FILM AND FRIENDS On View: March 27 - May 17, 2018 Reception: Friday, March 30, 5-7pm
The core of this show is the desire a group of local photography students to further explore the medium, especially involving the use of traditional film. This show will include work from about ten local artists and will present traditional darkroom prints as well as color photos and a variety of alternative processes using traditional materials. In addition, as a diverse group of interests will be represented, one can expect to see some surprises, including paintings and mixed media pieces.
SHARI KADAR: A RETROSPECTIVE On view: May 22 - July 12, 2018 Reception: Thursday, May 24, 5-7pm
Shari Kadar, a native of Hungary, is an artist of many media who has made Santa Rosa her home and studio for the last 16 years. This exhibit will feature the breadth of Kadar’s work which includes paintings, stone carvings, ceramics, painted wooden eggs, and embroidery. Her embroidery is a Hungarian tradition, “irasos", known for elaborate designs consisting of stylized natural forms. Because Kadar hopes that the traditional irasos embroidery will survive and even adapt to modern tastes, she has created her own uniquely Californian patterns such as the quail. Kadar graduated in 1989 from California College of Arts in Oakland with high honors. At CCA, she majored in sculpture but discovered a love of painting. She now paints primarily large oils, semi-abstract plant life or problematic human figures.