First Friday Downtown Visalia

First Friday

First Friday continues on! We are going year round with First Friday so come out to the eleven venues participating in November!

The Arts Consortium (300 E. Oak Ave.) Glen Hill - “Figurative Works”

Born in Chicago, Glen Hill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After graduation, Glen immediately began working at Disney Animation Studios, and continued on to a successful 24-year career in film and television. When he wasn't animating, directing, and producing such films as The Fox and the Hound, The Book of Virtues (PBS), The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Universal), and The Family Guy (Fox), Glen continued to illustrate for film, TV Guide and magazines.
In 2002 he sold his home in Santa Barbara and moved to Visalia, California. He opened his own gallery on Main Street, in downtown Visalia, where he enjoyed painting, marketing his & other artists’ work, giving classes and hosting art events. In 2009 Glen was invited to teach at West Hills College, where he discovered a love of teaching drawing and painting. In 2012, he also began teaching at Porterville College, teaching sculpture and illustration has enjoyed every minute of it. 
Glen currently lives in Visalia, and has recently begun working in his new painting and sculpture studio. He prefers candid settings that capture the honesty of his subjects. Whether he paints on location or in his studio, Glen leads the viewer on a journey to reveal a story. The exhibit runs November 1 - November 29.

Arts Visalia (214 E. Oak Ave.) Sequoia High School Art: Revealing a Parallax. Reception is 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Arts Visalia is pleased to host Sequoia High School’s exhibition, “Revealing a Parallax”. The gallery will be showing work by a number of students from the school.The theme of the show is related to View Masters and the idea that people will be given an alternative view of Sequoia High School through the "reels" that the students have to offer. Just like the old View Masters were designed to give people a chance to "experience" other views or destinations, these works will offer an opportunity to experience the students’ ideas. View Masters work on the idea of parallax which is related to how things are viewed from different angles; thus, the idea behind a different view of Sequoia High School as its interpretation paralleling an alternate way of thinking. Sequoia High School offers a fresh start to students in an accepting and non-threatening atmosphere, as well as success in earning a living through vocational and career preparation. This exhibition will offer collaboration with students who feel misrepresented and suppressed in society. The show is sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Safco, Arts Consortium Community Grant, Board of Supervisors Step Up, and Tandoori House. This exhibition runs from November 1 through November 17th.

Brandon - Mitchell (117 S. Locust St.) “Members and Friends”

Many local artists are members of the Center for Spiritual Living/Brandon-Mitchell Galley. This show will be featuring their work! Also for Nov they will have a book reading and signing by Debra Gish, a peace negotiator around the world. Her book is about her erroneous and life-threatening arrest in Guatemala.

The Creative Center (410 E. Race Ave.) SOUP, SIP AND SHOP!

It is that time of year! Soup, Sip and Shop is here! First Friday is a preview of all the terrific art for sale from The Creative Center artists! Get a jump start! Soup, Sip and Shop will be held on November 16 from 5:00 PM - 7:00PM. Taste yummy soup from local restaurants while shopping for your Holiday Giving!

Gold Star Barbershop (110 W. Main St., Suite E) Rolando Corral - “IGY Wood Creations” with Jim Pidgeon playing tunes.

Gold Star is honoring Veterans this month. Both gentleman featured are veterans and they work to bring awareness to eliminating suicide among our veterans. Come in and look and listen and see what you can do to help our Vets!

Grace Note Music (803 W. Oak Ave.) Music is what they do!

Drop in and take a listen!

Lancaster Creations - 105 S. Church - Yenninia Marie Photography.
Yenninia has a unique approach to maternity, newborn and children photography. She creates hand painted one of kind cyanotype prints, true black and white portraits and of course color with the results like the subjects, are beautifully imperfect. Oak Street Fitness (309 W. Oak Ave.) Interactive art!

Drop into Oak Street Fitness and CREATE ART! Amy Figueroa and Jonathan Smith are back with fun art projects you can create on the spot and a drum circle!

Pita Kabob (227 N. Court St) Ryan Mayo - Photography

Born and raised in Visalia, Ryan is a freelance photographer and videographer. He studied filmmaking at The Los Angeles Film School but slowly transitioned his storytelling in to portrait photography. Ryan is also the mastermind behind the local music and arts event #ILOVEARTBRO, which is held every Wednesday evening at The Cellar Door. Catch his selected works in the beer garden at Pita Kabob Gastropub. 

The Source, LBGT+ Center (208 E. Main, Suite B) Melissa Raposa - “Broken Reflections”

Raised in the Central Valley, Melissa has lived in Tulare County for most of her life. She graduated from UC Merced with a BS in Biological Sciences and currently works quality control for a food manufacturing company. Art has been a stress relief and a means of emotional expression for Melissa. Lately her focus has been on leather-crafting and stained glass, though she has worked in a wide variety of mediums. Her love of sci-fi, horror, and puns show in her work. Check out her talents!

  210 Cafe (210 W. Center Ave.) Kathleen Yeniguis

New to showing her art Kathleen has taken the leap to show you what she can do! Working in oils & charcoal she creates landscapes. Drop in and give her some support!

Jump on the trolley and visit all the great art in Visalia!

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