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Heartwood

FILM SCREENING OF THE NEW NORMAL AND WILDFIRES THROUGH THE HEARTWOOD
December 6, 2-2:45pm

Join the museum for a film screening of two films, KRCB's The New Normal: Visions of Healing and SoCo Dance Theater's Wildfires Through the Heartwood. The New Normal looks at our community one year after the October 2017 fires. Filled with music, poetry, art and love, the film responds to the “new normal,” where climate change threatens our lives and livelihoods. Wildfires Through the Heartwood features dances before and after the October fires in Root 101, Bruce Johnson's Sculpture Garden at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Many of the sculptures were damaged in the fire. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Glass, Fiber

GLASS & FIBER ARTS Featuring 6th Street Playhouse, with excerpts from "Annie!"
December 7, 5-7pm

Amidst an array of events at Corrick's this Holiday season comes Corrick's First Friday opening, with a musical twist! Featured artists for this December-long exhibit include weaver Abby Bard, fused glass artist Valerie Adams, and mixed media visionary Luann Udell. 6th Street Playhouse will be presenting selections from their upcoming performance of the Broadway musical "Annie," making this an extra festive night, in the midst of Corrick's holiday shopping wonderland. All wine sales (sold by the glass) go to support the Playhouse! Come celebrate the Arts! Click here for more information. 

Corricks, 637 Fourth Street 

RIng the Bells

RING THE BELLS
December 7, 5-8pm

Whereby A Street artists are encouraged to invite other artists to show with them in their studios. This is also an evening of lit spaces with emphasis on ringing in the New Year with a sacred feeling of creative community around the Solstice. Wear or bring a bell to ring as you stroll the art hood.

SOFA Neighborhood, South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue 

Fies

CARTOON DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH BRIAN FIES
December 7, 6:30-8:00pm

In this workshop, cartoonist Brian Fies (A Fire Story) will talk about why comics are a great medium for telling your story, and guide you through creating a short comic that will give you the confidence and techniques to continue on your own. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street 

Spin Off

SPIN OFF
Show: December 7 & 8, 8pm

Spin Off spins us back to an Imaginists’ alternate universe in which the average American theater family navigates the ups-and-downs of a world gone wacky, weekly. Spin Off’s inaugural season of all new episodes delivers new twists including: the arrival of Grandpa, a new theme song, oodles of distasteful situations, colorful language, & occasional black holes. Join the Imaginists for the most hilarious high-jinxs this side of Santa Rosa Avenue and get spun. Pilot episodes: Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 7, & 8. New episodes every Friday December through January. Special binge watch performance on Saturday Jan. 26th. Click here for more information. 

Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue


Blundell

THE ART OF LOCAL WOODTURNER RICK BLUNDELL & THE REDWOOD EMPIRE FOOD BANK
Exhibit open through December 20

Rick Blundell will be raffling off his masterpiece bowl, "Vortex II". 100% of raffle proceeds will go to the Food Bank. Raffle tickets will be for sale until Thursday, December 20th, when Rick and the Food Bank will be back in the store from 5 - 7 pm for the final drawing! Click here for more information. 

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street 

Annie

ANNIE
Show runs through December 22

Join everyone’s favorite orphan on her adventures as she escapes her miserable orphanage with the help of a billionaire buddy. Annie melts his heart and he changes her life forever. With songs like the iconic “Tomorrow,” it’s no wonder Annie has become a favorite holiday family musical. Click here for more information. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street

Artistry in Wood

30th Annual Artistry in Wood
Exhibit open through January 6

For thirty years, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present Artistry in Wood, a major showcase of fine regional craftsmanship. While firmly grounded in Sonoma County, Artistry in Wood has developed a broader reputation as one of the most respected annual exhibitions of woodwork in the state. All entries are juried by the SCWA Guild and are evaluated by expert judges for the Best of Show, as well as awards of merit. Click here for more information. 

History Musuem of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Silverwood

FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER TO SANTA FE
Exhibit open through January 11

A unique showing of pastels and acrylics by Mary Silverwood will be exhibited at Calabi Gallery throughout the holiday season. Creating brilliant magic with pastels, Silverwood captured the luminous landscapes of Sonoma County and the Southwest. Born in Bryan, Texas, Mary Silverwood described herself as a studio artist and a painter since the age of 16. After receiving a BFA from the University of Texas and attending Fort Worth Museum School, she moved to California and did post-graduate work at Sonoma State University. Silverwood worked in pastels, using black rag paper. A new selection of works by Carolyn Lord and Lucy Martin will also be featured, as well as the gallery’s usual eclectic collection of artwork in all media.

Calabi Galler, 456 Tenth Street

From the Fire

FROM THE FIRE: A COMMUNITY REFLECTS AND REBUILDS
Exhibition open through January 27

Join Museums of Sonoma County on October 6, as they commemorate the one-year anniversary of the firestorm of October 2017, and mark the opening of their newest exhibition, From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds. The exhibition will examine the fires from personal, historical, and environmental perspectives, as well as highlight art’s power as a healing tool and creative outlet. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Santa Rosa

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 

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.