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Bud Snow

PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN
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After nearly 3 years of development including securing an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan is nearing completion. The final plan was approved by the Art in Public Places Committee on January 5, 2015, and will be presented to the Santa Rosa City Council for approval on February 24. For more information about the development of the plan, please contact Arts Coordinator Tara Thompson at (707) 543-4512, or tthompson@srcity.org.

 

 

Learning From Fukushima

MUSEUM TALK AND FILM: LEARNING FROM FUKUSHIMA

January 29, 6pm

John Bertucci, co-founder of the group FukushimaResponse, and Mary Beth Brangan, co-director of the Ecological Options Network, will screen the 2012 film “Women of Fukushima” and answer questions from the audience about current and anticipated local impacts of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Meet-the-speakers RECEPTION begins at 6pm, at the Sonoma County Museum. The TALK begins at 7pm and will be held at the University of San Francisco's Santa Rosa Campus. Click HERE for more information.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Sergio Lopez

ART OF THE FIGURE

On Display Through January 29

Experience the timeless tradition of drawing the human figure at Chroma Gallery’s new exhibition of art from members of the Thursday Night Drawing Group. Since early in 2014, more than 30 artists have met to paint and draw from live models, both nude and clothed. This art show features dozens of artworks, ranging from spontaneous 2 minute gestural drawings to glowing paintings of clothed models done over several hours.


Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Indivisible

INDIVISIBLE: AFRICAN-NATIVE AMERICAN LIVES IN THE AMERICAS

January 30, 5-7pm

Join us for the Opening Reception! Jazz by musician Adam Ivey. Performance by Ras K'Dee. Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas was developed, produced, and circulated by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, with generous support from an anonymous donor and the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Tickets sold at the door, $10. Check HERE for more information.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Colin Teague

SAN FRANCISCO MONOTYPES
By Colin Teague

Opening Reception: January 31, 3-5pm

Presented by My Daughter the Framer, experience Colin Teague's monoprints of the San Francisco landscape. On display through February 28.

My Daughter the Framer, 637 4th Street (Inside Corrick's)

 

 

Calabi Gallery

ART INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD

Opening Reception: January 31, 4-7pm

This exhibition encompasses a vast range of artistic interpretations from traditional landscapes and realistic depictions of flora and fauna to abstracted evocations of the artist’s emotional response to the natural world. Artists include Douglas Ballou, Warren Bellows, Holly Downing, Pamela Glasscock, Karen Green, Fran Hardy, Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Mary Jarvis, Sun Jones, Carolyn Lord, Sherrie Lovler, Lucy Martin, Isabelle Proust, Jim Spitzer, Inna Talantova and Richard Wagener. Come celebrate our first show of 2015!

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

 

 

Teen Ensemble

ENSEMBLE 461 WINTER WORKSHOP

Accepting Students Until February 2

New teen ensemble workshop (ages 14-18). Join us for a nine week intensive as we create a collaboratively devised piece of theatre. The class will focus on voice, acting, improvisation, and the creation of a new piece of theatre based on a theme that the class decides. Click HERE to register of for more information.

The Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Ave.

 

 

Bodega

HOLE IN THE HEAD EXHIBITION

On Display Through February 9

The exhibition Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement presents the dramatic story that involved a remarkable array of people. Not only would the battle initiate the anti-nuclear movement nationally and help usher in the age of modern environmentalism; it would transform the nature of civic engagement. A remnant of the proposed power plant remains today—a large hole dug into Bodega Head that is now filled with water. However, the battle has left a much greater legacy.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street 

 

 

Curtis

JAMES CURTIS: "IN APPRECIATION OF LUTHER BURBANK" THE NINTH STREET MURAL SKETCH, 1979

Artist's Reception February 13, 5-7pm
On Display Through February 26

This exhibition showcases the final sketch for the mural "In Appreciation of Luther Burbank", which was under the 9th Street overpass for nearly 30 years. Referencing Luther Burbank’s botanical innovations, and our own Sonoma landscape, this mural captures a special moment in our history while it serves as a living document of a mural that was once an integral part of the Santa Rosa landscape. Viewing hours by appointment. Please call (707) 543-3010.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue 

 

 

 

Street Performer

STREET PERFORMER PERMIT

In 2010 the Santa Rosa City Council approved a new ordinance permitting Street Performers in Santa Rosa! Permit applications are available online and at the Finley Community Center. Permits are free, and you must apply in person at the Finley Community Center with a photo ID.

Application for Street Performer Permit

Guidelines and Information

Street Performers Ordinance

WHAT IS THE ARTS DISTRICT?

Since the 1990s, the City of Santa Rosa has strived to build a thriving public art program. In recent years, these efforts have paid off with tremendous successes, including the creation of the Santa Rosa Arts District.

Since 2006, Downtown Santa Rosa has been a designated Arts District. The community is encouraged to bring art and cultural events to the district, benefiting the area and the entire region.

The goal of the Arts District is to create a beautiful and inspiring destination that maximizes the public’s opportunities to experience art.

On June 2, 2009, the City Council adopted the City of Santa Rosa Arts District Business Plan. Approved by the Art in Public Places Committee in May 2008, the Business Plan identifies and assesses Santa Rosa’s current art and cultural assets and maps out steps which can be taken to develop a rich and vibrant Arts District downtown. It addresses how the Arts District can support itself in the coming years and provides concrete action steps for meeting these goals.

Executive Summary PDF

Complete Business Plan PDF (4MB)

Arts in Santa Rosa Report 11/06 PDF

Arts District Progress Report 12/07PDF

Arts District Phase I Accomplishments & Phase II Focus PDF

The Arts District lies in the area bordered by College Avenue and Bennett Valley Road, and Brookwood Avenue and west of Railroad Square. Click here for a mapPDF.

With venues like Courthouse and Railroad Squares, Juilliard Park, Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, SOFA District and The Sonoma County Museum, a wide range of arts and cultural experiences will celebrate the full spectrum of arts media and expressions. The goal of the Arts District is to create a beautiful and inspiring destination that maximizes the public’s opportunities to experience art.

The Arts District is overseen by the Recreation & Parks Department and the Art in Public Places Committee. Click here to find other Art in Public Places programs, like the Civic Artwalk, public sculpture installations and more!

 

 CONTACT US

Tara Thompson
Arts Coordinator
(707) 543-4512 
tthompson@srcity.org

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