January 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center
Kala Stein

Come and meet 2 wonderful artists in the same evening!  Free and open to the public, all are welcome.  Donations are appreciated.

5:00 – 6:00pm, Room 201:      Meet Veronika Schäpers

German book artist and special visitor, Veronika Schäpers will speak about working in Japan for 15 years and how the Japanese culture has influenced her work in the creation of modern bookmaking.  See firsthand how Veronika’s creative usage of materials such as plastic, acrylic, latex, felt, wood, oil, and vintage tissue have helped her win several prizes and scholarships and why her works are considered important collections around the world.  This is a free presentation.

You can see more of Veronika’s work here.

6:00pm:      Potluck!

Join us for this free potluck reception.  Please bring a dish to pass or a beverage to share.  This is a free event.

6:30 – 7:30pm, Gallery 212:      Meet Jared Peterson

Meet and welcome our Artist in Residence, Jared Peterson! Jared will talk about his time in Malaysia, Labu Sayong pottery, his goals for his ceramics residency in Sonoma, and about his upcoming class at the Sonoma Community Center.

Jared recently returned to the states after living in Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia fulfilling a year long Fulbright English teaching Assistant grant. While in Malaysia, he was often asked, “Why do you look Malay? Why do you not look American?” Jared will speak about identity and place as he shares his background and ideas around “Americanness” and his experiences combining community and art.  This is a free presentation.

You can view Jared’s Instagram account here.