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    Teresa Getty Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia  - In May 2019, Arts Visalia presents the blue jay and the spine; we had a teapot on the side, an exhibition featuring the artworks of Teresa Getty. Teresa, a regionally and internationally recognized artist, is a mixed media abstract painter from Seattle, Washington. Teresa pursued painting after thinking she would be a doctor or scientist. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught art part-time at the University Wisconsin-Madison, balancing her professional art career and being a mother to her medically complex daughter. Each of her paintings has a story that begins with an everyday experience, a current event, an experience shared with her daughter, or simply a looking and seeing moment. While she works, memories surface and the work walks itself back into the past. Without censorship, she allows them to flow into her mark, into her responses of lines and color. Each piece slowly mimics life, then has aggressive cuts and extraction, and lastly is buried underneath layers of material. Teresa Getty’s exhibition will be displayed May 1st through 31st, with an opening reception on First Friday, May 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant, Safco of America LLC, Sequoia-Visalia Kiwanis, and the Visalia Breakfast Lions. Teresa will also have an Artist Talk on Saturday, May 4th at 12pm at Arts Visalia, amongst the beautiful assortment of orchids in the gallery space. The Annual Orchid Sale, Arts Visalia’s biggest fundraiser, starts May 4th and runs through May 11th. Select from a wide variety of beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids until sold out. Gallery is open extended days from noon-5:30 p.m. We invite you to join in supporting Arts Visalia with your purchase of a $25.00 orchid. During this time, you can kill two birds with one stone, by viewing Teresa’s artwork on the walls.
    At Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA
    Wed 5/22/19 at 12pm-5:30pm
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    Juried Community Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia  - In June 2019, Arts Visalia presents the 2019 Juried Community Exhibition. Artworks on display will span 2D mixed media, 3D mixed media, ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking/drawing, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography/digital art, sculpture, and woodwork. There is no theme so come prepared to be surprised by the talent on display. The exhibition will be juried based on composition, quality, authenticity, creativity and originality, uniqueness, presentation/craftsmanship, and overall balance. Awards will be announced June 7th, the night of the First Friday opening reception, a $100 Best of Show award and $100 People’s Choice award. The Juried Community Exhibition will be displayed June 5th through 28th, with an opening reception on First Friday, June 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Bistro Di Bufala, Lagomarsino Group, and Royal Pacific Transportation. Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of the 5-17 year old participants of our May children’s classes. The class focus is art in 2D. See artwork in painting and drawing. In July 2019, Arts Visalia will display the annual Form and Function exhibition. This exhibition will feature a variety of metal artworks created by local artists. Arts Visalia’s Young at Art summer classes start June 10th. Enrollment forms are available at Arts Visalia and online. All class participants in the children’s summer program will be displayed in the Young at Art exhibition in August. Mark your calendars for First Friday, August 2nd from 6-8 p.m. for the Young at Art opening reception, our most popular exhibit each year. Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 214 East Oak Avenue, Visalia, California 93291. For more information on all Arts Visalia events and available classes visit our website at artsvisalia.org or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905.
    At Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA
    Wed 6/5/19 at 12pm-5:30pm
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