Our numerous and extensive exhibitions vary throughout the year. We offer juried, invitational, curated and open submission opportunities for local, regional, national and international artists.
Our exhibitions are often augmented with lectures, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations and musical performances. We strive to stimulate, inspire and educate; further enhancing our patron’s engagement with the arts.
A variety of mediums are reflected in this extraordinary collection of artwork that does not attempt to represent an accurate description of visual reality but instead uses shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks of expression.
We are so busy on our cellphones, tablets, computers and televisions that we “don’t take time to smell the flowers.” We don’t get out to experience and observe the wonders of nature first-hand. My exhibition is meant to draw viewers in to take a closer look at the beauty of flowers that are all around us but largely ignored in our busy, overly-connected daily lives and to draw attention to the fact that many species are on the brink of extinction. My images of flowers are on two layers of very translucent, diaphanous silk. Viewers must walk up and face the images straight-on for recognizable images of the flowers to appear. The translucency is meant to emphasize the fact that many flower species are in danger of fading away into extinction, but if we recognize and confront the issue and face their plight head-on, there’s hope of saving them.
A collaborative exhibition by Anitta Toivio of Finland and Dotti Cichon of California, USA
Media include a video installation, several collaborative 2D works containing photos taken by Dotti while on an artist residency together on Kökar Island in the Åland Island archipelago and extended with ink drawing by Anitta, some sculptural work and artist books by both Dotti and Anitta to be exhibited on pedestals.
Anitta Toivio of Finland and Dotti Cichon of California, USA collaborate to make conceptual videos that are meant to stir memories that are deep inside us. These are subconscious memories inherent in peoples all over the world that tie us together as humans in the vast Cosmos. The video juxtaposing the Finnish forest and the Pacific Ocean becomes an integral part of the collective memory or the landscape in us.