SVHS students to display art at guild
Jordon Bossio with the art created at the Arts Guild
The Arts Guild of Sonoma will display the artwork of Sonoma Valley High School students as well as new work by guild member artists. The exhibition runs from Sept. 5 to Oct. 4, at the AGS gallery at 140 E. Napa St. in Sonoma.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Five years ago, the Guild initiated a Summer Mentor Program which matches guild artists with one or more Sonoma Valley High School students to create a piece of artwork to be shown at the gallery in September. The program is an opportunity for the guild to reach out to aspiring art students and introduce them to new materials and techniques. Over the years, it has proved to be rewarding for both the students and the guild artists. This year, Susan Herringa-Piper has five students; Janis Kobe has four, Zoe Gaarder, Maya Harris, Sarah Stanley and Emma McGee; Christine Gonzalves mentored Hannah Cenzi; and Jim Callahan mentored Justin Crockett. Many of the students continue on to art school having had the experience of creating and showing their work under the mentorship of a professional working artist.
The Arts Guild of Sonoma, located right off the historic Sonoma Plaza, is a contemporary art gallery with changing monthly exhibits showcasing the work of local artists. Opening receptions are held on the first Friday of each month and exhibit pieces in acrylic, encaustic, oil and water color paintings, jewelry, mixed media work, ceramics, metal sculpture, objets d’art, prints and note cards.
The guild was founded to exhibit and advance the creative efforts of local Bay Area artists. Founded in 1977, the guild has solidified its status as the oldest, continuously operating artists’ collective in the state of California.
Admission is free and gallery hours are Wednesday to Monday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. To learn more, go to www.artsguildofsonoma.com, email gallery@artsguildofsonomaorg or call 996-3115.