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The Willits Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its February show featuring Nancy New’s ceramics and paintings by Victor Palomino opening, Feb 3rd through 26th

Victor Palomino is an artist born in Bogota Colombia in 1974. He attended film school and graduated in 1998. He moved to the United States in 1999 and established residency in North Carolina in 2001, currently living in Ukiah, CA. Over the years, Palomino has worked with different mediums including video, Photography, and music. He also produces Art Waves for KZYX, a monthly radio show about the arts sector in Mendocino County.

Victor told us, “My work is the result of life experiences, curiosity, color, and imagination. I'm influenced by pre-Columbian art, aboriginal designs, and western contemporary art. I found inspiration in the intersection between cultures, beliefs, technology, and humanity.” “This show is a selection of my work for the past six months of living in Mendocino, CA. Is a combination of abstract and neo-expressionist paintings including part of a series of paintings based on my road trip from K.Y. to C.A. and a series of small paintings of musicians.” 

Nancy New, a Willits resident, has honed her skills as a potter for over 50 years.  “I’ve been making pottery my whole life. The process of transforming wet clay into every imaginable shape, painting it with “liquid glass,” subjecting it to extreme heat, and turning it into glazed stone I find amusing and intriguing.”  After making “Monet’s Pond,” going up the stairs here at the Art Center I longed to make colorful wildflowers, to remind everyone that spring is coming!

I enjoy copying the female forms in pottery of the Cucuteni-Trypillian people who lived in Ukraine and Romania from 5000 B.C.E. to 3800 B.C.E.  As long as the rain keeps washing away mountaintops and filling rivers and valleys with clay there will be plenty for potters to pursue and fulfill their dreams for many years to come.”

The opening reception will be February 4th from 6:30 until 9 pm.  You can meet the artists at this time.  
Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 11 am until 5 pm.

MONTHLY ART TALK

2nd Fridays 6:30 pm 

Join us in person in the Great Room

February 10, Ami Davis

Art in the 21st Century

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