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Pence Gallery and UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 28, 2014
The goals of the exhibition are to show creative work that explores the intersection between art and science; to foster communication between the arts and sciences; and to spark new ways of viewing the world and ourselves. creative work that transcends pure scientific illustration to explore the conceptual realm where art and science both reside is strongly encouraged.


Victoria Rose Martin: Beasties
December 5 - 29, 2013
At first glance when you take a look at Victoria Rose Martin's ceramic sculpture, there is something so innocent, yet an undercurrent of mischief appears just beneath the surface. From a technical standpoint, she definitely has some great skills, and is not afraid to architecturally rearrange the human anatomy, or balance an animal or two on what appears to be a willing victim.

Victoria's sculpting is equally matched by her illustration ability. She takes delight in teasing the viewer with little stories about to be told. If you listen carefully to each piece, it just might talk to you!


Holiday Market
November 8 - December 24, 2013
The Pence's annual fine art & craft sale is full of jewelry, scarves, ceramics, and festive holiday items, all created by some of the top artists working in our region. Enjoy uniques purchases by Charlene Doiron Reinhart, Liz Webb, Natalie Mackenzie, Marjan Kluepfel, and twenty-five other artists. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Holiday Tea & Tour
December 5, 10 - 11:30 AM
Gain a fresh look at an old art form, the pop-up book, an a tour of POP-UP!, and exclusive collection of historic to contemporary three-dimensional books, led by the Pence Director, followed by fresh pastries and tea in our Main Gallery. Tea lovers can also enjoy Lesley Wrightson's demonstrations of her richly ornamented felted necklaces. To sign up, call the Pence by Dec. 4.
Cost: $18 ($14 members) and includes a gift bag and discounts on shopping.


A Private Collection of 3D Children’s Books
November 19 - December 29, 2013/ Reception: December 13, 6-9 PM Pop-up books, with their lively and graphic three-dimensional images, have long been a popular art form since the mid-19th century. Numerous examples of this unique book art form will be on display from the collection of Dr. Maria Winkler, Professor of Art Emeritus, CSU Sacramento. Including themes based on the winter holidays, the exhibit includes spectacular 3D books and cards spanning two centuries, that showcase the complicated paper engineering that characterizes pop-up art.

Holiday Tea & Pop-Up exhibit tour
December 5, 10-11:30 AM
Gain a fresh look at an old art form, the pop-up book, in a tour of Pop Up, led by the Director Natalie Nelson, followed by fresh pastries and tea in our Main Gallery. To sign up, call the Pence by Dec. 4. Cost: $18 ($14 members).

KidsCreate: Pop-Up Holiday Cards & Book Sale
December 7, 2-4 PM
Join Maria Winkler as she instructs kids ages 5-12 in how to create unique holiday themed pop-up cards. No RSVP necessary; sponsored by Anne Lincoln & Steve Roth. After the workshop, 3D books from her collection will be available for purchase, including books on animals, history, insects, holidays, and other topics. Cost: $6 ($4 members).

Collector Talk & Book Sale
December 15, 2-3 PM (FREE)
Maria Winkler will demonstrate the workings of her unique early pop-up books, while discussing the history of this amazing 3D art form. After her talk, many out-of-print books from her collection will be for sale.

This exhibit is sponsored by Dick & Joy Dorf; Pamela Pearl; Lyn Lofland & Mary Leachman.

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