MUSEUM NIGHT OUT: LIVE JAZZ & HAPPY HOUR August 17, 5-7pm
Enjoy a Friday evening of live jazz music and happy hour in the Art Museum, and check out the exhibition, "Time & Place: Human Impact and Our Changing Environment." This month features Gelber & Manning from New York City, with some moonlight nostalgia and songs from the Jazz Age (feathers & pearls optional). Click here for more information.
Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street
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MIGRATIONS, MID-SUMMER CELEBRATION Exhibition extended to August 18
Please join Calabi Gallery for the last chance to view "Migrations" featuring the art of Iva Hladis. An eclectic selection of new gallery acquisitions as well as old favorites are also exhibited. Stay tuned for Calabi's next exhibition featuring the art of Alejandro Salazar.
Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street
EARTH AND WOOD Exhibition open through August 31
You are cordially invited to Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, this Friday, August 3rd, for an opening reception for Earth & Wood, an exploration of earth and wood in the mediums of ceramics and woodworking, featuring Sonoma County Art Trails artists.
The Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, 637 4th St
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Show runs through September 2
A madcap ride, known as Shakespeare's funniest! Shakespeare’s first and shortest play is a farcical onslaught of mistaken identities, fateful romance and family reunions. Not one but two sets of long-separated twins form the springboard to much confusion, slapstick, and surprise as a family that once was lost, but now is found in a strange, possibly haunted, and madly wonderful land. Click here Opens a New Window. for tickets and more information.
The Cannery Ruins, Parking lot entrance through 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street
MAE BLACKMORE: CATALYST OF BLUE Exhibition open through September 13
The iconic images of old western history have inspired twenty-seven-year-old artist, Mae Blackmore, from a very young age. She was initially drawn to the southern canyon silhouettes, the dry vegetation and the unrelenting wildlife. In her youth, her grandfather became terminally ill, moved to the desolate mountains of New Mexico and Mae visited in the summers. During this time, her grandfather deepened her love for the southwest through old Hollywood westerns. Blackmore painted throughout her childhood and now uses natural wood grain to put a whimsical spin on the old west that inspired her. Mae Blackmore has been painting in Sonoma County for 12 years and has studied art at the Santa Rosa Junior College. She currently lives and works in Santa Rosa, California.
City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 10
THE CONTROLLED ACCIDENT: INTUITIVE ABSTRACT ARTWORK Exhibition open through September 22
Enjoy marvelous artwork in all media that expresses a harmonious relationship between artist and nature. This work is created spontaneously when the artist doesn’t try to dominate the medium but leaves the result open to surprise and chance. The reception coincides with First Friday in the SOFA Arts District.
Santa Rosa Arts Center, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
TIME & PLACE Exhibition open through September 23
Time & Place is an exhibition about the natural and built environments, human impact, and how a place changes over time. From major hurricanes to the firestorms and housing crisis in Sonoma County, Time & Place attempts to place natural disasters and human made challenges in a larger global context. Click here for more information.
Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street
ONGOING SANTA ROSA EXHIBITION Santa Rosa Room now open at the History Museum East Gallery
In 2018, the city of Santa Rosa celebrates the 150th anniversary of its incorporation, but the story of this place goes back much farther than that. From the settlement of Native people, to the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, to the indispensable advocacy of Santa Rosa’s leaders in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Rosa has reached many milestones over its history. In this exhibition, we present a selective look at the people, places and events that form Santa Rosa, its past 150 years and more.
History Museum, 425 Seventh Street
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.