CREATIVE SONOMA FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
The Wine Country Fires of 2017 remind us that natural disasters are indiscriminate in who they impact individually, yet also of the depth of our inherent instincts to help collectively. Recovery will be a long and difficult journey, but will surely also be filled with miracles of many shapes and sizes. Creative Sonoma has developed new resources for our creative community members who have been affected by the fires, together with ways you can help. Click here to see Creative Sonoma's list of resources, or visit CreativeSonoma.org
OPENING RECEPTION FOR ARTISTRY IN WOOD Reception: November 17, 6-8pm
For twenty-nine years, the Museums of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present Artistry in Wood, a major showcase of fine regional craftsmanship. While firmly grounded in Sonoma County, Artistry in Wood has developed a broader reputation as one of the most respected annual exhibitions of woodwork in the state. All entries are juried by the SCWA Guild and are evaluated by expert judges for the Best of Show, as well as awards of merit. For more information click here.
Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street
WINTERBLAST November 18, 5-9:30pm
Join the SOFA Arts neighborhood for their annual street festival: Winterblast. There will be food, family entertainment, live music, performers, costumes, puppets, the SOFA parade and ART! This event is free. The parade of decorated, illuminated living room furniture on wheels, led by the fabulous Hubbub Club, is not to be missed! Come in costume and join the fun!
Sebastopol Avenue and South A Street
THE WISE FOOL TAROT Exhibition open through November 18
Look to the future! See the Wise Fool Tarot! Local artist and musician Cade Burkhammer spent 15 years creating 85 paintings for this unique 21st century deck. Never before shown, over 50 original images on wood panels are on display.
Backstreet Gallery, behind 312 South A Street
BENEFIT CONCERT WITH PHILHARMONIC Nov 18, 7:30pm & Nov 19, 2pm
The Philharmonic would like to do their part to help make Sonoma County whole again. Join them for their next concerts and support the rebuilding effort. All ticket sales will go directly to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund launched by the Community Foundation. Norman Gamboa is the conductor, Pam Otsuka is on violin and Robby Morales on viola.
SRHS Performing Arts Auditorium, Santa Rosa High School, 1235 Mendocino Avenue
AFTER THE FIRE Exhibition open through November 25
In celebration of the end of the recent horrific blazes, and the rebuilding of normalcy in our beautiful Sonoma County community, Calabi Gallery is rehung with several mini shows including a Pop Up of poignant fire imagery by photographer Penny Wolin. Also on view is a selection of favorite Dia de los Muertos material, art by selected immigrant populations and artists from other parts of the world. Calabi Gallery will be donating 10% of all sales for the duration of this show to relief funds for Sonoma County artist fire victims.
Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street
UNPACKED On display through November 26
Unpacked debuts contemporary works from private collections of Northern California. More than 15 artists are included, providing a rare look into the inspiration for established collectors to build private museums and gift their art to regional institutions. It is the first exhibit of an ongoing initiative to showcase works of private collections to the public. In its inaugural edition, Unpacked exhibits works from the collections of both Debbie and Eric Green and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky.
Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION Exhibition open through November 30
The Día de los Muertos exhibition is a visual feast that combines the traditional with the modern, featuring ofrendas (altars) in the styles of Oaxaca and Michoacán artwork by Peter Perez, Martín Zúñiga, Mario Uribe and Rubén Guzmán and honoring 110 years of Frida Kahlo (created by Liz Camino-Byers). Click here for more information.
History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street
CHRIS MCKEE: THE WONDER YEARS Exhibition open through December 14
Chris, born in Santa Rosa is a Sonoma State and local Junior College alumni and has studied in Egypt and Paris. He employs older more traditional methods of making his paints using raw materials. He also works in sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography to find which medium will suit each finished piece. He often infuses his work with nostalgia. He feels that that which could normally condemn art to kitsch can be made instead to convey a deeper subtext of struggles and triumphs. His result is a multi-faceted view into personal yet approachable works of art.
City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
Public Art Master Plan Adopted
After nearly 3 years of development including securing an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Santa Rosa City Council unanimously adopted The Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan on February 24, 2015. For more information about the development of the plan or email Tara Thompson, Arts Coordinator or call her at 707-543-4512.