Six native artists pool their abilities over Thanksgiving weekend to create an Artist Vacation Sale. The occasion is going down on the new Seven Stars Gallery, 210 Spring Avenue, Nevada Metropolis, opened by the Oddfellows within the former Rogers Body Store. The brand new gallery was created to supply the neighborhood with an area to showcase native expertise. A brand new present is hung in the beginning of every month. The Oddfellows welcomed the concept of the “pop-up” present going down in area.
The artists concerned on this exhibition provide advantageous jewellery, hand-forged knives, woodworking, advantageous artwork and prints, eco-printed fiber artwork, and purposeful ceramics.
Meg Blacksmith, advantageous jewellery
Eric Clausen, hand cast knives
Steve Danner, bowls and objects in turned wooden
Randy Griffis, painter/ pen and ink/ illustrations/ prints and originals
Sierra Mohr, scarves and eco-printed clothes
Penny St. Claire, ceramic
Jewellery artist, Meg Black-Smith started making jewellery in 1975 whereas residing in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She apprenticed for 2 years at Elfstone Silver and Gold and continued her jewellery profession when she returned to California in 1978. In 1984 she and her husband moved to Nevada Metropolis. Meg works primarily in sterling silver, but additionally makes use of gold stuffed and gold, particularly as accents. The gem stones she makes use of are fastidiously diversified and sourced from all around the world. Meg has gained a number of awards at craft exhibits for her jewellery. Meg’s jewellery is constructed to final and to be loved.
At 18, Eric Clausen was a avenue artist in Berkeley, creating and promoting metallic sculptures. From there he continued to make ornamental ironwork for properties and public areas in San Francisco. A few of his works have been put in within the entrance arch of the California School of the Arts in Oakland. His work included curved stair railings, portals, chandeliers and hearth screens. His forging took him to the California Blacksmith Affiliation the place he served as president from 1981 to 1982. He presently lives in North San Juan and makes the Damascus knives he’ll provide on the market.
Steve Danner is an area wooden turner. He has lived within the space for about seven years. He loves working with wooden that has been collected from just lately felled bushes. From there he locations the wooden on a lathe and shapes it into an exquisite turned object or bowl. Steve’s pleasure of woodturning is seeing what each bit of wooden reveals when it comes to grain, texture and coloration because it turns right into a bowl, tray or artistic object.
Randy Griffis is a longtime resident of the North San Juan Ridge space. Her work pays homage to the character of the ridge in ink, acrylic, coloured pencils and wooden carvings. He has illustrated a variety of publications for Peaceable Valley Farm Provide and is a grasp at capturing the essence of vegetation.
Sierra Mohr, an area for over 45 years, considers herself a fiber artist. She was launched to eco-friendly dyeing about 12 years in the past. Seeing the approach for the primary time, she was full of pleasure and instantly knew she needed to be taught the method. She took eco-dyeing from easy scarves to residence equipment and initially designed clothes. She has gained quite a few awards domestically on the Nevada County Truthful and the California State Truthful and has taught statewide.
Penelope St. Claire has been actively working with clay and instructing artwork to adults and youngsters because the Eighties. She seeks so as to add magnificence to the world, creating elegant symmetry in type and sample in her ceramic items. purposeful. She presently works on the 4 Winds Ceramic studio in North San Juan.
The Artists’ Vacation Sale will happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. November 25-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Seven Stars Gallery, 210 Spring Avenue, Nevada Metropolis. The group invitations everybody to cease by, see their creations and care for some vacation buying all completed by native artists. With the variability on provide, one is certain to search out one thing interesting.
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