First Friday Downtown Visalia


First Friday


The eclipse has come and gone, school has started, the last hurrah of summertime to get out and enjoy art! The Arts Consortium (300 E. Oak Ave.) Julio Ramirez & Daniel Mejia- El Caracol y El Colibri. Daniel is a Fresno State graduate with a Dual Bachelors in Printmaking and Chicano Studies. His cultural roots & experiences in nature are the focus of subject matter he presents in his artwork.
Julio Ramirez was born in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. Julio received his associate's degree in Art Studio from Porterville College and his Bachelor's in Arts from CSU Fresno. Ramirez's work has been part of the Salon of the Refuse in May 2016, Gallery of the Gift in Fall 2015, Catalyst art show in Spring fall 2015 and senior art show in spring 2015 at CSU, Fresno. His art work has appeared in Club Austral's magazine in 2016. Julio likes to working with female figure because he finds the female figure to have motion and movement in body structure. He likes to work with a large color pallet because He could use warm color for the highlights and cold color for the middle tones and shadows. The exhibit runs August 30 - September 29.
Arts Visalia (214 E. Oak Ave.) Brianna Lee -“Beauty and the Sublime” Brianna Lee was born and raised in rural Visalia, CA. She is an artist with a love of beauty and the human form. Her work is a continuous search for the intrinsic beauty of all life around her. She gleans inspiration from the people she meets, the abundance of nature and the deep-rooted traditions of realist painting. Brianna graduated with a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA after studying contemporary and traditional painting techniques at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and under the guidance of portrait artist Adrian Gottlieb. This exhibition runs from August 30th through September 29th.
Brandon - Mitchell (117 S. Locust St.) “Friends” Current and former employees of Josten’s have come together to show off their talents. The show offers works in many mediums. The show runs August 31-October 29.
Clay Cafe (1018 E. Mineral King) it is “Date Night” at the Clay Cafe. Bring your honey and create art!! The Creative Center (410 E. Race Ave.) Stevi Daniels - “La Mirada” Stevi celebrates the beauty within the elderly and the human form with works in oil, acrylic and graphite. Goldstar Barber Shop (110 W. Main St., Suite E) Jason Shook will be showing his chalk art as well as playing in his band Taco Wagon. Grace Note Music (803 W. Oak Ave.) Come in and feel the music! Oak Street Fitness (309 W. Oak Ave.) Amy Figueroa - “Art with Amy” Amy is back at Oak Street with art to explore your inner artist and let it out! Pita Kabob (227 N. Court St)
Ivan Mendoza - “Nature at Night” Amazing night photography taken in Sequoia National Park and other local locations. The Source LBGT+ Center (208 E. Main, Suite B), Steven Luis Ball Well known wildlife artist and muralist Steven Ball will be showing his work in oil, acrylic, watercolor and print. Steven has painted outdoor murals in Porterville, Lindsay and Exeter. Ball was born in Corcoran and now lives and works in Springville. He attended Pacific Union College, Napa, and the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he received his formal training in design and illustration. A show not to miss! 210 Cafe (210 W. Center Ave.)
Three Amazing Artists - you will need to drop in and see the work to find out more about them! Jump on the trolley and visit all the great art in Visalia!


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