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Month: April 2017

2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk

2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk

During May, we’re going to cover various art exhibits during Friday’s Art Walk and exhibitions along the various other venues, including:

  • Obtainium Works, 510 Pennsylvania Street:  The home of artists, inventors, tinkerers and pranksters, it is also the home of the Hibernian Academy of UnNatural Sciences, and the famous Neverwashaul.  They feature Sunday workshops and produce events throughout the year. (Information: www.obtainiumworks.net)
  • Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin Street: The Museum collects and shares the fascinating history of the City of Vallejo and the U.S. Navy at Mare Island. The focus is WWII and the ships built at Mare Island. Well worth seeing because of the exceptional, and sometimes controversial art, that evolves from war.
  • The McCune Collection, John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara Street. The collection houses a vast array of displays on fine printing, early printing, Latin Books, Californiana, Printing Arts (current and historical),  Gutenberg Leaf (a page from the Old Testament produced in Mainz, Germany by Johannes Gutenberg between 1450 and 1455.
    The page contains two columns of 42 lines. The type is set in a style that mimics the handwriting of medieval scribes.
  • Trojan Monk Art, 508 Sacramento Street. April’s showing includes a group of Bay Area artists: Illustrators, tattooists, painters, mixed media. TrojanMonk Art gallery is an Artist- owned business, showing works of Vallejo and Bay Area artists. They offer private critiques and demos to enhance work and productivity. The showing artist holds all rights to the work; art is not produced or sold without contract or permission by artist and gallery owners (Consignment forms are used).
  • Vallejo Open Studios, 2017.
    Information is coming soon for 2017. But do take time to view their website featuring participating artists and galleries through the years. (Right: Opus in Oils, Erin Bakke.)