January 7, 2019 — Celebration, nostalgia, and dread are all aspects of a multi-venue exhibit about oceans at seven coastal galleries this month. With the Department of the Interior’s recent announcement of a five-year draft proposal to open up 90% of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration, coastal environmentalists are gearing up for a fight — again.
On First Friday, I stopped in at Partners Gallery and the Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery in Fort Bragg to talk with local artists about their love of the ocean and the community’s history of protecting it. Join us for a tour of the galleries, which are stocked with artwork ranging from the deceptively whimsical to the grimly prophetic.
Participating galleries are: Partners Gallery in Fort Bragg, Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery in Fort Bragg, Northcoast Artists Gallery in Forg Bragg, Glass Fire Gallery in Fort Bragg, Mendocino Art Center in the village of Mendocino, Artists’ Co-Op of Mendocino Fine Arts Gallery in the village of Mendocino, and Artists’ Collective in Elk.