First Friday Downtown Visalia


First Friday


The Arts Consortium (300 E. Oak Ave.) “Pouring It On, the Art of Acrylic Pours” Artist reception 5-8 pm. Acrylic pouring is on fire! Everyone is doing it! We are featuring three local artists that have jumped on the bandwagon and are doing great work. The artists featured are Iris Jan Duarte, Rebecca Haigh and Joanie Constable, all have recently began creating colorful art by layering acrylic paint in cups and letting them take over the canvas! Fresno artist Iris Jan Duarte works in many mediums. Oils, encaustic, acrylic and printing making, Iris has mastered them all. She has shown her work at many venues in Fresno and has taught classes in various mediums. Rebecca Haigh is also well heeled in many mediums. She is currently teaching pastels on Friday to our My Voice Media Center participants. She has been an art teacher and has had her work in many shows in the area. Joanie Constable started acrylic pouring in May. Normally a digital and encaustic artist, Joanie enjoys the process of mixing bright colors and the unpredictability of the medium. Joanie taught a class in pouring at My Voice Media Center in October that was well received by our participants. We are encouraging a few other “pourers” to show their work as well. We will also be having “pour” demos and you may even get a chance to make your own painting! The show runs January 3-January 26.

Arts Visalia (214 E. Oak Ave.) Orange Blossom Quilt Guild Reception is 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In January 2018, Arts Visalia is pleased to host the Orange Blossom Quilt Guild. The Orange Blossom Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization, that serves as a "teaching" guild that promotes fellowship and education as it pertains to quilts and quilting. They try to preserve and continue the rich traditions, culture, and history of the quilting world by contributing to the knowledge of and appreciation for fine quilts. Arts Visalia is pleased to host such an extraordinary guild. The exhibition runs from January 3rd to the 26th. The opening reception will be held on First Friday, January 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurant, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant.

Brandon - Mitchell (117 S. Locust St.) “Valley Photography Group” The great group of photographers calling themselves “Valley Photography Group” will be the featured artists at Brandon-Mitchell gallery at the Center for Spiritual Living. The group is lead by Times Delta photographer Ron Holman. Some of the other talented members are Beckie Nava, Ron Ludekens, Betsy Gaudette-Cross, Rhea Quitasol, Tami Mason and more. Each member will be showing 1-6 of their best photos. Drop in and check them out!

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