September 30, 2010
The day started out rainy and foggy, then turned sunny and spectacular, confounding and challenging Matthew Rangel’s painting students. But about 150 people turned out from Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Visalia, Fresno, Kingsburg, Three Rivers, and all the mountain communities for a lively, enjoyable, surprising, and inspiring afternoon and evening.
Paintings, photos, and digital prints by Jane Ziegler, Laura Horst, and Robert Mertens showed in the office gallery. Paintings by Matthew Hopson-Walker, Lex Calip, and Matthew Rangel, drawings by Kevin Bowman and Amie T. Rangel, photos by James Stark, and installations by Lex Calip, Nicole Shaffer, Anne M. Klint, and Bachrun LoMele were in the HATCHERY.
A performance of Irish music by two of Amie Rangel’s art students was an afternoon surprise before the BBQ. Singing and playing in the evening were Melissa Lou Castellano and Evan apRoberts – lovely, soulful, strong.
We’re planning to do this again, at least once, in the warmer months of 2011 (probably September). We hope to see you then!
Special Thanks go out to:
Charlene Vom Dorp
Jack Huneke and Julie Harcos
everyone who helped everyone who came