Turlock – (January 5, 2009) — The Turlock City Arts Commission announces a new exhibition celebrating flowers at the City Gallery, located inside Turlock City Hall. The exhibition is a showcase for artists in this region who use flowers or botanical elements as inspiration. Artists were invited to enter original work in any medium. The final selection of approximately 50-60 pieces will include watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels, collages, photographs, and ceramics.
A free public reception will be held on Tuesday, January 13 from 6-7 p.m. Seven local floral design professionals, plus students from the Turlock High School floral design class, will be creating unique floral arrangements to complement the artwork on view for the opening week of the exhibition (January 12 -17). Gift Certificates donated by the florists and designers will be prizes in a raffle to benefit the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation on the night of the opening reception.
Guest curator for the art exhibition is Nita Gunnarson, Turlock watercolorist and teacher. “Nita’s floral still life images are absolutely beautiful and her reputation is well-known,” says Kate Soiseth, Exhibition Chairperson and member of the Arts Commission. “We are looking forward to having Nita make the final selection from among the 63 entries we received.” While space in the gallery is limited, the exhibition committee will display at least one piece from each of the 37 artists who entered. Soiseth adds, “Seeing the gallery bloom with flowers in so many different styles and mediums should provide a wonderful experience for visitors to City Hall this winter.”
For more information please contact the Turlock City Arts Commission at 668-5599, x4615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
·The exhibition and reception will be held at the City Gallery, inside Turlock City Hall, at 156 S. Broadway in Turlock.
·The City Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and some evenings during public meetings. The Gallery is closed on holidays. Admission is free.
Artists included in the exhibition: Frank Ayala, Patricia Cantley Balderas, Cindy Boyden, Milt Bullard, Chella, Abel Corchado, Sharon Dambrosio, Robert Dayton, Don Hall, Jean Has-Elison, Floyd K. Hopper, Kate Jackson, Bertalee James, Gentlehawk James, Carol Jensen, Rosemarie Knierim, Lisa Livingston, Pat McCarty, Janice McGary, Virginia Nagy, Judy Raley, Kathy Ray, Sally Ruddy, Emily Ryslinge, Barbara Gill Salerno, Larry Schmitz, Ken Sevick, Barbara J. Shaw, Samuel G. Shaw, Claudia Silva-Doo, Shirley Stevens, Danette Tiernan, Virginia White, Christine B. Wilde, Diane Wold, Kay Zollinger