A special monthlong art installation titled “Prelude” opens Friday at 610 Main St. in downtown Woodland.
Chris Daubert, an artist and Sacramento City College professor of art, will be installing an experiential art piece consisting of 2,000 feet of hanging paper panels with rhythmic colored patterns cut into them. The patterns, which create a visual maze, will start at the street windows and recede back into the storefront’s space.
Daubert holds a master of fine arts from UC Davis, is the former director of Sacramento City’s Gregory Kondos Gallery and is considered a major influence in the region’s art scene. His ambitious installations have been described as “arresting” and “amazing.”
A meet-the-artist reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk, which is coordinated by YoloArts in partnership with the city of Woodland and the Historic Woodland Downtown Business Association.
The monthly musical series “Music on Main” at the Barth Building, 423 First St., will feature opera singer Erica LaBranch, accompanied by pianist Phyllis Isaacson, at 5:30 p.m. Following her on stage at 6 p.m. will be Valerie V Vibe, performing jazz standards. Artist Beth Winfield will interpret the two performances with a live art painting demonstration experience.
Hot City will perform New Orleans-style jazz and rumba at the Corner Drug Store, 602 Main St.; and the Gail Force Band will be playing at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. At least 15 other locations in downtown Woodland will host art exhibitions and events.
For the complete listing of locations with addresses, see the map at www.yoloarts.org/programs-and-services/1st-friday-art-walk. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-406-4844.