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Cathie James-Robinson January Exhibition

Gallery 1855 announces the solo exhibition of mixed-media artist Cathie James-Robinson, running through January. A reception is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.

She has spent her life creating art, working in all types of media, including painting (with watercolor, acrylic and soft pastels), drawing (graphite, color pencils and ink), sculpture of all types, assemblage and fine-art photography.

Originally a self-taught artist, she decided to attend American River College in 2008, where she learned under faculty in the art and photography departments. She received degrees in art and art new media as well as a certificate in freelance photography.

During her time at ARC, she was published twice in American River Magazine and participated in numerous student exhibits, winning Best 2-D in show for her pastel, “Moody Mountain View.”

After honing her skills, she became increasingly interested in combining her fine art, photography and assemblage into single mixed-media art pieces.

The art in this show has been created using her original paintings, photographs and drawings, as well as hand-made stencils and stamps. The repeated ink drawings and photographs used in the art have been reproduced from her originals and applied with unique transfer techniques.

Formerly known as Cathie Bechtell, a resident of El Dorado County for 35 years, she has lived in Davis for the past two years and has fallen in love with the lifestyle and art community.

Gallery 1855 is a nonprofit gallery in the historic Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. More can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.

 

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Art of Celebration Group Art Show

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce the Art of Celebration group art exhibition. Art lovers and artists are welcome to come and gather to view this one of a kind group show. Over 30 artists from Davis and surrounding areas will show their photography, paintings, and drawings interpreting their view of celebration. The artist reception and open house with seasonal treats will be held Sunday, December 10th from 1-4:00pm. The exhibition can be viewed December 7-December 30th from 9-3:00 pm Monday-Friday.  Everyone is welcome to come to meet and support our local artists.

 

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art exhibition held at the historic Davis Cemetery District office at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA.  Visitors are encouraged to visit the gallery and enjoy the art then stroll the scenic gardens on the grounds. More information can be found at http://www.daviscemetery.org

Sukhee Kwon “Artist Abundance” Mixed Media Art Exhibition 

 

Gallery 1855 (located at 820 Pole Line Road) is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of artist Sukhee Kwon from September 8-September 30th. The special artist reception with light refreshmentss will be held September 10th from 1-4:00 pm.

Sukhee is known for her colorful abstract works painted on a variety of mediums such as fans. The vibrant florals and powerful brush work will capture the imagination of the audience.

Born in Korea in the 1950’s, Sukhee grew up playing among wild flowers and war remnants while dreaming of living in America as an artist. After a lifetime of turns and tribulations purusing her art, she now lives in America as an artist.

As a contribution to the artists of the world, she created an international Fine Arts Collaborative to promote artists, their works new attitude, new cliché “Artist Abundance!” and to educate parents of young children with dreams.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art gallery located at the historic cemetery district office. Visitors are welcome to view the art Monday-Friday from 9-3:00pm and on the Second Sunday of every month from 1-4:00pm.

More details on this show and a calendar of upcoming events can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

The Places We Built Solo Exhibition of Nicole Seisler

Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA)  is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of artist Nicole Seisler. The exhibition will run from August 12-August 31st and will have an opening reception August 13th from 1-4:00pm.  Nicole Seisler is an interdisciplinary artist who creates sculpture, installation, and public art that investigate themes of time, ephemerality, and the overlapping roles of artist/viewer/participant/collaborator.

The Places We Built is a new layer of Nicole Seisler’s ongoing project, Hand Pressed Souvenirs, which integrates social practice, ceramics, and the use of walking as an art-making tool. The project uses clay as the conceptual and material conduit for forging tangible, intimate connections between people and the places in which they live, work, and travel. Nicole uses customized field kits to bring blocks of wet porcelain on walks throughout neighborhoods where participants use the malleable material to make impressions of architectural details that visually and culturally define a place. These Hand Pressed Souvenirs, much like clay tablets of the earliest societies, become records of particular moments in history. One side of each ceramic object shows sharp details of architecture and design while the other side retains the lines and marks of the hand that produced it. The space between people and place is literally embodied by the raw clay and, once fired, it is permanently solidified. The growing collection of Hand Pressed Souvenirs maps our global cities and spaces through personal connections, stories, and memories.

Nicole’s exhibition at Gallery 1855 is a new iteration of this archival mapping process. Using the porcelain souvenirs as molds, Nicole casts new compositions in handmade paper, thereby forming fresh connections amongst the seven year old collection of souvenirs. This body of work serves as memories of memories, an archive of an archive of our shared experiences of place.

Nicole received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited her work at international venues including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Elmhurst Art Museum, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach; NEXT Art Fair, Chicago; Alto Galleria, Brussels; and Flash Atoyle in Izmir, Turkey. Reviews of Nicole’s work have been published in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Ceramics Monthly, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and the Palm Beach Arts Paper. Nicole has been awarded the City of Boston Public Art Grant, the Fort Point Arts Community Public Art Fund, and she received the Maria Scholarship for her residency with ACRE Projects. Nicole has taught ceramics part-time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lake Forest College, and full-time at the University of Washington. She is currently the Lincoln Visiting Professor of Ceramics at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art gallery located at the Davis Cemetery District office at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. For more details on this event and other please go to www.daviscemetery.org.

 

 

 

Show and Tell Open Mic

Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum (820 Pole Line Road, Davis) will host its first ever open-mic event modeled after your favorite elementary school activity “Show and Tell” on August 12th starting at 11:00 am.

Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum has a long history of celebrating the stories and history of the community. We have partnered with professional memoir writer Emma Fulenwider. Emma hosts Show and Tell events throughout the Sacramento area as a fun way to promote memoir writing in the community.

“A lot of people want to write their life experiences down, but they are intimidated by the writing process and they don’t know where to start. Show and Tell is a great starting point because there is no writing involved, people choose a special story from their life and tell it to others.”

Participants are encouraged to bring items of special personal significance and come prepared to show their treasure and tell the story behind it.

“This isn’t Antiques Road Show, don’t bring the oldest or most valuable thing in your home. Bring something that is special to you for a reason that only you know about.”

This event will coincide with our Davis Cemetery District history weekend. Which will include a self-guided tour made up of the personal histories of its residents and an art opening by ceramic artist Nicole Seisler who’s work features hand pressed ceramics that tell a story of her life and travels.

For event details, visit the Davis Cemetery District is a historic cemetery that offers community events that celebrate the art and culture of our diverse community. Visit our event calendar at http://www.daviscemetery.org or contact Emma Fulenwider at emma@cedarpen.com for additional details.

*Thoughts and opinions expressed by guests at our community events are not representative of the Davis Cemetery District, staff or Board of Trustees.show-and-tell-Logo-Finale23-620x400

Davis Waldorf School Student Art Exhibition

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the talented students of the Davis Waldorf School This exhibition will feature work from Davis Waldorf students 1-8 entitled “Connecting with the Natural World Through the Eyes of A Child”.  The exhibition will run from July 1-July 30th and the opening reception will be held Sunday, July 9th from 1-4:00pm. The opening will include a free performance from the Davis Waldorf Fiddlers.
A deep appreciation for nature is expressed in this art exhibit which shows that every child is an artist everyone has their own unique connections to nature. The display ranges from second grade to eight grade, using chalk drawings, beeswax crayon art, charcoal drawings, and watercolor paintings. As you peruse the artwork, enjoy the individual details each child adds to their work. The display includes the work of the seventh graders who have studies briefly about social justice and the human rights movements, which they will explore in depth in eighth grade. They each chose a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech to enhance their paintings of the red hills of Georgia.

Gallery 1855 is a premiere non-profit art gallery featuring contemporary art. It is located at the Davis Cemetery District office.

“Hand of Man” F/8 Photography Group Exhibition

Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road, announces the F/8 photography group art exhibition featuring local artists Anne Miller, Dave L. Robertson, Richard Haliburton, Dennis McCoy, Joseph Finkleman, Tim Messick, Rob Floerke and Michael Radin.

The collection, centering on the theme “Hand of Man,” will run throughout June. The show features each artists’ interpretation of the theme. Davis artist Tim Messick photographed man-made things that have been altered somewhat by time and the elements. Photographer Anne Miller’s work started with a man-made surface and the work ultimately becomes something else in her treatment of the subject. While nature enthusiast Robert Floerke’s images explore the past and mystery of the “Ancient Ones’ or Anasazi.

A free artists reception will be held Sunday, June 11th, from 1 to 4 p.m. The show is inspired by the 1930s’ famous group of photographers that lived in and around San Francisco that called themselves the F/64 club. It wasn’t that they actually used this very small f/stop but rather it was the idea of infinite depth of field that intrigued them. Before, for decades, photography had many adherents to a romantic soft-focus or selective-focus style. Using a small aperture meant that there wasn’t a specific obvious plane of focus, thus the viewer could make their own choice on what was important to them about the image and not be told by the photographer where to look.
It is in this spirit that this group of largely Yolo County photographers have come together to critique each other’s work. The eight artists all have different interests and visions, but one common passion is to perfect and develop their specific talents.
All ages are welcome and encouraged to visit the gallery, located on the grounds of the Davis Cemetery. For more information, visit www.daviscemetery.org

 

 

 

Summertime Group Art Exhibition

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Shake off those winter doldrums with our first annual “Summertime” exhibition. Artists from all mediums have shared their interpretation of this wonderful season. Exhibition will run from May 4th-May 31st.  The reception will be held on Sunday, May 21st from 1-4:00 pm. Grab a friend and enjoy an afternoon of delightful work from some of your favorite artists.

Featuring:  Linda Ayre, Mary Ellen Bauer, Koel Breslin, Pearl Caysentes, Simon Dvorak, Dalia Frank, Donald Hartman, Mark Howell, Charles V. Mcdonald, Mary Ann Montague,  Barbara Mortkowitz,  Diane Mohar, Cathie James-Robinson, Lin Lindert, Ann Privateer, Marguerite Schaffron, Susan Scholey, Cathy Speck, Crystal Vagnier, and Thelma Weatherford and Linda Ziskind!

 

Dave Hennessy  “Goose Cameos Served With a Medley of Botanicals” Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 1 2017-April 30, 2017

Artist Reception: April 9, 2017 1-4:00pm.

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce an exciting exhibition from artist Dave Hennessy. The exhibition will run from April 1-April 30th and a special artist reception will be held Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 1-4:00pm.

Dave Hennessy is a photographer who creates ethereal and surreal images of his natural surroundings. The images are printed on aluminum that is infused with dyes and wood board that is marked with ink. His use of alternative materials gives the work the appearance of a painting. Wood amplifies the image’s organic earthiness.  Aluminum amplifies the image’s luminosity even under normal room lighting. His work reflects his artistic influences of Ansel Adams, Richard Diebenkorn (figurative paintings), Morris Graves, Edouard Manet (flower paintings), Odilon Redon, Joseph Mallord, William Turner, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and James McNeill Whistler. This will be a must see exhibition.

“Twenty-three of the twenty-four images in this exhibit were captured within easy walking distance of my home.  The twenty-fourth image was created entirely digitally. Hopefully, in capturing and working with the images I have revealed some of the extraordinary and the miraculous hiding-in-plain-sight in the everyday-ordinary.  Something grand is always nearby—one doesn’t have to go somewhere special.

Integral to the experience of each work is its title, square format, and medium.  In contrast to a rectangle, squares better lend themselves to a more immediate and intimate experience of the image.  The rectangular format encourages the eye to move from end to end.  Consequently, the image feels more “out there.”  The square format encourages the eye to move around.  The image feels more “close-up.”