ArtView – February Foto & More


Art View
By Jim Christiansen

February brings on the third annual FOTO Modesto month long celebration of our award-winning regional photographers, this year in a revised format. “Best of the Best” is the central Show at Mistlin Gallery, where the participating photographers exhibit their best works. Show opens at the gallery February 5 and runs to March 1, with artists reception and opening taking place during Art Walk, February 21. Other events involved with FOTO Modesto will be presentations by David Schroeder on “The Art of Photography” February 7, a part of the #Expose yourself to Art” lecture series. February 15, Noah Wilson presents “The Constructed Nature of Landscape Photography” exploring alternative approaches to the natural world. Noah is head of the photography program at Modesto Junior College and this lecture described as a mind-bending experience. Both programs start at 7 pm at Mistlin Gallery, FREE to public

Would you like to move beyond taking “snap-shots” and learn to create photographs? Join John Wynn and David Schroeder as they give a Crash Course in DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) photography. The course will focus on the “Exposure Triangle” which includes the effects of shutter speed, apertures, and ISO settings. This FOTO Modesto event is a $50 workshop, February 23, $50 Titled Crash Course in DSLR. Sign up at the Mistlin Gallery.

Participating FOTO Modesto photographers include Alyn Roberts Brereton, Anna Barber, Bill Harris, Carlos Hernandez, Dan Souza, Ed Mendes, David Schroeder, Gary Hunter, George McWilliams, Greg Savage, James Ewing, Jennifer Williams, Jeremy Center, John Wynn Jon Sousa, Raymond Jabola, Larry Lew, Lorraine Nilson, Mark Peters, Michael J. Mangano, Noah Wilson, and Rebecca Harvey. Additional exhibits, “American Travel” by David Schroeder at Candy’s Carefree Travel in McHenry Village, and “A Mélange of Handpicked Photos” at DEVA café, and “Photos by John Wynn” at Preservation Coffee as featured artist for February.

The State Theatre features “Young Picasso” one night only, February 6 at 7 pm, and “At Eternity’s Gate” opening February 8.

January Art Walk featured the “Snow Cave” installation at Tri-Chromatic Gallery, recently celebrating its one-year anniversary of its first show on the Modesto Art Scene. Support all the Art Walk venues downtown each Third Thursday, and during usual business hours. Ed Cesena is featured at Barkin Dog this month, followed by Kathy Pethoud up in time for February Art Walk. Classes offered at the Chartreuse Muse and check out the Muse open studio and class time in their upstairs clay room. Mistlin Gallery, Queen Bean’s art group, Tri Chromatic also offering classes, workshops and events through the month.

Mistlin Gallery is embarking on a new fundraising concert series, seeking sponsors, volunteers, and audience to support The Grace Lieberman Concert Series, taking place within the gallery. March 9 marks the debut of the series, featuring Karolin Syrovatkova, “Living with Great Composers” as an innovative way to experience classical music. March 9th, she presents “Clara” portraying Clara Schumann pianist and wife of 19th century composer Robert Schumann and muse of of Johannes Brahms. Tickets and information available, and sponsorship prospectus available at the Mistlin Gallery, or contact David Schroeder, Central California Art Association President. 1015 J Street, Modesto.

Announcing the Valley Art Association 3 Judge Juried 2018 Carriage Art Show is to be on Free display to the public on February 16 & 17. This show is once again sponsored by The City of Oakdale and Oakdale Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

PROSPECTUS HIGHLIGHTS
This year’s show will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 South 2nd Ave, Oakdale CA 95361. Calendar of Events: Hand Delivered Artwork Thurs. Feb. 14 9AM-7PM & Fri. Feb. 15 9AM-Noon. Judging (by 3 judges) Fri. Feb. 15 1PM.

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About the Author:

Jim Christiansen, award winning watercolor artist, cartoonist and member of many art groups moved to Modesto in 1977. Born in Riverside, California, and attended University of California, Riverside. Jim often shows around Modesto, does a poster or two, and has been host of the art walk events at State Theatre and Jax on H. Jim has been writing the art notes column several years for Modesto View.