1st Saturday, November 4th "Chrysanthemum"



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 Three Rivers 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. In November, we marvel at the "Chrysanthemum".
There are several galleries to see. 

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 Nikki Crain's woven wonders.  Anne's is open from 9am to 4pm.

Marn Reich
Marn makes her quirky sculpture at FloArts Studio in Three Rivers. Her teapots make you laugh, and critters have 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.

At 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.
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. Nikki's weaving will be on display at Kaweah River Trading Company, 41891 Sierra Drive.

Totem Market and Gifts

ART
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



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.

Senior Bazaar

Three Rivers Senior League's Holiday Bazaar.  More than 60 booths showcasing gifts made by regional artisans.
Hourly raffle, silent auction.  Delicious luncheon dining including trip tip sandwich, bbq chicken, lavash wrap, veggie soup, hot dogs, PB&J sandwich 10am-3pm.  Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
Ted and 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.  Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
Laney Stair
Learning about the properties of natural gemstones started as a hobby but quickly became a passion for Laney Stair, making beautiful pieces of jewelry that help others. She enjoys the challenge of discovering the color patterns as well as the synchrony of properties in the natural gemstone bracelets. All of Laney's pieces incorporate natural lava rock beads which act as diffusers for the wearer’s choice of essential oils. The combination of natural gemstones and essential oils come together to create a personalized experience for the wearer.  Find Laney at the Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
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.  See Jami at the Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
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 Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
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.  See Christine and her art at the Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.

 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. See Deborah at the Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
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 the Senior Bazaar at the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.

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.

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 Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio 43641 Skyline Dr.