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From Karina Nishi Marcus: Caerus artist Lauri Luck has invited me to exhibit with her at her at her studio this weekend: February 16th and 17th from 12pm to 3pm. This is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of both of our work plus a taste of delicious pie! If you have a moment during the weekend to stop by — we would love to chat with fellow Caerus artists, friends and family.
Lauri Luck opens her studio most weekends and has generously included me for the Valentine’s Day weekend celebration. She calls these events “Come Get Pie-eyed at the Dog House Studio.” If you have not yet visited her studio you are in for a visual and gustatory treat.
Her studio is located at 2371 Gravenstein Hwy South, just outside of Sebastopol. Turn at the big yellow-ducky fabricated from an old trailer (it is hard to miss.) Her studio building is under the “Lucky” (for Luck) sign. Remember: You cannot get ‘pie-eyed” without pie! Lauri and I, Nishi, look forward to this festive occasion with you!
From Suzanne: After enjoying your pie and art, consider coming into Santa Rosa for The Gallery of Sea and Heaven’s Alkonost Show, 5-7 PM. The theme is myth and legend, and the show is carefully curated to highlight visual narratives. There will be an original folktale reading, and a wild animal thing or two. The Alkonost Bird on the invitation is really fun; I love mythology, but had never heard of this Slavic woman-bird. Here is the Alkonost version and invitation from the Gallery, followed by a traditional rendition.
She’s the Bright Siren, the one who doesn’t shipwreck you; she sits on a tree of life, has a cool crown, and sings a song that erases care and worry.
I have two paintings in the show, including Europa. I hear that the Big Bad Wolf will be there. We all need a little wolf in our over-tamed lives.