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2nd Friday ArtAbout



2nd Friday ArtAbout December 9, 2011

 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 and Performances:

Look for “What Four,” a local Davis a cappella quartet, strolling and singing Holiday Music as they weave themselves through Downtown venues.  Also – keep an eye out for the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and assorted community members performing and entertaining out and about Downtown.  And, be sure to catch live music and/or art demos at Armadillo Music, Cloud Forest Café, Cobalt Salon & Gallery, Monticello Cuisine, John Natsoulas Gallery, Riki Design and Yolo SPCA Thrift Store.

 Art Receptions & Viewings:

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

Reception, 6-9 p.m.   “Small Works on Paper,” Joanna Kidd, Jennifer Ishimatsu, Kelly Kinoshita, Shunsuke Ando, Olgica Glavašević, Chris Kidd, Danni Downing, Rocio Parra Parra: prints, drawings, & photographs, through January 11.  Live music at reception.  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Reception, 7-9 p.m.   “Annual All Member Holiday Show,” group show, through December 31.  Hours: Monday -Thursday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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

Reception, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Anne Blue, charcoal & acrylic, through January 11.  Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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

Joint Receptions, 6-8 p.m., “Unbeaten Paths,” Kevin Schelp, landscape photography; Ramona Kaye Beckwith, acrylic mixed media collage; Judith Perry, pastels, through January 30.  Hours: Burgers and Brew – Sunday–Wednesday, 11 a.m. –12 a.m., Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 a.m.; Crepeville- Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

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

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

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

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

 Cobalt Salon & Gallery, 132 E St., Ste 350, (Mansion Sq.) (916) 806-3141

Reception, 5-8 p.m.  Bill Lorenz (watercolors), Mario Mayner (photography), John Cronin (watercolors), and David O’Connor (body jewelry) – group show from artists at Sacramento Tattoo and Piercing, through February 28.  Reception – refreshments and horn caroling. Monday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 for the gallery, and other times by appointment.

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

Reception 5 p.m-7 p.m., “Street Smarts Elementary School Traffic Safety Poster Contest,” Street Smarts-Awards Ceremony and Art Opening, drawings and paintings by elementary school children, through December 19.  Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

 Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, 760 Fifth Street, (530) 758-3374

Reception, 6-9 p.m.  Rotating art show from “Team Davis” students, group show, through December 31, kids welcome to create art at reception. Music at reception.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m.

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

Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m.   “Temples, Fairies, and Mist,” Annabel Barst, clay sculpture; and Rakhal Turcotte, photography, through December 15.  Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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

Reception, 5-9 p.m.  Susan Whitley Brady, mixed media, through January 10. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

 Haute Again Consignment, 129 E Street, Suite B-1, (530) 753-7008

Reception, Haute Again’s The Garret 6-8 p.m.,  “Drawings,” Stacey Vetter, ink on paper, through January 6.  Hours: Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 noon- 4p.m.

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

Reception, 6-8 p.m. “This and That – paintings by David Lobenberg,” David Lobenberg, watercolor and acrylic painting, through January 10.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Lily’s Boutique, 218 E Street (in E Street Plaza), 792-1308

Reception, 5-7p.m. Deborah Hill, pastels, through January 10.  Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5p.m.

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

Reception, 6-8 p.m.   Suzanne Bell, encaustic painting, through December 31.  Live Demonstration (beeswax, tree resin, colored pigments applied hot with paintbrush). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Monticello Cuisine, 630 G Street, (530) 792-8066

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Viewing) Miles Bower, stylized digital photos and Giclee prints on canvas, on permanent display. Live music at reception – Bob Wren performing on octave mandolin & violin.  Artist will not be present.  Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

Reception, 7-9 p.m.   Don & Marilyn McCorkell, mixed media (photography, ink, paint, wax), Simon Dvorak, oil & charcoal drawings, & George Tchobanoglous, mixed media, through December 31.  Live band at reception.  Hours: Wednesday -Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Reception, 5-8 p.m.  “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. 

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

Reception, 6-8:30 p.m.  Michael Zwick, South American inspired acrylics, through December 23.  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

Reception, 6-9 p.m.  “Mel Smothers/Postcards,” Mel Smothers, oil paintings, through January 2; “Holiday Market,” group arts & crafts exhibit through December 23;  Pete Scully, sketch artist, through December 30.  Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m-5 p.m.

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

Reception, 6-9 p.m. “Playground Colors,” acrylics & water media, Dori Marshall; photography by four artists: “FarmVille – Yolo Style,” Charles McDonald, “Images of a Pottery,” Mark Castellucci, “Sierra Nevada Fall,” Jason Branz, “Soul Food,” Gwladys LeGuen. At reception enjoy DJ Lounge Beat, visual jockey projections, VJ Buena Vista & refreshments.  Art on display at reception one night only (Dec 9).  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

Reception, 6-8:30 p.m.  “Inspired by Japan,” Marieke De Waard, mixed media, through January 2.  Live music and special store promotion at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m-6 p.m.

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

Reception, 7-8:30 p.m.  Cherie Blackwell, fusion of photography, lithography, relief print and monotype rendered on paper and textiles, through January 2. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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

Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  “Works by Anne Scallon,” Anne Scallon, abstract landscapes and figures, through January 5. Plus: Live music by Mike Justis at reception.

 The Wardrobe, 206 E Street, (530) 756-1128

Reception, 7-9 p.m.   “Bejeweled. Be joyful,” Maria Munich, jewelry and scarves, through December 15. Reception will feature local designer Marcia Munch.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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

Reception, 1-7 p.m.  Mamadu, Katie Walton, Jennica and much more! – mixed media. Live music and store discounts at reception. One night only. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


-zwick_HR.jpg; “Disintegration,” acrylics by Michael Zwick, showing at The Paint Chip, 217 F Street, in Davis, through December 23, reception 6-8:30 p.m.

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