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A real piece of work! Davis art is everywhere you look

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From page OID14 | September 22, 2013 |

Second Friday ArtAbout / public art: One way Davis likes to liven up its landscapes and neighborhoods is through public art.

Playful sculptures, functional pieces like a wall or a clock, and much more adorn the downtown area, shopping centers, parks, greenbelts and buildings throughout Davis.

Local galleries combine efforts for a festive evening on the second Friday of each month. For each Second Friday ArtAbout, galleries welcome visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. and host exhibits where people can meet artists and enjoy music and refreshments. The community’s outdoor and indoor public art is available all the time for people to see — and, in some cases, to climb on.

For example, a stroll through downtown might take you past “The Joggers” at Third and F streets, “Solar Intersections” at the train depot, “Clepsydra” clock and water feature on the E Street Plaza, the pieces in Central Park, or one of a couple of murals on downtown buildings.

And public art is in every other corner of Davis … just look around!

* More information: A public art walking tour guide can be picked up at the Yolo County Visitors’ Bureau at 132 E St., Suite 200, Davis.

Transmedia sculpture walk: In February 2012, art gallery owner John Natsoulas, in collaboration with Monto H. Kumagai, a software developer, and local artist Finley Fryer, unveiled a transmedia sculpture walk highlighting various pieces of artwork in key locations throughout downtown Davis.

One of the most striking is “Stan, the Submerging Man,” in front of the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. About 15 more pieces have been installed around town, but the sculptures in the art walk can change each year.

Each sculpture on the transmedia walk has a radio frequency identification technology chip embedded into
it over which participants may wave their cell phones to interactively learn about each work of art.

* Location: Pick up a map at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St.
* More information: www.natsoulas.com; www.bulatag.com/Transmedia_Sculpture_Walk_Map.html

Davis murals: Large-format murals grace downtown Davis, thanks to a team of local artists who donated their talents, and to gallery owner John Natsoulas, who donated the supplies. At the time of publication, 15 murals were completed, with more planned. Davis’ own William Maul, renowned painter and muralist, whose international reputation stems from his art and mural work in the movies “Bowfinger” and “Cotillion 65,” led the mural team, which was composed of National Art Award winners, professors and Davis High School’s own painting instructor Ted Fontaine participating.

* Location: All over Davis; pick up a map at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St.
* More information: www.natsoulas.com

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