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Natalie Nelson

Pence Gallery: We’re overflowing with gratitude

Gratitude is a virtue that I try to cultivate daily, and this past week has been one filled with acts of generosity and kindness. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy Sunday’s Garden Tour in West Davis. The crew of volunteers were amazing, and we have to thank our garden greeters, Garden Tour […]

Pence Gallery: See artists at work during Garden Tour

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 24th annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 3, from noon to 5 p.m., where visitors will enjoy a peek into 10 spectacular gardens in the area west of Highway 113 in West Davis. Visitors will get ideas for new landscaping, chat with vendors and Master Gardeners, and see amazing ideas for […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Three new exhibits usher in spring

This March, the Pence Gallery is unveiling three new art exhibits to mark the early arrival of spring. From Shenny Cruces’ solo exhibit blending teacups, old dressers and baby rabbits, to the dynamic father/daughter team of Camille and Peter VandenBerge, to the exceptional paintings of Miles Hermann, this month will be inspiring. Hermann’s exhibit, “Seventeen Paintings,” […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Emerging artist’s exhibit is popular

One truly rewarding aspect of my job involves supporting emerging artists in the community. Recently, an artist commended me on giving a wonderful painter her first solo exhibit at the Pence. I had to say, “It’s just part of my job.” None of us get where we are going alone, and struggle often is part […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Ocean inspires artists in ‘Seastruck’ exhibit

Artists have long attempted to capture the beauty of our oceanic environment, and the marvel of the large and small creatures that live in it. Assembling sculpture and paintings by artists who emphasize man’s connection to the ocean and related environmental concerns, the “Seastruck” exhibit includes work by Sandy Calhoun, Carol Dalton, Jon Gariepy, Susannah […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Gifts of art, in the gallery and at Holiday Market

In this time of rampant consumerism, I am a believer in the sentiment expressed by the Greek poet Pindar, “Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” Small gifts are a fact of life in my household, and we give them with great […]

December 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Surprise someone in your life with hand-made arts, crafts

The Pence Gallery is getting ready for winter cheer this month, with our annual Holiday Market display open from Nov. 14 to Dec. 23. Filled with great gift items such as knitted scarves, jewelry, hand-crafted jewelry and pottery, the Holiday Market taps into our need to escape the chaos of shopping at the mall. So […]

November 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: A trio of exhibits usher in fall

This month, the feeling around Davis is that fall is finally here. At the Pence, we always open three exhibits in fall, following our annual art auction fundraiser in late September. “The Sign of Rhythm,” a solo exhibit of Mark L. Emerson’s recent watercolor and acrylic abstract paintings, is an amazingly vibrant show in terms […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Art of all kinds will go up for bids

This month at the Pence Gallery, all three galleries are filled with 170 works of art, just in time for Art Auction 2014. Ranging from photography and painting to mixed media and ceramics, the auction exhibit includes pieces donated by some of the region’s finest artists. This year, we have pulled out all the stops […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Catch three exhibits before they close

During August, three exhibits that opened earlier this summer will be closing at the Pence Gallery. This is the last moment to savor an eclectic array of exhibits, especially if you love to come out for Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout. On Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., hundreds of residents will be out to rub […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Community artists hang up their works

I haven’t seen any of the work slated for our current “Community Hang-Up” exhibit at the Pence Gallery. As of press time, the work and the artists are a mystery, yet I am always pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of work that arrives during our drop-off dates, which conclude Wednesday, July 2, from […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Hit the road to see ‘Cartalk’

I’ve never really understood America’s fascination with cars. My first car was a 1980 diesel Oldsmobile sedan, with deep scratches in the paint that I tried to fix with nail polish. The droopy fabric ceiling was stapled in place by my dad, and hosted mice in the winter who loved to nest under the hood. […]

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Garden Tour showcases beautiful outdoor spaces

The Pence Garden Tour is just around the corner, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Join us for a lovely day of strolling through the expansive gardens of North Davis. This year, six gardens will delight participants, a smaller tour than previous years due to the large size of the selected properties. Several […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Six gardens on display at gallery’s annual tour

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 23rd annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., where visitors will enjoy a picturesque look into six spectacular gardens in the rural and semi-rural areas of North Davis, including North Davis Farms. The tour allows visitors to gain ideas for new landscaping, chat with […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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