October 6th, 2018 - Celebrating our 10th Birthday!


10:00am—3:00pm
Three Rivers Arts Center
Native Plant Sale
Alta Peak Chapter


11:00am—4:00pm
Three Rivers Branch Library
Friends of the Library
Book Sale
Face Painting

11:00am—6:00pm
Three Rivers Union School Gym
Art exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Children's Raven Art Show

12:00pm—3:00pm
Three Rivers Union School Gym
Free Children’s
Art Project

4:00pm—6:00pm
Three Rivers Union School Gym
10th Birthday Party
Refreshments, Awards, Music, Raffle and Fabulous Friends

OPEN STUDIO - Nadi Spencer - Featured Artist, 1st Saturday Founder

Nadi Spencer is the Founder of 1st Saturday in Three Rivers. She has made a living as an artist her whole adult life. When the economy crashed in 2008, Nadi knew artists would have a very hard time making a living during economic down turns, so she came up with the idea of having an open house monthly to encourage people to come to her studio. Being a very community oriented person, Nadi invited all artists who wanted to participate. She encouraged businesses to support the arts, and benefit their businesses at the same time to also join 1st Saturday. Her vision has continued for ten years and we'd like to celebrate October 6th.  Meet Nadi and see her art at Nadi Spencer Art, 41838 Sierra Drive.

Three Rivers Union School Gymnasium

Jami Beck
Jami Beck does beaded crochet jewelry and macrame items. She is a teacher by profession in the local Three Rivers Elementary school. She joins 1st Saturday in Three Rivers to share her colorful jewelry.  See Jami at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Deborah Dal Zuffo
Born in New England, Deborah was inspired by the rich palette of autumn colors. Her love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings. They are bathed in nature’s hues, revealing her training in botanical illustration. Deborah’s artwork often focuses on the simple – leaves, rocks, and the creatures hiding within -- capturing nature’s tapestry of texture, depth, and life. Deborah works in watercolor, pastel, and colored pencils. Her artwork is on display at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Earl Thompson
Earl Thompson drove big rigs across country for 50 plus years, always with great appreciation for the beauty and majesty of this country. After retiring at 75 years of age, and with time on his hands, he sat down and began a process of expressing himself on canvas. His favorite works are black and white drawings, but he is exploring colored pencils and paint.  Earl also makes many of his frames.  See Earl's work at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Shirley Fox
Shirley Fox will be showing unique, one of a kind, aprons, kitchen towels (both machine and hand embroidered, and whatever else that inspires my creative juices. "I will do custom designs upon request, and who knows what else will inspire my juices with our new 10 spool embroidery machine," said Shirley.  Now showing The Wizard of Oz and The Day of the Dead aprons, along with new kitchen towels.  The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Farzin Parce
Farzin Parce creates sculptures of flowers and found items. He is inspired by the likes of Van Gogh and the Ikabona flower arrangements of Japan. He is relatively new to Three Rivers so is very excited about getting to know the artists who are at the Art Center. He shares his process of creating with anyone interested.  Meet Farzin at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Nikki Crain
Nikki first sat down at a loom in 1983. She has been on a learning odyssey ever since. Her favorite pastime is designing new pieces and playing with colors, sometimes dyeing her own yarns. Math plays a big part in weaving and Nikki takes it to a higher level by using the Fibonacci sequence in many of her designs. Natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk and rayon are her favorite choice for the beautiful and useful items she weaves. Nikki's weaving will be on display at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Christine Sell Porter
Christine's medium of choice is oil, by virtue of it's versatility – it's perfect for building texture and produces brilliant color. Watercolor is another medium that she loves for it's spontaneity and transparency. She has painted for over 30 years. After relocating to Three Rivers in 2005, she has found the natural beauty of the area to be a new source of inspiration. She spends many happy hours in the studio. Christine is a multi talented artist; she also likes designing little jewelry pieces, and knitting gorgeous scarves during long winter nights. For summer, she hand paints, in vibrant color, flowers and birds on silk scarves. Additionally, she creates lovely light catchers for the window, fashioned with antique glass and with an oil rubbed copper foil finish.  See Christine's art at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Bertha Garza
Bertha Garza had a dream about creating a natural product that would help protect and enhance all types of skin, especially elderly skin.  She created a body lotion that was enriched with the healthiest oils and vitamins, thus creating the name. “DAZZLING DREAMS NATURAL PRODUCTS”. She added (liquid and solid) bath soaps made with the finest natural oils. Natural and biodegradable laundry soap, natural dishwashing soap, pure soy candles, and other products have followed. Meet Bertha at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Carole Clum
Carole Clum has made metal sculptures of kitchen goddesses, dancing chickens, and other animals from kitchen utensils, tools, costume jewelry, and machine shop discards. The art form is called "found object art."  See Carole's creations at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.
Joyce Blackwell
Inspiration for my work is Mother Nature as a whole. Pottery is my first love because it is amazing how the earth can be clay, molded into beautiful usable and decorative objects.  I make one of a kind bead embroidery jewelry using many materials. Fabric arts is another avenue I explore.  See Joyce's art at The Three Rivers Union School Gym, 41665 Sierra Dr.

Anne Lang's Emporium


Anne Lang’s Emporium became a place to find all yourneeds, a space of familiarity and a hub for our little community.  In addition to artists listed below, Nadi Spencer, founder of 1st Saturday in Three Rivers, also has art shown here.  Shirley Keller's photo gift cards  are also carried here as are Nikki Crain's woven wonders.  Jana Botkin will have her art and her local, custom designed coloring books on display.  Anne's is open from 9am to 4pm.

Jana Botkin
Paintings, drawings, coloring books, cards. She has additional oil paintings at Anne Lang’s Emporium at 41651 Sierra Dr.
Marn Reich
Marn makes her quirky sculpture at FloArts Studio in Three Rivers. Her teapots make you laugh, and critters have attitude. "I like a challenge," says Marn. Thus her unusual creations.   See Marn's work at Anne Lang's Emporium at 41651 Sierra Dr.
Anne & HJ Brown
Anne and H.J. Brown work together in their ceramic studio, along the South Fork river. He makes hand built pieces and recycles broken items that don't survive kiln into artwork. She makes all the thrown items. She does most of the glazing. The biggest joy for both of them is to know their work is used in someone's daily life. Colors of nature inspire their work. Now showing ceramics at Anne Lang's & Kaweah River Trading Co in Three Rivers, and Naked Nuts & Enjoy the Store in Visalia. This 1st Saturday see their work at Anne Lang's Emporium at 41651 Sierra Drive.
Nikki Crain
Nikki first sat down at a loom in 1983. She has been on a learning odyssey ever since. Her favorite pastime is designing new pieces and playing with colors, sometimes dyeing her own yarns. Math plays a big part in weaving and Nikki takes it to a higher level by using the Fibonacci sequence in many of her designs. Natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk and rayon are her favorite choice for the beautiful and useful items she weaves. Nikki's weaving will be on display at Anne Lang's Emporium at 41651 Sierra Dr.
Anne Birkholz
Anne's fascination with wood has been lifelong. Eleven years ago she met her first lathe; it was love at first touch. Her work is a collaboration with Mother Nature, who provides the awesome raw material ranging from tight grained, ancient Giant Sequoia, to knurly native oaks and the spectacular marble grain of Buckeye. Anne's designs are simple – keeping the wood center stage.  See Anne's wooden wonders at Anne Lang's Emporium at 41651 Sierra Dr.

Friends of the Library

The Three Rivers Library has regular book sales sponsored by the Friends of the Library. October 6th, as part of 1st Saturday in Three Rivers they invite you to part take in the normal sale of books and in addition they will present a collection of rare books that were part of an estate sale recently held in Three Rivers. Face painting will take place for children and adults who still have childlike hearts. Location: The Three Rivers Library, the end of Eggers Drive. 11-4.

Native Plant Society - Alta Peak Chapter - Plant Sale

Annual Native Plant Sale

October 6, 2018 from 10-3 pm
Three Rivers Arts Center

Go east on Hwy 198 to Three Rivers, turn left at Anne Lang’s Emporium.
Look for the first building on the left on North Fork Drive.

Alta Peak Chapter is back again with its tremendously popular, annual fall plant sale.
Choose from over 100 different types of hard-to-find native plants!
Make sure to come early for the best selection.

While California’s native plants have graced gardens worldwide for over a century, few of the landscapes designed for our state’s gardens reflect the natural splendor for which California is famous. By gardening with native plants, you can bring the beauty of California into your own landscape while also receiving numerous benefits. In a garden environment, native plants do best with some attention and care, but require less water, fertilizer, pruning, less or no pesticide, and less time to maintain than do many common garden plants. The plant sale features high-quality native plants from Intermountain Nursery, which are better suited to the local climate than plants from the coastal nurseries.

Chapter members will receive a 10% discount on all plants and can pre-order plants.

Download plant pre-order form for members at altapeakcpnps.org.
Deadlne is September 22.

The chapter needs many volunteers to help with set-up on Friday at 10:30 am
and/or during the plant sale on Saturday from 10 - 3 pm. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Melanie Keeley at 559-799-7438 for more information.

Join the California Native Plant Society at cnps.org.

Image:
Native Plant Yard
Photograph by Martha Widman

Totem Market and Gifts

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The Totem Market and Gift store hours are 7am-9pm, serving breakfast all day. Dinner service.  Special Happy Hour 3 - 5. 
 45186 Sierra Drive, 559-561-4463