Where to feast your eyes, in Sonora, CA, on the 2nd Saturday of each month and all year long!
"CELEBRATING 11 YEARS in DOWNTOWN SONORA"
""Artists in the Window"
February - March 2020
Alexis Halstead & Renetta Hayes
Alexis Halstead’s work is inspired by the pottery of her Cheyenne roots, the Pueblo potters of northern New Mexico and Arts and Crafts designs of the early-twentieth century. Her work consists primarily of sculptural vessels: vases, pots and bowls.
“I love that I start with a lump of mud and, if successful, end up with something useful and beautiful. I have been inspired by the work of coil-building Pueblo potters of the Southwest and especially the artist Tammy Garcia. I am also interested in slab construction. None of my work is thrown on the wheel.”
Alexis holds a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MBA from Golden Gate University. She attended ceramics classes at Columbia and has studied traditional Native American coil construction and techniques in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Aloft Art Gallery
Renetta’s painting career began 40 years ago with an art degree from San Jose State. After graduating she taught in a Fine Arts Mini School where she worked with her students developing their creativity.
Serious painting started 20 years ago. Renetta and her partner built a new home in Jamestown and when she was fully retired from business they built a north-facing studio specifically for painting and quilting.
I asked Renetta about her process, “I generally work from photographs taken by myself or my family. I usually have a couple of paintings being developed in different media as well as an unfinished quilt or two. I like to do landscapes with a subject matter.”
Besides being a painter and a quilter, Renetta has another amazing skill, she has been a private pilot and at one time had her own plane, a Cessna Champ. She no longer flies but, “still aches for it.”
Tuolumne County Arts
QR CODE HUNT
This 2nd Saturday Tuolumne County Arts presents an ART SCAVENGER HUNT of sorts… TCA, the Good Stuff Thrift Store and Watch Resources Inc. bring you a fun arts experience. Come join the QR CODE hunt! Bring your phone and your passion to discover the artist that created your treasure. Who knows? You just might be able to purchase a masterpiece at a bargain price! Download a QR app on your smart phone to begin! THE HUNT IS ON! DON’T MISS IT! Watch is a Non-Profit Organization that supports adults with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as integral members of our community and every piece of art sold will benefit Watch clients.
For the youngest members of our community, in the Maker's Space at the corner in the Sonora Inn: Caralee and Jessica will be helping you to create "Spring Renaissance" attire. Flower crowns and wreaths for you hair, shields, family crests and flags! Bring the entire family, especially the little ones!
*House O’ Beauty will closed in March but will re-open again in April!
19 Bradford Street (Westside)
Sonora, CA 95370
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