In April 2019, Arts Visalia presents Tattoo, an exhibition featuring works that are connected by ink. The exhibition will showcase a wide variety of tattoo talent consisting of tattoo sketches, photography of tattoos, 3-dimensional artworks and other artworks made by tattoo artists and artists that showcase tattoos in their works.
The art of marking skin with ink has evolved over time. From ancient to modern tattoo practices, tattoos generally feature decorative, symbolic or pictorial meanings and are sometimes used for branding. Tattoos have been referred to as uncivilized in the past, but have become more accepted by culture.
Tattoo will take a look into the creative process of tattoos and the different depictions represented. This exhibition may contain some nudity in order to show the full range of tattoos on the body.
The Tattoo exhibition will be displayed April 3rd through 26th, with an opening reception on First Friday, April 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant, and the City of Visalia Measure N Grant.
Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of the 5-17 year old participants of our children’s classes year-round. Please stop in and take a look.
In May 2019, Arts Visalia will display the works of Teresa Getty, a mixed media abstract artist from Seattle, Washington. Each of her paintings has a story that begins with an everyday experience, a current event, an experience shared with her daughter, or simply a looking and seeing moment. While she works, memories surface and the work walks itself back into the past. Without censorship, she allows them to flow into her mark, into her responses of lines and color. Each piece slowly mimics life, then has aggressive cuts and extraction, and lastly is buried underneath layers of material.
Arts Visalia’s adult and children’s spring art classes continue at Arts Visalia through May. For more information and class descriptions, please go to artsvisalia.org, call us at (559) 739-0905, or visit us at the gallery at 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93291.