Lots to see at this First Friday’s Art Walk! (press release)

So much local art to check out on June 2 — plus a raffle!

Brackmann - Westside II - Mendocino Quilt Artists at the Corner Gallery.
Brackmann – Westside II – Mendocino Quilt Artists at the Corner Gallery.

MENDOCINO CO, 5/31/17 — It’s First Friday time again in Ukiah, with an ever-growing list of different locations to check out local art, meet local artists, explore downtown, and enjoy the summer evening with friends, family, refreshments and more.

Adriana Dakin - Self Portrait will be at Art Center Ukiah.
Adriana Dakin – Self Portrait will be at Art Center Ukiah.

Business around town will be open until 8pm, and this week, you can pick up a raffle ticket at any of the locations listed below to win a gift basket!

Tim Poma's work will be at the Ukiah Massage and Ukiah Valley Networking Agency.
Tim Poma’s work will be at the Ukiah Massage and Ukiah Valley Networking Agency.

Here’s the list of participating locations and the full press release below. This Friday, the new exhibit from the Arts Council of Mendocino, featuring local art on cannabis culture and a “cannabis confessional,” will also being opening. You can get more details on “Growing: Life, art, and Cannabis in Mendocino County,” in this article.

Ann Horton's Oak Ridge Spring - Mendocino Quilt Artists at the Corner Gallery.
Ann Horton’s Oak Ridge Spring – Mendocino Quilt Artists at the Corner Gallery.

Here’s full press release and list of locations for June 2:

First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah happens every First Friday evening in Downtown Ukiah galleries and many businesses are open until 8 o’clock pm serving refreshments, entertainment, and fun. Please pick up a raffle entry at any of these locations to be entered to win a gift basket from a participating merchant

Corner Gallery 201 S. State Street Featuring the Mendocino Quilt Artist Guild “Surroundings” Members of this twelve member guild will show fabric art quilts depicting their interpretation of local surroundings. Live music with George Husurak.

Art Center Ukiah 201 S State Street will feature the Rag Tag Quilters Present “Self Portraits” – Sixteen members of the Rag Tag Quilters will display fabric art quilts as their own  “Self Portraits”


Bona Marketplace   116 W Standley Street For their third anniversary celebration Bona will be featuring a wonderful nature photographer Bev Rae, and a super talented watercolor painter Leslie Rich. Stop by and see the unique gift items and enjoy the company of these wonderful ladies.

Enoteca 106 W Church Street will be featuring Textiles from the Folks a private collection gathered from many parts of the world

Grace Hudson Museum         431 S Main Street The Grace Hudson Museum will host an opening reception of an array of art quilts from the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show (Studio Art Quilt Associates), a companion exhibit to the Museum’s current Wild Fabrications art quilt display, as part of its monthly First Friday Art Walk event. These small quilts, on display June 1-10, run the gamut from realistic to abstract and feature a wide variety of subject matter, styles, techniques, and fibers.

TAPS: The Art & Performance Studio 203 S State Street Stop by and see the wonderful creations this group has on display

Paradigm 312 N School Street Paradigm will be showcasing the paintings of Coral Lani and her handmade leather works, clothing and crafts. Please join us for snacks in the beautiful backyard of Paradigm.

Ukiah Massage and Ukiah Valley Networking Agency  304 N State Street Join Andrea and Mo as they celebrate the 304 Birthday month with their favorite Birthday artist Timothy Poma Ukiah native, Tim S. Poma, has been throwing paint at canvases in creative ways for over four years now. In the beginning of discovering he enjoyed painting, many said his style was very reminiscent of Jackson Pollock.  From that initial stage of chaotic paint flinging, he continued to focus his energy towards making his creations more recognizable.  Now he recreates abstract versions of reality on canvas with latex paint using nothing more than his hands, a stick or a squeeze bottle full of vibrant colors.

A visit to Poma’s studio would bring you face to face with the artist; barefoot and elbows deep in a can of paint. A combination of finger painting and dripping colors all contribute to his very unique style.

Tim holds visions of peace, tranquility and love for the world despite the stressful and sometimes chaotic circumstances the world finds itself in. His unique style has a way of allowing each of these realities to dance in harmony with one another on the canvas. His paintings are beautifully chaotic; perfectly imperfect. Each mistake is empowered with the opportunity to become something more beautiful. “There are no mistakes,” Poma says.

For the past four years, Tim has hosted a creative art zone and live community mural at the Youth Action Party in Downtown Ukiah.  This experience has brought his studio experience out into the community for kids and adults alike. He has also volunteered his time at South Valley School helping some of the youth create a mural which is now on the front of the school titled “Correcting the ship”.

Mendocino Barkery hosts its first Pop Gallery at its new venue. Meet the artists at 207 West Stephenson including Carter Lane, Evan Trotter, George Byron, Jim Perksy, Mikayla Durney and Vincent Jones as they exhibit their many varieties of work including pottery, collage, wood working, painting and drawings

Toppers Salon   301  N School Street Come and see our art work and meet our talented stylists

Ukiah Public Library  105 North Main Street On Friday, June 2nd from 5 to 7:30 pm, Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch is hosting First Friday Art Walk. Join us at the Ukiah Library and make a mini treasure box!  Treasure boxes provided, you bring the treasures.  Enjoy live music, nibbles from Marino’s Pizza and a book sale.  This event is free of charge, open to all ages, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Public Library.  For more information, contact the Ukiah Library at 707-463-4490.

W Real Estate   101 N State Street Join the agents at W Real Estate will have special guest Ellen Boulanger. As a typical modern day artist Ellen lives in a world filled with routine, mundane activities and a lot of responsibilities yet she still manages time for artwork. Creativity is her source of spirituality, a kind of mediation. Painting, weaving, photography, stained glass and kiln fired glass are all forms of art that Ellen has turned to over her life. She was introduced to Plein Air Painting and was hooked. Plein air painting is a way to quickly and spontaneously capture the true effects of color and light by painting directly from nature. Ellen paints the views that surround her and capture a moment in time to record the ever changing scenery. A show not to be missed.

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