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McClatchy Foundation grant brings renowned Stonewall art exhibit to Fresno State
With the help of a $205,000 grant from The McClatchy Fresno Arts Endowment of The James B. McClatchy Foundation, the Center for Creativity and the Arts will present the “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” exhibition, Aug. 19 through Oct. 31, 2021, at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State. A public reception will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery.

You can learn more here.

Arts Visalia

Arts Visalia Presents: Peggee Davis and Dolores Witt
September’s exhibition will feature the sculptural work of local
artist Peggee Davis and a retrospective display of artwork by
acclaimed artist Dolores Witt. These works will be on display Sept.
1st through Sept. 24th with a First Friday reception on Sept. 3rd from
6:00-8:00 p.m..

Peggee Davis creates striking sculptural works that encapsulate the
various aspects of femininity. Creating both small and almost life
size works Peggee’s sculptures combine texture and imagery to create
compelling depictions. In her hands clay and porcelain are molded into
works that explore the many complex journeys of women to achieve
balance and parity.

Dolores Witt started her Art Career at Disney Studios during WWII and
later worked at MGM on Tom & Jerry cartoons. She moved to Visalia in
1972. Witt was an established and acclaimed multi-media artist who
continued studies in her craft throughout her adult life. This
retrospective show will exhibit Delores’ wide array of paintings and
drawings that she created over her lifetime. Arts Visalia is honored
to display her work as an opportunity for our community to remember
Dolores’ life and legacy.

Arts Visalia is celebrating 25 years as Visalia’s premier center for
the visual arts. With the support of many throughout the years, we
have fervently carried on the founders’ vision of a permanent center
for the visual arts where you can view and purchase art and
participate in quality arts education classes. We thank all of our
supporters over the years. To support Arts Visalia and help us
continue visit www.artsvisalia.org/support-us.

Arts Visalia’s Fall class enrollment forms are available at Arts
Visalia and online. Fall classes will be offered through December.
Visit our website to see the wide range of classes offered for both
adults and children.

Call to Artists. Oct. Community Exhibition: Visalia Pride and the
Annual Holiday Show & Sale are open for submissions. Oct. exhibition
deadline is Sept. 3rd and the Holiday Show Deadline is Oct 8th.

Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from Noon to
5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and is located at 214 East Oak
Avenue in downtown Visalia. For more information on all Arts Visalia
events and available classes, visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org
or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905. Virtual Gallery Tours are
available at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours, so enjoy the show
virtually or in person.

Location in the Valley:
214 E. Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA

Arts Visalia Presents: Sequoia High School Art Exhibition and Annual
Holiday Show and Sale

Arts Visalia is excited to once again present the Sequoia High School
Exhibition after being unable to have it last year. This is the fourth
year Arts Visalia has hosted this exhibition showcasing the talent of
students from multiple classes instructed by Sarah Coker.

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 continues
to offer collaboration with community members and students who feel
misrepresented and suppressed in society.

Arts Visalia is celebrating 25 years as Visalia’s premier center for
the visual arts. With the support of many throughout the years, we
have fervently carried on the founders’ vision of a permanent center
for the visual arts where you can view and purchase art and
participate in quality arts education classes. We thank all of our
supporters over the years. To support Arts Visalia and help us
continue visit www.artsvisalia.org/support-us.

Arts Visalia’s Fall class enrollment forms are available at Arts
Visalia and online. Fall classes will be offered through December.
Visit our website to see the wide range of classes offered for both
adults and children. Classes are filling up fast so don’t delay.

Annual Holiday Show & Sale. The Holiday Show & Sale is a wonderful
opportunity to support local business and artists. The Show & Sale
runs November 20th through December 23rd with an evening shopping
opportunity on First Friday, December 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Contact Arts Visalia for more information: artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net
or 559-739-0905.

Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from Noon to
5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and is located at 214 East Oak
Avenue in downtown Visalia. For more information on all Arts Visalia
events and available classes, visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org
or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905. Virtual Gallery Tours are
available at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours, so enjoy the show
virtually or in person.

Arts Visalia and The Source LGBT+ Center Presents: VISALIA PRIDE- A
Community Exhibition

Arts Visalia Visual Art Center and The Source LGBT+ Center are proud
to present Arts Visalia’s October Juried Community Exhibition,
VISALIA PRIDE. First Friday Opening Reception will be held on Friday,
October 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to announce the People’s Choice and
Best of Show winners. The exhibition will take place at Arts Visalia
Sept. 29th through October 29th, 2021.

The Source LGBT+ Center’s October 23rd PRIDE Visalia event is a
celebration of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance, for everyone in
the community. The art exhibition at Arts Visalia is a showcase of
that love and the love the artists in our community feel for the city
of Visalia and Tulare and Kings Counties.

Arts Visalia is celebrating 25 years as Visalia’s premier center for
the visual arts. With the support of many throughout the years, we
have fervently carried on the founders’ vision of a permanent center
for the visual arts where you can view and purchase art and
participate in quality arts education classes. We thank all of our
supporters over the years. To support Arts Visalia and help us
continue visit www.artsvisalia.org/support-us.

Arts Visalia’s Fall class enrollment forms are available at Arts
Visalia and online. Fall classes will be offered through December.
Visit our website to see the wide range of classes offered for both
adults and children.

Call to Artists for the Annual Holiday Show & Sale. The Holiday Show &
Sale is open for submissions. The Show & Sale runs November 24th
through December 23rd with an opening reception on First Friday,
December 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Arts Visalia for more
information: artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net or 559-739-0905. Deadline to be
considered for participation is October 8th.

Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from Noon to
5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and is located at 214 East Oak
Avenue in downtown Visalia. For more information on all Arts Visalia
events and available classes, visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org
or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905. Virtual Gallery Tours are
available at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours, so enjoy the show
virtually or in person.


Spectrum Art Gallery:
Spectrum Art Gallery
608 E. Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728

Controlled Burn: The Wonder and The Worry

Joan K. Sharma

September 2nd to October 3rd

Art Hop, Thursday, September 2nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia, the maple tree in our front yard offered me an ideal perch from which to view the changing seasons. Passersby did not see me, and it was as though I became invisible and merged with the tree. The central limbs were offset in a perfect configuration to safely support me. The color and texture of the bark of the tree in shifting light of the changing seasons is etched in my memory. In early spring, the delicate, new leaves unfolded, spread, and deepened in color. During fall as temperatures dropped, the leaves transitioned from green with yellow tipped leaves to translucent yellow. Autumn wind rustled the tree, the leaves shivered, released, and fluttered to the grass below creating new patterns. I loved that tree.

Precious time outside exploring nature’s rhythms and patterns nourished me in ways that nothing else could. With my neighbor’s dog, I explored small pockets of undeveloped land that included streams, fields and bluffs that later became auto dealer parking lots. We walked among the trees that lined the perimeter of my elementary school property that shared a high, sturdy fence with the neighboring property, an eerily quiet complex. More recently, I learned that cyclotron research was located there.

While admiring qualities of light and wondering at the majesty of nature, I remember the rhythmic, swooping sound of a helicopter as its tandem rotors sliced through the calm, suburban air. For years, the hulking, green Chinook helicopters approached, circled, and returned to the nearby Boeing Vertol manufacturing facility for continued testing. Teflon and nonstick pans were enthusiastically marketed for food preparation in the modern, yet isolated lab-like kitchens. Children gleefully, raced their bikes into the billowing fog clouds behind the DDT trucks intended to control mosquitos.

There is a steady evolving tension and tipping of a fragile balance of nature. Human amplified climate change is contributing to an accelerating pattern of extreme weather patterns. I hope that our perspective matures to a point where we fully recognize the fragility of this blue planet and work to connect, understand and care for our environment.

Joan K. Sharma received an MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington and a BFA from Temple University’s, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She studied for a year in Rome, Italy and a summer at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has lived in Switzerland and traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, India and Bhutan. These experiences increased her appreciation for the diversity and interconnectedness of our global community. Sharma joined the Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno in 2003. She co-directed two travel-study programs to India. Her photographs received awards from the International Photography Awards IPA, juried exhibitions in 2016, 2018 and 2019. Sharma’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo, juried and group exhibitions and at the Fresno Art Museum, Spectrum Gallery, Gallery 25, Gallery 1825, Arte Americas and is in private and public collections


FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, TULARE
ANNOUNCES
“CREATIVE CRAFTER’S CELEBRATION”

OCTOBER 2, 2021 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
OCTOBER 3, 2021 – Noon – 3:00pm
AT THE
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH COURTYARD
220 WEST TULARE AVENUE, TULARE

HOMEMADE CRAFTS INCLUDING PAINTINGS, JEWELRY, WOOD, CERAMIC, PLANTS, SEWING, KNITTING, CARD MAKING, HOLIDAY CRAFTS, ETC.
EMILIO’S TACO TRUCK AND GRAMMIES COOKIES WILL BE ON HAND
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE


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

Arthop

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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