This months 2nd Friday ArtAbout is as hot as it is outside! We have lot of talent to showcase. All the while, continuing Music in Unusual Places and Live paintings. Be sure to pick up a copy of the guide & map at participating venues to find the locations of the musicians playing acoustically around downtown!
The ArtAbout is presented by Davis Downtown and Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board; for more information, visit davisdowntown.com
, and for a copy of the 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map, visit Pence Gallery, 212 D St., or davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout
2nd Friday ArtAbout Receptions and Performances in Downtown:
— Bohème, 409 Third St., 530-341-2004; reception, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Come check out Boheme’s unique collection of pre-loved clothing and gifts. Complimentary sangria, snacks & cookies available.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday – Monday, 12 – 5 pm
— Cork It Again Wine Seller, 820 Fourth St., 530-756-WINE; reception, 6 – 9 pm, local photographer, Andy Wallace will showcase his classic photography. Complimentary gourmet cheeses and glasses of wine for sale during reception.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 8 pm
— Couleurs Vives Art Gallery, 222 D St. Suite 9b; reception, 5 – 8 pm, We strive to provide inclusion in our gallery with our special needs community. Artwork by Alexandra Dao, True Connections Special Day Group, Team Davis, Margot Yu, Bach Nguyen and Seana Burke. We are presenting our new project as a nonprofit organization. It is the Davis Coloring Book which is full of hand drawn pictures that depict typical activities and places in the Davis community. The Coloring Book is drawn by the adult with special needs and will be for sale. Our studio will give 100% of the proceed towards art educations. We are asking for donations to help with the publishing of the wonderful Coloring books.
Couleurs Vives is now officially a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and education in the arts to adults with disabilities.
— Edward Jones Investments-Jen Kukis, 503 Fourth St., Suite A, 530-564-4465; reception, 6 – 8 pm, “Impressions” by Rhonda Egan. A NCA Master Artist paints her landscapes with passion. Her multiple award winning paintings are up for your pleasure along with refreshments.
— F Street Gallery of Hallmark Inn, 110 F St., 530-753-3600; reception, 5 – 7 pm, F st Hallmark Inn Gallery will be featuring artist, Diane Carlson. Please come join us for our reception during the 2nd Friday ArtAbout
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm
— Good Scoop, 130 G St., Suite C, 530-746-2434; reception, 5 – 9 pm, “An Engineer’s Perspective” By Matthew Weil. He pairs photographs of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge exhibiting original construction images taken by Charles Joseph «Joe» Knedel, PE between 1933 and 1936 side-by-side with photographs taken by Matthew Weil, PE in 2016-2017. This photographic adventure is intended to pay tribute to Joe's amazing work in both photography and engineering, and highlight the evolution of the city around the permanence of this iconic structural landmark.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 2 – 9 pm; Friday — Saturday, 1 – 10 pm; Sunday, 1 – 9 pm
— Root of Happiness, 211 F street 530-212-8039 reception: 6pm-10pm A show with talents all over the board. Our own kava bar is providing live music, Slam poetry, Comedy, and live music during this months walk. Musical styling’s from Jazz Vocalist Elizabeth Unpingco, Poetry readings from David Loret De Mola aka And Yes 2018 National Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion of Sacramento and Stand up Comedian Caleb Duffy and Huey Li will bring the laughter to end the night.
— The WorkShop, 213 E Street, Suite F, reception 5:30 — 8 PM featuring local and Davis native photographer, Katy Karns. Showcasing her «Hands» Series, that she's captured through her travels. Refreshments and cheese provided.
— Sun & Soil 231 G St. # 7 reception: 5 – 7PM “Capturing Impermanence” By Michelle Ngo. Her Oil paintings capture permanent beauty of objects that are impermanent, with a primary focus on the dynamic and delicate forms of glass and botanical still life.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 9AM – 4 PM,
— Logos Books, 513 Second St., 530-400-1083; reception, 6 – 8 pm, multi-media artwork by Marguerite Schaffron.
— Pence Gallery, 212 D St., 530-758-3370; reception, 6 – 9 pm,
Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of Regional Art
June 22- August 19, 2018; Reception: July 13, 6-9 PM (7:30 PM Awards)
The annual Slice juried exhibit of artwork returns after a year hiatus. This display of contemporary art in all media celebrates the work of 34 artists from all over California. This year’s juror was Rachel Clarke, Professor of New Media Art at California State University, Sacramento, who chose pieces that were conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art.
Terraforms: Sculpture by Ianna Frisby
June 22- August 19, 2018; Reception: July 13, 6-9 PM
Ianna Frisby’s new body of work was spurred on by a recent trip to Belize, where she explored underground limestone caves that served as burial grounds and repositories for ancient artifacts. Reflecting on the sense of wonder and awe that arose from the experience, Frisby explored the material geological basis of clay, various glazes and minerals. The resulting installations and wall-mounted sculpture play with reflection, surface texture, and exposing hidden spaces.
Exhibit It! A Community Art Exhibit
July 6-29, Reception: July 13, 6-9 PM (Awards at 7:30 PM)
This summer exhibit celebrates the creativity of artists of all backgrounds! Exhibit It is a non-juried display of 50 works of art in all media, and is open to artists ages 16 and up. To enter, bring one work of art (36” maximum in any direction) ready for installation, and a fee of $20 ($25 for nonmembers) on either June 29 or 30th, 11:30-4 PM. Each artist is eligible for the Community Choice award, or the Curator’s Choice Award, which includes a $100 prize.
Hours: Tuesday — Sunday, 11:30 am – 5 pm
— Three Ladies Café, 130 G St., Suite A, 530-304-3232; reception, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Zodiac”, watercolor and paintings by Zsalto. The show includes a full illustration series of the twelve zodiac signs. Refreshments available and artist present during reception.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
— The Wardrobe, 206 E St., 530-756-1128,
Art Couture California style meets European chic at The Wardrobe. Featuring panting’s by Adele Shaw. Between Adele’s daily painting practice and her immersion into the tepid waters of the Pacific she continued her ongoing study of water. Inspired by the numerous facets and moods of the ocean, her work is formed intuitively with layers of paint replicating the water body as well as the environment and atmosphere of the specific latitude. Reception is accompanied with styles on sale and music by The Sound of Fashion.
Hours: Friday – Wednesday, 12 – 6 pm; Thursday, 12 – 8 pm
— Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., Suite A, 530-758-0544; reception, 3 – 5 pm, a storewide sale and free refreshments during reception.
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
— LIVE PERFORMANCES
1. 3 Mile Brewery Court Yard. 239 G ST,5 :30- 8:30
ADAM ROTH A WORLD TRAVELER KNOWN FOR HIS SOUL AWAKENING MUSIC, DEEP RESOUNDING VOCALS, AND A UNIQUE MIX OF EASTERN AND WESTERN TONES.
2. SARAH’S ALTERATIONS & ECO CLEANERS 222 DST ST. Go see into the creative process by catching a glimpse of how Artist Ryan Winchell does his layered spray paint pieces.
3.HUNT & BOYER MANSION, corner of Second & E St.;live music, 5 — 7 pm, music in Unusual Places presents solo artist, David Jacobin.
4. COULEURS VIVES ART STUDIO, 222 D St., Suite 9b
Live music by a wonderful Davis local vocalist,Laurilyn Kersten
— 2nd Friday ArtAbout Receptions Outside of Downtown:
Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100; reception, 6 – 7:30 pm,
Ergomodern: A Retrospective of the Furniture and Sculpture of Dr. Julian G. Schiller. Ergomodern features the furniture and sculpture of Dr. Julian G. Schiller (1941-2017). The work was influenced by Constructivism, De Stijl and the Bauhaus and the design was informed by Julian's chiropractic training. This exhibit is in the Tsao Gallery.
Unveiled Visions features graphic, virtually augmented work. Viewers will be presented with an image – then utilizing a cellphone or tablet will be able to view an augmented reality and see an image that seemly floats on screen “above” the initial image. The augmented images are text or animated images display the positive message or truth about the initial image/message. This work will be shown in the West Hall and Atrium of the Davis Arts Center.
Artwork on display from July 11- 28
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7 pm; Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm
— International House, 10 College Park, 530-753-5007; reception, 6 – 8 pm, “Art by Committee: mixed mediums or artwork by a group of artists of the members of the House Art Committee. Artwork by Anne Lincoln ,Sharna Hoffman ,Eunyoung Too, Nicki Berglund, Sheila Cordrey, Mary Wu, Ray Borton, Frank Roe, Chris Shackel and Jeff Granett.
Refreshments and artists present during reception.
Artwork on display from June 8 – July 9
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
— The Artery, 207 G St.; 530-758-8330;
reception, 7:00-9:00 pm, “FiberFusion”, fiber art created by Lucy Della Rosa and Sharon McCallum.
Lucy and Sharon will be filling our gallery with weaving, scarves and hats.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Friday 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
— Crepeville, 330 Third St., 530-750-2400, new artist every month.
Hours: Monday — Sunday, 7 am – 11 pm
— El Toro Bravo, 237 D St., 530-750-2500, new artist every month.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 10:30 pm
— John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., 530-756-3938, new artist every month.
Hours: Monday – Tuesday, Closed; Wednesday – Thursday, 11 am – 4 pm; Friday, 11 am – 9 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
— Mishka’s Cafe, 610 Second St., 530-759-0811, new artist every month.
Hours: Monday — Friday, 7 am – 11 pm; Saturday, 7:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday, 8 am – 11 pm
— Philz Coffee, 521 Second St., 530-231-5255, artwork on display by
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 6 am – 8 pm