New exhibition at Gallery 625, Davis Pride Festival

YoloArts Gallery 625 in Woodland will bring a new exhibit to residents on April 1.

The Photographer’s Moment, a solo exhibition of photographs by Joseph Finkleman, explores all photographers, from the professional to the casual selfie. In this exhibition, the photographer is both the subject and the artist.

Finkleman has had a long career as a commercial photographer and has taught photography and animation on and off at public and private schools for the past 35 years. The Photographer’s Moment is his 104th exhibition.

“Over the past 10 years, I have pursued my vision of what photography is to me while photographing other photographers as they pursue the image of the day,” Finkleman said in his statement. artist for the show. “The photographs in this exhibition reflect that watershed moment where I see a story – a story of photographers creating their own personal watershed moment.”

The artist will attend the opening reception scheduled for April 1 from 5:30-8 p.m. and will coincide with the Woodland First Friday event. Music will be performed by the Jane Thompson Trio – musicians: Jane Thompson, John Spivack, Mike Bender – and light refreshments will be available. Finkleman will speak from 6:30-7 p.m. about his work and the power of photography.

The Photographer’s Moment will take place at Gallery 625, located at 625 Court Street in the Erwin Meier Yolo County Administration Building, through May 31. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artwork from the exhibition is also available for viewing online, at https://yoloarts.org/online-galleries/#current.

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April 1st marks the start of the annual Woodlan Town Center First Friday Art Walk season with over 25 musicians scheduled to perform outdoors in the town center on Main Street.

The musician’s location has been expanded by adding two locations between 2nd and 3rd Streets in front of Steve’s Pizza and on the patio of Yaquis Cantina at Heritage Plaza.

Other places to find music include Father Paddy’s, Main Street Lounge, Las Brasas, House of Shah, Blue Wing Gallery, Morgan’s on Main, Burger Saloon and Tia Judith Convection.

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The Artery will feature a new jewelry exhibition by Hadas Kol that will focus on three collections: The Wire Collection, The Geometric Collection and The Natural Stones Collection.

The Wire collection from Hadas radiates movement while bringing a minimalist and delicate touch to a portable architectural design. The Geometric collection features basic geometric shapes set in resin to capture a floating structure of form and balance. Finally, the Natural Stones Collection combines the artist’s passion for architecture with inspiration from nature by using crushed raw natural stones positioned in resin. Statement pieces all come together to celebrate both function and beauty.

The show will run from April 1-18 with a reception on April 8 from 7-9pm

The thoroughfare is located at 207 G. St. in Davis.

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The June 12 Davis Pride Festival will be presented this year by drag queen singer Ada Vox and pop music’s OneUp Duo.

The music is part of the weekend of activities in downtown Davis to celebrate International LGBTQ+ Month.

Vox is a San Antonio-based singer and was a semi-finalist on ABC’s 2020 “American Idol” and a finalist in this year’s drag queen singing contest “Queen of the Universe” on Paramount+. She was the first drag queen singer in Idol history to make the Top 8.

OneUp Duo, a Detroit-based pop and soul vocal combo consisting of husbands Adam and Jerome Bell-Bastien. The duo were runners-up on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2018. The pair were the show’s first same-sex couple and were known for their dynamic and high-energy performances.

Residents can also celebrate Davis Pride along with a host of other events on June 11 and 12 in Central Park, located at 301 C. St.

Davis Disco Skate Night begins at 7 p.m. on June 11 in the Davis Farmers’ Market Pavilion and will include a night of music, lights and food trucks.

On June 12 at 8 a.m., residents can participate in the Equality Run/Walk, a 5 km run or walk from the parks. There will also be a 1km Rainbow Run for youngsters and those who prefer a shorter hike.

The Davis Pride Festival begins at 11 a.m. on June 12 and will include more performances from other local and international music groups, a drag queen revue, educational booths, food, drink and various vendors.

Rainbow painting of crosswalks around Central Park will also take place early May 29. The Sudwerk Brewing Company will organize a Drink and Pride evening. The date is yet to be determined for this event.

To become a supplier or volunteer, visit https://www.davispride.org/. To learn more, visit the website and follow Davis Pride on Facebook and Instagram.

Center Stage is a column exploring the arts in and around Yolo County.

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