In February 2018, Arts Visalia is pleased to exhibit the works of Jane Ziegler in an exhibition entitled, Born to Paint: No Plan B, Recent Paintings and Working Drawings. Jane Ziegler is from Miramonte, California. She explores with drawing, pastels, and painting and is inspired by the works of Henri Matisse. Jane explores what visual impact means through finding it in nature. The light, the color, and the composition connect with her senses before she identifies what is happening in nature. In looking for this impact, she is always hoping to stumble upon something of the everyday that may already have made an impression on her by its very existence. Things in our personal space, the innocuous objects, also speak to her; the unappealing that transcends to beauty. She looks for the impact in things that might not offer impact initially, through its presentation. Jane is seeking to articulate the “aha” moment in her work.
The exhibition runs from January 31st to February 23rd. The opening reception will be held on First Friday, February 2nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Renewable Solar, Pita Kabob, and Valley PBS’s Articulate with Jim Cotter. Arts Visalia will host an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m.. There will be another Art Talk and Lunch on Monday, February 19th at 11:30 a.m., at the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant, with an opportunity to view Jane Ziegler’s exhibition at Arts Visalia during that time. This particular Art Talk and Lunch is sponsored by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant.
For March, Arts Visalia will be exhibiting Randy Ranger. Randy Ranger is a black and white film photographer. In this exhibition, entitled Silver Light: Fifty Photographs, Randy focuses on photography as the search for exciting light revealing form, texture, and shape. Randy states, “When I’m photographing, the last thing I need is a camera. I wander about with my eyes and mind, free of preconceived ideas. My best photographs summon me, demanding their creation.” Randy’s interest in photography began in high school with a couple of basic photography classes. He became more involved in photography in the 1980s. After finding 35mm and medium format lacking, in 1993, Randy began to use a large format view camera which proved to be the best tool for his work. “View cameras require quiet deliberation which, for me, results in superior photographs.”
Art classes for children and adults have resumed. There is something for everyone this spring. Date to Create is a new Art and Conversation workshop that happens quarterly. The next Date to Create will be Tuesday, February 6th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Each Date to Create focuses on the elements of art and the histories of art techniques as they pertain to these elements. Please download registration forms for classes and workshops from our website artsvisalia.org, or stop in and pick up the spring schedule at the gallery! For more information and class descriptions, please go to artsvisalia.org, call us at 559-739-0905 or visit us at the gallery, 214 East Oak Avenue, Visalia, California 93291.