Reception 5pm to 8pm
on First Friday Art Walk
Feb 2nd, 2018
Celebrate Jim Colling
ACU Quick Draw 2.0 Drawings and Demonstrations
Jim tried his hand at many things during his life, but art remained his passion until the very end. He told his cardiologist he didn’t want to talk about his heart…but wanted to talk about ART!
Always a straight-shooter, Jim somehow managed to put together a rag-tag group of artists called the Ukiah Valley Artists Co-op in 2008 and convince them it was possible to put their art out to the public….even without a gallery. He started the first (and only) Art Faire and Studio Tour in Ukiah and continued to urge his group to think big, bigger and better. He worked hard and was not afraid to take chances, always figuring that if something didn’t work out, at least he had tried. He often worked on two paintings at a time, scooting back and forth on his chair between his easels.
In recognition of his talent, vision and tenacity, please come and see the pieces that his wife, Dot, and daughter, Karen, have selected. It maybe difficult for them, but we’ve urged them to attend the reception.