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Auburn Art Walk celebrates regional talent

The second Auburn Art Walk of 2013 takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (June 13), in businesses throughout Old Town and Downtown Auburn. Enjoy an evening of vibrant art and conversations with the artists in more than two dozen businesses while being entertained by live music in a number of locations. Music and entertainment, provided by the Auburn Arts Commission, includes The Elderly Brothers, Inya eenya and Stephen Holland. A free shuttle connects all venues every 20 minutes from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The art is for sale and, after the Art Walk, hangs for two months. Auburn Art Walk is a free family event.

Visiting artist Brooks Anderson, of Santa Rosa, shows “Regions of Light” at the Christian Science Reading Room. Anderson, whose oil paintings of the Sacramento Delta and other Northern California landscapes are collected nationally, states, “My early work portrayed a visual response to the detailed, lyrical landscapes of that time: wide-angle narrative, light and shadow play. The more accomplished pieces were heroic and dramatic, compelling one to enter an evocative place. While painting and residing in the south of France, I opened up, explored and integrated the surreal sense of light and emotion in that evocative landscape. Art changes us, as viewer and as artist. It has the power to challenge, to confront, and to heal.”

“Earth to Fire” captures the spirit of the ceramic wall art show at Cabe’s 958 of seven local women artists including Lenore Blaauw, Jeanne Culhane, Gerda Francesca, Terri Goodman, Linda Husby, Annmarie Mallo and Leslie MacMillan. Auburn City Hall Gallery hosts a juried show honoring the historical significance of Auburn over the past 125 years, while Auburn Old Town Gallery has a ceramics show entitled, “Summer Clayfullness.”

Old Library Art Studios (OLAS) features the “Contemporary Fiber, East and West” of Nia Fliam and Angus Ismoyo (batik), and Jenine Windeshausen (felt). Jodi Reed, of Georgetown, has her fine art gourds at Avantgarden, a new location for the June Art Walk.

New encaustic work by Linda Nunes, of Rancho Cordova, is on view through August 7 at Amber Collection in downtown Auburn. The show is entitled “The Shadow Box” series. The work is created using a 3,000 year old medium and technique process where molten bee’s wax, pigment and resin are laid down on wood panels at 200 degrees.

“This series represents an attempt to create an order from unrefined elements and is loosely stolen in the spirit of Joseph Cornell’s (1903-1972) more typical shadow boxes. The work is about secrets – secret messages, secret pockets and secret drawers - things we store in boxes or keep hidden in the attic. For whatever reason, they mark a moment or memory. They are remnants of what was or what might have been. Finally, the work represents those fascinations that are tucked away and prized by no one except the holder,” shares Nunes.

Diane Ruhkala Bell, of Rocklin, shows Mixed Media, Printmaking and Encaustic with Darlene Engellenner, of Roseville, who presents Copper, Collage, Block Prints and Encaustic at The Domes, Placer County’s Administrative Offices. This show does not have an evening reception and is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Michael Larson, of Grass Valley, showing his garden glass art and metal sculptures at Meritage Motors, says “My work is a manifestation of my commitment to reuse. I enjoy the challenge of taking discarded materials and giving them new life as a work of art. I also take pleasure in creating beauty that is experienced on more than one level. Combining metal and glass has allowed me to create unique objects of art that are fully in line with my aesthetics and my values.”

The work of Lincoln photographer, Maggie Rose McGurk, is on display at 979 Hair Design. Depoe Bay Coffee Company features Lil McGill’s Abstract Laboratory “Going with the Flow” and the abstract acrylics of 18 artists from Penn Valley and Grass Valley. Michael Corlew, of Folsom, returns to the Auburn Art Walk with his award-winning wildlife photography exhibited at the new Juan Pena Studio.

France Borka, of Applegate, displays acrylic and watercolor on paper and canvas, along with bronze sculptures at the OZ! Gallery & Fine Jewelry and Auburn artist, Paul Harmon, exhibits his pastel landscapes at Placer County Air Control Pollution Control District.

For a complete list of venues and featured artists, view the online map at PlacerArts.org/programs/artwalk. You may also pick up a free map at PlacerArts, 808 Lincoln Way, or at any of the participating venues, marked by red “Auburn Art Walk” signs. A free shuttle connects all venues every 20 minutes.

PlacerArts, now celebrating its Jubileee year, is the Arts Council of Placer County, a non-profit, public benefit agency: the catalyst for the arts and humanities in Placer County, and the designated State Local partner of the California Arts Council for the County of Placer.


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