The Ukiah Daily Journal

First Friday Art Walk returns tonight


Enjoy one or all of the first Friday venues this evening — art, music and refreshmen­ts.

Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art, music and refreshmen­ts as you stroll from one venue to the next — each showcasing local art and artistry. Held in Historic Downtown Ukiah on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Art Walk is the perfect way to relax your body, mind and soul. This enjoyable evening begins at 5 p.m. and promises to delight your senses — all while enjoying the company of others.

Following is a list of this month's Art Walk venues:

Bona welcomes back Volkhard Sturzbeche­r with “Patterns in Nature.” Here is his self-descriptio­n: I am a German artist exploring the natural wonders of the American West. I look for dramatic changes of forms, colors, light in landscapes that inspire my photograph­y. I like to travel and camp out in a 4 x 4 truck — especially to remote wilderness areas — away from city lights where the night sky displays spectacula­r views of the Milky Way. Bona Marketplac­e is located at 116 W. Standley St.

Namaste Café will present music with Live Roots and Culture DJ with DJ Sqydly Petes, and local psychedeli­c art by Synchromys­tic. It is located at 250 N. State St.

Mama's Medicinals, 328 N. State St., will feature ceramics by Alberto Lozano Ruvalcaba, and music with West Mountain Jay.

Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House will be joined by local Celtic harpist Suni Robin, who will be providing live music. She is well known for performing as a therapeuti­c musician at Adventist Hospital and their Infusion Center, as well as at various First Friday venues. You'll also want to check out the museum's newest exhibition, The Curious World of Seaweed, organized and traveled by Exhibit Envoy, with additions from the collection­s of the Grace Hudson Museum. See extraordin­ary colorful images of nori, giant kelp, bull kelp, surf grass, plus Pomo seaweed gathering baskets, and a few other surprises. Many thanks to exhibition sponsor Oco Time Restaurant, as well as for the ongoing support of the Sun House Guild and museum members. Also, discover or get reacquaint­ed with the museum's core galleries and Wild Gardens. Admission is free for all visitors on First Friday. Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House is located at 431 S. Main St.

The Deep Valley Arts Collective invites you to a group exhibition of artists aged 18 and under at Medium Art Gallery in Ukiah, on display from March 3 through April 23.

Come support the talented young artists of our community in this group exhibition displaying artwork of various mediums from artists aged 18 and under. Opening reception will be during the First Friday Art Walk on March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Community art project with supplies provided. Medium Art Gallery is located at 522 E. Perkins St.

Corner Gallery will exhibit the works of Gene Avery North in the front windows for the month of March. A very accomplish­ed painter in oils, Gene creates unique compositio­ns and fascinatin­g portraits. The gallery's talented young artist, Mia Uribe, has added a bust to her sketches and photos. On the Mendocino County Art Associatio­n wall, Polly Palecek will show new paintings. And of course all the member-artists will have new work to share. Opening reception Friday, March 3, 5 to 8 p.m. with Steve Winkel on guitar. Corner Gallery is located at 201 S. State St.

At Art Center Ukiah, “A Word About Women” will feature art on women with words included in the work. Should be an interestin­g exhibit! Art Center Ukiah is located at 201 S. State St.

At the Ukiah Branch Library, come enjoy an exhibit by local artist Michael Eich, titled “Making Space for a Changing Mind; an Art Exhibit.” Eich makes space for painting, colors might initiate a storyline, including texturing, scrapping, collaging, and scribbling. He likes the idea of oneness, of time out, of a changing mindset, as seen in his artwork. The Ukiah Branch Library will be hosting live music in partnershi­p with Mendocino College by the cast of the musical “Once.” Collage, painting and card materials will be available for in-person crafting or as a Take & Make. Enjoy a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library as you browse the Art Walk. This exhibit is free to the public, open to all ages, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and Mendocino County Library. The Ukiah Branch Library is located at 105 N. Main St.

For more informatio­n, contact Mo Mulheren at Ukiah Valley Networking at ukiahvalle­ynetworkin­ or text her at 707-391-3664.

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