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‘Icons and Legends’at Center of the Arts

Neighborhood Center of the Arts continues this year’s exhibition schedule with “Icons and Legends,” opening with a reception tonight at its offices.

The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at 200 Litton Drive, Ste. 212, in Grass Valley

The theme for the exhibition was inspired by some of the favorite subject matter of two NCA artists, Steve Myers and Joy Hokanson. Steve has recently been focusing on using medieval and religious texts and illuminated manuscripts as source material for his artwork, from mixed media pieces such as 3-D painted wooden assemblages to works on canvas.

As usual, on the opening night of the exhibition the NCA studio will also be filled with other paintings, drawings, ceramics, woodworking, weavings and jewelry created by more than 65 artists with developmental disabilities. Artists share in the proceeds from the sale of their artwork in the gallery and studio during the exhibition, so NCA gallery events are also an important source of income for people with disabilities.

A special Saturday gallery opening will follow on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The gallery exhibition will continue through Friday, Sept. 12. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (with the exception of observed holidays).

NCA art is also being featured at Madelyn Helling Library in July, and on an ongoing basis at the Miners Family Health Center.

The exhibition showcases the diverse talents of artists with developmental disabilities in our community, and it features original art inspired by religious, cultural and mythical icons and legends of human history, from Byzantine saints to Elvis. Works by 15 NCA artists will be featured in the gallery.

– Special to The Union

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