From October 20 through November 20, ten of Sonoma County's premier up and coming artists will assemble to have their work on display at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, in the 3rd Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit - Augmented. The opening reception is on October 22, 5-7 p.m. The Gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
The collection ranges from functional pottery to paintings to contemporary sculpture, photography and more, showcasing the vitality of Sonoma County’s art community. Some of the objects to be exhibited include Shadduck’s mosaic of miniature Darth Vader masks creating image of Princess Leia (aka Carrie Fisher) casually exhaling a drag from her cigarette. Tashi Wangdhu’s epic landscapes illustrate the chaos of rebuilding after the 7.5 magnitude quake in Nepal. James Blake creates contraptions that are both pointed and pointless, pushing the viewer out of the static and into a kinetic state of viewing art. Haselbeck’s canvases of biological force-fitted mutations dangle in black voids, while Zhang’s vessels express an odd loneliness in their large groupings.
Once again the Emerging Artists exhibition is underwritten by the Namaste Foundation in memory of Merede Graham, a former Healdsburg resident and avid art appreciator.