The December show “True Colors — Celebrating Unity through Art and Culture” is a multicultural exhibit of art expressing “who we are” as a community of many different cultures and beliefs.
The group exhibition includes the paintings, prints and multi-media work of artists Margaryta Chaplinska, Jose Di Gregorio, Teresa Mihalko Harbert, Jeremy Peconom and Melanie Yazzie. Cultures represented in the exhibition include Russian, Ukranian, Hispanic and Native American.
Special to the exhibition’s opening reception on Friday, Dec. 6, will be a 6:30 p.m. talk by Sandy Holman, author and director of the Culture Co-op in Davis, who, along with artist Melissa Marzon, will present “Expressing our Best Selves and Living a Full Life” in Room 106.
The 30-minute presentation will be followed with a performance by interns of the Culture Co-op, the organization founded by Holman that promotes strength through diversity. Holman’s award-winning children’s books fostering awareness and appreciation for cultural differences will be available.
Throughout the evening’s reception, Julie Dachtler and Lorenzo Kristov will take turns on the piano in the first-floor atrium. Dachtler will play holiday favorites and Kristov will play Cuban, Brazilian and jazz.
The reception will include wine-tasting and appetizers with an international flair, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, coinciding with downtown Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk.
“True Colors — Celebrating Unity through Art and Culture” will run through Jan. 15 at Gallery 625, the public art gallery curated by YoloArts in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. Regular gallery viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
For more information, call YoloArts at 530-406-4844, or visit yoloarts.org.