Janie Sheppard: Mendocino County Essence Exhibit

Mendocino County

Last Saturday evening was the opening of a new exhibit featuring 4 Mendo artists: Ukiah’s own Laura Fogg, and three Willits artists, photographer Steve Eberhard, painter Garry Colson, and ceramicist Bonnie Belt.

Art appreciators poured in to see the latest works by these four remarkable artists. Fogg’s newest quilt is a study in human movement, as depicted in this detail.

Eberhard’s photo portraits of Willits residents are remarkable. My fave is the rodeo rider’s expression as he is dismounted from the bull.

Bonnie Belt’s latest ceramics have an organic topographic appeal.

Gary Colson’s landscapes are studies in soft focus and color.

To see more pictures from the exhibit and the artists click on this link.

The exhibit of these quintessentially Mendo artists runs through September 26th. Hours for the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 East Commercial Street, are Thursday and Friday 4 – 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon to 3 p.m. Phone number is 707-459-1726 and the website is here.

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We did attend with Free eats, liquids to donate to, conversations and art with the artists…Local…
So we did Stop the Shopping Mall and now join Willits in celebrating the By Pass Stopped and assisting all of us in a better use of the parking and transportation routes with our monies and our local peoples ideas like yours…