Friday, August 22, 2014

Second Friday ArtAbout: It’s a progressive party

This drawing of the UC Davis Arboretum by Pete Scully will be on exhibit through Dec. 5 at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. A Second Friday ArtAbout reception is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Courtesy photo

From page A1 | November 09, 2011 |

Art, music, food and friends will be featured at the Second Friday ArtAbout, a series of receptions and viewings Friday at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond.

All events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists.

In addition, Bob Gonzalez’s jazz ensemble, No Bones About It, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street downtown.

This local group includes a trombone quartet plus saxophone, vocalist and rhythm section and has performed at the Davis Farmers Market, Davis Jazz Festival, Sacramento International Airport and the Capitol Rotunda.

Live music will also be featured at various receptions, including French Cuff Consignment, Armadillo Music, Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, Cloud Forest Café and Riki Design.

Other highlights are hot wax encaustic painting demonstrations by Suzanne Bell at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at Lyon Real Estate, 401 Second St., and live sketching by Pete Scully at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

For more information, or e-mail

Art receptions and viewings are planned at:

* Armadillo Music, 205 F St., (530) 758-8058, reception, 7-9 p.m. “Kimchi Kawaii,” Holly Guenther, crafts, digital art, through Dec. 5. Music at reception. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

* The Artery, 207 G St., (530) 758-8330, reception, 7-9 p.m. “Comfort and Joy: A Celebration of Fiber Art,” group show, through Nov. 29. Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

* The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., (530) 758-4040, reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Pete Scully, Davis urban sketches, through Dec. 5. Live sketching demonstration. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

* Burgers & Brew and Crepeville, 403 Third St. and 330 Third St., (530) 750-3600 and 750-2400, joint receptions, 6:30-8 p.m., “Across Corners; Paintings, Collages, Photography,” Marlene K. Lee’s abstract watercolor and collage; Sandy Weaver’s glass mosaics and mirrors; Clarence Major’s bold oils; and Ky Dally’s photography. Receptions will feature special menu items. Hours: Burgers & Brew: Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m.; Crepeville: Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

* ciocolat, 301 B St., (530) 753-3088, reception, 6-8 p.m., La Ville Logan, pastel and watercolor, through Dec. 31. Hours; Sunday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

* Cloud Forest Café, 222 D St., Suite 10, (530) 753-2164, reception, 5-7 p.m. “Espressoism — The Art of Matthew Harral,” Matthew Harral, coffee on paper and pen & ink, through Jan. 2. Live acoustic music at reception. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., (530) 756-4100, viewing, “8 Visions: Art Quilts,” group quilt exhibit, through Nov. 18. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, 760 Fifth St., (530) 758-3374, reception, 6-9 p.m., rotating “Team Davis” student art, group show, through Nov. 30, music at reception and kids welcome to create art.

* Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive, (530) 756-3682, reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “In Plain Sight” photography, Jerry Schimke, through Nov. 27. DMTC will be performing “Bye Bye Birdie” at 8:15 p.m.; for tickets, go to

* Delta of Venus, 122 B St., (530) 753-8639, reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Dreamscapes,” Kirsten Young, mixed-media paintings, through Nov. 26. Soul records by Mr. Glass at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

* French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St., (530) 756-3724, reception, 5-9 p.m. “Color Is, As Color Does,” Adele Sonora, watercolor, through Dec. 5. Live music beginning at 5:45 p.m. at reception: Justin & the Jetpack (funk/rock). Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* International House, 10 College Park, (530) 753-5007, reception, 6-8 p.m. “Pieces of Me,” Deborah Barr-Braiyman, oil painting, through Dec. 6. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Lyon Real Estate, 401 Second St., (530) 758-0720, reception, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Suzanne Bell, encaustic painting, through Jan. 1. 6-8 p.m., live demonstration (beeswax, tree resin, colored pigments applied hot with paint brush). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

* John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., (530) 756-3938, reception 7-9 p.m. “25 Years of Ted Fontaine’s Paintings” & “Going Places,” group show (Ted Fontaine, Frank Damiano, Leslie Toms), oil paintings, through Nov. 26. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

* Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall, UC Davis (former University Club), 752-8500, reception, 5-8 p.m. “Birds: A Kinetic Installation,” Chico MacMurtie, computer-driven kinetic sculpture. Also showing selection from the “Fine Art Collection,” featuring more than 20 artists. Show through Dec. 11.

* nestware, 207 F St., (530) 757-6400, reception, 6-9 p.m. “The Cover Up Series,” Sergio Saenz, photography, through Nov. 23. Music and refreshments from Tres Hermanas. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

* Nina’s Studio, 241 F St., (530) 758-9221, reception, 6-9 p.m. Karisa Adams, oils, through February. Music and refreshments at reception. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

* The Paint Chip, 217 F St., (530) 753-5093, reception, 6-8:30 p.m. Skyler Thuss, acrylic paint on canvas, through Nov. 25. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Pence Gallery, 212 D St., (530) 758-3370, reception, 6-9 p.m. “Holiday Market,” art and crafts by local and regional artists, plus glass and beaded jewelry by Urban Goddess through Dec. 23; “Day of the Dead,” group show, altars, ceramics and contemporary artworks, through Nov. 20; “Clay Dust,” Trudy Baltz, Marsha Elam and Heidi Murray, sculpture, through Nov. 11. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Ray Johnston Photography, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (Chen Building) (530) 756-0499, reception, 6-9 p.m. “Books,” Painting & “Namaste Man,” sculpture, Michael Van Berg; photography by five artists: “Naturally Attractive,” Mark Castellucci; “Half a Century of Photography,” Ray Borton; “Sierra Nevada Fall,” Jason Branz; “11/11/11,” Gwladys LeGuen; “Less Traveled,” Tim Halling. On display one night only, Nov. 11. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Riki Design, 202 E St., (530) 756-8048, reception 6-8:30 p.m. “Inspired by Japan,” Marieke De Waard, mixed media, through Jan. 2. Live music by The Sourterrain and special sales at reception. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Risto Hair International, 325 G St., (530) 759-7098, reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. James Angello, acrylic paintings, through Nov. 30. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

* Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4 (near Mace Boulevard at Interstate 80), (530) 747-2044, reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clyde Elmore, photography, through Dec. 5. Plus: Live music by guitarist Elizabeth Busch at reception.

* Roots Fair Trade, 231 G St., Suite 8, (530) 758-2125. reception, 6-8 p.m. Merle Reivich, painting, through Dec. 4. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., (530) 758-0544, reception, 2-8 p.m. Mamadu, mixed media. Live music at reception. One night only. Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.



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