September 6, 2018

Meet the Artist Julie Bender

Come on out to San Pedro’s First Thursday and check out Siren’s Coffee & Tea and see the area where I display my art! It’s a great opportunity for me to meet you! You are welcome to view Gallery pieces, and learn about or register for upcoming classes. I display my art in the back area of Siren’s Coffee and Tea House (356 W 7th Street) . Enjoy live music, delicious pastries and the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and drinks.

“We continue the year long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the First Thursday Artwalk. The free Artwalk Tour usually gives a one hour sample of the diverse art scene in San Pedro,– a different itinerary each month. The tour leaves at 6:30 from the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.

The Board Room walls feature the artwork of Lynn Doran’s new book, Images of the Omo Valley Tribes, a photo documentation of tribes and vanishing cultures of Ethiopia. Lynn is a native Californian, began her life of adventure and creativity in the 1950’s, traveling with her parents whose curiosity led them deep into Mexico, pulling a travel-trailer. Leaving college with a degree in Fine Arts, Lynn immediately started her own company, “Natty,” designing and manufacturing women’s specialized ski accessories, as well as more youthfully contemporary tennis and golf attire. Travel serves Lynn as a stimulant and her creative themes express themselves through ceramic sculpture, printmaking and photography.

Huz Gallery presents a solo exhibition by local artist Luis Sanchez “From Nature to Urban”. A new collection of bird and urban landscape paintings, sculpture, prints, clothing, ceramic clocks and much more all created by artist.

Hiroko’s Sculpture Gallery. San Pedro is home to the talented and well known sculptor, Hiroko. Her primary work has been in bronze and stone, and the pieces are expressions of Hiroko’s interest in the human relationship between the internal and external, exploring hidden emotional webs. Recently, she has added small ceramic pieces.

TransVagrant Projects and Gallery 478 present Traces, Recent Photographs by Guillaume Zuili. The French-American photographer is represented in Paris by the Agence VU’ since 1992 and by the Clémentine de la Féronnière Gallery since 2016. He is the Prizewinner of the 2017 Camera Clara Photo Award. His works appear in several photographic collections including that of Marin Karmitz (MK2), Damien Bachelot, and the French National Library (BNF), among others. Traces is comprised of excerpts from the ongoing series Urban Jungle and Harbor, and features more than twenty silver gelatin prints.” Pat Carroll

Entertainment: Starting a 6:00 pm Dave Widow and the Line Up will be performing a 6th and Mesa Streets, featuring special guest Joe Puerta and Burleigh Drummond of the Grammy nominated band Ambrosia.