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COS Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule:
“Justin Diggle” – February 7th – March 3rd
Reception: Wednesday, February 8th 5-7PM
This month the COS Art Gallery will be hosting “Surveyed Spaces”, a solo exhibition of
prints by Justin Diggle. Diggle’s prints addresses the issue of surveillance in its varied
forms. The show will be open Tuesday, February 7th through Friday, March 3rd with and
opening reception Wednesday, February 8th. The show is open to the public and
admission is free.
In our increasingly technological society it is becoming common to be spied upon or to
spy on others in some way. In many cities, just walking down the street can mean that
you have been filmed or photographed many times, either from street cameras, ATM
machines or by cameras inside shops or subway stations and these cameras may also
be linked to biometric databases to automatically track or look for specific individuals.
Through his prints, Justin Diggle uses several etching techniques as a way to combine
photographic and autographic elements to craft hybrid images with a specific surreal
and brooding quality, that as well as referring to different kinds of surveillance, also
references those who control or partake in it, willingly or not.
Justin Diggle currently teaches at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received
his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Bristol Polytechnic, UK, in 1989 and his
Master of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University in 1997. His work has been
shown in many exhibitions, including the Global Matrix IV International Print Exhibition
in Indiana, The Janet Turner 11th National Print Competition in Chico, California, and
the Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières
The COS Art Gallery is located on the ground floor, room 214 of the Kaweah Building.
Free parking is available in the night of the reception in lots 3 and 7.
Our hours are: Tuesday , Wednesday, and Friday 11:00AM to 4:00PM and Thursday
from 11:00AM to 7:00PM. For further information call the COS Art Gallery at 737-4861 ir
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“Rachel Abrams and Rachael Bower” – March 14th – April 7th
Reception: Wednesday, March 15th 5-7PM
“Student Show” – May 2nd – May 12th
Reception: Wednesday, May 3rd 5-7PM
“Derek Borges” – August 29th – September 22nd
Reception: Wednesday, August 30th 5-7PM
“Brain Kelly” – October 3rd – November 3rd
Reception: Wednesday, October 4th 5-7PM
“Monika Meler” – November 14th – December 8th
Reception: Wednesday, November 15th
“Roxanne and Michael McGovern (Owlcat Ink)” – January 30th – February 23rd
Reception: Wednesday, January 31st 5-7PM
“Shelley Thortensen” – March 6th- April 6th
Reception: Wednesday, March 7th 5-7PM
“Student Show” – April 24th – May 11th
Reception: Wednesday, April 25th 5-7PM
The Tulare City Historical Society and Tulare Historical Museum will present its latest ‘Sundays @ 2’ program on March 19th. Richard Zack of Visalia will give a presentation and book signing on his book “Quest For Water, Tulare Irrigation District: Its History, People and Progression.”
Founded September 21, 1889, the Tulare Irrigation District is considered the fourth-oldest irrigation district in California, with a present size of approximately 70,000 acres. Richard, a registered civil engineer and former high school English teacher, has more than just a personal interest in the history of TID, but much rather a passion with it. Growing up as a fourth-generation Tularean, Richard spent his youthful summers traveling canal banks with his father David, who was TID’s first engineer-manager and who worked there for 40 years.
Interesting highlights in Richard’s book and presentation are Tulare’s Bond Burning celebration in 1903, and the 20 year litigation between TID and the Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District, which not only is considered a textbook legal case to this day, but also has all the makings for a first-class spy novel and movie.
Richard tirelessly traveled up and down the state and in one instance all the way to the state of Washington, in order to uncover and substantiate all of the rich information found during his quest for knowledge. “Quest For Water” is packed with more than 490 photographs, maps, letters, and drawings, many of which have never before been seen outside private collections.
Join us for a fascinating presentation on our Valley’s most precious resource, and the role which the Tulare Irrigation District has had with it for 127 years. The program will be held at 2:00pm in the Heritage Art Gallery at the Tulare Historical Museum. The program is open to the public and is free of charge. Admission to the Museum is also free on this day during its hours of operation, 12:30-4:00pm.
See you at the Museum!
Art Related Links:
1. Visalia Arts Consortium Calendar
2. Fresno Arts Council Event calendar
3. Tulare Historical Museum
4. Sanger Art Hop
5. Local Artist Aileen Imperatrice
6. Sanger Art Station
7. Main Gallery in Visalia
8. Fresno Art Museum
9. College of the Sequoias Art Gallery
10. Spectrum Art Gallery in Fresno
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.