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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Education in the visual arts is one of the main purposes of the Pence Gallery. Frequent lectures given by the exhibiting artist or curator are an important part of each show. The Gallery also offer several drawing workshops for adults, provides ArtSmart and KidsCreate programs for children, and provides an Internship Program for University students.

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    CLASSES


  ArtSmart: AFTER SCHOOL CLASS (Via Zoom)
ArtSmart, the Pence Gallery’s field trip for children ages 6-11, will be virtual this year! The program engages students in exploring the world through hands-on activities. Over Zoom, teaching artist Melissa Uroff will introduce new concepts, materials, and processes in the visual arts. Each class includes four projects designed to stimulate a child’s creativity and connect art to different themes. All materials are included in a supply packet that must be picked up at the Pence.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

1. ABSTRACTION
Class Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
Ages 6-11 / 3:15-4:30 PM
$70 Members/ $80 Non Members*
Click here to register for this class.
Inspired by the abstract work of Michael Shemchuk, students will work on four different collage-based projects, experimenting with found images, paint and tissue paper.

2. ECO ART
Class Sessions: Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Ages 6-11 / 3:15-4:30 PM
$70 Members/ $80 Non Members*
Click here to register for this class.
Taking inspiration from Mariah Reading’s eco art, students will use nature and recycled materials to create various eco-friendly works of art.

3. WRITING & SYMBOLS IN ART
Class Sessions: Wednesdays, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 31
Ages 6-11 / 3:15-4:30 PM
$70 Members / $80 Non Members*
Click here to register for this class.
In the style of artist Susan Tonkin Riegel, students will create diverse mixed media works of art by experimenting with monoprinting and collage.

4. MAKE IT 3D
Class Sessions: Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24
Ages 6-11 / 3:15-4:30 PM
$70 Members / $80 Non Members*
Click here to register for this class.
This is a beginner’s exploration with sculpture. Students will learn to create wall hangings and imaginative, abstract figures inspired by artist Marc Lancet’s work.


    WORKSHOPS




 
HEALING ARTS Workshop
with Art Therapists AMY VIDRA and JULIE KARP
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM | (FREE)
HEALING ARTS will be rescheduled.

To register, click here to download the form or
call Julie Karp at (916) 924-8424.

The Pence Gallery Healing Arts Workshop uses art as a healing language for those experiencing grief from the loss of a family member or friend. Art-based interventions can improve a person’s coping skills and their overall quality of life. Creating art projects provides opportunities for discussion, education, and connecting with peers in a safe and supportive space. The art media utilized is carefully chosen to create an outlet for grief, providing tangible ways of memorializing and remembering, and helping to bridge the gap in expressing difficult emotions. Participants must be 18 or older, and no art experience is necessary.

This new program is generously sponsored by Bob and Joanne Andresen.



    PRESENTATION & TALKS

 
Artist Talk: MARIAH READING
Saturday, January 23, 2-3 PM | (FREE) via Zoom

Sign up here to receive a Zoom invitation
or email
[email protected]

Mariah Reading discusses the concepts behind her eco art, her love of found objects, and her travels in America’s National Parks, where she photographs her work in situ.

 


 


A Virtual Conversation with the Artist:
ALEJANDRO RUBIO
Thursday, February 11, 5-6:30 PM | (FREE) via Zoom

Please click here to sign up to receive a Zoom invitation.

Join painter Alejandro Rubio and Director Natalie Nelson for a virtual conversation about Rubio's new paintings, his formative influences, and the importance of place in his work.


  ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES
Lecture with WILLIAM BREAZEALE
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2-3 PM (FREE) via Zoom

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or email
[email protected]

Dr. William Breazeale, Curator of European Art at the Crocker Art Museum, takes a closer look at the Crocker's collection and discusses how a museum collection is built in many ways, through gift, bequest, and purchase. Unlike private collections, which can be built based on individual resources and personal taste, public collections involve many additional challenges including historical appropriateness, the collection's previous composition, and new opportunities offered by the market.

This lecture is generously sponsored by Gail Gorton.


ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES
Lecture with PAT CHIRAPRAVATI
Saturday, Mar.  20, 2-3 PM (FREE) via Zoom

To register, please email your name to [email protected]

Dr. Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Professor of Art History at California State University, Sacramento, discusses her recent research exploring clothing and politics as a means of reinventing national identity in Southeast Asia.



    ADULT WORKSHOPS

  DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $15/person

CANCELLED

Whether you've drawn from the model before, or this is your first time, everyone is welcome! Come hang out on Wednesday evening and draw the figure. This group is for both experienced artists and amateurs to have an opportunity to draw from the nude model. If you have never drawn from a live model before and would like to join us, you are very welcome! The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive. This is not a class, and no instruction is provided. People of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join the group.

Payment: cash, check, or credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover) in person

- Experienced Male and Female Models | Wet and Dry media Welcome!
- SPACE IS LIMITED!


For more information, go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site or email Katharine Schultz, [email protected]

JOIN US NOW! @ www.meetup.com/davisfigure or just come!

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STORIES ON STAGE


Stories on Stage Davis pairs short fiction selections by established and emerging writers with regional actors who read the pieces to a live audience. Second Saturdays at the Pence from September through June.

Click here for a schedule of upcoming writers and stop by.


    INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Pence Internship is offered to qualified college-age students seeking to enter the museum/gallery profession.
Fellows work closely with the Director on all aspects of gallery management and also complete projects relating to exhibitions, curating collections, and arts administration.
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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Pence is a nonprofit art organization that depends upon volunteer support and expertise. We welcome your involvement!

Please download the pdf version of Volunteer Opportunites form by clicking the link below and complete the form and
-   fax back to 530-758-4670
-   email it to Katharine Schultz, [email protected] or
-   drop off at the Gallery at 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616

Volunteer Opportunties Form

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