SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER UNVEILS NEW VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT
Sonoma Community Center will host its newest virtual exhibit, “Instructor Showcase 2021” with artwork created by Artists scheduled to teach the current semester of online classes. The Gallery 212 online exhibition will run from February 8 – 26 and will feature ceramic pieces, quilted fiber art, paintings, felted creatures, abstract art, and multimedia projects. All of which are available as a part of the Center’s arts and educational programming.
“The Center has a history of bringing in highly skilled artists as teachers,” noted Creative Programs Manager, Eric Jackson. “But because we now offer virtual classes, we can also invite Instructors from around the country who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to travel to us.”
Gabo Martinez, a Mexican born ceramic artist based out of Houston, Texas is one of six ceramic artists showcased. The exhibit shares her block prints and carved ceramic pots inspired by indigenous Mexican and Native American art. Other featured art include the mixed media fiber art of Lisa Thorpe as well as paintings by George Scribner, a Disney Imagineer and previous animator and Director for Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Attendees of the exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase some art as well as learn about the specific workshops led by each of the artists. “You can actually enroll in a class to learn how to make something similar to the pieces on display,” Jackson adds. “It’s the perfect time to try something new.”