then and Now” Pete Castro says of his art: My lifestyle as an Artist offers me the opportunity to recognize and experience the deeper emotional relationship of my surroundings from a unique perspective and create within the body of work the appreciation of this town I call home. I invite you to embrace and share the beautiful heartfelt memories and joyful life in our wonderful hometown.

W Real Estate 101 N State Street W Real Estate Paige Mayfield was born and raised in Mendocino County and while going to school and working she took on a hobby that filled her creative side. Paige was first introduced to the flower pressing when she was very young. It has always been a side hobby of hers and something she enjoyed doing in her free time. She soon realized how much she enjoyed this type of artwork, and wanted to share it with others. Although pressing flowers takes patience, it brings her a sense of peace. The ability to see nature through a different lens is what makes pressing flowers so much fun. All of the flowers she presses are 100% natural. Most of the flora picked and pressed is local to Mendocino County. Friends share their bouquets that are soon to wilt away to Paige, where she has the ability to give them another life. She has experience in pressing custom made pieces, wedding, funeral, engagement and any other special bouquet you hope to preserve. Each pressed piece created is unique and made with the utmost of love. Follow along with her flower pressing, assembling and sales by following her on Instagram @wildflowers.and.glass.– 

Moonstone Holistic Living 104 N School Street is honored to host Tim S Poma as our May artist. Tim will be showcasing brand new art as well as some of your favorites and prints for sale. Tim S. Poma is best known for his bright and colorful thrown and dripped paintings of landscapes, poppies, Volkswagens and abstract objects painted with latex house paint. Self-taught, Poma began painting as means of releasing emotions, specifically disappointment and frustration. Through his exploratory out bust of passion and a desire to create, Poma began throwing paint feverishly to alleviate his sadness, and in the process he found a joy he did not know existed. Poma has been painting ever since 2012 in the small Northern California town called Ukiah. Poma’s methods of creation include: dripping, smearing, throwing and finger-painting on canvas to get his desired look. He oftentimes uses tools such as a palette knife or a paint stir-stick to help with the creation of a given painting, and rarely uses paintbrushes but is not opposed. Although Poma was never formally trained as an artist, he has had several influential art teachers in his life who helped inspire his path as an artist. From his Color and Composition teacher at Mendocino College, Paula Grey, to his Ceramics teacher Doug Browe, each left a lasting impression on him that still inspires him today.

Mama’s Medicinals 328 N State Street Jacquelyn lives in Fort Bragg, Ca where she works as a full time artist in a wide variety of media from oil pastel, guauche and oil painting to upcycled clothing, ceramics, creative writing, cooking, and a few more. From earliest childhood she had a fascination with paint, clay, fabric, anything that might be used to create. She became serious about painting in particular at the age of 11 when she joined a plein-air painting group in Medford, Oregon. Jacquelyn graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin, Ca, in 2003 with a double major in Fine Art and English: Writing.  In 2004 she received a Post Graduate Degree in Fine Art from Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland.  Since then she has been involved in the art communities of Mendocino and Fort Bragg, Ca and Toledo and Newport, Or. She has exhibited publically since 1994 and is currently represented in multiple locations. Though Jacquelyn has only been a full time resident of the Mendocino coast since 2008, she vacationed here every summer since birth. In many ways the beaches, forests, boats and buildings are more home to her than any of the multiple places she lived previously. Online   https://www.facebook.com/jacquelyn.hewitt Emily Held of Mama’s Medicinals is also hosting Christopher Crispe

Ukiah Library 105 N Main Street View Observations in Watercolors and Acrylics, which is showcasing local artists, Cottie Morrison and Janet Rosen.  Participate in a communal hands-on decorating of seed envelopes. Design seed packet covers, and take seed home from the Yokayo Seed Project. Browse books for sale from the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library monthly book sale, enjoy lively music, and tasty bites of pizza. This event is for all ages, free of charge, and is sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and Mendocino County Library.

A very special exhibit: “Mendocino Ballet 205 S State Street will be hosting a Ukiah High School’s senior project display. Dedicated to celebrating and connecting local business in the community! Read about the stories behind Ukiah’s businesses, find out more about owners that care deeply about the community, and explore what makes Ukiah unique. Come join us for an evening of conversation, tasty snacks, and community bonding! 

Mendocino County Youth Project 116 S Main Street Mendocino County Youth Project announces their 2019 Art event, for students of Mendocino County.  MCYP will also be celebrating the opening of its new downtown Youth Project Office and Drop-in Center. The event is at 116 S Main Street from 5-9pm on May 3rd, in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk of Ukiah. Come celebrate youth art in a fun, upbeat setting.  There will be music, food and an open mic session, along with the silent auction. Participating youth artists, ages 12-24, receive fifty percent of their art sales, and the other half goes to the Jim Levine Legacy Scholarship Fund.  A few adults have submitted art as well, to be sold as a donation.

For more information, contact the MCYP office at 707-463-4915 or go to the website MCYP.org

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