“Year of the Dog” Opening Reception

January 5th 2018, 6pm-7:30pm
From Coolidge to Keith Haring, from hunting scenes to Picasso’s “le chien”, the fourlegged friend has always taken a special place in the arts. As 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, we proudly present some artists' distinctly spirited look at the subject.

Jurors: Amy Owen & Kara Smith, diRosa Museum

Gallery II: "Salvage" by Deborah Benioff Friedman
Gallery III: "Traveling Conversations with Watercolorists"- Jean Warren, Eleine Frenett and Floy Zittin


The Bowl

January 20th 2018, 5pm-8pm
This annual event at the center supports improvements to our ceramics studio, which is used by children and adult clay artists from miles around. The Pre-Event ticket purchase, a tax-deductible donation of $50, ensures first choice of a gorgeous handmade bowl plus entertainment by Danza Azteca, a free glass of wine, and chips & salsa, plus all activities in the Main Event. The Main Event tickets at $35 provides you with a gorgeous handmade bowl PLUS pozole with a meat or vegetarian option (donated by Mexico Linda), tortillas (from La Tortilla Factory), Mexican salad, a surprise dessert, and Mariachi entertainment. Libations available for purchase. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls have been generously donated by our area’s many talented potters. Spectacular original art Silent Auction items will also be available. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.


Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra CONCERTO SHOWCASE

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 4:00 pm $15 general /$10 student
Members of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra perform solos with piano accompaniment.
The students, ages 13-23, are members of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra and have auditioned for the Concerto Competition to be a soloist with the orchestra. Enjoy wonderful music performed by extraordinarily talented young people. This performance is a benefit for the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. The concert will help raise money for scholarships for the orchestra’s tour to Salzburg, Vienna and Budapest in June 2018. Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com and at the door.
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"Year of the Dog" Art & Wine Party

January 25,2018, 6pm-7:30pm $50
Create a one of a kind collage/assemblage under the step by step guidance of artist Sally Briggs while tasting delicious award winning wines by Mutt Lynch Winery. Sally Briggs is a talented artist and a teacher extraordinaire! Recipient of the Service to Youth Award for her years of teaching art to students throughout the West County, she will make sure that you go home with a great piece of your personal art!Winemaker Brenda Lynch is the inspiration behind Mutt Lynch Winery, where wine and “all things dog” collide into something truly special.  Mutt Lynch will be pouring some of its doggone good wines for your enjoyment. Wine tasting by Mutt Lynch Winery included in ticket price.


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The Haute Flash Quartet Concert

Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30pm $15
Come hear hot rhythms and lush harmonies. The Haute Flash Quartet energizes the room playing musical styles first popularized in the '30s and '40s, including Django Reinhardt's gypsy jazz, AMerican swing and French musette waltzes. This four-women ensemble from Sonoma County includes: Rhonda Berney, mandolin and vocals; jan Kahdeman, guitar and vocals; Karol Kopley, accordion and vocals; and Tami Pallingtion, bass.
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Caña Dulce y Caña Brava

January 28, 2018, 6pm-8pm $15
Jarocho music grew out of the symbiosis of African, Spanish and Indigenous cultures living in Mexico’s Sotovento, a region comprised of parts of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Tabasco states. Musicians alternate singing verses that are usually joyful descriptions of nature, beauty and human relationships. This dynamic way of singing – improvised on occasion – is one of the most appreciated musical legacies Mexico offers the world. While the group plays traditional music of Southern Veracruz, a regional style that like many others was historically dominated by men, feminine voices are one of its distinguishing characteristics. Currently, the group is composed of five musicians who recreate the music of Southern Veracruz with harp, a family of guitar-like instruments called jaranas, plus two other related stringed instruments called requinto (a melody instrument) and the Leona (which serves as a bass) and a jarana de arco (a unique viola which one of the members created).
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Rumi's Caravan

February 10, 2018, 2pm or 7pm
Rumis Caravan is all about inspiring people with our poetic conversation, especially those who havent heard us before. From up on the stage, we are overjoyed to see audience members lighting up with the realization that a train of poetic images has connected to the story in their own lives.
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$25 Matinee 2pm
$35 Evening 7pm includes a taste of Persian Delights



*Dates and Time subject to change