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August 2019

Davis Jazz Night

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Natsoulas Gallery,

Location: John Natsoulas Gallery When: June 28th - 7 to 9 pm Admission: Free Join the New Harmony Jazz Band for a night of live jazz amongst the wonderful art at John Natsoulas Gallery

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The Life & Work of Glenn Takai

August 21 - September 21

Opening Reception September 7th 2019 - 7 to 9 pm Glenn Takai was a Japanese American ceramic artist born in 1947. As one of the foremost figures in the funk art movement, his work favors bold colors and loosely-articulated figures. In a move to divert the destructive path he had fallen onto during his teenage years, Takai reached out for some discipline that would support survival and change in the late 60’s. “Art was a thing that I felt could…

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July 2019

18th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

July 3 - August 17

Opening Reception - July 20th 2019 7 to 9 pm California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape has been giving artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th century depictions of Yosemite. Bierstadt’s practice of capturing the exceptional, ethereal light of California continues in contemporary landscapes as artists today explore a new sublimity present in the 21st century. Featuring scenes of fertile valleys, sparkling beaches, dense forests, and seemingly boundless deserts, Californian landscapes remain the root of poetic allure for…

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June 2019

Davis Poetry Night

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
John Natsoulas Gallery,

Poetry in Davis is a clearinghouse of information about poetry-related events in and around the City of Davis. This website focuses primarily on The Poetry Night Reading Series, hosted by Andy Jones. The Poetry Night Reading Series is held on the first and third Thursday of every month at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis CA). The featured reader begins at 8:00 p.m. and is followed by an Open Microphone segment at 9:00 p.m.. Attendees are encouraged to…

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Linda Bair Dance Company presents “What Do you See”

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 1 st , 2019 at 7-9pm FREE - donations encouraged Linda Bair Dance Company presents “What Do You See” an evening of dance at discovery at the gallery! Over 20 short dances and improvisational movement studies will be sprinkled through the gallery, followed by a short reception and a more dance on the ground floor. Viewers are encouraged to video, photograph, or sketch what they find interests them and post it on #lbdsee. Showing work alongside Linda Bair Dance…

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May 2019

DHS Baroque Ensemble Concert

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The DHS Baroque Ensemble (DHSBE) is an auditioned orchestral ensemble which will focus on Early Music, Baroque and early Classical Orchestral Music. Auditions announcements are in January and live auditions will take place in early spring. This performance ensemble is open to the following instrumentation: violin, viola, cello, bass, Key Board- Harpsichord. The orchestra will perform on Baroque instruments, which includes string instruments converted to Baroque style with gut strings and Baroque style bows. The DHSBE is for those students…

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Mellon Music Festival

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chris Liberti & Ayesha Samdani

May 22 - June 29

Opening: Friday, June 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Join us in celebrating the opening reception for artists Chris Liberti and Ayesha Samdani at the John Natsoulas Gallery June 7th from 7-9 p.m. This exhibition includes renowned painters interested in abstraction as well as expressionism throughout their works. Both artists have decorated backgrounds in painting and have been known for their distinct works that are representative of their craft. Chris Liberti is an American artist primarily known for his oil paintings…

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CCACA – Ceramics Conference

May 3 - May 5

Register today! CCACA brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents. LIKE CCACA ON FACEBOOK >> Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for…

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April 2019

30 Ceramic Sculptors

April 24 - May 18

Opening: Friday, May 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the California for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) Conference. The work will be on display from April 24 – May 18, 2019. This exhibition was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between the late Robert Arneson and John Natsoulas, and continues the ceramic traditions made famous by instructors and students of…

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