Where to feast your eyes, in Sonora, CA, on the 2nd Saturday of each month and all year long!
Quel Beast learned to paint by pasting both his failures and successes in the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The influence of New York’s rich street art and graffiti legacy shows up even on canvas, through the bright colors and bold lines Quel Beast uses to bring his faces to life. Most of the painting is done in his self-taught style of finger-painting, as is evidenced by the unique rhythm of the strokes. A central theme of these portraits has been revealing hidden emotional turmoil, in an attempt to provoke abject empathy. The original idea behind his street art was to confront passersby with a shockingly honest image that stands in contrast to the airbrushed faces of advertisements. After a few years of sacrificing body and spirit in a feverish attempt to gain fame and fortune in NYC, Quel Beast made an about-face and changed everything about his life. Now with a home in Mi-Wuk by way of the Bay Area, a wife and a baby on the way, he is content to paint not for fame and fortune, but simply because he is an artist. Perhaps Quel Beast will paint a masterpiece in a decade, or maybe he will one day be an anecdote on Antiques Roadshow, only time will tell. In this age when identity is curated, Quel Beast continues to choose colorful complications over homogenization.
The opening reception for the Quel Beast show will be on 2nd Saturday Art Night, June 10th! We are very excited to welcome this talented artist to UTLTRN! Be sure to check out the show.
This is a VERY EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO come meet this street artist!
KINART Gallery & Studio
145 S. Washington Street
Sonora, CA. 95370
Kinart gallery presents its final show featuring art by owners, Grant and Christine Halley. Whimsical planters and other garden art will be on display as well as for sale.
The gallery is closing at this location, however, we will be looking for a more convenient location along Washington Street.
We thank everyone who walked up the steep stairs to visit our gallery and are looking forward to seeing you again at our new location in the future.
19 Bradford Street (Westside)
Sonora, CA 95370
Raymond Voorhees, owner of Pinecrest Art Gallery and stained glass artist, will celebrate Art Glass month with a show of stained glass pieces incorporating found objects. Raymond will be in attendance on Second Saturday and his artwork will be available in Studio B during the month April.
Take time to enjoy works by Studio B's outstanding artists: Rayna Coller, Irene Deaver & Sherie Drake, Linda Webb
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm
Special hours for 2nd Saturday: 3pm-8pm