POP-UP ART SHOW – SONOMA ALLEY GALLERY
Michael Bartlett Announces New Exhibition of 40+ Paintings
at the Alley Gallery in Sonoma
May 18th to 29th, 2023
Sonoma-based oil painter and art teacher, Michael E. Bartlett, is set to unveil his newest collection of more than forty luminous paintings in a comprehensive exhibition curated and managed by gallerist and fine art appraiser Eileen Ruggeri-Coccia. The exhibition is his first show in 35 years since his show at the Marin Headlands Art Center and is scheduled to run from May 18th to 29th, 2023 at the Alley Gallery, a pop-up art venue located behind the La Haye Art Center at 148 E Napa St, Sonoma, California.
Alongside Bartlett’s paintings, Eileen Ruggeri-Coccia will showcase her line of jewelry. The gallery will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with Bartlett conducting painting demonstrations.
MEET THE ARTISTS
The exhibition runs May 18th to 29th, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a private reception for friends and family on May 19th and a public reception on May 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where both artists will be on hand to discuss their works. RSVPs for the receptions are appreciated: See show webpage for more info
A solo exhibition of ceramics mapping themes of climate and place through experimental design, fire, and flux studies by Kala Stein. Exploring motifs of water, fragility, and changing landscapes through vessels and wall art, Stein considers the ceramic process a metaphor for geologic and climate change. She uses the kiln to simulate geologic transformation including cracking, melting, flow and fluxing. Stein explores the wonder of ceramic material, the love of being near water, and laments negative impacts of the Anthropocene Epoch. By leveraging the inherent fragility of ceramics, a theme emerges that contemplates the sublime, being and loss within the context of climate change in Northern California.
April 14 – May 7, 2023
ATMOSPHERIC EVENTS (FREE AND OPEN TO ALL)
Quench: Things For and About
Gallery Reception and Artist’s Talk Thursday, April 7
4:00-7:00pm, Artist’s Talk 6:00-6:15pm
Open Hours: 1:00-6:00pm on March 23, 24, 30, April 6, 12, 20, and 27th
Or to make a viewing appointment with the artist, please contact Kala: firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-490-1019
Quench: Things For and About Water is a culmination of ceramic work by Kala Stein. The exhibition explores motifs of water, fragility, and changing landscapes through vessels, wall work, and experimental design.
Stein considers the ceramic process a metaphor for geologic and climate change and uses the kiln to simulate geologic transformation. Cracking, melting, and fusing photographic imagery, earthen material and metallic glaze, she explores the wonder of ceramic material, the love of being near water, and laments the depletion of natural resources.
By leveraging the inherent fragility of ceramics, a theme emerges that contemplates beauty, value and loss within the context of climate change in Northern California.
For more information on Kala, or to see more examples of her work, please visit kalastein.com or make an appointment for a combo studio/gallery visit by calling or texting 585-490–1019
For the entire month of September Sonoma County artist Fred Parker will be hosting his sixth Alley Gallery exhibition. Fred will be available in the gallery from 1PM – 6PM every day except Mondays from September 4th – 26th.
As in previous years, Fred will set up an easel in the gallery and will be working on his newest painting while awaiting visitors.
For more information on Fred Parker, or to see more examples of his work, please visit parkerfineart.com
Edwin Hamilton & Jenifer Kent
The Shape of Time
Presenting Sandy Young’s new work in mixed media with kiln-formed glass.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the complete “Being” Series (to date). Show lasts 4 Days Only!
Open the following Hours and by appointment:
Thursday, June 6: Reception from 5:30-7:30
Friday, June 7: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, June 8: Noon – 5 pm
Sunday, June 9: Noon – 5 pm
To set up an appointment outside of these hours, call 707-766-4519
More information about Sandy Young: sandyyoung.com
David Pleydell-Bouverie commissioned 2 bronze sculptures by Jim Callahan to honor the wildlife that surrounded him on his ranch in Glen Ellen and to help educate the visitors to his land about the abundant life there.
The wildfires of October, 2017 burned over 75% of the Bouverie Audubon Preserve and several buildings and their contents were destroyed.
One of the sculptures survived and one did not.
An installation in Alley Gallery hints at the enormous power and nurturing resilience of nature.