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Art makes a splash with annual event

June 6, 2014

The Record, Stockton, Calif.

June 06--Art and downtown Stockton are two of Joy Neas' passions and she's pushing both to the forefront for the third consecutive year as director of Stockton Art Splash.

Going door-to-door through downtown Stockton, Neas lined up participants for another summer of monthly Friday art shows. Visitors are treated to a variety of art works in various locations that serve hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

"I don't think people realize how fun it is," said Nicholas Hatten, whose Pride Center at 109 N. Sutter is involved for the third year. "Food and drinks and you experience downtown. It's the best of downtown. What's better for a Friday night?"

For the Pride Center, it's an opportunity to support another area of the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual Transgender community.

"It's an important part of our mission," Hatten said. "It's also our biggest program. It's the most attended thing we do."

This month, the Pride Center will show paintings by Angie Smith, who visited the center for June's Art Splash and asked about showing her work month during the June 13 Art Splash, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

For Orlando Lopez, owner of AirRaid Airbrush at 233 E. Market St., he was pleased with Neas' invitation.

"I thought it would be great exposure, let people know what I do," Lopez said.

The Mexican Heritage Center, at 111 S. Sutter St., which this month has a photography show, is a regular participant as is the San Joaquin County Administration Building at 44 N. San Joaquin St., where Art Expressions of San Joaquin displays its members' works.

Other locations include the Misaki Patio (222 N. El Dorado St.), Kress Lobby 20 (N. Sutter) and the fourth floor of the Elk's Building (42 N. Sutter St.).

Knowlton Gallery

115 S. School St., Lodi.

Dennis Ziemienski's "Sampler," a show of small works, continues. It includes landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and figurative work.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: (209) 368-5123 or knowltongallery.com.

Lodi First Friday Art Hop

Today's event, from 6-8:30 p.m., features Elenna Armstead acrylic and oil paintings at Hutchins Street Square (125 S. Hutchins St.); a Dolly Sellers retrospective at the Lodi Community Art Center (110 W. Pine St.); the Lodi Breakthrough Project, a graphic arts poster contest at Lodi Public Library (201 W. Locust St.); Mardie Dalzell Driftmier's "The Nature of Things" at Double Dip Gallery (222 W. Pine St.); new pieces by Ines Leontiev-Hogan at Bunches of Beads (100 W. Pine St.); Erin Walsh paintings and ceramics at One Way Winery (25 N. School St.); paintings and photography by Codalion Ossialeigh at Fields Family Winery (20 N. School St.); Suzie Wilbourn jewelry and purse art at McKinleys Frame Shop (11 W. Pine St.); a surprise guest at New and Again Consignment Furniture Gallery (110 S. School St.) ; various Art Expressions of San Joaquin members mixed media at Vinedos Aurora at Tamplona Tapas (14 W. Oak St); Dena Acuna's paintings of old cars on vintage windows at Bath and More (19 W. Pine St.); henna artist Nausheen Tirmizi at Renee's Boutique (9 W. Pine St.); songwriter/satirist Sovereign Citizen at The Rowan Tree (11 S. Sacramento St.); and jewelry designer Miquela Wallace at Smart Alic Accessories (5 W. Pine St.).

Lodi Community Art Center

110 W. Pine St., Lodi

The center displays works by painter Dolly Sellers this month.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: 333-3855 or lodiartcenter.org.

The Haggin Museum

1201 N. Pershing Ave, Stockton

"Dark Garden: The Sculpture of Carla Malone," featuring 45 full-scale and 20 miniatures created by the local artist from the 1970s through the 1990s and "The Good Life," a collection of California watercolors of the 1930s through 1950s that depict ordinary life in the idyllic setting and climate of California, continue.

Hours: 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 1:30-9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays. Admission is free to all on the first Saturday of the month.

Information: (209) 940-6300 or hagginmuseum.org.

Art Expressions of San Joaquin

44 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton

Art Express of San Joaquin presents an E. Michael Pearl exhibition called "an Exmule man Wire Sculpture Art Show" at the San Joaquin County Administration Building. A receptions is 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 13.

Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Information: (209) 468-3240 or facebook.com/ArtExpressionsofSanJoaquin

Elsie May Goodwin Gallery

1902 Pacific Ave., Stockton

Serigraphs, oils, acrylics, commercial art and sketches from the late Claire Oak are in the gallery this month as the estate sale of the prolific artist continues. Oak, who died in October at 92, left more than 2,500 pieces for the league. It showed some 900 watercolors last month and this month shows other aspects of her works and oils in her collection by other artists.

A reception is 4-7 p.m. on Saturday.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 .m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: (209) 466-6604 or stocktonartleague.org.

Cece's Art Studio

2324 Grand Canal Blvd. No. 10, Stockton

Open since 1989, the studio is where Cece executes oil portraits either from live sittings or pictures. The gallery hosts shows annually and has many artworks on view.

Hours vary and appointments are encouraged.

Information: (209) 951-4130 or cecesartstudio.com.

Whirlow's Tossed and Grilled

1926 Pacific Ave., Stockton

The restaurant's one-day monthly art show is Wednesday. Artists may set up their displays from 3-4:45 p.m. and the show is 5-8 p.m. Display space for artists is free, but 20 percent of pieces sold is donated to a nonprofit art organization.

Information: (209) 474-1118.

Mexican Heritage Center

111 S. Sutter St., Stockton

Local professional and amateur photographers combined their works for "Painting With Light."

A reception, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 13, celebrates the images that are in black and white and color.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: facebook.com/mhcgallery.

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

715 Central Ave., Tracy

"Personal Abstractions -- Paintings by Matt Rhoades," continues. A gallery talk is noon-2 p.m. on June 14. Rhoades, of Elk Grove, will be an Artist-In-Residence July 9-12 with a painting workshop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 12. Cost for the workshop is $25 for Tracy residents, $28 for non-residents.

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to ticketed performances in the theatre.

Information: (209) 831-6278 or atthegrand.org

Gallery Calaveras

22 Main St., San Andreas

"My Favorite Spring," a celebration by local artists of the season, continues through June 21, the first day of summer.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: (209) 754-1774 or calaverasarts.org.

Galerie Copper

145 Stone Street, Copperopolis

Reynaldo Pizarro Varela, who is s a silversmith, does leather tooling, soapstone carvings, and creates wonders in wood, is this month's featured artist.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday through Saturday.

Information: (209) 785-2050 or townhallarts.com.

Gallery 10

15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek

Marie Martz-Mort will show her jewelry made with freshwater natural colored pearls, rainbow moonstone, soft pastel colors of aquamarine and yellow chrysoberyl, color-change garnet, rubies, opal, gold quartz, and natural color zircon as well as unset gemstones that can be purchased or used in a custom design, and octogenarian Ann Ragland (Bowns), who creates oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, and also does printmaking, and batik (wax resist and dye on fabric) will display works. A reception for the two is 2-5 p.m. Saturday.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m, Thursday through Monday.

Information: (209) 267-0203 or gallery10suttercreek.com.

Petroglyphe Gallery

8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill

Works by several artists are always on display in the gallery in the historic building.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Information: (209) 286-1387 or gallerypetroglyphe.com.

Amador Arts Gallery

11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek

Ruth Andre, whose painting earned her an invitation to the George W. Bush White House, is the featured artist this month. Her recent works are abstracts, but the show also includes her representational paintings.

A reception is 3-6 p.m. on Saturday.

Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 1-7 p.m. during the First Saturday Art Trek.

Information: (209)267-9038 and amadorarts.org.

Sutter Creek Gallery

35 Main St., Sutter Creek

Christie Riley, who turns gourds into creatures, castles and masks, is the featured artist this month and a reception for her will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday.

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Information: (209) 267-0228 or suttergreekgallery.com

Amador First Saturday Art Trek

Nine locations feature works by local artists from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday. Participants are AmadorArts Gallery (11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek), Chaos Glassworks (121 Hanford St., Sutter Creek), Fine Eye Gallery (71 Main St., Sutter Creek), Petroglyphe Gallery (8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill), Add Art (20 Main St., Jackson), Gallery 10 (15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek), Little City Studio and Gallery (14180 Main St., Amador City), Sutter Creek Gallery (35 Main St., Sutter Creek) and Valley View Interiors (48 Main St., Sutter Creek).

Art on Main

466 B Main St., Murphys

Paintings, cards, sculpture, jewelry and glasswork by local artists are on display.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Information: (209) 728-1888

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