SHARI KADAR: A RETROSPECTIVE On view: May 22 - July 12, 2018 Reception: Thursday, May 24, 5-7pm
Shari Kadar, a native of Hungary, is an artist of many media who has made Santa Rosa her home and studio for the last 16 years. This exhibit will feature the breadth of Kadar’s work which includes paintings, stone carvings, ceramics, painted wooden eggs, and embroidery. Her embroidery is a Hungarian tradition, “irasos", known for elaborate designs consisting of stylized natural forms. Because Kadar hopes that the traditional irasos embroidery will survive and even adapt to modern tastes, she has created her own uniquely Californian patterns such as the quail. Kadar graduated in 1989 from California College of Arts in Oakland with high honors. At CCA, she majored in sculpture but discovered a love of painting. She now paints primarily large oils, semi-abstract plant life or problematic human figures.
Senior Art Show July 17 - September 6, 2018 Reception: Thursday, July 19, 1-4pm
Featuring the art of Sonoma County Seniors, this popular annual exhibit’s goal is to enhance seniors’ lives by encouraging the joy of creativity and providing an opportunity to share their art in a professional setting. Participants are beginning to professional level senior artists (over 60) affiliated with agencies that either provide art classes or serve older adults. The exhibit is sponsored by the County of Sonoma Adult and Aging Division. Make sure to attend the reception and enjoy art, live music, coffee, cookies, and artists demonstrating their work!