“ORIGINS,” An Instructor Showcase
January 11 – February 7, 2019

Gallery Opening: Friday, January 11th at 5:00pm

The Sonoma Community Center’s Gallery 212 will kick-off the New Year with a special exhibit featuring the art of seven Instructors scheduled to teach during the winter class programming.  “ORIGINS, An Instructor Showcase” will open to the public on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:00pm with an opening reception and will continue to run through February 7, 2019. “Since it is the start of the new year, we wanted to celebrate the source of the Center’s high quality curriculum,” noted Creative Programs Manager, Eric Jackson.  “It’s a pleasure to acknowledge the beautiful art and the range of art that is experienced on a daily basis here.”

The group exhibit will spotlight a variety of artistic disciplines including ceramic art from Benjamin Betourne as well as Lisa Reinertson who is known for her life size figurative sculptures.  Deborah Donahower, an artist who has also taught art for 40 years, will feature her ceramic work and her pastel pieces.   The exhibit will showcase other 2-dimensional pieces including watercolor paintings from painter and author Julie Cohn, graphic design samples made by Melissa Stone, and compelling mixed media creations by Colleen Gianatiempo.  Plus quilter and fiber artist, Laura Lee Fritz, will display her digital quilting and block printing techniques.

“What’s great about this exhibit is that you don’t have to just be a passive observer,” Jackson adds.  “If a piece speaks to you, you can actually enroll in a class to learn how to make something similar from that artist.”  For more info, contact the Main Office during regular business hours at 276 East Napa Street, in Sonoma, (707) 938-4626 x1.