Enjoy an evening of art and music as you stroll – The Ukiah Daily Journal


Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art and music as you stroll from location to location, each showcasing local art and art. Held in historic downtown Ukiah on the first Friday of every month, the First Friday Art Walk is the perfect way to relax your body, mind and soul. This pleasant evening begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1. For more information, call (707) 391-3664.

Bona Market Place is located at 116 W. Standley St. Its featured artist for October and November is Leah Tydings, a local artist who has a myriad of artistic techniques, including felting. A blend of her art will be on hand with some “birth images” that she has created. Local midwife Lisa Rawson and her assistant Emma Wilcox, who specialize in “home birth”, will also be presented. Both will share their passion for the health and well-being of women. Join us for this unique screening on October 1 and November 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ukiah Valley Networking Agency is located at 104 N. School St. Artist Ukiah Janet Rosen presents a selection of portraits from the past year and a half. She explains, “When the pandemic shut everything down in March 2020, I had just finished and hung a major painting project, ‘Conversing With The Dead,’ at the Ukiah Valley network agency and had a reception. First Friday Art Walk. Like so many people, I suddenly took shelter in place, with no idea how long it might take or what to do with myself. Within a month, friends mentioned an April 30 Faces / 30 Days drawing challenge created by a site called Sktchy. I signed up and finished the course. Then I did another… and another… And now my practice continues. In a time when you only saw people in masks, it’s wonderful to spend time with an array of human faces from all over the world! My refuge and creative outlet has been this continuing series of soft and expressive portraits of an online community of fellow artists – peers, some of whom have become my creative muses.

Join us for the first outdoor exhibition at Alex Thomas Plaza from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during this upcoming Art Walk. This art series of six paintings by Annie Rugyt reflects the changes we have all experienced in the past year: grief, loss, upheaval. But with change comes an opportunity to gain new knowledge. You will be invited to reflect and share your own experience, as we celebrate our community and enjoy live acoustic music at this opening. Alex Thomas Plaza’s new outdoor gallery will be a venue for emerging artists in Ukiah and is open to all artists.

The Grace Hudson Museum is located at 431 S. Main St. On Friday, October 1, 5 to 8 p.m., the museum will be open for the First Friday Art Walk, with an opening reception for “Selected Works from Tom Liden and Mac Magruder. “Presented in the museum’s public room, this ephemeral exhibition extends the current exhibition in the main gallery:” 30 Years On: Liden, Magruder & Knight “, a retrospective of the work of three artists from Mendocino County (the third being the late Wayne Knight) since their first group show at the Grace Hudson Museum in 1991. For more information, visit the website or call (707) 467-2836.

Art Center & Corner Gallery are located at 201 S. State St., and are opening three new exhibitions for the month of October. The Corner Gallery presents oil painter Polly Palecek in both showcases, with a varied and eclectic retrospective of portraits, landscapes and still lifes. On the gallery’s Young Artist Wall, there will be vibrant and evocative paper collages by Fort Bragg artist Allison Tuomala.

The Ukiah Art Center (at the back of the Corner Gallery) is proud to present “Wild and Wooly”, an exuberant combination of works of art made with wool and information about wool and wool. Mendocino, a local resource for spinning and weaving fleeces in Mendocino County. .

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