1st Saturday, October 3, "Ravens and Monarch Butterflies"

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. 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. For October, we celebrate "Ravens and Monarch Butterflies". 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.

MESSAGE FROM OUR ANNE BIRKHOLZ: I’m OUT OF THE STATE visiting family. SEE YOU BY THANKSGIVING!  Fees being forwarded to me. Don't forget, I am still the Treasurer!

Look for the fun activities through out the month to celebrate Ravens in Three Rivers. See detail schedule at the bottom of the blog for the entire Raven Festival. Activities for adults and children alike all through the month.
Artists entering Raven Art Show and Photography Show to take place at Sierra Subs and Salads Cottage for the whole month of October, please deliver your raven art to Nadi's Gallery and Studio before or on September 28th. Call 561-4373 with questions.
Writers interested in the Raven Writing Contest, take your submissions to Three Rivers Union School office by October 5th. Call 561-4373 with questions.

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.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view. Mention 1st Saturday and get a combo meal for only $5!  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.
Jana Botkin
Book "Cabins of Wilsonia" and paintings.  Jana's work is featured at Anne Lang's Emporium.
Clancy Barlow
Clancy Barlow is an award winning artist who does oil painting, drawing, gourds, pine needle baskets and pine knot sculpting. His studio overlooks the North Fork River. He gathers the pine needles to make baskets and plates from the trees along the river.  See Clancy's creations at the Anne  Lang's Emporium and also at Antoinette's Coffee and Goodies.
The National Park closed because of the government shut down. Many people were staying at the Sequoia RV Ranch. They were very frustrated having come this far and not be able to hug a giant Sequoia. Clancy put his easel outside and painted the Sequoia's so that the visitors could at least see what the big trees looked like. Needless to say he sold many paintings that weekend! This is the last painting in that series and is on display at Anne Lang's Emporium.

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.  See Marn'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 The Naked Nut and Enjoy the Store, both in Visalia, and here at Anne Lang's Emporium and Heart's Desire.

Kaweah River Trading Company

Hans Radmacher
Hans Radmacher acquired his skills in carpentry and a dedication to excellence from his father. He grew up in Three Rivers. It is a happy day that allows Hans a moment to work creatively for creation’s sake in his wood shop. Hans will be showcasing some of his newer pieces, great Sequoia wood sculptures that capture the raw, rough lifecycle of our resident Big Trees in lightly polished vignettes emitting the deep, sultry hues of redwood aglow in sunlight. These and other pieces can be viewed and purchased at Kaweah River Trading Company.
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 Kaweah River Trading Company.

Three Rivers 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. Also, will do custom designs upon request. Coming SOON - (due to a 10 spool embroidery machine) availability to create custom designs.  Now showing The Wizard of Oz and The Day of the Dead aprons, along with new kitchen towels.  The Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
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, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
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.  Jami is exploring the world of gourd art. See her latest pieces.  Mention “Back to school with Elizabeth Powel” and receive $5.00 off your purchase of $15.00 or more. Elizabeth Powel was good friends with Mr. & Mrs. George Washington.  See Jami at the Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
Christine Sell Porter
Christine's medium of choice is oil, by virtue of it's versatility – it's perfect for building texture and produces brilliant color. Watercolor is another medium that she loves for it's spontaneity and transparency. She has painted for over 30 years. After relocating to Three Rivers in 2005, she has found the natural beauty of the area to be a new source of inspiration. She spends many happy hours in the studio. Christine is a multi talented artist; she also likes designing little jewelry pieces, and knitting gorgeous scarves during long winter nights. For summer, she hand paints, in vibrant color, flowers and birds on silk scarves. Additionally, she creates lovely light catchers for the window, fashioned with antique glass and with an oil rubbed copper foil finish.  Sponsored by Three Rivers B&B.  See Christine's art at the Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
Larry McCartney
Larry McCartney learned about wood from his father. Antique wood pieces filled his father's work shop. Larry was taught how to refurbish and polish since he was 8 years old. He looks forward to sharing his work with you. Special: 20% off the first three purchases. Larry will be at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41905 No. Fork 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 Three Rivers Arts Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.

Three Rivers Raven Festival

Meet at the Sycamore Tree by the Hummingbird Cafe. Participants must be able to ride the bike/trike around the tree. All ages welcome. 
Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Three Rivers Library:
  • 11 am-1 pm — LEGO RAVEN LAND Let your imagination soar! You're invited to show
    off your LEGO building skills and knowledge about our native residents...the RAVENS. Create a design of your own using LEGO bricks you have at home, or join us at the library to share our community tubs of LEGOS. Creations (or photos of creations) may be displayed in the library for the month of October. Every effort will be made to return all Raven projects to their original owner.
  • 11 am-1 pm — RAVENS AND WATERCOLORS Join Cheryl Cotter as she leads a casual experience where you will be able to capture your inner RAVEN with watercolors. Cheryl is a visual artist and teacher who will help you find gifts you never thought you had. Materials will be supplied, and you will take home your own post card sized painting. 

Western Film Festival

Performing Arts Presents the Western Film Festival at the Lions Arena, 5:30 BBQ, Music and Games - 7:30 Movie True Grit - $20 for the evening.

Special: $5.00 off to anyone who attended 1st Saturday in the day time. Show map or receipt, at ticket booth, from a participating member of 1st Saturday in Three Rivers."