January 2019 First Friday Art Walk

January 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah 201 S School Street “Deep Winter” exhibits local artist response to our winter season, January the chilly, dark season, rain, maybe snow.  A celebration or  putting energy into hoping for warmer weather?

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

Moonstone Holistic Living 304 N State Street 7 year old Emma Reed has a passion for art and animals. She will be combining the two with an incredible display of her animal and unicorn themed art work. The proceeds will go to the Humane Society to help the animals that are looking for homes.

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 Corner Gallery  “Endangered Planet”
Deborah Hunter, started as the featured artist for the Corner Gallery
in January with a show, “Endangered Planet.” She soon found like-minded
artists who felt a resonance with the theme which resulted in a group show
including Virginia Sharkey, Margo Frank, Laura Fogg,
Larain Matheson, and Nicole Paisley Martensen. Please read more about Deborah Hunter and her art: All work I’ve contributed to the Endangered Planet show was created by means of digital collage and alteration of existing photographs. Displaced fragments, photo-negative effects, elements of our shared visual language such as rings that might suggest wave transmission or oversized pixels as a reference to modern technology, menacing shards, the juxtaposition of the beautiful with the cautionary, and other graphic devices are intended to create an unsettling undercurrent. Works in this series consist of a single encaustic panel and a series allowing up to 200 giclees of each work, printed on archival rag paper (typical substrate used for etchings and lithographs). Both the encaustic panels and prints and large in size. The panels are images printed on a translucent paper embedded in an encaustic layer. Part of the beauty and expressiveness of encaustic wax are the drips and swirls occurring as the wax is spread which reveal the hand of the artist. As with all visual art, any intrinsic value must be of a visual nature. If the work itself does not document or suggest any issue or convey anything of visual worth, then excessive verbal explanation given to prop it up is fairly useless. As stated concisely by Edward Hopper “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” It is my hope for this body of work to appear pretty straightforward -for it not to require a lot of narration and that it can offer something that stays with the viewer rather than a mere passing diversion.

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Bona will be hosting local photographer Molly Huddleston. Molly has just returned from trips abroad and will be sharing her amazing photos from the past year. Molly has the a ability to see and capture extraordinary images in the ordinary.

Ukiah Library 105 N Main Street Join the Ukiah Library in celebrating January’s First Friday Art Walk Enjoy felted art pieces by Tim Easterbrook and Manzanita Services Artists, participate in a tea mixology hands-on program, be entertained by live music, savor pizza bites and browse a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library. This event is for all ages, open to the public, free of charge and is sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.  

ExperienceTinyHomes.org is having it’s first official Tiny Home Grand Opening during the January 4th First Frdays Art Walk. Located on the corner of Seminary and School street, “Sierra” the amazing 33′ luxury Tiny Home will feature two artists, tasty snacks, local DJ music flowing through silent sound headsets, slideshow of the Tiny Home build and bouncy house for kids (weather permitting). Information about the artist and digital artists on display: Digital Artist – Mary Serphos Mary started taking photos as a child, inspired by her father’s devout love of photography. Her current work fuses photo imagery with digital art. Using elements from the natural world combined with the rawness of street photography, her goal is spark emotion and contemplation and allow the viewer to get a glimpse into what is often too private, or seemingly off limits to the ordinary eye. As she puts the camera down to edit what has been captured, deeper layers and dimensions are added to create the the final image. Mary has been exhibiting her work in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. She currently has an exhibit at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA and teaches iPhonography classes in Marin. Mary grew up in New York and moved to San Francisco from NY in 1996 where she lived for 11 years then to Nosara Costa Rica for two years and has made her home in Fairfax, Marin, CA for the past 7 years.Please check out Mary’s website: www.imagesbymaryserphos.com and her Instagram Gallery @maryserphos for a comprehensive look at over 7,000 of her artful images. Wood Artist –  Rob Hassett Rob Hassett has been wood turning over 20 years. Rob got his start when his dad bought a lathe. Since then the local wood turning club has been an inspiration along with many hours of trial and error. Rob received his AA in model making from Seattle Art Institute in 2000. All of the wood used is local California wood including Oak, Manzanita, Mulberry, Redwood, Madrone, Cherry, Black Walnut, etc. Check out Rob’s Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/RobHassettDesignShop     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

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