2. Feed your soul by checking out some incredible art all over Mill Valley as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission's First Tuesday Artwalk, a monthly celebration of local art (and maybe set the DVR for election results coverage).
The Artwalk, set for Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-7:30 at venues all over town, including O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, the Mill Valley Public Library, Depot Bookstore & Café, City Hall, Famous4, Mill Valley Community Center, Seager Gray Gallery and the Throckmorton Theatre, is highlighted this month by a trio of exhibits, among others.
At City Hall (26 Corte Madera Ave.), longtime Mill Valley resident Kirke Wrench, a volunteer photographer for the National Park Service, showcases nearly 40 photographs of such parks as Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Death Valley as well as local favorites like Point Reyes, Muir Woods, the San Francisco Presidio, and the Marin Headlands.Wrench, who played a key role in the creation of the digital library of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area as well as several other National Parks in California, has captured and contributed more than 30,000 photgraphs to the National Park Service and the Golden Gate Natioanl Parks Conservancy over the past 12 years.
One block away at the at the Mill Valley Chamber (85 Throckmorton Ave.), Tam High Honors Photography students are exhibiting their work around a simple but creative theme: their fellow artists at work. Students photographed local artists working in their studios and on location in the community.
"For this project, students were asked to find a visual artist in their community and do an in-depth documentary exploration of their work as an artist as well their studio and workspace," says Tam High photography and fine art teacher Mary Krawczyk, who notes that the project is funded by PATH (Patrons of the Arts at Tam High), a parent-run organization that supplements district funding for the Tam High Studio Arts program. "Many of these students will continue working in the arts as they enter college and beyond."
And at the other end of the Depot Plaza, the Rug Establishment and Michael Tracy showcase Bay Area artist Alex NikAnpour's paintings, as seen above center. After graduating with a masters of fine arts in communications design from the HDK University in Gothenburg, Sweden, NikAnpour studied environmental design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. NikAnpour has participated in a number of group and solo art exhibitions in New York, Sweden, Denmark and Shanghai. He's currently working on commissioned projects in Shanghai, China and the United States.
The 411: The Mill Valley Arts Commission's First Tuesday Artwalk, a monthly celebration of local art, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-7:30 at venues all over town, including those mentioned above and many more. MORE INFO.
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