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33 Arts

33 ARTS: ART AT THE EDGE


Exhibition open through June 29, 2017


33 Arts is an eclectic group of artists and craftspeople creating a wide variety of works in the decommissioned barracks at the old Santa Rosa Auxiliary Naval Air Station on Finely Avenue. For the last two years, 33 Arts has flourished, supporting the arts in a rural setting on the western edge of Santa Rosa. The artistic disciplines represented include; figurative and abstract painters, crafts persons, textile artists, jewelry makers, silk screen arts, photographers, the floral arts, art therapy and astrology, as well as, a vibrant women’s art collective. Their exhibit in the City Hall Council Chambers will embody this wide range of artistic disciplines with a piece from each of their artists.

City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
Live at Juilliard

LIVE AT JUILLIARD: SAM CHASE & THE UNTRADITIONAL


July 2, 5-7pm


There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 24th season, this free concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. We are proud to be 100% solar powered. Thank you Sol-Solutions!

Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue
Franklin Williams

DAZZLER WITH A BRUSH: THE ART OF FRANKLIN WILLIAMS


July 8, 1:30


Susan Landauer's talk accompanies the first retrospective of Petaluma-based artist, Franklin Williams, covering the 50-year span of his career. She will discuss William's roots in Bay Area Funk art of the 1960s, including his innovative hand-stitched works that brought the low-art sphere of crafts into the realm of high art, and will trace the development of the stunningly intricate, richly textured paintings that continue to occupy the artist today. Click here for more information. 

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street
George M!

GEORGE M!


Show runs through July 9


George M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American musical theater who gave us such songs as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You’re A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway, and who transformed the Broadway variety show into a book-driven musical, where song and dance actually advance the plot. We follow him over a 60-year period from the vaudeville circuit, to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street
War Poster

FIGHTING THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD


Exhibition open through July 9


On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of congress and declared war on Germany. After three years of anxiously following the headlines from Europe, Americans were going to war. Marking the 100th anniversary of US entry into "the Great War," the History Museum of Sonoma County presents an exhibition exploring how the war touched so many lives, both at home and abroad.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street
Chops Teen Club

SIDE BY SIDE ARTIST SERIES


Sign up now! Classes begin June 19-July 10


Summer art classes are open to graduated 6th graders through 12th graders who live or go to school in Santa Rosa. Classes are taught by professional artists and culminate in a juried Art Gala. Classes include: welding workshop, encaustic beeswax painting, glass fusion and mixed media dimensional art. Sign up soon, some classes start as early as June 19. There are a limited number of scholarships are available. For more information call 707-284-2467 or visit Chop's online

Chop's Teen Club, 509 Adams Street
Shakespeare

IN THE MOOD


Tickets on sale now! Show starts July 13


In the Mood is a musical adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by David Lear and produced by Shakespeare in the Cannery. This is an outdoor show, please bring your own chair or blanket. Picnicking is welcomed and concessions are also available onsite in this unique outdoor, urban ruins location! Beverages available at venue with proceeds to benefit non-profit Arlene Francis Center. Click here for more information and tickets. 

Historic Railroad Square
Equine Epochs

OPENING RECEPTION FOR EQUINE EPOCHS: THE HISTORY OF HORSES IN SONOMA COUNTY


Reception: July 21, 6-8pm


The sound is unmistakable: the thundering hooves of a running horse. Powerful, quick and, fueled by the grass it converts into energy, the horse was the vital machine that helped people traverse and transform Sonoma County's landscape beginning in the 1700s. Equine Epochs recounts the role of the horse in Sonoma County. From the plow horse to the champion racer, explore the history and ongoing legacy of the horse in Sonoma County in this exhibition. Click here for tickets and more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street
Tia Factor

CROSSING BOUNDARIES


Exhibition open through July 22


Boundaries, real and metaphorical, are inherent in the human condition. In the global political climate in which we find ourselves today, monuments to division, whether physical – a “big, beautiful wall” – or ideological, such as racist and nationalistic policies, can become catalysts for creativity and activism. Through paintings, sculpture and photography, the artworks by Sonoma County and Bay Area artists in Crossing Boundaries bridge the borders separating people, creating discourse across walls real or imagined. Themes include displaced populations, refugees, immigration, gender identity, personal and emotional boundaries.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street
Ray Jacobsen

40 YEARS OF SONOMA VALLEY ARTIST: RAY JACOBSEN


Exhibition open through August 19


Ray Jacobsen (1938-2007) was born in Englewood, Colorado and moved to Sonoma, California in 1947 where he lived for the remainder of his life. Ray showed an interest and talent in art from a very young age. After high school, faced with the draft, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to Korea. After returning home, he worked several jobs, got married and started a family. By his late 20s he was living the artists dream, able to support his family through the sale of his paintings. Ray’s work is in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad, and he has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows. 

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

Eye Fruit

EYE FRUIT: THE ART OF FRANKLIN WILLIAMS


Exhibition open through August 27


This exhibit is part of the Museum’s ongoing effort to highlight the artists living and working in northern California. Franklin Williams has been identified with at least five movements over the course of his fifty-year career: Funk Art, Nut Art, Visionary Art, Pattern and Decoration, and Gaudy Art. Viewed in its entirety, Williams’s oeuvre appears to have evolved out of a slow, accretionary process by way of intense introspection and meticulous technique. For more information, click here

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street 
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.