Events

Studio Rubedo Meditation Group
Apr
23
1:30 PM13:30

Studio Rubedo Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Studio RUbedo Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome to support Studio Rubedo Meditation and the First Congregational Church.

If you are interested in joining and have any questions, please contact Brian HERE.

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Studio Rubedo Meditation Group
Apr
30
1:30 PM13:30

Studio Rubedo Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Studio Rubedo Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome to support Studio Rubedo Meditation and the First Congregational Church.

If you are interested in joining and have any questions, please contact Brian HERE.

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The Art of Coming Undone Exhibition
May
3
to Jun 14

The Art of Coming Undone Exhibition

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Michigan Artists Gallery’s spring exhibition will include over 30 artists. Each artist will interpret Daniel Belardinelli’s painting, “The Art of Coming Undone,” in their media and style. Daniel is a well known New York outsider artist who boldly takes on challenging subject matter with both humor and humanity.

For this exhibition, I am creating a 7-piece vertical installation with each piece being a 7”x7” square. The work is composed of hundreds of 1” squares cut out from a single, discarded, wooden chair.

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Opening Reception for The Art of Coming Undone
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for The Art of Coming Undone

Michigan Artists Gallery’s spring exhibition will include over 30 artists. Each artist will interpret Daniel Belardinelli’s painting, “The Art of Coming Undone,” in their media and style. Daniel is a well known New York outsider artist who boldly takes on challenging subject matter with both humor and humanity.

For this exhibition, I am creating a 7-piece vertical installation with each piece being a 7”x7” square. The work is composed of hundreds of 1” squares cut out from a single, discarded, wooden chair.

The opening reception will occur during the Downtown Traverse City Art Walk. Refreshments will be served with live music in the gallery.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome to support Studio Rubedo Meditation and the First Congregational Church.

If you are interested in joining and have any questions, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Apr
9
1:30 PM13:30

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome to support Studio Rubedo Meditation and the First Congregational Church.

If you are interested in joining and have any questions, please contact Brian HERE.

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Vote for Studio Rubedo
Apr
4
8:00 AM08:00

Vote for Studio Rubedo

On April 4th, The Alpena News will have a supplement with nominations for voting Sunrise Side’s Best Art Gallery. Since Studio Rubedo has been nominated, please vote for the gallery with the ballot in the April 4th newspaper or vote online. You will be supporting an independently-run art gallery and artist studio with a big surprise coming this summer. Thank you, in advance, for your support.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Apr
2
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome to support Studio Rubedo Meditation and the First Congregational Church.

If you are interested in joining and have any questions, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Mar
26
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Mar
19
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Mar
12
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a small, newly formed gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Mar
5
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room) Also, I will not be available on this day, so another group member will be leading the session.

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a small, newly formed gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Feb
26
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

NEW TEMPORARY MEETING SPACE: First Congregational Church 201 S. Second Ave. Alpena, MI (basement meeting room)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a small, newly formed gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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An Evening of Art Chat
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

An Evening of Art Chat

This is the new, rescheduled date for An Evening of Art Chat.

An Evening of Art Chat (hosted and moderated by Brian Schorn)  is an opportunity to gather as a group to share and discuss artwork of all kinds. For example, you may ask specific questions about a piece of art that you are working on, share a famous artwork that you enjoy, or ask a general question about how to interpret contemporary art. Art Chat is an open, safe environment intended to provide constructive criticism, support and understanding. Please bring a piece of art that you would like to share with the group. It may be your own work-in-progress or a completed work. If you are not an artist with your own art, please bring someone else's art or a printed example of any other artwork (famous, infamous or somewhere in between).

Anyone with an interest in art is encouraged to attend.
Refreshments will be served.

This program is coordinated by The Association for Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College.
To register and for general information: Call 989-358-7207 or email questions to all@alpenacc.edu.
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $5

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Rising Sun Meditation Group
Feb
19
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a small, newly formed gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation Group (canceled due to weather)
Feb
12
1:45 PM13:45

Rising Sun Meditation Group (canceled due to weather)

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a small, newly formed gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Chairs are provided for sitting meditation, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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Rising Sun Meditation group
Feb
5
1:30 PM13:30

Rising Sun Meditation group

Rising Sun Meditation Group is a small, newly formed gathering of open-minded individuals interested in meditation practice and lively discussion about the big questions in life. All traditions are honored and respected. This is intended to be a regular weekly event, however, feel free to attend whenever you wish or when your schedule permits. Please bring a cushion for sitting meditation and a blanket.

Refreshments served.
Donations are welcome.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Brian HERE.

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"Home Is Where the Art Is" Fundraiser
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

"Home Is Where the Art Is" Fundraiser

“Home Is Where the Art Is” is a fundraising event to support Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan. Join us for an evening of art in the home. Habitat has connected with artists throughout Michigan and will be auctioning off works of art and handcrafted items for the hoe to make sure every one has a decent place to call home.

Brian will be donating a work of art for this fundraiser that was made exclusively from items found at the Habitat Restore in Alpena, MI. He will be present to discuss the work and answer any questions you may have.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Melching, Volunteer Coordinator at smelching@habitatnemi.org or call 989 354-5555 x1003.

Tickets are $25 per person and available at Art in the Loft.

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"Small-Scale Works" Exhibition
Dec
1
to Dec 28

"Small-Scale Works" Exhibition

Throughout the Holiday Season Studio Rubedo will be displaying a solo exhibition by Brian Schorn. The exhibition consists of a wide variety of work in disciplines such as drawing, calligraphy, painting, collage, assemblage, sculpture, photography, and wood carving. These small, original artworks will make a meaningful gift for someone special. Brian will be available to discuss his work during all gallery hours throughout the exhibition.

The gallery will be open from 11 am – 6 pm on the following days:

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Saturday, December 22 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018

If you cannot make it on these days, please contact the gallery to make an appointment for more convenient day and time.

PLUS…
FREE Studio Rubedo button pins to all who come in during this exhibition.
FREE “Shop Small” cloth bags with the first ten art sales. Carry your art home in a cool bag that supports local shopping.
FREE local home installation and consultation by the artist, Brian Schorn.

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Winter Art Walk
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Art Walk

You are cordially invited to Studio Rubedo for the Downtown Alpena Winter Art Walk. Visit four galleries (Forty-Five North Art Gallery, Art in the Loft, Thunder Bay Arts Council, and Studio Rubedo) in one evening for an action-packed, winter art experience.

Brian Schorn will be exhibiting new, smaller artwork that will make a truly unique gift for yourself, friends or family. All art will be for sale and Brian will be present to discuss his work.

Refreshments will be served along with some festive Holiday music in the background.

Good news! If you miss the Winter Art Walk, the exhibition will be on display and for sale through December 22, 2018, during regular gallery hours.

PLUS…
FREE Studio Rubedo button pins to all who attend.
FREE “Shop Small” cloth bags with the first ten art sales. Carry your art home in a cool bag that supports local shopping.
FREE local home installation and consultation by the artist, Brian Schorn.

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Chris Harper: Past/Present/Future
Nov
2
to Nov 23

Chris Harper: Past/Present/Future

Studio Rubedo is excited to announce its first exhibition of a local artist. Chris Harper, who resides in Hubbard Lake, MI, will be having his first solo exhibition including prints on canvas of his original drawings in graphite, charcoal and colored pencil. Stop by Studio Rubedo, meet Chris in-person, and support his artwork.

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, November 2, 5 pm–7 pm
Refreshments will be served.
Meet the artist during the reception.

GALLERY HOURS
Friday, November 9, 11 am–6 pm
Saturday, November 10, 11 am–6 pm
Friday, November 16, 11 am–6 pm
Saturday, November 17, 11 am–6 pm
Friday, November 23, 11 am–6 pm
Meet the artist each day from 3 pm–6 pm.

Plus, get your free Studio Rubedo button pin when you visit the gallery.
Your support is appreciated.

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Besser Museum Juried Art Exhibition
Oct
27
to Dec 31

Besser Museum Juried Art Exhibition

I am excited to announce that two of my artworks have been included in the Northeast Michigan regional Juried Art Exhibition at Besser Museum in my hometown of Alpena, MI.

The exhibition was juried by award-winning, national artist Erwin P. Lewandowski.

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, October 27: 3 pm–5 pm
Free public admission during the reception

HOURS
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm–4 pm

ADMISSION
Adults: $5, Children (6-18): $3, Seniors (60+): $3, Children under 5: Free
Alpena Community College Students (with id): Free
Museum Members, Veterans & Active Military: Free
Every Wednesday (3 pm–5 pm): Free

CONTACT
989 356-2202

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STUDIO RUBEDO Grand Opening Reception
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

STUDIO RUBEDO Grand Opening Reception

Come on out, enjoy a summer evening, and celebrate my new, intimate art gallery & artist workshop, Studio Rubedo. After years of planning, several months of exterior and interior building improvements, plus a lot of sweat, Studio Rubedo will officially open its door to the public. I will be exhibiting a selection of my recent works. In the future, Studio Rubedo will offer a variety of gallery events, open studio hours, art workshops, critique sessions, and other community-building activities.

Refreshments, snacks and free, Studio Rubedo promotional goodies will be available during the opening. There may even be live music out on the sidewalk. This event is part of the Alpena Art Walk, so spend the evening supporting local art by visiting all of the galleries in the downtown district.

All of my artwork is for sale, so please stop in and consider adding one of my pieces to your art collection.

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Alpena Art Walks
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Alpena Art Walks

Come on out for my first open studio event during the Alpena Art Walks. I am currently working on creating an art space with a contemporary art gallery, art studio, and woodshop. This is currently a work in progress, but I invite you to visit STUDIO RUBEDO, so I can show you around and introduce you to this new art space in Downtown Alpena, MI.

Free STUDIO RUBEDO stickers, pins, and other goodies will be available.

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Art in the Peaceable Kingdom Exhibition
May
4
to Jun 24

Art in the Peaceable Kingdom Exhibition

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Mark your calendar for the May 4th collaborative exhibition opening at Michigan Artists Gallery & Higher Art Gallery: Art in the Peaceable Kingdom. Two galleries with 70+ artists will Interpret Edward Hicks’ 1833 painting, “The Peaceable Kingdom." The artworks will include  2D and 3D mixed-media interpretations of this painting with its timely message.

I am grateful to have an image of my work printed in a Record-Eagle newspaper article regarding this exhibition.

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, May 4, 5 pm–9 pm
FREE, refreshments served
I'll be at the opening reception, so come on over and say “Hi."

Special thanks to Sue Ann Round and Shanny Brooke for this exhibition opportunity.

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Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies
Apr
7
to May 5

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies

  • Crooked Tree Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you didn't get a chance to see the Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies exhibition in Petoskey, you have another chance. The exhibition will be shown again in Traverse City. 

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies is an exhibition of contemporary craft and design objects that explore the nexus of traditional handcraft techniques or forms with new and innovative concepts, materials, methods, tools, processes, or approaches.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 7, 2 pm–4 pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm; Wednesdays: 10 am–5 pm; Saturdays: 10 am–4 pm

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Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Alumni Exhibition
Mar
2
to Mar 25

Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Alumni Exhibition

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world; they’re just doing it in different ways.”
Alex Braidwood, Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program

I am honored to be participating in a group exhibition of former artists-in-residence from Iowa Lakeside Lab, a biological field station, nature preserve and educational center. As a former artist-in-residence, I will be exhibiting a piece called, “Centric Diatom Collection." It is based on my research of living diatoms including photomicroscopy.

CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3 pm
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 1-4 pm

Special thanks to Alex Braidwood for organizing this exhibition and Iowa Lakeside Lab for the opportunity to learn about diatoms and create this work.

 

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Comstock Wabi-Sabi Closing Reception
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Comstock Wabi-Sabi Closing Reception

I invite you to attend the closing reception for my Comstock Wabi-Sabi solo exhibition at Red Mountain Gallery in Reno, NV. Although I am unable to attend the reception personally, I will be well-represented by my artwork. All work is for sale, so take the opportunity to add one of these historically-inspired Comstock artworks to your collection.

The Red Mountain Gallery is located on the third floor of the Red Mountain Building adjacent to Admissions and RDMT 315.

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Hand in Hand Opening Reception
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Hand in Hand Opening Reception

If you are in Northwest Michigan this Saturday, I invite you out to attend the opening reception of a very cool new exhibition curated by Sheila Ruen. Artists from all over the country were invited to participate. I will be displaying a graphic music score called “Nebula."  It is an enlarged giclee print on watercolor paper. This score recently received its world-premiere performance by the Aurora Orchestra in London, England.

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies is a group exhibition of contemporary craft and design objects that explore the nexus of traditional handcraft techniques or forms with new and innovative concepts, materials, methods, tools, processes, or approaches. The exhibition will run from January 20 to March 24, 2018, at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI, and from April 14 to June 6, 2018, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI

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Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies
Jan
20
to Mar 24

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies

  • Crooked Tree Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies is a group exhibition of contemporary craft and design objects that explore the nexus of traditional handcraft techniques or forms with new and innovative concepts, materials, methods, tools, processes, or approaches. The exhibition will run from January 20 to March 24, 2018, at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI, and from April 14 to June 6, 2018, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI.

I will be displaying a graphic music score called “Nebula." It is an enlarged giclee print on watercolor paper. This score recently received its world-premiere performance by the Aurora Orchestra in London, England.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm; Wednesdays:  10 am–5 pm; Saturdays: 10 am–4 pm

Special thanks to Sheila Ruen, Galleries Director at Crooked Tree Arts Center, for the opportunity to participate in this exhibition. 

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Comstock Wabi-Sabi Solo Exhibition
Dec
6
to Feb 7

Comstock Wabi-Sabi Solo Exhibition

  • Truckee Meadows Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am very excited to announce a new solo exhibition of my Comstock Wabi-Sabi series of assemblages at Red Mountain Gallery on the campus of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV. The exhibition is part of a unique program initiated by Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno, NV called Galleries at Work.

The Red Mountain Gallery is located on the third floor of the Red Mountain Building adjacent to Admissions and RDMT 315. Open to the public during regular school hours.

CLOSING RECEPTION: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5–7 p.m.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Sierra Arts Foundation and the Resident Artist Program in Silver City for making this exhibition possible.

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