1st Saturday, November 5th, "Find your Leaves"

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 unless stated on Blog and Map. You can pick up a map and schedule at Anne Lang's Emporium or the 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. For November, we invite you to "Find your Leaves"
. There are several galleries to see.  There are many studios open - look for them on the map.  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 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

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 card are also carried here.  Anne's is open from 9am to 4pm.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view. 20% off lunch if you mention 1st Saturday.  41651 Sierra Dr.
 Once again Anne saw a need in the community and answered it. An art gallery closed. She changed what was the gift card corner to what is now a Fine Art Corner. When you pick up your map stay awhile and see the ceramic artists who throw and sculpt in clay, the oil and acrylic painters, and photographers, who Anne invited to display in the new corner.

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.   See Marn's work at Anne Lang's Emporium.

Jana Botkin
Jana spent a year to publish "The Cabins of Wilsonia." Her paintings of local landscape are displayed at Anne's. Jana also likes to knit - scarves, slippers, shawls, wraps, socks and purses.  See Jana's work at Anne Lang's Emporium.
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.

Totem Market and Gifts

We welcome the public to enjoy a Craft beer tasting event in the Redwood clad beer and wine bar. The Totem Market and Gift store hours are 7 a.m. serving breakfast thru 9 p.m. on the weekend. Dinner service.  Featured Artist: Susy Ardesh-Wind in an artist reception from 2-4:30 PM. Enjoy house horderves while meeting the Artist who will discuss her luminous multi-layered multi-media art. 45186 Sierra Drive, 559-561-4463

Kaweah River Trading Company

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 Kaweah River Trading Company, 41891 Sierra Drive.

Three Rivers Arts Center

Native Plant Society

The Sequoia Cider Mill

Efrain Ponce would like to invite you to stop by and see the dining room walls. He invites artists to hang in the restaurant for the pleasure of his guests. If someone sees something they are interested in buying, the artists contact information is next to each piece. This month his featured artists are Christine Sell Porter, Deborah Dal Zuffo and Karen Kimball. Stop by and enjoy these talented artist's creations.  The Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.
Das Cookie Jar
“Our desire is to make cookies that taste great,” said Sue Davis. Glenn is the official taster and makes sure all their products please the customer. They have permits as required by Health Department and follow all the strict guidelines. If you need party platters, gift boxes for all occasions, they wrap for the appropriate occasions and holidays. “Only freshest ingredients go into our cookies,” said Glenn. On the web at: http://www.dascookiejar.com/index.html  Das Cookie Jar is offering a dozen free cookies to the 10th person that comes to visit us at the Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.

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. Also, will do custom designs upon request. "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.  Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.

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 Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.

Bertha Garza
One night 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 bath soaps made with the finest natural oils, liquid and solid. Natural and biodegradable laundry soap, natural dishwashing soap, pure soy candles, and other products have followed. Bertha retired from 34 years as a professional Social Worker and dedicates more time to her creations. You will find her soaps at the River’s Edge in Three Rivers, Pigs Fly in Exeter, and, A Better Colon Spa in Visalia. 1st Saturday location: Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.
Kimberly Syme
Kimberly Syme is a mother, wife and potter. She first found her love for pottery in high school, but her love for art started much younger. Thanks to a few great teachers along the way, Kimberly’s interest was fostered in art, giving her a great foundation. The beautiful black designs on Kimberly’s pottery are made with horse hair, and considered a Raku process. The horse hair is laid on the pots and burns away leaving the unique carbon imprint. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation, no two are alike. The matte finish of the pots are waxed with a food-grade quality paraffin wax, and glazed pots are finished with a food-safe glaze. Each piece is water resistant, and can be hand washed with soap and water.  See Kimberly's work at the Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.
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.
Jerry Casey
Jerry Casey has drawn on and off most of his life. He is retired from the Industrial Equipment Industry, owning his own business, driving Fork Lifts for others and now finds more time to do what he loves, draw. One of his passions is to go to a restaurant with his wife, and while waiting for the food, sketch something on the placemats and at the end of the meal he gives to his waiter or waitress. Seeing their pleasure is what he is after. 1st Saturday in Three Rivers is the first time he has shown his work in public. To his surprise he has been invited to a Fly-In Art Show at the Woodlake Airport, October 15th, 8:00 am until dark. "I feel a little embarrassed, but am meeting nice people and it is fun to share what I have been doing only for myself all these years." Located at the Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.

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.
Special: Free gifts to children who visit Spirit Hill on 1st Saturday. 43641 Skyline 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. Visit Nikki at her studio 45138 So. Fork Dr.