June's Featured Artist - 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.  Meet Earl and see the variety of his work at the Three Rivers Art Center, 41673 N Fork Dr.

1st Saturday, June 2nd, "Waterways"

FOOD ... FUN ... 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 unless stated on Blog and Map. You can pick up a map and schedule at Anne Lang's Emporium or the Three Rivers Historical Museum – the map 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. 

A DIFFERENT theme each month flavors the paintings, decorations and edible treats. In June, we celebrate "Waterways" featuring pencil and oil art by Earl Thompson.
There are several galleries to see. 

EVERY MONTH is different – the best way to keep informed is to visit the website www.1stsaturdaytr.com. 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 Emporium

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.  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.

Three Rivers Art Center

LIVE MUSIC
From noon - 2pm
 
Earl Thompson - FEATURED ARTIST
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 Art Center, 41673 N Fork 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.  Three Rivers Art Center, 41673 N Fork Dr.
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 Arts Center 41905 North Fork 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 Arts Center 41905 North Fork Dr.

At the Cider Mill

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 Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.

Totem Market and Gifts

ART
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

OPEN STUDIO - Spirit HIll Meditation Garden and Art Studio

Shirley Keller invites you to come to Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio to see her photography, ceramic masks, recycled art, and clay mono prints.  See more at Shirley's blog at sblaircreativeplay.blogspot.com.
NEW Ceramic Masks and Dot Art Hubcaps. Children visitors FREE gifts of original artwork.  Come meet Shirley at 43641 Skyline Dr