1st Saturday, February 1st, featuring Courtnee Browning


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 the Three Rivers Historical Museum – the map shows all participating venues, art to see, locations and times for special events.

A FEATURED ARTIST is celebrated each month. In February 2020, we feature the exquisite jewelry of Courtnee Browning showing at the Three Rivers Arts Center at 41763 N. Fork Drive.

WONDERFUL WINTER!  In addition to the art and artists, this month come and enjoy the beautiful Winter weather and the glory of nature around Lake Kaweah and all through the town of Three Rivers.  Nature and art together.  Nothing better.

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

Deborah Dal Zuffo - Art Display at Sequoia Cider Mill

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.

Three Rivers Historical Museum

The Historical Museum is quite exciting these days. Many new and interesting sights to capture historical imaginations and knowledge. See what the Mineral King Preservation Society designed, a lovely space, 2/3 of which will be used to preserve the history of Mineral King. The Historical Museum will expand to the rest of the space. As you walk toward the new room a skylight above captures your attention. It is modeled after the oldest bridge on the Mineral King road.
Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Drive.


Totem Market and Gifts

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

Three Rivers Arts Center

Courtnee Browning - FEATURED ARTIST
Courtnee Browning was inspired by jewelry making in high school. She went on to higher education, setting up an adult life, and put aside her love of creating. Recently, Courtnee’s cousin asked her to fix a piece of jewelry and she rediscovered the passion for the craft of jewelry making. Courtnee’s goal is simple: Create quality, affordable pieces that can be worn with everyday outfits! Meet Courtnee and see her creations at the Three Rivers Art Center, 41763 N Fork 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 Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Jami Beck
Jami Beck does beaded crochet jewelry and macrame items. She is a teacher by profession in the local Three Rivers Elementary school. Crochet jewelry, gourds and macrame items.  See Jami at  the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Buddy Jones
Buddy Jones rescues old discarded wood. He sands it, oils it, polishes it and looks for a loving home for it, scrap wood turned into art. He notices an old vineyard being dug up and asks permission to go through the grape-wood until something catches his eye. Ancient falling down barns have captured Buddy's interest. Just ask Buddy about the piece that catches your eye. All his pieces have stories. Find Buddy Jones at the Three Rivers Art Center, 41763 N Fork Dr.
Linda DuMont
Linda DuMont is passionate about stones and crystals! Having grown up along the California coastline, she spent many years “rock-hounding” with her grandfather, in search of jade, jasper, and moonstones. Over the past thirty years, she has studied and learned much about the energetics of stones and crystals as healing tools. She makes healing mandalas, blessing bundles, wands, altar pieces, and crystal elixirs. Linda’s stone and crystal sculptures are her way of honoring the mineral kingdom’s guardians and energy.  Meet Linda at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
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 Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive

Brandon Duval
Brandon Duval is a history major from Fresno State University. His love for the past inspired him to collect antiques at an early age. His dad has a love for farmtiques and his mother collects more high end pieces. Brandon added, “My father is an amazing finish carpenter and my mother enjoys crafts and painting. That love was passed on to me as well. I dabble in antique restoration, but love creating things for people to enjoy."  Meet Brandon at  the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive
Nancy Brunson
Nancy Brunson has had a passion for crafts, especially paper crafts, since childhood. She has been a graphic designer for over 25 years. She teaches free craft classes on the second Sunday each month (12:30 pm) at Harrison Hall (Community Presbyterian Church). This is her first time participating in 1st Saturday. This month she is featuring handmade Valentines, gift boxes and other treasures and trinkets perfect for gift giving. See Nancy at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.

OPEN STUDIO - The Country Fox

Shirley & Ted Fox
The Foxes are showing in their home instead of being located at the Art Center. For now they will use their living room but plans are in the works for a Fabric Arts Studio. More information will be available as things develop over time. You will still find quality embroidered hats, aprons, tee towels, and more, including jams and jellies.  Meet Shirley and Ted at their home at 40962 W. Meadow Drive.

OPEN STUDIO - Anne and HJ Brown

River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery
Anne and HJ Brown
The studio overlooks the South Fork of the Kaweah River and is surrounded by nature which is the inspiration for many of the colors and shapes reflected in the pottery. Leaves, flowers, trees, and animals find their way into the wheel thrown shapes made by Anne on the potter’s wheel. H.J.’s creations are hand-built, usually starting as a flat piece of clay from the slab roller. Sometimes their work is collaborative.
The pieces are mostly functional. All are food safe and can be used in oven, microwave, or dishwasher. The glazes are all lead free and non-toxic. Many of the pieces have recipe ideas and/or accessories for use attached. Anne and H.J. are especially pleased when they learn that someone uses their work in their homes as a part of their daily lives. The Browns like to travel the country and visit other potteries and studios for new ideas to try. It’s still great fun to make the traditional and functional shapes, but the quest for new concepts keeps things growing and changing. See the Brown's new gallery to display their very original take on functional pottery at River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery 44305 So. Fork Drive

OPEN STUDIO - Nikki Crain

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.

OPEN STUDIO - Glen Hill Studios

Glen Hill
Born in Chicago, Glen Hill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After graduation, Glen immediately began working at Disney Animation Studios, and continued on to a successful 24-year career in film and television. In 2010 Glen was invited to teach at West Hills College, where he discovered a love of teaching. In 2012, he also began teaching at Porterville College, and has enjoyed every minute of it. Glen currently lives in Three Rivers CA.
"Painting is one way to draw the viewer in, to reveal our common memories -- to start the conversation. After all these years, I still can't wait for the next painting, and the one after that, because I'm always fascinated when someone looks at one of my pieces and says, 'Wow! That reminds me of…'"
Located at The Barn 40838 Sierra Drive.

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.  Signed copies of memoir "But What About The Children?"
Come meet Shirley at 43641 Skyline Dr