Local Flavor: North Bay Originals, by Chris Bird and Rhonda Lee On view: September 11 – October 18, 2018 Reception: Thursday, September 13, 5 - 7pm
Chris Bird has been painting large canvases since 2014. His non-subjective works explore the concept of representation in a way that enhances the dialog between viewer and image. His recent canvases consist of encrypted phrases presented as word puzzles. www.cbird167.weebly.com. Rhonda Lee creates ceramic pieces for everyday use, which people enjoy using as much as she loves making. Much of her work as an artist involves the concept of having a problem to solve, and as a potter she combines form and function to make pieces that are decorative and useful. It is truly art you can use. www.artyoucanuse.com.
Recovart: Recovery Through Art On View: October 23 – December 6, 2018 Reception: Thursday, October 27, 5 - 7pm
This exhibition invites you to witness how creativity embraces all the experiences of our life journey. Creative process does not judge. It welcomes both positive and negative experiences. It allows one to externalize, contemplate and transform what they are doing and how they are feeling. It is empowering. At the Wellness and Advocacy Center, member artists are supported in their artistic growth, essential needs and emotional support. The Wellness and Advocacy Center is a program of Goodwill-Redwood Empire under contract with Sonoma County Dept. of Health Services, Mental Health Division with funding from the Mental Health Services Act. For more information, visit www.wellnessandadvocacy.org.