Our show "Flight" appeared at the Calaveras County Airport last Saturday, and it really soared
We hung over 100 artworks out to the Calaveras County Airport on Saturday April 22 to help them celebrate their annual Fly-in, and the show was great. We really nailed a landing. You can see this show in the galley starting March 26th through May, with a reception on Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
People loved seeing the artwork, with pieces like "Checking In" and "Dream of Hawking" by Marlene Bradford describing different aspects of the show's theme, "Flight."
Board member Sarah Switek was the curator and coordinator for this show. She led a team of volunteers, arranged for publicity and artist outreach, and was in charge of organizing and hanging the show. Thank you Sarah!
Gayle Lorraine brought her artist aesthetics and expertise in creating exhibits that show off the art in the best arrangement.
Board member Dereen DeSchryver was indispensable with organizing things, and casting her artistic eye on the display as she helped hang it.
The striking ceramic piece "Ascension," by Nancy Thompson fascinated the crowds.
We had a table with supplies for making paper airplanes and gliders that Board President Cynthia Przybyla taught us to make. The kids really enjoyed flying them, but not as much as the grownups did! There were several impromptu distance competitions throughout the day.
John Dettrick led the Calaveras Community Band with a rousing rendition of Rubber Duckie.
Students at Toyon Middle School, led by teacher Autumn Hesser, created some really fabulous artwork.
Many contributing artists came out to see the show. Nancy Shaw said her cat was the inspiration for her sculpture "Lily's Tenth Life."
Rosanne Ingalls stands next to her painting, "Wings of Innocence."
Allison Blansit with her painting "First Flight."
Marlene Chapple with her encaustic painting, "He's Feathering Her Nest."
We couldn't have done this show without the help of volunteers from Americorp, Dani Hodge, Kelie Reimer, Anisha Borthakur, Carter Whitestone, and Matt Derynioski.
Thanks to all our volunteers for this show, especially Ann Dasch, Steven Hall, Ruth and Arvid Morrow, Fara Roberts, Bob Switek, Nancy Thompson, Don Urbanis, Mitchi Watanabe, Penny West, and Rob Williams,.
This sculpture, "Dragonfly" by Will Mosgrove captured the essence of art, creativity, and flight. Which is exactly what this show is about.
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