The Ukiah Daily Journal

Artists Paul Reiber and Nino Villamor show opens Saturday


The Willits Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the Paul Reiber and Nino Villamor show on Saturday, March 4. The artists will be present between 6 and 9 p.m. to discuss their art with the public.

Nino Villamor creates wonderful dimensiona­l handmade papers by molding clay and working hand-made paper over the sculpted model. She tells us, “I started teaching after college and after spending time exploring the gallery scene. She became interested in paper and its ability to hold a shape other than flat.

“I discovered that paper could be cast in a mold made from an original modeling clay sculpture or over that same sculptured image for a reversed/concave image, and once dried would retain that shape. My subject matter continues to be figurative, focusing on the female body in all its variations since this is the body I live within.”

Paul Reiber attended the Krenov School of Fine Woodworkin­g with its first class in 1982. Soon after graduating he opened his first shop in Fort Bragg and has been working in wood since that time. He is a founding member of The Mendocino Coast Furniturem­akers Associatio­n and helped organize over 20 shows on the coast and at the Grace Hudson Museum. Paul works in all types of local and exotic wood, carving figures and sometimes, even feathers. Paul told us, “I am a wood carver and sculptor. I like to make objects of beauty and grace that speaks to the human heart and soul about our relationsh­ip with each other, the earth, and all living things.

The show opens Saturday, March 4 between 6-9 p.m. and closes March 27. The Arts Center is located at 71 E. Commercial St. in Willits. For more informatio­n, visit www.willitscen­terforthea­

 ?? PHOTOS CONTRIBUTE­D ?? Paul Reiber “Feather”
PHOTOS CONTRIBUTE­D Paul Reiber “Feather”
 ?? ?? Nino Villamor “Demeter Persephone-autumn”
Nino Villamor “Demeter Persephone-autumn”
 ?? Paul Reiber “Moses” ??
Paul Reiber “Moses”

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