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CANCELED: ArtAbout celebrates International Women’s Month

Editor’s note: Davis Downtown has announced that the Second Friday ArtAbout scheduled for Friday, March 13, has been canceled, based on Yolo County’s recommendation to postpone or cancel non-essential social gatherings.

365体育投注Join us for the March ArtAbout where we are celebrating International Women’s Month by showcasing some incredible local female artists and art depicting the feminine energy.

365体育投注Each participating venue volunteers their space and time to host artists from near and far to provide this monthly free community event. All are invited to enjoy an evening exploring a variety of art in cafes, salons, bookstores and even our favorite record shop.

For more information, visit ​d​. For a copy of the Second Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map, visit Pence Gallery, 212 D St., or ​.


* The Artery365体育投注, 207 G St., 7-9 p.m.: ​”North Coast Visions: A Photographer and A Painter.” For this show, Jock and Adele take one dramatic aspect of California — the North Coast — and illustrate how two different artistic mediums capture the energy and spirit of the land. They look at nature’s patterns, reflecting repetition and time, and imbue their work with the overwhelming power of this area’s beauty. Both artists are inspired by light and recognize their medium’s unique ability to encapsulate the light that infuses each scene.

* The Avid Reader365体育投注, 617 Second St., 5-7 p.m.: Lyndsey Thompson of Fully-Fernished Creations combines the boundless beauty of botanicals with the madness of humankind by framing plants with pen drawings.

* Couleurs Vives Art Gallery, 222 D St., Suite 9B, 5-9 p.m.: This special gallery will be showcasing multi-media paintings of spring flowers by various artists from True Connections. A small reception will be accompanying this event.

* Cork It Again,365体育投注 820 Fourth St., 6-9 p.m.: Showcasing more than wine, local artist Sid S. Ganesh brings color to this local winery with watercolors and mixed-media pieces on cold-press canvas.

* Davis Food Co-op,365体育投注 620 G St., 5-9 p.m.: Joe Beth Wharton makes unique portraits of strong women assembled from paper mostly found in magazines. Her art​ ​incorporates bright colors to create feminist females unafraid of the male gaze.

* E Street Plaza, 365体育投注5-9 p.m.: The Davis Craft & Vintage Fair continues to take over the E Street Plaza. Listen to music, capture a memory at our photo booth station and get creative at the craft table.

* International House, 10 College Park, 6-8 p.m.:​ ​“Fur and Feathers” by​ ​Marlene Lee and Mary Neri King is on display. King paints birds in acrylics and her recent love of painting “en Plein Air” has elevated her work by allowing her to more fully express her passion for the convergence of art and nature. Lee owns a dog named Kava, a chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix, who she walks in her neighborhood where they encounter a wide range of other dogs. Marlene became inspired to photograph and then to paint these dog’s portraits in oils and acrylics.

* Logos Books, 513 Second St., 6-8 p.m.: Morgan Wright shows her experiences with paintings through acrylic and acrylic collages of her European excursions. Music is by The Adapters, covering popular hits.

* Three Ladies Café365体育投注, 130 G St., 6-8 p.m.: ​Megan Duncanson paints acrylic landscapes on canvas with intense colors and playful brushstrokes.

* The Wardrobe,​ 117 D St., noon-6 p.m.: “Style Happening” is the 32-year birthday celebration. Tianello travel-friendly fashions are featured.

* Pence Gallery, 212 D St., 6-9 p.m.: The gallery features ​”The Stories That We Tell Ourselves: Work by Laurelin Gilmore & Liz Webb.” Webb’s constructions center on a ceramic female figure, which she arranges into poetic scenes, including worn wood or found objects. Gilmore’s paintings blur the edge between human and beast, using mythology and legend to create depictions of surreal creatures. Continuing is “Water + Color National Juried Exhibit 2020,” a group exhibit of 38 masterworks by renowned watercolor painters from across the U.S. There will be free crafts for all ages.

“Warrior Goddess” is among Luke Maroney’s work on display at Pomegranate Salon.
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* Pomegranate Salon​, ​123 D St., 4-7 p.m.: ​Luke Maroney ​blends raw, physical and expressive feminine forms with vibrant and glowing colors. Influenced by the human form, the sacred and the primal, Lucaso’s art combines elements of New York street art, Burningman and contemporary visionary art.

* Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store365体育投注​,​ 920 Third St., Suite F, 5-7 p.m.​: Chopped Liver Licker (as she’s known on Instagram) or Claire is a new artist who enjoys watercolor and line art.

Live performances

* Armadillo Music, 207 F St., 7-9 p.m.: ​Flowing like a river out of the Sierra Nevada foothills into Sacramento, indie-rock outfit Güero has grown into a diverse musical act that does not really fit in any one musical genre.

Latin band Raíces will perform at Bohème from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Second Friday ArtAbout.
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* Bohème, 409 Third St., 6-8 p.m.:​ Raíces (meaning “roots” in Spanish) is an ​all​-​women​ ​Latin band​ that plays music from ​all​ over Central and South America. Whether they are playing ballads, pop, Andean music or cumbias, Raíces is known for their beautiful harmonies, pop polyrhythms, and the symphonic stylings of the guitar, bass, ukulele and charango.

* E Street Plaza365体育投注, 6-9 p.m.: ​Known for their powerful messages, original eclectic funky-circus tunes or vibrant energy, the five-piece Davis band The Midnight Dip is witty and unapologetically sincere, confronting gender stereotypes and promoting body positivity. The Midnight Dip was one of Capital Public Radio’s “Favorite 2019 Northern California Tiny Desk Contestants.”

* ParkSide Bar & Lounge365体育投注, 330 G St., Suite F, 7-9 p.m.: Live music is by rock ‘n’ roll band ​Mean Maria.

* Three Ladies Café365体育投注, 130 G St., 6-9 p.m.: The Hootenanny!, supported by the Davis Community Arts program, features dinner by Three Ladies and vegan desserts by Purple Tree, an open mic from 7 to 8 p.m. and music by ​Sunday Morning. There’s not one era of music they love more than another, so they play it all, with a guitar and two female voices.

* Davis Wine, 611 Second St., 7-9 p.m.:​ ​Kat Gallardo, known by her stage name “katgrüvs,” is a modern acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. Her style of playing captures the sound of a full band on the acoustic guitar, implementing techniques such as altered tunings, two-hand tapping, and using the guitar as a percussive instrument.


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