1st Saturday, March 4th, "Redbud"

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 March, we celebrate "Redbud".
There are several galleries to see.  There are many studios open - look for them on the map.

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 cards  are also carried here as are Clayton Porter's hand-crafted jewelry.  Anne's is open from 9am to 4pm.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view.  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
This year Jana has been designing and publishing coloring books for grownups, all of local scenes. "Heart of the Hills", "Heart of Mineral King", and "Heart of the Parks" are all available at Kaweah River Trading Co. Her detailed oil paintings of local scenes are available 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.

Three Rivers Arts Center

Special in March 2017: MUSIC 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Arts Center


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 Arts Center, 41673 N Fork 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 Three Rivers Arts Center, 41673 N Fork Drive.

Christine Sell Porter
Christine Porter has a new interest in ceramics, added to her other fine arts talents. She started about a year ago at Sherley Tucker's Ceramic Workshop, playing in clay once a week. When Sherley passed away, Christine was a part of the group that moved the studio to Louise Fisher's property in Three Rivers, FloArts Studio. Christine is known for paintings on canvas and silk. She is experimenting with ceramic pots with gems and wire decorations. Located at Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.

Bean 2 Bar
Bean 2 Bar Chocolate Co.,Deanna Lancaster, Owner,40945 Grouse Dr.,559-737-3229,inro@bean2barchocolate.com,
See our website at:bean2barchocolate.com
Three Rivers residents Deanna and Ronnie Lancaster present handcrafted artisan chocolate made from scratch in their certified home kitchen using the purest ingredients possible.
"We source organic cacao beans through direct trade from different regions of the world, so that we are able to bring exciting unique flavors to our hand crafted chocolate"
Located at The Art Center, 41905 N. Fork Drive.

Totem Market and Gifts

ART AND BEER
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.  45186 Sierra Drive, 559-561-4463

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.

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.

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.  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.