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Form & Function: Woodworkers Exhibition with Mikayla Gutierrez

In October 2018, Arts Visalia is pleased to present both the annual 3-Dimensional Form and Function Exhibition, entitled The Woodworkers, and 2-Dimensional artist, Mikayla Gutierrez. This exhibition runs from October 3rd through October 26th. The opening reception is free to the public and will be held on First Friday, October 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored in part by the Bueno Beverage Company, Lagomarsino Group and Royal Pacific Transportation. The woodworkers are compiled mostly of a group of woodturners based in the Central San Joaquin Valley since 1997, called the Sequoia Woodturners. The club meets on a bi-monthly basis and is a member of the American Association of Woodturners. Demonstrations take place at the meetings to promote the free exchange of ideas and designs and improve woodturning skills. Other woodworkers featured in the show are Bill Bishop and Ron Zanini. Young artist, Mikayla Gutierrez, is from Visalia, California. Inspired by her deepest emotions, she has always used art as an outlet for expression. Many of her works contain feelings of bright colors and deep beauty through the culmination of imagination and reality and the expression of cultural ideals, reminiscent of Latino Folk Art. Her works are done in oil and acrylic paints. Even though she follows a feeling and doesn’t yet understand her work before she creates it, many of her works are self-portraits which represent her own bewilderment of life, the discovery of personal power, and love for deep and colorful feeling. Mikayla is this year’s Taste the Arts featured artist and we are honored to showcase her work at Arts Visalia. Arts Visalia’s adult and children’s art classes have resumed this fall and continue through December. Adult participants can look forward to oil painting, watercolor, figure drawing, cyanotype printmaking, relief printing and pencil drawing. Participants in our children’s classes will learn about different techniques utilizing drawing, sculpture, and paper. For more information and class descriptions, please go to, call us at (559) 739-0905, or visit us at the gallery at 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93291.

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October 5, 2018

6:00PM - 8:00PM

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