Sep 26 Monday
This groundbreaking show features the artwork of 15 different contemporary Pomo artists, representing 10 Pomo tribal groups that span Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties. Encompassing multiple art forms, the artists reflect on the heartbreak of COVID and the cultural traditions that provided hope and sustained them.
The Willits Center for the Arts is presenting a retrospective of Bonnie Belt’s ceramic work from the past 40 years and paintings by Laura Diamondstone. The show opens Friday, September 23, and you can meet the artists on Saturday, September 24th between 6 – 9 pm. The gallery is located at 71 East Commercial St. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm Friday to Sunday.For more information see willitscenterforthearts.org.
Artist Co-op members join in a show of small pieces offered at $100. and below., for the months of November and December.
Highlight Gallery will present the collected artwork of Judith Brown, the late long-time resident of Albion, an accomplished artist in multiple mediums. She was known for her playful cat art, linoleum block prints and gorgeous landscapes. All artwork, from originals to block prints to laser prints will be available for purchase.Open Second Saturdays from 4 til 7 PM to celebrate Judith's contribution to life through her artwork.
Stephen Garner is the Artists’ Co-op’s September Featured Artist. His work is figurative. He often uses a process he refers to as ‘collage’, in which the figure is inserted into the environment. His work is evocative in composition and intriguing elements. Visit for a review of Garner’s work.
CALL FOR ARTISTS/CRAFTERS:The Willits Center for the Arts Holiday Craft Fair will be December 9-10, 2022, Friday 12 noon to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm.As usual it is important to return your application quickly to have the best chance of a booth. All interested artists, hand crafters, and specialty foods entrepreneurs, who hand-make their own products, should request application forms by e-mail to: Bonnie Belt at email@example.com or visit: https://www.willitscenterforthearts.org
Ukiah Candidate Forum will have the 5 Ukiah candidates striving for 3 City council seats. We will also have a presentation on local measures: Measure O and Measure P. Wendy Dewitt will moderate. Each candidates will have an opportunity for a short opening and closing statement. Questions from the audience will be subitted.
Sep 27 Tuesday
Open to adults of all ages, this non-credit course will introduce students to a variety of techniques unique to traditional black and white film photography. Students will work with film cameras and learn about film processing, enlarging prints, using light effectively, and print finishing in the campus’ darkroom. The focus of the course is on the development of personal artistic interest, aptitude, and creative self-expression.