Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mill Valley Arts Commission First Tuesday Artwalk

Tomales Dusk by Jan Buscho, $275

The June 2013 exhibits for the Mill Valley Arts Commission's First Tuesday Artwalk offer a wonderful opportunity to see Marin's artistic talent in a centralized location. Most of the venues are within walking distance of each other in the trendy downtown area of Mill Valley.

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Over twenty sites showcase the artworks on their walls, including the Throckmorton Theater, The Depot Bookstore & Cafe, hair salons and real estate offices, an easy walk from one display to the next that allows viewers to see everything within a couple of hours. Public buildings like the library, Community Center and City Hall have also shared their spaces, though city offices are closed on weekends.
Shell Landscape by Libby Mills/Running Fence-recycled

Textile artist Libby Mills' work is shown at Gelateria Noci in a joint show with her son, Will Durkee. Mills includes four works from the Running Fence-recycled collection, an artist collective that creates works from the actual fabric panels of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's historic Running Fence, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1976. Dorallen Davis' oil paintings can be seen a few steps away at Frank Howard Allen Real Estate office, the figures and portraits particularly demonstrating her strengths. At The Top Salon features watercolors by Mary Greenberg, many of them California scenes. Her Birch by the Road, Outing at the Beach, and an untitled landscape from what looks like Yosemite are among her best ones.

Balancing Worlds by Sarah Means at Illumigarden

Postcards from Iceland by Will Durkee

Chadwicks of London and Ruby Living sell home furnishings, so the works by Raquel Baldocci, Christine Kelly and Paula Alsterlind appear right at home, gracing the walls above the stores' offerings. Also displayed are pieces by Kim Kitz and Jan Gauthier. The Depot Bookstore & Cafe appears to be a prime spot for showing artwork since it is in the center of town and enjoys a huge volume of customers. Sipping lattes, they can observe exceptional oil paintings by Jan Buscho depicting familiar Marin scenes like China Camp, Tomales Bay and Nicasio Reservoir.

All works in Mill Valley's First Tuesday Artwalk are for sale to those interested in asking for a price sheet. The Artwalk lasts through the month of June, with some pieces continuing to show through the month of July. A no cost reception will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, for those who would like to meet the artists.

Mill Valley City Hall

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