Calendar 2014-12-08T10:35:46+00:00

Gregory Kondos Exhibition and 94th Birthday Celebration @ John Natsoulas Gallery  | Davis | California | United States
Solo Exhibitions: Gregory Kondos and 94th Birthday Party March 15 – April 15 Birthday Party celebrating Gregory Kondos’ 94th Birthday, April 1, 6-9 PM GREGORY KONDOS: A VISUAL FEAST OF LANDSCAPE ART Recognized as one of the world’s most prominent California landscape artists, Gregory Kondos’ exhibition at the John Natsoulas Gallery, February 15 through March 15, 2017, will feature many new drawings and paintings, as well as earlier works. Whether painting scenes of Northern California forest, the mountainous Yosemite National Park, or the shores of his ancestral Greece, Kondos continues to paint with a simplicity and clarity that have become hallmarks of his work. Kondos studied at Sacramento City College and later received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Art at the California State University at Sacramento. He taught at Sacramento City College for 27 years and was the founder and director of the campus gallery. With fellow artist and friend, Wayne Thiebaud, Kondos founded the Artists Cooperative Gallery (now the Artists Contemporary Gallery), one of the earliest showcases for aspiring artists in northern California. Kondos is the recipient of many prestigious awards and his work has been shown extensively in this country as well as internationally.
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Seagull (preview) @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents a preview performance of Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
Stories on Stage Davis: Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy @ The Pence Gallery | Davis | California | United States
STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS returns with another reading on Saturday, April 8th the Pence Gallery, featuring authors Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy and performers Matthew Abergel and Victoria Goldblatt who will breathe life into literature with their reading. A master storyteller, Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, which won the 2013 Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction. Luce transports readers to a Japan laced with magical realism—in one story that Stories on Stage Davis will present, a toaster transforms into an oracle and spits out toast that fortells one’s death. “Luce’s memorable characters can’t escape being transformed themselves,” says series co-director Elise Winn Pollard. “Often by the power of love and grief.” Also presented is Shruti Swamy, who lives and writes in San Francisco. “I was spellbound by Shruti Swamy’s story,” says Elise about Night Garden. “In which the narrator must confront death in the form of a cobra that enters her garden and threatens her—and the reader’s—sense of safety.” Swamy’s work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016, Agni, the Kenyon Review Online, the Boston Review, and elsewhere. STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS performances are held at the Pence Gallery in downtown Davis, 212 D Street. $10 donation recommended; $5 minimum. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the reading starts at 7:30 p.m. The authors will be on hand to sign books following the event. Now in its fourth year, Stories on Stage Davis pairs short fiction selections with regional actors who read them aloud to a live audience. The series accepts submissions of short stories 1500 to 4000 words in length and written or video resumes from actors interested in reading. For more information, visit storiesonstagedavis.com.
Dave Hennessy "Goose Cameos with a Medley of Botanicals" Artist Reception @ Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District | Davis | California | United States
Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce an exciting exhibition from artist Dave Hennessy. The exhibition will run from April 1-April 30th and a special artist reception will be held Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 1-4:00pm. Dave Hennessy is a photographer who creates ethereal and surreal images of his natural surroundings. The images are printed on aluminum that is infused with dyes and wood board that is marked with ink. His use of alternative materials gives the work the appearance of a painting. Wood amplifies the image’s organic earthiness. Aluminum amplifies the image’s luminosity even under normal room lighting. His work reflects his artistic influences of Ansel Adams, Richard Diebenkorn (figurative paintings), Morris Graves, Edouard Manet (flower paintings), Odilon Redon, Joseph Mallord, William Turner, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and James McNeill Whistler. This will be a must see exhibition. “Twenty-three of the twenty-four images in this exhibit were captured within easy walking distance of my home. The twenty-fourth image was created entirely digitally. Hopefully, in capturing and working with the images I have revealed some of the extraordinary and the miraculous hiding-in-plain-sight in the everyday-ordinary. Something grand is always nearby—one doesn’t have to go somewhere special. Integral to the experience of each work is its title, square format, and medium. In contrast to a rectangle, squares better lend themselves to a more immediate and intimate experience of the image. The rectangular format encourages the eye to move from end to end. Consequently, the image feels more “out there.” The square format encourages the eye to move around. The image feels more “close-up.”
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
Apr 10 all-day
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
Apr 11 all-day
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
May 7 all-day
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Seagull @ Davis Cemetery | Davis | California | United States
The Art Theater presents Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull. A Russian comedic drama with twelve actors, period costumes, and live music, performed outdoors at the Cemetery under the full moon. Seating provided.
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).