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Arts Visalia Art Show

In November 2017, Arts Visalia is pleased to host Sequoia High
School’s exhibition, Sequoia High School Art: Revealing a Parallax.
The gallery will be showing work by a number of students from the
school. Sequoia High School offers a fresh start to students in an
accepting and non-threatening atmosphere, as well as success in
earning a living through vocational and career preparation. This
exhibition will offer collaboration with students who feel
misrepresented and suppressed in society.

The theme of the show is related to View Masters and the idea that
people will be given an alternative view of Sequoia High School
through the “reels” that the students have to offer. Just like the old
View Masters were designed to give people a chance to “experience”
other views or destinations, these works will offer an opportunity to
experience the students’ ideas. View Masters work on the idea of
parallax which is related to how things are viewed from different
angles; thus, the idea behind a different view of Sequoia High School
as its interpretation paralleling an alternate way of thinking.

The Sequoia High School art program has about 120-140 students. Art
teacher, Sarah Coker states, “I have the most popular electives on
campus and I say this humbly when I state that students will fight to
get into my classes.” Sequoia High School offers both Studio Art and
3D Media (introduced last year). Coker is also in charge of the Art
Club which provides an open platform for students to have a voice and
choice of theme and media. Many of the students express the desire to
become better artists and to learn new techniques by exploring their
creativity and passion and have talked about how therapeutic art is to
find calmness and overcome anger.

The exhibition runs from November 1st through 17th. The opening
reception will be held on Friday, November 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. and is sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Safco, Arts
Consortium Community Grant, Board of Supervisors Step Up, and Tandoori

For part of November and December, Arts Visalia will host their annual
Holiday Show & Sale. This special exhibition will have many items for
sale by a variety of artists from the gift shop expanded through the
exhibit space. Exhibit will run from November 22nd through December
16th, with First Friday being December 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to purchase gifts for loved ones.

Arts Visalia’s Fall Fund Raiser will be a raffle starting First
Friday, November 3rd and continues thru Friday, December 8th. Each
Board Member has donated at least two raffle items worth at least $25
each. We will sell tickets for $5 each or 5 for $20. The raffle
drawing will be on December 8th at 5pm so we will have time to get the
raffle items to the winners before we go dark for 2 weeks. Please stop
in the gallery and purchase your raffle tickets and support Arts
Visalia! We are counting on you.

Join Arts Visalia for a morning of free face painting at the 13th
Annual Race Against Hunger’s Kid’s Zone on Thursday, November 23
rd, Thanksgiving Day! Arts Visalia is partnering with the Visalia
Emergency Aid Council to provide fun activities for the children of
this beneficial event. All proceeds from the Race Against Hunger
benefit the Visalia Emergency Aid Food Pantry. The Race Against Hunger
provides critical funding for food assistance to more than 1,100
families (2,500 children) in need each month. Arts Visalia is happy to
be a part of such a cause.

Art classes for children and adults are ongoing at Arts Visalia.
Please download registration forms from our website artsvisalia.org,
or stop in and pick up the fall schedule at the gallery! For more
information and class descriptions, please go to artsvisalia.org, call
us at 559-739-0905 or visit us at the gallery, 214 East Oak Avenue,
Visalia, California 93291.

Fresno City College exhibit-

a little breath that always goes the distance longing requires
November 2 ~ December 7, 2017

Art Space Gallery at Fresno City College is thrilled to announce opening events to accompany the exhibition Rebecca Campbell: a little breath that always goes the distance longing requires.

With a practice encompassing painting, sculpture, and installation, Los Angeles based artist Rebecca Campbell (1971, Salt Lake City, Utah) explores the complexity of identity and the nature of memory. a little breath that always goes the distance longing requires brings together several recent projects by Campbell, including portraits from her You Are Here series of women artists. Campbell will also premiere two new sculptural installations, which incorporate printed silk panels, shifting light, and sound, in a shifting terrain of memory.
Join us on campus for the following events:

Preview: ArtHop, November 2, 5-8pm (Art Space Gallery)
Opening Reception: November 3, 5-8pm (Art Space Gallery)
Artist Talk: November 3, 6pm, Recital Hall (MS132)

All events are free and open to the public.

On-campus parking is FREE on Fridays after 5pm ($1 permit other times)
Ample parking is available on Weldon Ave and surrounding side streets.

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. Arts Visalia
8. Fresno Art Museum
9. College of the Sequoias Art Gallery
10. Spectrum Art Gallery in Fresno
11. 1821 Gallery & Studio-Fresno
12. Echo Gallery Fresno
13. Fig Tree Gallery – Fresno
14. M Street Arts – Fresno
15. Art Space Gallery – Fresno City College
16. Phebe Conley Art Gallery – Fresno
17. Fresno Arts Council
18. Arte Americas – Fresno
19. K-Jewel Gallery – Fresno
20. Aileen Imperatrice – local artist


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.

Tulare Historical Museum-
Join us Thursday, May 25th at the Heritage Art Gallery at THM from 5:00-7:00pm for the opening reception of Visalia artist Richard Arenas’ “California History” Campesino Series art exhibition. Arenas’ stunning mixed media sculptures come to life through a wide variety of materials, to include rope and tin. His exhibition in Tulare highlights the California campesino, a subject that Richard is no stranger to, having grown up in a farm working family himself in Tulare, where he worked the land until 18 years of age.

After attending College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Richard went on to receive both a B.A. and M.A. in art from Fresno State University. He has taught sculpture and foundry classes at both Fresno City College and Fresno State, and continues to give art lectures throughout the valley. A member of the C.O.S. Hall of Fame, Arenas’ sculpture work has been commissioned by several organizations throughout Fresno, Visalia, and Dinuba.
“California History” will run from May 25-July 15. The reception is open to the public and free of charge. Admission to Heritage Art Gallery exhibitions is free.

COS Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule:
Visalia, CA

Fall 2017

“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

Spring 2018

“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

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