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New GV gallery is on a fast track

John HartE.J. Gold works Thursday on the new gallery he plans to open in Grass Valley.
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E.J. Gold likes to move quickly.

He signed a three-year lease Wednesday for the E.J. Gold Fine Art gallery-academy, which he promises will be in full operation by Monday at 120 Mill St. in Grass Valley, the former site of Kent’s House of Gifts.

Before the opening, Gold will add track lighting, paint the walls and hang art in the 1,260-square-foot building.



The venue will display large art pieces by modern masters, early California painters and local artists; offer a variety of daily and evening classes for all ages; and sell professional art supplies.

Gold decided to open the gallery after 150 students come to his weekend “You Can Paint” master painting, sculpture and ceramics classes; he has a waiting list of 55 for a watercolor class.




About 20 teachers will lead the classes in watercolor, sculpture, life drawing, charcoal, pencil, graphic arts, art history, art business, creative writing, voice and flute.

Five-hour demonstrations by artists sitting in front of the gallery’s storefront window will be conducted daily, starting at 11 a.m. A month ago, Gold opened the 5th Ave. Gallery at 301 W. Main St. – just a block away – to feature art by members of Grass Valley Graphics Group, an informal group he co-founded in 1986, and jewelry from “Jewels of Ancient Lands.”

The 5th Ave. Gallery will now predominantly feature originals by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro, along with the jewelry. The other art will be displayed at the new venue.

A grand opening reception for E.J. Gold Fine Art on Oct. 4 will include refreshments and entertainment by a piano and flute duo, and choral group Medieval Consortium.

For more information on the new gallery, call 271-2222 or 272 0180; or check the Web site grassvalleytours.com.


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