Musical Shakers Are Some Of The Instruments Provided At Tonight's Interactive Music Event At The Transit Center
Summer ArtSplash, 5pm – 8 pm
1. Kress Lobby (20 N. Sutter) – Nicholas Burnette and Ariel – The Artist’s Lair represents the talent of San Joaquin County. We believe in the commitment, quality, passion and respect to the Arts.
2. Transit Center (421 E. Weber/Weber and Sutter) Enter on Weber – Interactive Music Venue, instruments provided for group music jam, make a rain stick project (while supplies last)
Becky Clover is a semi-retired special education teacher who substitute teaches in grades K-6th regular education and art classes with more than 30 years of experience. She loves teaching but enjoys the flexibility of part-time because it allows her more time to pursue painting, theatre, community involvement and walks with her dogs. Becky’s artwork includes portraits, a love of children, animals, and memorable moments often painted or drawn in a realistic or impressionist style. Pastel, colored pencil, and acrylic are her favorite mediums. She earned a “Fundamentals of Art Certification of Completion” for a correspondence art course from “Art Instruction Schools” in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the ultimate goal of improving her illustration skills for children’s books that she is writing. Becky is an active member of The Stockton Art League and has taught student drawing workshops at The Haggin Museum for children ages 5 to 12 and given several drawing lessons at The Boys and Girls Club in Stockton. Being creative, seeing the beauty and humor in life, and helping to make the world a better place has given added meaning to her life and hopefully to others. As a child and young person, Becky had many artistic advantages while growing up in San Francisco. Later, by being able to live most of her adult life in the small cities or country parts of the San Joaquin Valley in California, she has been given a simple appreciation of the very basics of life. It is with much gratitude that Becky states, “I enjoy being an artist, teacher, grandmother, and very busy person with a city and country focus.”
Christian Victoria Davila is currently a senior at Chico State majoring in Computer Animation. Her main focus is sculpting birds and covering them with paper cut from literature books.
3. fab. @ The Pride Center (109 N. Sutter) –The San Joaquin Pride Center is excited to welcome tattoo and mixed media artist Melissa Bambula-Santos to the Pride Center. Melissa is owner of Canvas Tattoo as well as one of its premier artists. To welcome Melissa, the Pride Center will feature a tamale bar with all the fixings. So join us for fab (friends, art and beauty) and celebrate the artistry of tattoos.
4. County Administration Building (44 N. San Joaquin) – Art Expressions of San Joaquin (AESJ) member artist Deval Thaker is the featured artist for July. Deval creates oil on canvas pieces. Her works are dazzling with colors, shapes and movement. Live entertainment and refreshments provided. Note: This venue closes at 7 pm. “I always had an inclination towards art since my childhood, whether it be music, dance or painting. As I grew older, I tried all types of art – ceramics, stain glass paintings on different types of media. In India, I worked as a free lance stain glass painter and ceramics artist and received many commissions for a wide array of projects. After moving to California, I focused my hand more towards oils on canvas and discovered my true passion and calling. Meeting my mentor Victoria Wescott opened the door of a new world and limitless possibilities. I specialize in Oils on Canvas. My works generally vary from Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes as well as Flowers, Animals and Figurative Impressionism. I would consider Palette Knife Impressionism and Seascapes to be my strongest suit. I am incredibly humbled to be given the honor and opportunity to present my work in a location as esteemed as the County Administration Building of Stockton. I couldn’t have imagined being able to display my artwork on such a scale and I am eagerly anticipating the day of the reception.”
5. Janet Leigh Plaza (125 Bridge Place) – Bob Austin portraits, Michael Pearl wire sculpture; AESJ art exhibit in the north window of the Hotel Stockton (seen from Janet Leigh Plaza); Riri Nakasone paintings in the Stockton Community Federal Credit Union across from Misaki at Janet Leigh Plaza
6. St. John’s Episcopal Church (316 N. El Dorado/Miner and El Dorado) – Featuring organ and piano music and art by local talent
ArtSplash venues have pink ribbons and maps. Join the Summer ArtSplash FB group. For more info email Joy at email@example.com
Want more to do after the ArtSplash – French 25 Presents The Free Summer Concert Series (2nd Fridays) At DeCarli Plaza From 7:30 pm – 9 pm; Weber Point Free Movie Series (Gates open at 6:30 pm/movie starts at dusk).