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Jazz

MUSEUM NIGHT OUT: LIVE JAZZ AND HAPPY HOUR
June 15, 5-7pm

Grab your friends and head to the Museums of Sonoma County for happy hour and live jazz, featuring Collaboration Jazz Band! Members free, non-members prepay $10 advance or $15 at the door. Click here for more information.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

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Illyria

ILLYRIA
Show opens June 15

A festive comedy of unrequited loves and mistaken identities! Courtship, hijinks and mistaken identity abound in this gender-jumbled romantic tale. Hauntingly beautiful music and endlessly clever modernized lyrics breathe new life into Twelfth Night, the evergreen Shakespearean comedy about the unfortunate tendency folks have of falling in love with the wrong people. Click here for more information. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street 

Fiber Arts

CHOP'S TEEN CLUB SUMMER ARTISTS SERIES: FIBER ARTS
Class dates: June 18-22, 9am-12pm

Sign up to learn a new medium with a local artist! Students will begin the week weaving and finish with needle felting! Using an indigenous technique from Palestine, we will weave a soft basket around a bottle using only our hands (no loom required). By using jute and wool yarn. You will end up with a gorgeous holder for your water bottle, to enjoy every day. Using colorful roving (wool that has been cleaned, brushed and dyed), you will learn how to use special needles to make a small soft object, such as a creature or ornament. There are many applications for this wonderful skill. Click here to learn more. 

Chop's Teen Club, 509 Adams Street 

Photos

CHOP'S TEEN CLUB SUMMER ARTISTS SERIES: TAKING PHOTOS OF PEOPLE
Class dates: June 18, 20 & 22

Sign up to learn a new medium with a local artist! Join Photo Journalist Erik Castro in this fun photography class. We’ll explore each student’s personal expression through portrait photography. Erik will guide you through the process of learning how to take pictures of people that says something about both you and the person you are photographing. You don’t need any high-end equipment. Just bring your smartphone, tablet or some kind of digital photography device and your imagination. Field Trip slip is required upon registration. Click here to learn more. 

Chop's Teen Club, 509 Adams Street 

Hoag

CASE STUDY: HOAG HOUSE, CHALLENGES IN PRESERVATION
June 21, doors at 6:30pm 

As Santa Rosa’s oldest surviving timber-framed dwelling prior to its demolition in 2017, Hoag House has undergone several moves, a fire, and several restoration building plans, none of which have been successful. History Curator Eric Stanley will talk with Dick Carlile about Hoag House’s history and its preservation and rebuilding efforts. Click here for tickets and more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Art at the Source

ART AT THE SOURCE SHOWCASE AT CORRICK'S
Exhibit open through June 21

See more than 20 featured artists from Art at the Source, at Corrick's and My Daughter the Framer, as they pick up speed toward the Open Studios events in June.

Corrick's, 637 4th Street

Assemblage

CHOP'S TEEN CLUB SUMMER ARTISTS SERIES: ASSEMBLAGE
Class dates: June 25-29, 9am-12pm

Sign up to learn a new medium with a local artist! Local artist Rebeca Trevino will teach students how to transform “junk” into one of a kind art. Using found materials, styrofoam mannequin heads, wooden bowls and miscellaneous objects, students will assemble unique sculptural works of art. Click here to learn more. 

Chop's Teen Club, 509 Adams Street 

ODESSEY

THE ART IS MEDICINE SHOW RIDES AGAIN!
Kickoff Fundraiser: July 6, 7pm

The Imaginists are thrilled to present the 10th annual EL SHOW EL ARTE ES MEDICINA / THE ART IS MEDICINE SHOW the one an only free, bilingual, bicycle-powered summer tour. To celebrate ten years of audacious upending they're paying homage to the people, places, and parks that have been a part of their journey…An Imaginists’ Odyssey. Click here for more information. 

Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue

Marks

SIGNS OF LIFE, NEW WORKS BY CHRISTIE MARKS
Exhibition open through July 19

At the heart of Sonoma County artist Christie Marks’s practice lies a nostalgia and melancholy that’s ingrained in the American psyche. ‘Signs of Life’ features mixed media works that are the newest additions to this theme. Marks’s mixed media process consists of combining drawing, painting and collage. The works are multi-layered and are constructed over an initial layer of brown paper bags. Translucent layers allow the viewer to discover how the overall compositions were brought to life. In addition to painted passages, Marks uses graphite to achieve the weathered look of her works. When asked about her liberal use of graphite, Marks quips “It’s so I can feel the dust.”

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

Migrations

MIGRATIONS
Exhibition open through July 28

Calabi Gallery is pleased to present the art of Iva Hladis. An eclectic selection of new gallery acquisitions will also be exhibited, as well as old favorites. Iva Hladis was born in communist Czechoslovakia in 1965. In 1985 she escaped and settled in Rome, Italy. After a year in Rome, she was granted political asylum in the United States, and lived in Los Angeles for the next 29 years. Hladis recently moved to Sonoma County, California. Hladis creates various forms of art, including pencil drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, assemblages of used computer circuit boards, and needle felted jewelry. In the last 25 years her art has gone through many phases, from dark symbolic expressionism to lighter more realistic representation. Most recently her attention has turned to the issues of global warming and world destruction.

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street 

Scannell

HEALING BY ART 2: LANDSCAPE AND MEMORIES
Exhibit open through July 28

In "Landscape and Memories” artists offer their interpretations of the past to inspire the community as it transitions to a post-fires Sonoma County. Landscape imagery in this exhibit offers a bridge from the past to the future. Although much of the art was inspired by local scenery, not all of the paintings, sculptures and objects directly portray Sonoma landscapes. Many are individual conceptions and emotional impressions of “home” and location of our fondest memories, the neighborhoods, environment and geography where we were raised.

Santa Rosa Arts Center at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

Time and Place

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

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.

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.