Thursday, April 25, 2013

Art in Davis, California This Weekend!

It's been a hella-busy week here at the Nest, and there's no sign of anything slowing down really soon! First things first, though.

This weekend, starting tomorrow night, there will be a ceramics exhibition called the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. This is the 25th anniversary of the show, and I've been lucky enough to have one of my pieces selected for it! YAY!

 Here's some of the info:

CCACA brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA from April 26 – April 28th, 2013. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.
Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.
45 Major Shows
Local gallery exhibitions and over 40 college shows bring the best work of the year within easy reach.
  • John Natsoulas Gallery’s 23rd annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors
  • The Artery’s California Clay Competition
  • The Davis Art Center
  • The Pence Gallery
  • Ceramics from UC Davis’s permanent collection, featuring Robert Arneson’s masterpiece, The Palace at 9 a.m.
If you're in Northern California and can make it out to these shows, do try to make the effort. I'ts quite spectacular!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

This week, I've not been able to get much done as we're getting a bunch of work done around the house. More specifically, we're yanking out our lawn and Xeriscaping! We're putting in mostly California native plants, and the ones that aren't native are non-invasive species. The first step, of course, is the tearing out part. For us, that involved taking down a tree that was eventually going to push over a retaining wall. Thankfully, a neighbor had a chainsaw, so he and Mr. ShellHawk could pull the tree down, themselves, rather than pay a tree person to do it.
Before shot.
We're keeping all the roses and everything in the rose beds, because I love them!
Definitely a "during" shot, with the tree gone.
There will be more pics as the project goes on, but rest assured, it's going to be nice! More soon!

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