1st Amador ArtTrek is
First www.amadorarts.org. Amador Art Trek for will spotlight a new set of artists whose works will be featured at receptions in most galleries. Remember, you can take the Art Trek anytime. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at
Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on th is that many new artists, some never featured here before, will be in the galleries this month, such as Jim Glanton, Janet Piccola, Joseph Bellacera, James Aarons, Alex and Mona Szabados, and Janice Freischlag .
The monthly 1st Art Treks are scheduled from . Usually the receptions are from , but some last ‘til or later. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer.
These are the participating
1st Art Trek galleries,
with descriptions of what some of them are featuring
for the month of April:
AmadorArts Gallery - Jim Glanton and Janet Piccola – After 50 years as an architectural illustrator Glanton now creates and successfully sells his realistic watercolors and abstract acrylics. Janet Piccola, after retiring from CalFire is now a ceramic artist who loves the tactile qualities of creating in clay and the surprises achieved from using the wheel, and experimenting with glazing and firing. Both artists will be hosted at a reception in their honor on , from coinciding with the First Art Trek. Operated by the non-profit AmadorArts, the gallery is at 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek, and is open weekends and weekdays, , except Wednesdays.
Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café, adjacent to the historic Monteverde Store Museum. www.amadorarts.org
Little City Studio & Gallery - A Kaleidoscope of Local Art: Newly quilted works by Sandy Wagner including "About to Bloom" and "Water Falling", plus jackets featuring an impeccable technique using her hand-dyed textiles along with commercial fabrics. Cathleen Berglund has new work, "Mat's Shoes, Locke, Ca" which she claims as her all-time favorite! Four other paintings reflect her personal and very recognizable 'architectural' style. New pottery from Marilyn Baldwin spotlights a crystallizing glaze which adds luminosity to the surface of her slabwork pieces. Bruce Peccianti has brought in more of his intriguing "zen doodles" drawings, highly-likable pen and ink works of tea pots or natural subjects, and a larger collage piece as well. Gallery hours are Friday, , and from 10-5. On Art Trek Saturdays, the gallery stays open a bit later for your convenience. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601. Call 209-267-9189 for info.
Gallery 10 - Foothill Reflections: New Paintings by Julie Trail – She has been discovering the way the California foothills are reflected in various bodies of water: streams, rivers, creeks, ponds, and fresh rainwater puddles. In both watercolor and oil paintings, Julie's newest collection explores the way water draws us into a place, giving us a clean, new, fresh view of the landscape. A champagne reception, catered by Susan's Place, will take place at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, on . The Gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays between 11 and 5. For further information contact 209-267-0203 or visitwww.gallery10suttercreek.
Sutter Creek Gallery - Janice Freischlag is the featured artist for April, who says, “My passion is to bring life to my art with color, style and textures that stimulate all the senses.” She began her fascination with art in 1989 while living in Wiesbaden, Germany, when she learned Bauernmalerei, a German folk art. Upon returning to the U.S., she expanded her skills and took up oil painting and was soon getting commissions for pet portraits and more. She is now accomplished in a wide range of painting media in which she creates images of florals, animals, and seascapes at her Lake Comanche home. A reception in her honor will be held on , from Spend some time with Jan Freischlag at her reception which is part of the First Art Trek. She is one of 30 local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. Sutter Creek Gallery is open , , and , Friday and For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fine Eye Gallery – Small Infinities - Mixed Media Paintings by Joseph Bellacera and Ceramic Paintings by James Aarons. ; Art Trek, . New work by Sacramento painter Joseph Bellacera combines the trickery of physical trompe l’oeil with deeply mysterious gestures of animated anemones, big blushes of supernovas and the sublime quiet of cells dividing. The Fine Eye’s own James Aarons will present panels, each of which is a muscular sheet of super smooth, ultra flat clay awash with white space where there is plenty of room for the eye to move about. These are reflections of the urban landscape, its structures, its shadows and its mystery. Both artists have looked to our environment to observe the quality and function of light. 71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Gallery Hours: daily. www.fineeye.com or call209-267-0571.
Petroglyphe Gallery -Designing Powerful Landscapes – A Workshop with Dale Laitinen - will be th, . Current featured artists are Mona and Alex Szabados, who are known for their exquisite, finely detailed art jewelry in enamels, now have on exhibit a larger 3-dimensional stand-alone sculptural work. Regular hours: Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245.www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.
Add Art Provides fine art framing services and displays the work of John Johannsen who first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642. www.addart.com 209-223-3339.
Chaos Glassworks - Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, David Hopman blows and handshapes one-of-a-kind exquisite art glass pieces, from bowls, to lights, and more. 121 Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.chaosglassworks.com 209-267-9317.
Valley View Interiors - A design resource located in historic Sutter Creek. Current artists on display are Tricia Rissmann, contemporary abstracts and Kathryn Venturelli, mixed media and copper plate prints. VVI specializes in residential and hospitality interiors, with 25 years of design experience. 48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.
Remember, “Art Enhances Life” so give the gift of art.