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New Year New Hobby

HANDBUILDING AND WHEEL THROWING

with Sofia Alaoui

Saturdays January 15-February 19

11-4pm

$260 plus cost of clay

Explore 4 techniques that make forms and decorate them. Students have freedom to choose what to make.  Prompts provided.

 

 Beginners and advanced students welcome. 

Partial scholarships available.

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GREAT ROOM AND CLASSROOM RENTALS

Call 707-459-1726 or email manager@willitscenterforthearts.org

 

MONTHLY ART TALK

2nd Fridays 6:30 pm 

Join us in person in the Great Room

On January 14: Prehistory

Simona's Designs is in the jewelry case!

Stop in to see the show Fridays through Sundays from 11 am until 5 pm. 

Willits Center for the Arts presents

Teresa Robertson’s paintings along with Esther Siegal and Spencer Brewer’s wonderful sculptures  

Opening Friday, January 7th, 2022  the show promises to delight all ages  

Teresa Robertson tells us, “Creating gives me a great deal of satisfaction.”  A deep love for animals is reflected in her artwork.  Her favorite animal subjects are horses and dogs.  Teresa likes to include a dash of humor into her art.

Spencer Brewer and Esther Siegal will present their complex sculptures and collages.  They will both delight and amuse you.  Esther tells us, “I love the alchemy of creating interesting combinations of objects in the studio for their new and “perfect home." Her work is enchanting.  “I work in stages, starting with a flurry of ideas and arrangements. I often have two or three pieces started, moving from one to the other. Inspiration may come from visual resources, feedback, and browsing through our collection of “stuff” in our barn art studio.”  “My need for harmony, love of horses, and interest in psychotherapy are some of my themes and motivators. As a glass half full person, you will often see whimsy, optimism, and lightness in my art.

Spencer Brewer is a DSE (Dangerously Serial Entrepreneur) who creates ‘High Whimsey’ - fantastical pieces of sculptures out of vintage or unusual objects inspiring viewers with a sense of delight, surprise and wonder. His passion has been as an accomplished composer/pianist as well as a piano technician working on over 20,000 pianos. Working on pianos, crank phonographs, tube era electronics and old player mechanisms has been an inspiring lens into how well-crafted mechanisms were made. This all translated into Spencer’s skills recrafting vintage objects into sculptures.
 

Also be sure to check out the Online Gallery celebrating Mendocino Artists. 50 artists offer over 400 unique items for sale. There are some great gifts here to browse through.

 


 

 

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