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Lawrence

INTERVIEW WITH JACQUELINE LAWRENCE BY CHRIS SMITH
February 22, doors open at 6:30pm

In honor of Black History Month, join us for an inspiring and exhilarating evening as Chris Smith from The Press Democrat interviews Jacqueline Lawrence as she reflects on her life. Ms. Lawrence grew up in predominately “white” Santa Rosa. After high school she chose to attend Tuskegee University, a historical black college in Alabama, because she wanted to become more comfortable in her skin and around her own people.  At Tuskegee, she fell in love with her culture and history, and now dedicates her life to using her gifts to educate, uplift and inspire her people.  

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street 

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Shaw

LUNCHTIME GALLERY TOUR WITH RICHARD SHAW
February 23, 12:30-1pm

Give yourself an art break in your busy day! Richard Shaw, artist and ceramicist, will give you a personal 30-minute tour of his artwork, now showing at the Art Museum. Richard Shaw is one of the most respected and collected artists in contemporary American ceramics. Shaw attended the San Francisco Art Institute during the fertile period of the 1960s, when the rigid hierarchy of artistic practice and imagery was breaking down in favor of a more open-ended approach. 

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

Rhodes

ZACK RHODES: A DECADE LATER
Reception: February 23, 5-7pm

A Decade Later is a solo installment by local artist Zack Rhodes and will feature a collection of his work, mostly pulled from private collectors and good friends, from the last ten years. It chronicles a decade of growth and progression through the ups and downs of life with just a bag of art supplies.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 10

Equus

EQUUS
Show runs through February 25

Dr. Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. Part detective story and part psychological thriller, this international success reached new acclaim on Broadway when revived in 2008, starring Daniel Radcliffe, and now comes to the 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre. This production contains adult themes and nudity. Click here for tickets.  

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street 

Corricks

"LOVE HEALS: TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY" & "PASTELS: DRAWN TO PAINTING"
Both exhibitions open through February 28

The Gallery at Corrick's, together with My Daughter the Framer, is excited to host two delightful exhibits in the month of February: "LOVE HEALS: Truly, Madly, Deeply" with Carole Watanabe & Alison Morse, and "Pastels: Drawn to Painting," featuring the work of: Teri Sloat, Tamra Sanchez, James Reynolds, Sylvia Gonzalez, Vicki Folkerts-Coots, Marsha Connell and Tim Brody. Please click here for more information.

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

Dove-Pierson

HEALING BY ART: AFTER THE FIRE
Exhibit open through March 25

Santa Rosa Art Center will sponsor an exhibition of art, sculpture and photography created in the aftermath of the North Bay fires. Artwork won’t be for sale at the exhibit, but potential purchasers may contact the artists directly via email.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street 

Bear

BEAR IN MIND: THE STORY OF THE CALIFORNIA GRIZZLY
Exhibition open through March 31

Over the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities - expressed in fear and fascination. Although now extinct in the state, the grizzly has long been a central character in California's history. Illuminating the story of the grizzly is the exhibition "Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly." Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Three Friends

3 FRIENDS: HUDSON, STUPPIN, SHAW
Exhibition open through April 15

"3 Friends" explores the work of contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw, three artists who have worked for decades in California's North Coast region. Colleagues, friends and sometime conspirators, the three artists have had influential careers shaping three distinct media- steel, canvas and clay. This show marks the first time all three friends have been shown together in a combined museum exhibition. Click here for more information. 

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

Teacup

THE SONOMA COUNTY FIRE PROJECT 

In response to the firestorms that ravaged much of the North Bay region in October 2017, the Museums of Sonoma County have two projects in development under the banner of The Fire Projects: The Fire Wall and The Fire Collection.

The Fire Collection: Preserving our Stories. How to submit: If you have an object, photograph, recording or other documentation that you believe is representative of the fires and would like the Museum to consider for the Fire Collection, please click here for the submission form and guidelines. 

The Fire Wall: Now LIVE. We would like to thank everyone who contributed their personal stories and images for the launch of the Sonoma County Fire Wall. We invite you to visit the Fire Wall and share your own creative response. The Fire Wall is an online searchable display and digital repository of the Sonoma County community's creative reflections and personal stories of the 2017 wildfires and their aftermath. The Fire Wall is designed to be inclusive, broad in scope, and empowering to all who participate and experience it.

Creative Sonoma

CREATIVE SONOMA
FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

The Wine Country Fires of 2017 remind us that natural disasters are indiscriminate in who they impact individually, yet also of the depth of our inherent instincts to help collectively. Recovery will be a long and difficult journey, but will surely also be filled with miracles of many shapes and sizes. Creative Sonoma has developed new resources for our creative community members who have been affected by the fires, together with ways you can help. Click here to see Creative Sonoma's list of resources, or visit CreativeSonoma.org 

Bud Snow Bookmark

Public Art Master Plan Adopted


After nearly 3 years of development including securing an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Santa Rosa City Council unanimously adopted The Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan on February 24, 2015. For more information about the development of the plan or email Tara Thompson, Arts Coordinator or call her at 707-543-4512.