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By Karen Nikos-Rose on December 11, 2019

Landscape Without Boundaries wraps up on Sunday.

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art exhibition that explores the singularly vital mix of approaches to the idea of landscape in art represented by artists in and around Davis. Drawing from the Manetti Shrem Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition charts the ways in which painting, sculpture and drawing addressed the Northern California landscape in the years after World War II. Included are significant works by artists including Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Mike Henderson, Robert Hudson, Judith Linhares, Gladys Nilsson, Jaune Quick-to-see-Smith, Martín Ramírez, Peter Saul, Cornelia Schulz, Wayne Thiebaud and William T. Wiley.

The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Other visitor information here.

Continuing on view through Dec. 29 is Kathy Butterly | ColorForm. This exhibit brings the artist back to UC Davis, the site of her MFA, and to the Northern California region that has been so generative for ceramic art over the last half century. Encompassing her career through approximately 60 sculptures and 20 drawings, Butterly’s first retrospective exhibition focuses on the last 10 years of work, including sculpture made especially for this occasion. Butterly is distinguished among modern and contemporary sculptors for her move to a highly personal, yet nakedly accessible ceramic language of line, form and color that tilts ever closer to emotive, endlessly inventive abstraction. Don't miss these exhibitions of some of the best of UC Davis art.

Continuing is the West Coast Premiere of NEW ERA, an Installation by Doug Aitken.

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is free for all.

Events feature alumni at Sacramento venues

Check out Jodi Connelly, MFA class of 2018, at Verge. She has a solo exhibition there.

Art Studio alumni have come together for the exhibition, “The Resistant Gesture,” now at the Axis Gallery in Sacramento through  Dec. 22. The show was curated by Tavarus Blackmon (MFA, ‘18) and includes work by Jodi Connelly (MFA ’18) and Rachel Deane (MFA ‘19).

The exhibition hours are Friday–Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Axis Gallery is located at 625 S Street, Sacramento.  More here.

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Rachel Deane, "Susanna’s Harassment," Oil on Canvas, 32 x 38 inches, 2018, is part of an exhibition at Axis Gallery. (Courtesy photo)

Caption: Rachel Deane, "Susanna’s Harassment," Oil on Canvas, 32 x 38 inches, 2018

Upcoming Events

An Emerald Isle Christmas, Danú, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

The Irish band will celebrate the holiday and their 25th anniversary with special guests, in time-honored Irish fashion. 

More information, here

Pink Martini, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.   

Led by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini will perform songs from multiple genres and from around the world. The performance will feature tracks from their holiday album.  

More information, here

Artist Salon: Connections Between Artist and Place, Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Free with RSVP (required; space is limited) Come listen to regional artist Patris Miller talk about her work. Enjoy discussion and light refreshments with other creative minds. To RSVP, please call (530) 752-6362. 

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