February 26, 2017
Downtown Woodland is enlivened with art and music during the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, March 3rd starting at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to meet artists, take in a variety of art, live music performances, and enjoy light refreshments at select locations. Many retail shops will extend their hours during this monthly free event.
YoloArts Gallery 625 Presents: 'Til Death Do Us Art will feature the artwork of Kurt Fishback and Cassandra Reeves in an exhibition of drawings, ceramic sculpture and mixed media collages. Opening March 2 through April 4 at 625 Court St., a meet the artist reception is set for 5:30 - 8 p.m. Fishback’s work has been included in major exhibitions and collections in the U.S. and internationally. This exhibition will feature sculptures Fishback made beginning in the 1960's. Since 1979, Fishback's fine art focus has been making portraits of artists in their studios and "most personal spaces" and has gained him visibility and recognition having photographed over three hundred artists to "produce images that share themselves, their art, art and their environment" with the viewer. 'Til Death Do Us Art will also showcase drawings by Fishback, all made over the last four years using a mix of pencils, pens, and brush mediums on acid-free paper. Reeves is a singer, energy healer, shamanic practitioner as well as an artist. Her background in shamanism and healing work is evident in all of her work - from collage to simple landscapes. Singer-songwriter Michael B. Justis of Davis will be performing Folk Blue music during the reception.
The Mosaic Children's Museum First Friday Pop Up Gallery at 539 Main St. hosts an exhibition by the Woodland Parent Nursery School (WPNS). The abstract artwork that will be displayed is a combination of many different types of techniques, as well as fun art materials that include paint, glue, chalk, bubble wrap, and boxes. WPNS is a play based preschool for children ages three to pre-K that has been a part of the Woodland community for over 60 years. WPNS is a Preschool where the parents help run the school and learning is done through full sensory experiences. Parents learn about child growth and development while providing a nursery school learning experience for their children. The Mosaic Children's Museum will feature ongoing First Friday community based art exhibitions that foster interactive learning.
Additional locations to visit during the art walk include:
For information regarding the First Friday Art Walk visit Dowoodland.com