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 Yolo Federal Credit Union and U.S. Bank–be sure to drop by and see their shows! The Davis Art Center has a special downtown event this month where four artists will begin painting a mural that eventually will be exhibited at theDavisArtCenter; come see art made live! Also – enjoy live music, DJ, and/or special event at Armadillo Music, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, E Street Plaza, French Cuff Consignment, Open Door Art Studios, Ray Johnston Photography Studio, The Wardrobe, and Yolo SPCA Thrift Store.
Art Receptions & Viewings:
Armadillo Music, 205 F St., (530) 758-8058
Reception, 7-9p.m., “Walking Bob aroundDavis,” Bob Schultz, photography, through July 11. Live music by Brooke Parrott starting at 6p.m. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10a.m.-10p.m.; Sunday, 11a.m.-6p.m.
The Artery, 207 G St., (530) 758-8330
Reception, 6-9p.m., “Little Stories,” Elizabeth Webb, sculpture, through July 3. Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 10a.m.-6p.m.; Friday, 10a.m.-9p.m.; Sunday, 12-5p.m.
Burgers and Brew,403 Third St., (530) 750-3600
Viewing, 6-11p.m., Kadie Anderson, block prints, through June 30. Hours: Sunday-Wednesday, 11a.m.-12a.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11a.m.-3a.m.
ciocolat,301 B Street, (530) 753-3088
Reception, 6-8 p.m., “no place better than here,” Jesse Vasquez, photography, through August 5. Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 7:30a.m.-9p.m.
Cobalt Salon & Gallery, 132 ESt.,Suite 350 (Mansion Square), (916) 806-3141
Reception, 6-8p.m., “Friend of a Friend,” Linda Johnson, collage; Mollie Moseley Morrison, mixed media collage; and artist in resident Deborah Pittman, ceramics, through August 31. Champagne at reception. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10a.m.-4p.m. for the gallery, and other times by appointment.
Crepeville,330 Third St., (530) 750-2400
Viewing, 6-11p.m., Karen Folk, caricatures, acrylics, and mixed media, through July 31. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7a.m.-11p.m.
Davis Art Center Special Downtown Event, E Street Plaza (please note that the event is not at theDavisArtCenter), (530) 756-4100
Mural Launch, 5-7p.m., “Painting Relay,” part of the Davis Art Center’s new Discovery Art program, Tony Berger, Jeff Musser, Nadja Fitchhorn, Rachel Hartsough, mixed media mural, work will continue on mural through end of June at 764 5th St., and then be installed at Davis Art Center as part of “Cross-Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas,” from July 13-September 14.
Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group,760 Fifth St., (530) 758-3374
Reception, 6-9p.m., Rotating art show from “Team Davis” students, group show, through June 30, kids welcome to create art at reception. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Edward Jones Investments,4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, (530) 747-2002
Reception, 4:30-8p.m., Christopher Dewees, Japanese fish printing, or gyotaku, one night only (June 8). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m.
French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St., (530) 756-3724
Reception, 5-9p.m., “Flowers and Others,” Shari Schreiber, mixed media, through July 9. Music by DJ Rock Bottom at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10a.m.-6p.m.
International House, 10 College Park, (530) 753-5007
Reception, 6-8p.m., “New Directions,” Susan Whitley Brady, painting, through August 7. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.
Logos Books,513 Second St., (530) 400-1083
Viewing, 5-8p.m. Linda Galusha, paintings, through June 30. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m.-8p.m.; Sunday, 10a.m.-6p.m.; closed Monday
LYON Real Estate, 401 Second St., (530) 758-0720
Reception, 6-8:30 p.m., Doug Konovaloff, acrylic on Canvas, through June 29. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.; Saturday, 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sunday, 10a.m.-4p.m.
Megan Wilkinson Photography, 132 ESt.,Suite 140 (Mansion Square), (530) 219-4058
Reception, 6-9p.m., “Nicholas Vatuone’s Art,” acrylic on canvas board, one night only (June 8). Hours: by appointment
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., (530) 756-3938
Reception, 7-10p.m., “4 Artist Exhibition,” Kerry Rowland-Avrech and Alex Reisfar, acrylic painting; Marie Pascal, watercolors; and Wayne Thiebaud, variety of mediums, prints and oils, through July 6. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 11a.m.-5p.m.; Friday, 11a.m.-10p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12p.m.-5p.m.
Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall UC Davis, (530) 752-8500
Reception, 5:30-7:30p.m., “You Never Know When I’ll Show You the Never: 2012 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition,” Daniel Brickman, Kyle Dunn, Dani Galietti, Katherine Nulicek, Terry Peterson, Erika Romero, & Jared Theis, painting, sculpture, mixed media, performance and more, through June 29. Check website (nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu) for general hours.
Open Door Art Studios, 231 G St. (Court-N-Cedar)
Open House, 5-8p.m., “Open Door Art Studios Open House Tour and Informational Evening.” Applications and information on jury process will be available. Live Music.
The Paint Chip,217 F St., (530) 753-5093
Reception, 6-8:30p.m., “12 x12 by ARTful Women,” Joan Dyer, Lin Schiffner, Pam Berry, Sandra Poteet, Ann Sanderson, Gail Sims, and Jo Hathcock, mixed media fabric art, through June 11. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30a.m.-6p.m.; Sunday, 11a.m.-5p.m.
Pence Gallery, 212 D St., (530) 758-3370
Reception, 6-9p.m., “Tiffany Schmierer & Sharon Virtue: Horror Vacui,” ceramic sculpture, through July 8; “Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of Regional Art,” the Pence’s first juried art exhibit, open to all artists, that showcases the best in regional fine art, juried by Crocker Art Museum Curator Diana Daniels, through July 5; “Espressoism,” paintings in coffee by Matthew Harral and Karen Eland, through June 24. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30a.m.-5p.m.
Ray Johnston Photography Studio,803 Second St.,Suite 302 (ChenBuilding), (530) 756-0499
Reception, 6-9p.m., “Pampered Pets,” oil paintings, Kathryn Wronski, who will be working on current commissions in oils during art walk, one night only (June 8), DJ Lounge Beat, refreshments and outdoor patio seating – view of Davis from the Third floor. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30a.m.-6p.m.
Thai Recipes, 132 ESt.,Ste 190 (Mansion Square), (530) 759-2099
Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., “DISARRAY,” Marguerite Schaffron, mixed media and photography, through July 11. Hours: Lunch, Monday-Saturday, 11:30a.m.-2p.m.; Dinner, Monday-Sunday, 5:30p.m.-9p.m.
U.S. Bank, 304 F St., (530) 756-7283
Reception, 4-8p.m., “The Gallery,” Larry Stark, mixed media sculptures & jewelry, ongoing. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9a.m.-5p.m.; Friday, 9a.m.-6p.m.; Saturday 9a.m.-1p.m.
The Wardrobe, 206 E St., (530) 756-1128
Reception, 4-9p.m., “Cuban Dreamscapes,” Eduardo Guerra, watercolor on prints, through June 30. Reception will feature music by the Sound of Fashion DJ. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11a.m.-7p.m.; Saturday, 11a.m.-6p.m.; Sunday, 12-5p.m.
The Work Shop, 213 ESt., Suite F (upstairs in the back)
Reception, 4:30-7:30p.m., “I’ll Catch Up,” Josiah Andrew, painting, mixed media; Dede Tisone, altered books; and Daniel Amoni, photography, through July 6. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Yolo Federal Credit Union,501 G St., (530) 297-6700
Reception, 5-8p.m., “One Farm at a Time,” featuring works by David Nasater, photography; Jonathon Zowalki, ink on paper; Harriet Blodgett, oil painting, one night only (June 8). Hours: Monday-Friday, 10a.m.-6p.m.; Saturday, 10a.m.-2p.m.
Other Events during ArtAbout:
Davis Odd Fellows Lodge,415 Second St.
6-8p.m., “Odd Poetry,” poetry reading and open mic night.
Yolo SPCA Thrift Store,920 Third St., (530) 758-0544
1-7p.m., Live music and food. 20% off the store. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10a.m.-7p.m.