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Fabulous 1st Friday

A unique natural wood coffee table is one of many examples of furniture made by Tor and Robert Erickson on exhibit starting Friday at The Alexander Gallery in Nevada City. This month's First Friday Art Walk promises to be exceptionally rich.
Photo by Kat Alves Photography |

June’s first Friday tomorrow will be exceptionally glorious, art-wise, in Nevada County.

Galleries in Nevada City will be having opening receptions during first Friday ArtWalk, while some venues in Grass Valley are also launching new art shows this weekend.

Local furniture craftsmen Tor and Robert Erickson will give their first show in Nevada County since the 1970s starting Friday at The Alexander Gallery on Broad Street in Nevada City.

(see accompanying photo and story on Page 17).

The Ericksons, whose studio is lodged deep in the backwoods of the San Juan Ridge, are prominently featured in the June issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. With the family living in Nevada County since 1970, they are an exceptional example of the rich flowering of local roots.

Other openings include:

— “Light of Day” at LeeAnn Brook Fine Art gallery (see Page 11).

— “Image Nation: Photography for and by veterans” at the Nevada County Rood Center in Nevada City (see Page 9).

— “Motion: An Exploration of Movement in Art,” at the Osborn Woods Gallery at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City (see Page 5).

— “Gems of the Sierra” by oil painter Rick Morrall at Szabo Vineyards wine tasting room in Nevada City (see Page 2)

In Grass Valley, oil painter Tony Machado is showing his works at The Center for the Arts and Nevada County Plein Air Painters have an opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Lucchesi Winery Tasting Room on Mill Street.

May you delight in the creativity outpouring all around you and in these pages of Prospector.

And may you revel in your own expressions — artistic, musical and joy-filled — for this magical month of June.

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