February 2019 Ukiah First Friday Art Walk

February 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah 201 S School Street “Bejeweled” features jewelry of all kinds for this  glitter and romance month. Created by local artists and crafts people. Pins, necklaces, earrings and bracelets in metal, plastic, fiber, clay, paper, stones. Also lavish wall art, either embellished  or representing subjects that are bejeweled. 
Opening reception Friday February 1st  5 pm – 8 pm

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

Mama’s Medicinals 328 N State Street Mamas Medicinals will be showcasing paintings by Gene Avery North

W Real Estate 101 N State Street W Real estate will host the Mendocino County Historical Society. The Mendocino County Historical Society works to preserve the history of Mendocino County. Our archival building which was built in 2016/2017 houses numerous photos, books, maps and more in a temperature controlled environment which everyone in the community can access. What we will have for the February Art Walk is a selection of 1900-1940s Mendocino County travel advertising and publications. There is more at http://mendohistoricalsociety.com/history.html

The Tiny Home on the corner of Seminary Ave and School Street ExperienceTinyHomes.org is having it’s second debut of “Sierra” our amazing Tiny Home. This First Friday on Feb 1st, we will be located on the corner of Seminary and School street in Ukiah, CA. Our 33′ luxury Tiny Home will feature two artists, infused water and tasty snacks. Information about the artist and digital artists on display: Local Wood Artist –  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. Digital Artist – Mary Serphos’s work fuses photo imagery with digital art. Using elements from the natural world combined with the rawness of street photography, her goal is to 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. 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. 

Grace Hudson Museum 431 S Main Street As part of Ukiah’s February First Friday Art Walk, the Museum is proud to open a pop-up exhibition featuring landscapes by students in Rose Easterbrooks’s advanced art class at Ukiah High School. This pop-up show coincides with the Museum’s current feature exhibition, Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey, and Grafton Tyler Brown.  The Museum will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on First Friday, with light refreshments available; all the exhibit galleries will be open as well. The student art show continues at the Museum over the weekend: on Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM; and on Sunday, February 3 from 12:00 to 4:30 PM.  Come see what these talented young artists are capable of doing. Perhaps you’ll discover the next Carpenter, Espey, or Brown.  First Friday is always free at the Museum. The pop-up exhibition is also free on Saturday and Sunday — though donations are welcome and appreciated.

Ukiah Valley Networking Agency  304 N State Street UVNA welcome first time featured artist Jared Bjera. Jared moved to Ukiah in December of 201 with partner Dr. Jerry Douglas. Since then he has taken three ceramics semesters at Mendocino College. Its been a time of experimentation with the medium of clay & glaze. Creating texture with natural elements, such as lichens, moss and black walnut shell to name a few are what Jared has used to create his art work.

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 Origin of show: This is the second gallery show put together by Seven Sisters, a group of seven women artists including Nancy Simpson, Mickey
Fernandez and Nan Trichler from Willits, and Esther Siegel, Elizabeth Raybee, Julie Beardsley and Laura Fogg from the Ukiah area. We have continued to meet regularly during the year since our first group show at the Willits Center for the Arts… to share our heart-felt cooking, art
and opinions about the state of the world. With all that creativity and social consciousness in the air it was a natural move to put another show on the wall. Through our varied media of mosaic, beading, painting, collage, assemblage and quilting we find that we have a lot to say. theme: OPEN HEARTS In our current political climate of polarization, anxiety and fear for our
well being, we are also intensely aware that we live in a beautiful place and are surrounded by people we love. Our challenge was to look within and create a visual expression of the place where our negative and positive meet.

Ukiah Library 105 N Main Street On Friday, February 1st from 5 pm to 7 pm, join the Ukiah Library for a First Friday Art Walk: The Art of Building Community. North Coast Opportunities invites you to a hands-on First Friday Art Walk program of learning to make wildflower seed bombs and decorating your bike helmets.  Walk and Bike Mendocino will provide materials for helmet decorating, and they ask that participants supply their own helmets.  Art and images by North Coast Opportunities will be displayed at the library all month.  This event will furnish yummy locally sourced refreshments, live music and a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.  This event is for all ages, is free of charge, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and North Coast Opportunities. 

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Bona will be hosting local photographer Molly Huddleston. Molly has just returned from trips abroad to Spain and Portugal 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.

Canova Records 246 N State Street Pop-Up Culture Club of Ukiah happily invites you to come out and experience the artwork of Denver Tuttle. This interactive and thoroughly original artwork invites us to step out of our habits of perception. Come and see the unfolding magic of these special works of art. “I tend to think of my work as offering a focal point for something self-revelatory, between the artwork and the viewer. What interests me is conjuring an ephemeral experience, revealed through the artwork’s specific structure. My intent is to elicit an authentic experience through the foil of illusion.” Denver’s artwork will be on view at Canova Records & Music through the month of February.

  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