June First Friday

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FREE Community Art Event

June 2 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Photographer: Dan Elster

Show: Eyes of the WildThe Warrior Lead image

Dan Elster was born in Chicago in 1971.  In his old life, he was the manager of his brother’s food distribution business on the west side of Chicago. Several years ago, Dan and his wife, Patty took a leap of faith.  They quit their jobs, sold their home and hit the road. Patty took a job as a travel nurse, while Dan pursued a dream career in wildlife photography.  Dan’s subjects are completely wild, no captive or “staged” shots.  There is something different about wild creatures, you can see it in their eyes.  To them every day is a struggle to survive.  Dan hopes you can see and feel the wild in these photographs.  The hawk’s eye is being protected by its nictitating membrane, a secondary translucent eyelid that does not effect the hawks vision.  Great horned owl’s eyes are proportionally amongst the largest of any terrestrial creatures on earth.  Eyesight is critical for the survival of both.

thumbnail_L J Dixon 2017Featured Upstairs Artist:  Linda Dixon

Show:  Resplendent

Splashy, vibrant acrylic painting welcoming the return of summer.  Linda uses transparent colors on white canvas to create luminous abstractions.  She often paints with her non-dominant hand to capture spontaneous and playful interpretations.  Her subjects include flowers, water and non-objective intuitive themes.





Featured Gallery Artist: Jennifer Anne Nelsonjennifer nelson

Show:  A Portal to Agharta

Jennifer will be showing her paintings and prints depicting the flora, architecture and geography of the ancient stories of Atlantis, Mt. Shasta and other legendary places.


GEneration-Jones-2-300x221Featured Musicians: Generation Jones 

Generation Jones, the father and son duet of Jeffrey and Julian Jones play a variety of music based mostly around the Celtic traditions on guitar, fiddle and vocals but they often throw a few surprises in their sets including old-time Klezmer, classic rock and surf tunes. www.facebook.com/GenerationJones2/