EVENT DATES: October 1 – 30, 2016
Reception on October 1st at 3-6 pm during 1st Saturday Art Trek
AmadorArts Gallery, 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek
Two outstanding ceramic artists, complemented by a favorite two-dimensional artist, have been scheduled to kick off the fall season of fine art in the AmadorArtsGallery in Sutter Creek. Starting on Art Trek First Saturday, October 1, you’re invited in to see and purchase clay works by Alexis Adams-Halstead and Rod Hanchett, and a variety of media work by Melissa Doyel.
If you saw an AnimalScapes exhibit this past year, you were introduced to the exquisite ceramic style of Sonora artist Alexis Adams-Halstead who won First Place in the three-dimensional category. Halstead’s designs derive from the forms and textures of traditional Native American pottery and the plants and animals native to Sonora and Santa Fe. The resulting rustic sensuality and warmth is reminiscent of pottery from the California Arts and Crafts movement.
|Urn with turquoise bird|
|Clay in Nature|
Rod Hanchett of Mokelumne Hill also earned a spot in the AnimalScapes show with a beautiful raku ceramic piece called Ghost Bird. In the mid-80s he worked as a contract artist for the California Dept. of Corrections teaching ceramics to inmates in several Central Valley prisons. He then became a full time artist facilitator for Corrections until he retired six years ago. Today his clay work focuses on raku lamps and vessel forms. His lamp bases are an easily identifiable reference to Mayan temples in Guatemala. To have some of Rod’s rare works shown in the gallery is a tremendous opportunity to add something exceptional to your collection.
Melissa Doyel, from Fiddletown, is an award-winning artist, with several 1st and 2nd place awards from Amador County Fairs, including a Best of Show. Inspiration comes from animals, flowers, scenics and people. She lets the subject speak to her on which medium she will use, and she’s skilled in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and oils. For this exhibit she’ll be showing new works that focus on the beauty of Amador including one of the Mokelumne River for which she won a 1st Place at the Fair.
Meet the artists at the First Saturday Art Trek on October 1, 3:00 to 6:00 pm, in the gallery at 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. There’ll be a reception with appetizers and wine. The AmadorArts Gallery also offers items such as jewelry by Karen Crane and assorted artists’ cards and small works of local scenes. Hours are11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and during weekdays, it’s best to call ahead, 267-9038. The next exhibit will be the popular annual Holiday Adornments Show and Sale with 24 artists from November 5 through December 31.
|"Just a Glance"|