Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wine Country Visit...

Last Saturday we drove on up to Healdsburg - one of my favorite places ever! We stopped at Hammerfriar Gallery right there on Healdsburg Ave to see an opening of a group show. The owner, Jill Plamann pulls together an electric array of artists with a range of talent not usually seen all in one place; from balanced and calm collages by Deborah Salomon to tranformative figures from Ryan Douglas. The hanging puppets by Gene McClelland were mildy creepy in a good kind of way and the darkly poetic photography of Michael Garlington was moving, emotional and quietly thought provoking. Their current group show runs through May 6th.

And if you have time stop over at Zin for a glass of Sonoma Valley wine and intriguing conversation. But that's for another day.

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