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Art Center Ukiah

January ‘24



Even though we Ukiahians don’t live in a snowy northern climate, there is enough of a winter here to cause people to bundle up and hunker down. Short days, gray skies, bare trees, freezing temperatures and flowing creeks are a welcome contrast to our long hot summers.


Art Center Ukiah January show organizer Susan Blackwelder asked artists “How do you experience winter?” Whether people love the outdoors or prefer the coziness of a seat by the fire, she encouraged artists to show their favorite aspect of the darkest season. “And,” Susan quips, “finding the beauty in what can be a dreary month is a great way to avoid the doldrums after the holiday season is over… both for artists and gallery visitors!”


With all the talented artists in the Mendocino County Art Association availing themselves of monthly classes to improve their skills at oil painting, pastels, watercolor and other techniques, there should be plenty of high quality entries on the winter theme. Susan is also expecting a wide and diverse range of subject matter for this show. “Not just snow,” she laughs. “I already know that we have a print, a quilt and a metal tree, and I’ll just have to wait and see what else turns up.” 


The exhibit, "Winter" is graciously sponsored by Philip Gary and Donna Mecca.


The First Friday opening for the “Winter” show will be on January 5 from 5-8pm. Live harp music will be provided throughout the evening by Suni Smith. The Corner Gallery is located at 201 S State St in Ukiah.

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