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  13th Annual Beautiful Gardens Tour
May 2, 2004
Location: various homes in Davis

Cost: Members $18 members, $20 non-member and day of event.

The Pence Gallery's 13th Annual Beautiful Gardens Tour is scheduled for May 2 2004 - the perfect gift for Mom or anyone else special in your life! Tickets are on sale at the Pence Gallery located temporarily at 203 F Street, suite A upstairs, the News Beat located at 514 3rd Street in downtown Davis and the Redwood Barn Nursery located at 1607 5th Street.

Each garden on the tour has been carefully selected. Whether you are a novice or master gardener there is something for everyone. Fine food and tasteful gifts are available throughout the tour.

For more information please call the Pence Gallery at 530-758-3370.
We accept Visa and MasterCard.

  The Eve Aesthetic:
  Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture by Artists from TB9, 1963-2003
April 19 - May 22, 2004
Reception: Dec. 14, 7 - 9 PM (begins at 6 PM for members)

Location: Memorial Uniion Gallery, UCD

  The Clock Watchers
Feb. 2 - Feb. 13, 2004

Whimsical clocks by local regional artists.
Location: 226 F Street (former Police Station)

 Paint Me a Story
Art History Books for Children at the Yolo County Library
Feb. 3 - Feb. 29, 2004

Location: Yolo County Library

  Pence Painted History
Sept. 6 - 126, 2003

Silent bidding September 6 -12 (including Sunday, Sept, 7th)
Gala closing and final bidding September 12, 7 - 10 p.m. An auction and display of painted Pence doors and pedestals by local artists Beverly Beckman, Terry and David Hollowell, Alejandro Rubio, Mark Rivera, Eileen Hendren, Ryan and Sita Seng, Heidi Bekebrede, Pat Grind and more!Come say goodbye to the old Pence and get ready to say hello to the new Pence!

  Whatever Floats Your Boat
Aub. 15 - 30, 2003
Reception: Aug.15, 2007, 7-9 PM

A whimiscal perspective of boats by 27 local artists: Alejandro Rubio, Fred Babb, Jo Rowley, Rene Martucci, Pat Grind, Terry Hollowell and more! Root beer floats will be served at the opening night reception while supplies last!

  Children's Community Hang-Up
July. 9 - Aug. 2, 2003

All artists between 7 and 12 years old to participate.
The fee for showing one work per artist is his or her age.

Framed or prepared for display art can be dropped off Sunday, July 6th from 1-4 pm or Monday, July 7th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Pence Gallery.

Artist Reception: Friday, July 11, 6-8 pm

This show is underwritten by Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures, Davis.
  4+4: The Work of 8 First Year MFA Students, UC Davis
June 6 - June 28, 2003
Reception: Friday, June 13, 7-9 pm

Artists' talk, 7:30 p.m.


  Costume Culture: Kimonos in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Oct. 11 - Nov. 16, 2002


Friday, October 11
Reception, 7 - 9 p.m. with Koto music
By Sumiyo Tamura Guerna

Wednesday, October 16
Ikebana demonstration, 10:30 a.m.
By Naomi Mitatani

Curator's lecture by Susan Yonts, 11:30 am
Shinegawa at Night by Shotei
The Janet Turner Print Collection
California State University, Chico

  D.R. Wagner: Miniature Tapestry Masterworks - The Niagara Series
Sep. 3 - Oc. 4, 2002
Reception: June 8, 7 - 9 pm

wagner D.R. Wagner: Miniature Tapestry
Masterworks-The Niagara Series
Reception: Friday, September 13, 7-9 pm.
Artist's Talk: Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm.

from the Niagara Series

To see a tapestry by D.R. Wagner is to experience an artwork that is multisensorial. The viewer is witness to a colorfully charged scene with dreamlike figures in a mythic landscape. Poetic words integrate acute ideas referencing Wagner’s complex thoughts. Through the use of colorful and metallic thread, daring composition, and expert craftsmanship D.R. Wagner creates intense worlds that are often the size of a postcard. These intimate realms activate the viewer’s audible senses for the works are rhythmic. They have tempo and use visual crescendo, embodying in tactile form the artist’s skill as a musician.

The Niagara Series of work evolves from the artist’s birthplace, Niagara Falls, NY. Wagner’s personal narrative supplies the content for these images. Frequently, Wagner redresses a single theme in a series of images changing color schemes, incorporating symbol-like imagery, or detailing a work with light-reactive Balger filament. The result is a body of miniature tapestries that is complex in inception and exciting in presentation due solely D.R. Wagner’s focused and inspired creation. The Pence Gallery will feature approximately 30 pieces of Wagner’s with 15 from the Niagara Series and 15 selections from private collections.

Miniature Tapestry Masterworks is the first in a series of four exhibitions presenting the work of this prolific artist. Additional coordinated venues on the campus of U.C. Davis will feature light-reactive tapestries and rugs, poetry and publications, and a retrospective of D.R. Wagner’s work from the last
thirty years. These venues include the Memorial Union Gallery, The Design Museum and Shields Library and will be on view during the month of October.

* Musical performance: September 13, 8:00 p.m. D.R. Wagner and his band “R Spoon” will perform a lively rendition of familiar and original tunes. R Spoon also features Les Haber, Eva Mae Nicholson, Larry Luis Ortez, and Gabrielle Wagner.

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