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2nd Friday ArtAbout


2nd Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Downtown Davis and beyond.  All events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to converse with featured artists.  For more information, visit www.davisdowntown.com, or e-mail artabout@davisdowntown.com.

Live Music:

6-8 pm: E Street Plaza: Drop by E Street Plaza to catch Bob Gonzalez’s jazz ensemble – “No Bones About It,” – kick off the ArtAbout with classic jazz standards and more.  This local group includes a trombone quartet plus saxophone, vocalist, and rhythm section and has performed at the Davis Farmers Market, Davis Jazz Festival, Sacramento Airport and the Capitol Rotunda.  Live music will also be featured at various receptions including French Cuff Consignment, Armadillo Music, Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, Cloud Forest Café and Riki Design.

Also…Don’t Miss: Live Demonstrations: 6-8 pm: Lyon Real Estate: Suzanne Bell’s hot wax encaustic painting demonstration & 5:30-7 pm: Avid Reader: Live sketching by Pete Scully.

Art Receptions & Viewings:

Armadillo Music, 205 F Street, (530) 758-8058

Reception, 7-9 pm   “Kimchi Kawaii,” Holly Guenther, crafts, digital art, through December 5.  Music at reception.  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm.

The Artery, 207 G Street, (530) 758-8330

Reception, 7-9 pm.   “Comfort and Joy: A Celebration of Fiber Art,” group show, through November 29.  Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Friday, 10 am-9 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Avid Reader, 617 Second Street, (530) 758-4040

Reception, 5:30-7 pm.  Pete Scully, Davis urban sketches, through December 5. Live sketching demonstration. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-10 pm.

Burgers and Brew & Crepeville, 403 3rd Street & 330 3rd Street, (530) 750-3600 & 750-2400

(3rd & C Streets)

Joint Receptions, 6:30-8 pm, “Across Corners; Paintings, Collages, Photography,” Marlene K. Lee, Sandy Weaver, Ky Dally, Clarence Major, acrylic, collage, photography, oil, through November 3. Receptions will feature special menu items.  Hours: Burgers and Brew – Sunday–Wednesday, 11 am –12 am, Thursday-Saturday, 11 am–3 am; Crepeville- Monday-Sunday, 7 am-11 pm.

ciocolat, 301 B Street, (530) 753-3088

Reception, 6-8 pm, La Ville Logan, pastel and watercolor, through December 31.  Hours; Sunday-Thursday, 7:30 am–10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 7:30 am-11 pm.

Cloud Forest Café, 222 D Street, Suite 10, (530) 753-2164

Reception, 5-7 pm. “Espressoism – The Art of Matthew Harral,” Matthew Harral, coffee on paper and pen & ink, through January 2. Live acoustic music at reception.  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:30 am-6 pm; Saturday, 7:30 am-7 pm; Sunday, 9:30 am-5 pm.

Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street, (530) 756-4100

Viewing, “8 Visions: Art Quilts,” group quilt exhibit, through November 18. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-7 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm.

Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Pena Drive, (530) 756-3682

Reception, 5:30-7:30 pm.  “In Plain Sight” photography, Jerry Schimke, through November 27.  DMTC will be performing Bye Bye Birdie at 8:15 – For tickets go to www.dmtc.org.

Delta of Venus, 122 B Street, (530) 753-8639

Reception, 5:30-7:30 pm.   “Dreamscapes,” Kirsten Young, mixed media paintings, through November 26.  Soul records by Mr. Glass at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 am-10 pm.

French Cuff Consignment, 130 G Street, (530) 756-3724

Reception, 5-9 pm.   “Color Is, As Color Does,” Adele Sonora, watercolor, through December 5. Live music beginning at 5:45 pm at reception: Justin & the Jetpack (funk/rock).  Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm. 

International House, 10 College Park, (530) 753-5007

Reception, 6-8 pm. “Pieces of Me,” Deborah Barr-Braiyman, oil painting, through December 6.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm.

LYON Real Estate, 401 Second Street, (530) 758-0720

Reception, 5:30-8:30 pm.   Suzanne Bell, encaustic painting, through January 1.  6-8 pm, Live Demonstration (beeswax, tree resin, colored pigments applied hot with paintbrush). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm; Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday, 10 am-4 pm.

John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street, (530) 756-3938

7-9 pm.   “25 Years of Ted Fontaine’s Paintings” & “Going Places,” group show (Ted Fontaine, Frank Damiano, Leslie Toms), oil paintings, through November 26.  Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm; Friday, 11 am – 10 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm.

Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall UC Davis (former University Club), 752-8500

Reception, 5-8 pm.  “Birds: A Kinetic Installation,” Chico MacMurtie, computer-driven kinetic sculpture. Also showing selection from the “Fine Art Collection,” featuring over 20 artists.  Show through December 11. 

nestware, 207 F Street, (530) 757-6400

 Reception, 6-9 pm.  “The Cover Up Series,” Sergio Saenz, photography, through November 23.  Music and refreshments from Tres Hermanas.  Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, noon – 5 pm.

Nina’s Studio, 241 F Street, (530) 758-9221

Reception, 6-9 pm.  Karisa Adams, oils, through February 2012.  Music and refreshments at reception.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am–6 pm; Saturday, 10 am–4 pm.

The Paint Chip, 217 F Street, (530) 753-5093

Reception, 6-8:30 pm.  Skyler Thuss, acrylic paint on canvas, through November 25.  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am–6 pm; Sunday, 11 am–5 pm.

Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, (530) 758-3370

Reception, 6-9 pm.  “Holiday Market,” unique art & crafts by local & regional artists, plus glass and beaded jewelry by Urban Goddess through December 23;  “Day of the Dead,” group show, altars, ceramics & contemporary artworks, through November 20; “Clay Dust,” Trudy Baltz, Marsha Elam & Heidi Murray, sculpture, through November 11.  Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 am-5 pm.

Ray Johnston Studio, 803 2nd Street, Suite 302 (Chen Building) (530) 756-0499

Reception, 6-9 pm.  “Books,” Painting & “Namaste Man,” sculpture, Michael Van Berg; photography by five artists: “Naturally Attractive,” Mark  Castellucci; “Half a Century of Photography,” Ray Borton; “Sierra Nevada Fall,” Jason Branz; “11/11/11,” Gwladys LeGuen; “Less Traveled,” Tim Halling. On display one night only (Nov 11)  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am – 6 pm.

Riki Design, 202 E Street, (530) 756-8048

6-8:30 pm.  “Inspired by Japan,” Marieke De Waard, mixed media, through January 2, 2012.  Live music, “The Sourterrain” and special sales at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

Risto Hair International, 325 G Street, (530) 759-7098

Reception, 6:30-8:30 pm.  James Angello, acrylic paintings, through November 30. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am-7 pm.

Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St, Suite 4 (near Mace Blvd at I-80), (530) 747-2044

Reception, 5:30-7:30 pm.   Clyde Elmore, photography, through December 5. Plus: Live music by guitarist Elizabeth Busch at reception.

Roots Fair Trade, 231 G Street, Ste. 8, (530) 758-2125

Reception, 6-8 pm.  Merle Reivich, painting, through December 4. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-6 pm.

Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third Street, (530) 758-0544

Reception, 2-8 pm.  Mamadu, mixed media. Live music at reception. One night only. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10 am-7 pm

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