Free Range

free_range_flyerSeptember 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:

Staci Gundry
Gary Knight
Catie Karplus
Trish Rangel
Cathy Williams
Charlene Vom Dorp

Steve Stockabrand
Marwan LoMele
Bob Thornburg
Jack Huneke and Julie Harcos
Susannah Rosenthal
Reinhard Hesse

and to:
the artists
the musicians
everyone who helped everyone who came