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 Forever Free
Interactions of the American River Canyons
 
This month-long celebration features interactive art events by more than twenty visual, performing and literary artists who are inspired by the American River Canyons. 
 Guest Curator: Stan Padilla
Mystic River DesignForever Free
The Arts Building Gallery
February 27-March 27,2010
Gallery Hours
10:00am-5:00pm Tues-Fri 
12:00-4:00pm Saturday
 
The exhibit opens at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 27 with "Art Flow", a reception for all participating artists and water blessing by Rick Adams.
Participating Artists:  Gayle Anita, Rick Brown, Kurt Fishback, Suzanne Grace-Rolle, Roger Groghan, Joan Gunton, Brian Hassett, Sondra Hersh, Kaz Huette, Gary Hughes, Christine Kocher, Chuck Kritzon, Deanna Marsh, Mystic Design, Stan Padilla, Paula Peach, Eric Peach, Juan Pena, Ken Pense, Christiane Raymond, Cassandra Reeves, Joan Stockbridge, Tom Thompson
 
Stan PadillaRiver Word Sacred
Friday, March 5
7:00pm, The Arts Building
 
An evening of spoken word (Stan Padilla), visual arts (Tom Thompson), poetry (Roger Groghan), and music (Paula Peach) celebrating the American River Canyons.  
 
Sandy Hersh & Joan StockbridgeRiverWalk
Friday, March 12
7:00pm , The Arts Building
 
Join abstract expressionist painter Sondra Hersh and writer Joan Stockbridge in an evening's exploration of the beauty of the present moment. Sondra and Joan collaborated to create RiverWalk, an exhibit of painting and haiku created out of their immediate experiences of walking along the North Fork of the American River. They will briefly describe their collaboration and lead the audience through a lively, playful experience of being present in the moment, including fun writing and art activities. Suitable for families with grade school age children as well as adults.
 
Brant Secunda and Mark AllenRiver Action Arts
Friday, March 19
7:00pm, The Arts Building
 
River Action Arts will be an interactive event of American River inspired music, poetry, photography, watercolor painting and raku ceramics. The community is invited to take an evening to reconnect with the Sierra Nevada's American River Wilderness. Explore the beauty and complexity of the natural world that renews our spirits, provides peace and solitude, presents physical challenges and increases our understanding of our world. Local artists participating include Juan Pena, watercolorist; Dan DiDicco, Loping Wolf Cedar Flute Ensemble; Brian Hassett, Poetry; Gary Hughes, digital photographer; and Eric Peach, ceramic. Each artist will offer interactive presentations of their recent works that interpret their American River experiences. Join in the creative process with these artists and learn more about the American River!
 
Sunrise Tones by Anton NemethClosing Reception for Forever Free 
Saturday, March 27
7:00pm, The Arts Building
 
Closing Reception for the participating artists of Forever Free. Suzanne Grace-Rolle will present "Flowing River Dance," an interpretive dance about the American River Canyons.
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The Forever Free exhibition and events are presented cooperatively by PlacerArts and Protect American River Canyons (PARC).
 Sunrise Tones by Anton NemethSunrise Tones by Anton Nemeth
For information about alll PlacerArts events, call (530) 885-5670 or visit PlacerArts.org.
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