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559.737.4861 / jessicar@cos.edu


“Multifacetica: Un Cambio de Paradigma” featuring paintings by Crystal Galindo
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, February 4th – Thursday, February 27th 2014
Reception: Thursday, February 6th from 5-7PM

COS Printworks: Print Auction & Open House
Exhibition Date: Friday, February 28th
Open House: 3:30–5:30PM & Auction from 5-7PM (live auction starting at 6PM)

(“Title TBA”) featuring prints, mixed media and installation by Laura Melancon, Lisa Occhipinti and Jessie Hornbrook
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, March 11th – Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
Reception: Thursday, March 13th from 5-7PM

Annual Juried Student Show 2014
Exhibition Dates: Monday, April 21st – Friday, May 9th
Reception: Thursday. April 24th from 5-7PM (Awards Ceremony at 6PM)

“Draw The Line” at Gallery 25 from March 6 through the 30th with an ArtHop reception on March 6th.

Artists Joan Sharma and Carol Tikijian collaborate to focus their concerns for Earth and climate change by creating a multi-sensory, multimedia installation at Gallery 25. “Draw the Line” employs light, sound and text to offer viewers an opportunity to reflect upon global issues around climate change that threaten the health of our planet.

Gallery 25 is located at 660 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno CA. Hours: noon to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Aileen Imperatrice’s Art Newsletter:

Starting Wednesday, March 5th at Arte Americas, my work will be
part of the Viva La Muxer exhibit. This special show coincides with and
runs during the International Day of the Woman, as well as Women’s
History Month (March). Nineteen women artists are featured in four galleries.
The entire run of the show is March 5th to May 11, 2014. You can visit
starting March 5th, 11am-5pm (gallery hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm and
Sun 1-5pm) or join with the artists at either the ArtHop Reception Thursday,
March 6th, 5-8pm or the Artists’ Reception, Saturday, March 15th, 2-4pm.
There will also be a variety of special events scheduled for this exhibit.
Visit http://www.arteamericas.org/ for more details.
And I will be a guest on Central Valley Buzz with Chuck Leonard, tomorrow,
Wednesday, March 5th during the 11am-1pm broadcast to talk about my
work in this exhibit, the work of others and the exhibit details. You can
watch live on Comcast ch13, DishTV, DirecTV, UVERSE ch53, Digital
Antenna ch7.1 or catch the rebroadcast same day at 4pm on their website


In the meantime, I invite you to visit my online galleries where you can see
all my work: http://photos.ashtreestudios.net/AlbumHomeView.aspx
Let me know if you are interested in purchasing any of my work.
Remember, I’m always willing to work out payments with you.

“Turning Pages: Intersections of Books and Technology”

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and the Special Collections Research Center in the Madden Library at Fresno State will host a new exhibition titled “Turning Pages: Intersections of Books and Technology.” The exhibition will be held in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the second floor, North Wing, of the Library beginning March 24th and continuing until May 30th. The Special Collections division has teamed up with the Center for Creativity and the Arts, a non-profit arts organization on campus, to collaborate with this year’s chosen theme of Data and Technology.

Technologies new, old, and reinterpreted have altered the paradigm of the book since its inception. From creation and content to format itself, the collective notion of the book, a benign object, is continually changing. “Turning Pages” will provide a glimpse into some of the ways in which technology has radicalized books and bookmaking. With examples from both special collections, as well as book art from five world-renowned artists, you are invited to explore the convergence of books and technology—from advances in printing to the digital arena to new and exciting forms of art.

Exhibition artists include Thomas Allen, Su Blackwell, Brian Dettmer, Pamela Paulsrud, and Mike Stilkey.

A reception to celebrate the exhibition’s opening will be held on Friday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 2206 of the Madden Library. A presentation by book artist Mike Stilkey will begin at 7:00 p.m. He will discuss his process and the inspiration for his artwork. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Parking for the event in Lots P30 and P31 (closest to the Library) is relaxed. Please send RSVPs to jsanford@csufresno.edu or call the Arne Nixon Center at 559.278.8116.

For more information on the exhibition and the artists, please see the “Turning Pages” website at www.turningpagesfresnostate.com. The exhibition, which is suitable for all ages, will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. It will be closed March 31, April 12, 13, 19 & 20, and May 17 & 18.


The ArtHop™ program is a monthly event featuring art exhibits in over 50 art venues in Fresno County. Art venues include galleries, work studios, retail outlets, and public spaces that art patrons can visit on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Please support our downtown and Tower venues; come by and meet local artists and enjoy their artwork, receptions, beverages, and music.

Current info on the latest Art Hop can be found on the Fresno Arts Council website.

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