1st Saturday, September 5, "Dark Skies"

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. 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 September, we enjoy "Dark Skies". 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!

SPACE TALK with Aadil and Farheen Rizvi

Harrison Hall 43410 Sierra Drive, behind the Presbyterian Church
7:00 P.M.
1st Saturday in Three Rivers welcomes Aadil and Farheen Rizvi. Thank you to Sequoia Natural History Association for hosting this event. Also, thank you to the Presbyterian Church for the use of Harrison Hall. We are fortunate to have these two scientists share with us some of the interesting work they do in space.

Aadil Rizvi is a software systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. He is currently part of the Europa avionics team working very closely with command and data handling hardware and software that will be used on board the spacecraft to travel from Earth to Jupiter’s orbit in order to explore its icy moon Europa. Prior to joining the Europa mission, Aadil was the lead flight software engineer for Sub Arc-second Telescope and Balloon Experiment (STABLE) mission. His team built the software that will fly onboard a balloon platform into space and capture images of stars demonstrating sub arc-second stabilized imaging from a balloon platform. Also, Aadil was a software engineer on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) flight software teams. In recognition of his contributions to Curiosity rover’s flight software, Aadil received a Space Act Award from NASA along with the NASA software of the year 2013 award presented to the entire MSL flight software team. Aadil holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Farheen Rizvi is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA-JPL in Pasadena, California. She has contributed to the spacecraft pointing control work for the deep space spacecraft, Cassini – a mission to explore the second largest planet of our solar system, Saturn, its rings and moons, and earth orbiting spacecraft, SMAP – whose soil moisture data, scientists use for improving flood, drought and weather forecast predictions. Her father was a successful atmospheric scientist in India, and later chose to emigrate to the United States of America in order to provide better education for his children. She continued her studies in the U.S. from high school onwards, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has been with NASA-JPL for the past five years. In addition to her spacecraft work, her lecture also focuses on the journey to becoming an Aerospace Engineer. "My brother and I feel fortunate to be apart of an art event.  You cannot work in space without a connection to art."

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.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view. Mention 1st Saturday and get a combo meal for only $5!  41651 Sierra Dr.
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.

Spirit Hill Studio

FACES attract Keller so when she began to play with clay, ceramic masks became her focus. She was introduced to Clay Mono Prints at a workshop in Petaluma and, since then, set up a workshop with three of her friends, where they gather to learn more about this medium. Shirley is also co-ordinator of 1st Saturday.

THROWN AWAY OBJECTS made into art is a recent exploration. Keller takes rusty items, such as tools and machine parts, and transforms them with paint.

SPIRIT HILL STUDIO is tucked up against a hill, filled with food for the eyes and a delight to visit. Shirley opens her door every 1st Saturday, offering you a glimpse into her world. 43641 Skyline Drive.

Jeri Burzin
Years ago I began taking photographs when I traveled in order to bring back beautiful images from these trips. Over the years my real challenge became capturing the beauty that surrounded me every day. ‘Designs in Nature’ are often the subject of my work and the desire to show how the commonplace may become the unusual continues to be a motivating force. I have recently added mixed media collage to my photos which I hope you will enjoy. Jeri will be showing at Spirit Hill Studio, 43641 Skyline Drive.
Brandon Pasion
Brandon Pasion Band plays all around Tulare County. He will play at Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio at 1:00 P.M.

Singer-songwriter Brandon Pasion writes to tell our collective story, to highlight the many subtle ways in which all of us are different, and to celebrate the way those differences start to disappear when we are united by a good song and a moment shared. www.brandonpasion.com

Kaweah River Trading Company

Kevin and Melissa Sayler
Kevin and Melissa Sayler
Located at Kaweah River Trading Co.
Kaweah River Trading Company is proud to welcome Kevin and Melissa Sayler under their roof! Sayler Saddlery has been in business in since 2006, and during that time leatherman Kevin Sayler has made quite a name for himself in Three Rivers. Though the primary concern of the business is leather repair - including anything from worn-out saddles to worn-out shoes - Kevin turns his skilled, practical, and humble trade into an art form. Three Rivers folks are familiar with the beautiful Sayler Saddlery boot-top purses and wine bags, as well as their leather-wrapped mason mugs and just about any kind of custom requests. Come visit Kevin at his new location at 41891 Sierra Drive, attached to Kaweah River Trading Company, and find some of their unique leather gifts in the gift shop.

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.
Steve Dorsch
Old Friends: Everyone has a story to tell.
Stephen Dorsch comes to you with over 25 years experience in the motion picture industry and would like to offer his talents and skill to help you preserve all your cherished memories –the film, video, and photographs you’ve collected all your life- on a custom 2-hour DVD. “ Together, we will tell your unique story and create a legacy for your loved ones to cherish for generations to come.”  Meet Stephen at 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.
Wanda Brown
Wanda Brown transforms individual pieces of glass into centerpieces. They look beautiful on a dining room table, or glistening in the sunlight on a patio. She has been crafting for years, but only recently started this adventure. Wanda’s daughter showed her a picture in a magazine and said “You should make this.” Wanda also loves creating broaches out of vintage and new buttons and jewelry. And, she works for a craft company, perfect!  See Wanda's creations at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
Donna Moser
For Donna Moser there is a special excitement painting 'en Plein Air '. The sun light and shadows, the colors, and even the wind add to the feeling that goes into the painting.  See Donna at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
Visalia School of Music
Visalia Music School is the Central Valley's premiere music school. We offer private one-on-one lessons with professional musicians on nearly all instruments. We also have the School of Pop, Rock, and Blues: a group of musicians who perform out in the community. Our mission is to extend the joy and passion of music to an ever-widening audience by teaching, coaching, encouraging and leading by example. The band consists of a mixture of teachers and students.  See them at 3:00pm at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.