2nd Friday ArtAbout
The 2nd Friday ArtAbout is tomorrow, May 11, 2012. Our May 11th event will focus on “Chickens, Barnyards & Bicycles!” in honor of the Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl, which will also have a Silent Art Auction as part of the event on May 26th in Central Park. We hope you notice the agricultural and natural influence in the art – no matter what we hope you enjoy!
2nd Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Downtown Davis and beyond. Coordinated by the Davis Downtown Business Association, all events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to converse with featured artists. For more information about the Davis Downtown Business Association and ArtAbout, visit www.davisdowntown.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Music, Performances & New Venues:
Brand new venues for the month include Helmus Optometry and Megan Wilkinson Photography. Also, Open Door Art Studios, a grass roots project that gives local artists a place to create and share their work, will have another open house. Be sure to visit and see these exciting new art & creative hubs! Also – enjoy live music, DJ, and/or special event at Armadillo Music, Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group,DavisLaserCenter, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, E Street Plaza, French Cuff Consignment, Helmus Optometry, International House, Megan Wilkinson Photography,NelsonGallery, The Paint Chip, Ray Johnston Photography Studio, UC Davis Store Downtown, The Wardrobe, and Yolo SPCA Thrift Store.
Art Receptions & Viewings:
Armadillo Music, 205 F Street, (530) 758-8058
Reception, 6-9pm, “Seeing Song: The Alchemical Metamorphs,” Josiah Andrew, alchemized music, ink jet prints, through June 7. Live music starting at 7pm. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
The Artery, 207 G Street, (530) 758-8330
Viewing, 6-9pm, “23rd Annual California Clay Competition Exhibit,” 40 works from 23 artists, ceramics, through May 25. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
A Better Place to Bead, 132 E Street, Suite 150 (Mansion Square), (530) 759-8038
Reception, 6-8pm, Ann Teal, acrylics, through June 4. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm
Cloud Forest Café, 222 D Street, Suite 10, (530) 753-2164
Reception, 6-9pm, “Local Davis Photography,” Juan Romero, photographs, through May 31. BBQ dinner. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:30am-7pm; Sunday, 9:30am-5pm
Cobalt Salon & Gallery, 132 E Street,Suite 350 (Mansion Square), (916) 806-3141
Reception, 6-8pm, Felicia Belle, plaster and acrylic on canvas paintings and hand crafted jewelry, & Lyn Brown, gourd work and beading, through May 31. Champagne at reception. Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm for the gallery, and other times by appointment.
Crepeville, 330 3rd Street, (530) 750-2400
Viewing 6-9pm, “More Offstreet Photographs – Black and White and Bits of Color,” Ben Tuason, photography, through April 30. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7am-11pm
Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street, (530) 756-4100
Reception 7-9pm, “Eight from ACGA,” Michele Collier, Bill Geisinger, Amy Halko, Bill Heiderich, Lee Middleman, Bob Pool, Sara Post, and Carol Wedemeyer, clay, through May 25. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-7pm; Friday, 9:30am-5pm
Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group,760 Fifth Street, (530) 758-3374
Reception, 6-9pm, Art show from “Art Sunday Art Group” by Lloyd Johnson, Tim Lang, and Friends. Art activities led by “FitKids” that focus on sensory integration, communication, and motor skills. Come and play to achieve goals! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Davis Laser Center, 803 2nd Street, Suite B (ChenBuilding), (530) 758-5492
Reception, 5-8pm, “From Myth to Modern: Figurative Ceramic Sculptures,” Marti Schoen, ceramics, through May 18. Mika Raine (flautist) will play at reception. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
First Street Real Estate, 423 1st Street, (530) 204-5444
Reception, 6-9pm, Darlene Riel, photography, through June 5. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm
French Cuff Consignment, 130 G Street, (530) 756-3724
Reception, 5-9pm, “Spring Show,” Fumie Reid, oil paintings, through June 4. Music by DJ Rock Bottom at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
Helmus Optometry, 353 2nd Street, (530) 758-2122
Reception, 6-8pm, “Outdoor Visions,” Kevin Schelp and Steven Caccamo, photography. DJ music and outdoor patio seating at reception. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
International House, 10 College Park, (530) 753-5007
Reception, 6-8pm, “International Markets,” Clyde Elmore, Rob Floerke, Marnie Donaldson, and Dean Donaldson, photography and painting, through June 5. Special talk by artists about places visited. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
LYON Real Estate, 401 Second Street, (530) 758-0720
Reception, 6-8:30 pm, Doug Konovaloff, acrylic on Canvas, through June 29. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street, (530) 756-3938
Reception, 7-10pm, “23rd annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors,” ceramics, through June 2. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Megan Wilkinson Photography, 132 E Street,Suite 140 (Mansion Square), (530) 219-4058
Reception, 6-9pm, ” ESPRESSOISM,” the coffee art of Matthew Harral, one night only (May 11), live music and free coffee at the reception. Hours: by appointment
Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall UC Davis, (530) 752-8500
Reception, 5-7pm, “Dreams of the Darkest Night,” Vanessa Marsh & Sean McFarland, photography; “Bruce Guttin: Headwear Improvisations by a Sculptor,” mixed media, through May 27. “2012 Art History Stipend Lecture,” Sheena Campbell will talk about Rockwell Kent and the role of artwork as a force for social change starting at 5pm. Check website (nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu) for general hours.
nestware, 207 F Street, (530) 757-6400
Reception 6-9pm, “Alfredo Saenz at nestware,” large format photography on aluminum, through May 31. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 12-5pm
Open Door Art Studios, 231 G Street (Court-N-Cedar)
Open House 5-8pm, “Open Door Art Studios Open House Tour and Informational Evening.” Applications and information on jury process will be available.
The Paint Chip, 217 F Street, (530) 753-5093
Reception, 6-8pm, “Down on the Farm – The Photography of Barnyard Theatre,” Barnyard Theatre, photography, through May 18. Enjoy live music at the reception. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, (530) 758-3370
Reception, 6-9pm, “UC Davis Ellen Hansen Memorial Exhibit,” celebrates female creativity in poetry, performance and visual art by UC Davis graduate and undergraduate students, through May 25; “Ceramics: Focus on the Figure,” nine California artists, ceramics and paintings that examine the human form in a very personal manner, through June 1. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30am-5pm
Ray Johnston Photography Studio, 803 2nd Street, Suite 302 (ChenBuilding), (530) 756-0499
Reception, 6-9pm, “Caught in the Moment,” Nature, Wildlife Photography and Topic Discussion with Lisa Langell, one night only (May 11), DJ Lounge Beat at reception. Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 10:30am-6pm
UC Davis Store Downtown,630 Second Street, (530) 297-4450
Reception, 5-8pm, Jonathon Zowalki, ink on paper, and Sarah Raphael, watercolor, through May 31. Live music by The Liquid Hotplates. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
The Wardrobe, 206 E Street, (530) 756-1128
Reception, 4-9pm, “Facets of Earth,” Paloma Michelsen, jewelry, through May 25. Reception will feature music by the Sound of Fashion DJ. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sunday, 12-5pm
The Work Shop, 213 E Street, Suite F (upstairs in the back)
Reception 4:30-7:30pm, Daniel Amoni, photography, through June 4. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third Street, (530) 758-0544
Reception, 1-7pm, Jennica Mamadu, dogs best friend mobile grooming, mixed media. Bring your animal for a bath! Live music and food. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 10am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-7pm
Other Events during ArtAbout:
Davis Odd Fellows Lodge,415 Second Street
6-8pm, “Odd Poetry,” poetry reading and open mic night.
DHS Jazz Combo, EStreetPlaza from 7-8pm
(All images provided by artist)
“Spanish Veranda,” photograph by Darlene Riel showing at First Street Real Estate, 423 1st Street, through June 5, reception, 6-9pm.