1st Saturday, November 1st, "Wild About Wood"

FOOD, FUN and fabulous art. Every 1st SATURDAY, the artists, restaurants and merchants of Three Rivers, California, open their doors and invite you to join in a town-wide celebration from 11 to 5 o’clock. You can pick up a map and schedule at Anne Lang's Emporium or the Historical Museum – the flier shows all participating venues, art to see, locations and times for special events. Anne Lang's Emporium serves a great breakfast sandwich, so you might grab a bite first. Later on taste the amazing fare at Sierra Subs and Salads. They all offer discounts for 1st Saturday.

A DIFFERENT theme each month flavors the paintings, decorations and edible treats. This year we are WILD about the letter W, continuing with "Wild About Wood" for November. There are several galleries to see. Nadi Spencer has a colorful studio and gallery – showing  original paintings, along with prints, cards and gift items.  The Art Co-op features 20 artists, and offers jewelry, masks, print-making, pottery, paintings, and more.  Also, you can visit Spirit Hill Studio this month.
The Art Center hosts multiple artists, not something you'd want to miss.

EVERY MONTH is different – the best way to keep informed is to visit the website. It is up-dated monthly. If you are an artist and would like to show your work at the event, the cost is only $10 to participate and the deadline to enter is always the 15th of the previous month. 

FOR INFORMATION contact Shirley Keller at 559-561-3463 or email sblairkeller@sbcglobal.net.

Anne Lang's

ANNE'S SUCCESS is due to her desire to help. "When people ask for something, I try to find it for them," says Anne. "One day, a bride-to-be came in and asked if I could make a bouquet. I thought, 'I can make a bouquet', and that's how the store became an FTD flower shop. On a cold day, a man came in wishing for a hot bowl of soup and I thought, 'I know how to make soup.' Next, a man came in hungry for a sandwich and I thought, 'I know how to make sandwiches.' And that's how the store became a deli."

Anne Lang’s Emporium became a place to find all your needs, a space of familiarity and a hub for our little community.  Nadi Spencer and Jana Botkin have art shown here.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view. Mention 1st Saturday and get a combo meal for only $5!  41651 Sierra Dr.

Arts Alliance - Hidden in the Leaves

“Hidden in the Leaves”, the fall art exhibition of the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers, kicks off on 1st Saturday in November and runs through November 30.  Each artist will give visitors to the exhibit a glimpse of their unique take on this art inspiring fall theme. Diverse contributions to “Hidden in the Leaves” range from fine art photography, unique prints from clay, wood turned treasures, acrylics, oils and more. Visit the exhibit at the dining area of Sierra Subs & Salads, 41717 Sierra Drive. Some of the artists will be “hanging out” on 1st Saturday to meet folks. Everyone is invited to the Artists’ reception on Friday, November 7 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Colors Art Gallery

Voted 'Best place to Buy Art' by the town, Colors offers a wide collection of local art & gifts. Our goal is to create a fun, unique shopping experience by offering a new, fresh, experience with each visit. 41763 Sierra Dr.

Anne Birkholz and Nikki Crain have art shown here.

Angela Clary
Angela Clary - Pretty Face Designs - shows her hand-made jewelry at Colors Gallery, 41763 Sierra Dr.

Anne Brown
Anne Brown Pottery: Anne makes functional pottery out of porcelain clay. One of her greatest joys is seeing or hearing that someone is making use of her pieces in their daily lives. The forms and colors of nature, especially around Three Rivers, are a constant source of inspiration. At Colors Art Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.

Teresa Wickersham
Teresa Wickersham, from Tempe, Arizona, creates fine one-of-a-kind jewelry, using semi-precious stones, Czech glass, sterling silver, brass, snake vertebrae, and other natural pieces. Join her in person at Colors Art Gallery this 1st Saturday. 41763 Sierra Dr
 Jana Botkin
Jana’s year was spent creating pencil sketches for her book “The Cabins of Wilsonia,” to be published next year. So for this year’s calendar, she has chosen 13 of her favorite photos celebrating the beauty of Tulare County, and it will be available on 1st Saturday. Jana also likes to knit- her scarves, slippers, shawls, wraps, socks and purses will also be for sale. Colors Art Gallery, 41763 Sierra Dr.

The Art Co-op

The Art Co op is next door to Colors. Refreshments served. 41763 Sierra Drive. Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast sponsors the Art Co-op for 1st Saturday.

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 Art Co-op 41763 Sierra Dr.

Marn Reich
Marn Reich attended a ceramics class at COS. She met Sherley Tucker and eventually the two set up a clay workshop in Sherley's home. Marn is known for her quirky sculptures. Teapots that make you laugh while pouring, critters with attitude. "I like a challenge," says Marn. Thus her unusual creations.
 Marn is sponsored by Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast.
Located at The Art Co-op 41763 Sierra Dr.

Three Rivers Arts Center

Shirley Fox
Shirley Fox will be showing off her unique, one of a kind crafted aprons, BBQ aprons, nostalgic embroidered tea towels and a new line of denim wear, called No Non-Cents.Shirley's daughter, Patti Fox, singing and playing guitar: 1:30 on. The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge.
 Bobbi LaPlante

Bobbi LaPlante, Designs With a Past, designs and sews accessories: aprons, hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, purses and tote bags – using 100% recycled, repurposed materials. Scouring thrift stores, yard sales and friends' closets, she gathers textiles that speak to her, be it with color, texture or pattern. Tablecloths, curtains, skirts, jeans, sweaters, dresses or pillowcases are all part of her palette. Imagination and a sense of whimsy guide her to create her original designs. Bobbie is showing at the Arts Center and the 1st dozen customers get a stocking ornament with their purchase! The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge.

Carlyn Bailey
"I love photography," said Carlyn Bailey. Carlyn began to take photography seriously when she won a ribbon at the Tulare County Fair. She retired and uses her time to pursue photography. She is excited about sharing with you the joy photography brings to her.  You will find her at The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge.
Jami Beck
Jami Beck does beaded crochet jewelry. She is a teacher by profession in the local Three Rivers Elementary school. In the summer she joins 1st Saturday in Three Rivers to share her colorful jewelry.  See her at the The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge

Gail Bunn
Gail Bunn creates garden art constructed of glass, crystal and ceramic pieces that are found at garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops. She then repurposes into one-of-a-kind solar totems, hanging luminaries, birdhouses and bird feeders.  Pretty in the garden, on the porch or patio, sparkling in the California sun, they also light up at night. You will find Gail at the Three Rivers Arts Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge.
See Gail's art also at Tumbleweeds Antiques, 159 B St., Exeter, CA

October Raven Festival Calendar of Events 2014

Thursday October 2nd: "Raven Intelligence" David Graber, Scientist, and Kristina Roper, Archaeologist, Three Rivers Library, 6:30 P.M. Free.
Thursday October 2nd: Deadline to drop off raven themed art to Cort Gallery by 6:00 P.M.
Friday October 3rd: "Raven Art Reception" Cort Gallery, 7:00 P.M.
Friday October 10th: "Raving About Ravens" Amir Najam, Raven Ranger, National Parks Service, Three Rivers Library, 10:30 A.M. Free and geared to young children.
Saturday October 11th: "Raven Run" Meet at Horsecreek at 9:00 A.M. Buy tickets at Chump's Video - $5 Adult - Children Free.
Saturday October 11th: "Raven Black Tie Dinner." Nadi's Studio and Colors. 6:00 P.M.-Midnight. Seats Sold Out.
Thursday October 16th: "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe and a parody read by Christina Lynch. Winners of the Raven Writing Contest will read their stories with a reception to follow. Three Rivers Library, 6:30 P.M. Free.
Friday October 17th: Learning About Ravens, Preschool and Play Group Three Rivers Library 10:30 A.M.
Saturday October 18th: Dan and Louise from Critter Creek will bring Edgar the raven, Augustus the crow and Vinnie the vulture to be introduced to the community.
Memorial Building, 6:00 P.M. Adults and Children Welcome. Free.
Thursday October 23rd: Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language, and her daughter Jennifer Malone, basketmaker, will share traditional Native American stories including ravens and other birds. Three Rivers Library, 6:30 P.M. Free.