MADELINE BEHRENS-BRIGHAM: A NEW NEST, A NEW CHAPTER On View: January 9 - February 22 Reception: Wednesday, January 10, 5-7pm
After thirty years in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, mixed media artist Madeline Behrens-Brigham is finding her new voice in the welcoming art community of Santa Rosa. As a child, Madeline was fascinated by the leaves, twigs, fabric, buttons and other ephemera found on her paternal grandmother's Illinois farm during summer visits. Now, the rural countryside of Sonoma County for the past two years has offered comforting memories of her formative art years.
CYNTHIA BRODIE: ANIMALIA On View: February 27 - April 12 Reception: Wednesday, February 28, 5-7 pm
What do they think? How might the animals, birds and even plants experience the world we share with them? Though science can tell us a lot, Cynthia, as an artist, loves to explore this subject through observation and imagination. She likes to capture the individual personality in animals but often uses some abstraction in her paintings to try and connect with that mysterious realm of “beingness” of creatures in nature. Come and enjoy looking into, and possibly through, the eyes of the creatures we share the world with.