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June 4th Arthop Updates

Fresno Arts Council
The ArtHop™ program is a monthly event featuring art exhibits in over 50 art venues in Fresno County. Art venues include galleries, work studios, retail outlets, and public spaces that art patrons can visit on the first and third Thursday of each month and other designated days.
Please support our downtown and Tower venues; come by and meet local artists and enjoy their artwork, receptions, beverages, and music this Thursday, June 4th, from 5pm to 8 pm.

Become an ArtHop venue today!

Are you a studio, a gallery, or a potential art venue for ArtHop? Joining ArtHop is simple. Visit our website for details!

Fresno Arts Council

Fresno Arts Council

1245 Van Ness Avenue – 237-9734
To mark the appointment of our new Fresno Poet Laureate Lee Herrick, the Fresno Arts Council is hosting an event on Thursday, June 4 during Arthop from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, with readings to start at 6:00 pm. With reading from Lee himself as well as some of his friends listed below. Please join us for a fun night. We’ll gather at Peeve’s after the reading to continue the spirit. This event is free and open to the public. Authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.
Readers include:
Marisol Baca,Megan Bohigian, David Campos, Corrinne Clegg Hales, Mia Barraza Martinez,Bryan Medina,Michael Medrano, Michelle Patton, Carleigh Takemoto, Soul Vang, Andre Yang.

Our Featured Visual Artist will be Terry Ellsworth, displaying his new venture and collection of Photography pieces. 

Art By Hand

FAC Water Tower
Gift Store
2444 Fresno Street – 477-6231

June Art Hop at the historic Fresno Water Tower, enjoy our first event of a capella Acoustic Nights! Our featured performers will be contemporary and close harmony group D’ Rhythm Devine. Light refreshments will be served. Have lunch with us every Friday during Eatin’ on Eaton 11-2pm @Eaton Plaza

1821 Gallery

1821 Gallery & Studios

1821 Calaveras Street – 233-9992
San Francisco artists Peggy Gyulai & Jeremy Sutton will be exhibiting their works in a joint show, VISIBLE MUSIC at 1821 Gallery & Studios May 7th thru June 13th.
This is an event not to be missed. To find out more about these artists please visit: Peggy Gyuai.com/biography and Jeremy Sutton.com

Armenian Museum of Fresno

519 M Street – 224-1001

Bill Bruce Studios

Bill Bruce Studios

1752 Van Ness Avenue – 970-4581
Bill Bruce Studio and Gallery will be open for Arthop 5 pm till 8pm.  Pretzels and jelly beans and of course lots of art.
1752 Van Ness Ave at Amador in the Cultural Arts District.

Bobby Salazar’s

725 W Olive Ave – 497-9920
Monica Galvan’s Dia de los Muertos 

Big Picture Middle and High School Fresno

1207 S Trinity Street – 420-1234

Cedar-Clinton Branch Library

Cedar-Clinton Branch Library

4150 E Clinton Ave – 442-1770

City View @Van Ness

802 Van Ness – 445-1802
ArtHop at CityView @ Van Ness will feature exhibits by artists with unique styles who collaborated to create three metal art panels to honor the site’s history.There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, art giveaways, and more…
Celebrating the artists of our permanent installations Robert Amador, Patricia Wakida, and Craig Johnson.
Screen prints of the art that is displayed on the building will be used as giveaways to the first 75 people (we will have 25 of each print).

Clay Hand Studios

905 R Street – 977-7444Beginnings

 Beginnings is a body of work from the students of Powers Ginsburg Elementary School State Pre School and Kindergarthen. Working with clay the students produced tiles demonstrating their interpretation of positive and negative space.

 This is the first time these students have worked in clay and are just starting to explore clay and the need to express themselves in this medium.

 Please join us in celebrating these achievements during the opening reception Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is an Art Hop event. Hours 5 pm to 8 pm.

Clay Mix

Clay Mix Gallery/Studio

1003 N Abby Street – 485-0065

Community Media
Access Collaborative (CMAC)

1555 Van Ness Avenue – 266-2622
This month CMAC is featuring the California Collective Series by David Richards.  Join us from 5pm to 8pm.

A Fresno, California native, David photographs what he sees. He photographs a world growing and communities becoming more and more complex. His work attempts to make understanding of the tension between a growing urban population and the natural environment it consumes. The California Collective Series was an attempt to photograph and explore the sometimes hidden and seemingly insignificant landscapes of the Golden State. To the state that is continually seen as the land of opportunity and hope to so many people around the world, David wanted to understand what makes this state so great and so unique as well as look at the quiet emptiness that the rolling hills and changing urban landscape can still evoke.  David attended Fresno State University where he received a BA in studio art, specializing in photography.

Evolve Vintage

1612 Fulton Street  #105 – 696-9880
This months ArtHop we will be featuring four very talented musicians getting together to put on a special performance just for you! You may recognize them from the bands they play in. Hope Garcia from the Visalia band Mezcal and The Box. Marisa Rodriguez from the band Mezcal. Ian Garoian also from the band Mezcal and plays regularly with many local jazz bands. Last, but not least, you may see this guy around town doing sound and from the band Tumbao, Richard Juarez. Join us at our new location 1612 Fulton Street #105 Fresno, Ca. 93721 from 5pm-8pm. New vintage awaits so get your groove on and come ArtHop with us!

FAC Public Art Program

Fresno City Hall

2600 Fresno Street – 237-9734

First Floor – Mayo Danilo Tables 

I love to capture moments in time and my pictures create my interpretation of something happening before my eyes and when I had my first camera a Minolta 370 a film camera I started to learn the beauty of the art creation, then I met Gene Weiser my teacher and took some classes with him. Gene made me see the world in a different way.  I thank God for letting me do what I love to do.  In the beginning I focus on portrait at that time I draw and paint too.  Throughout life and art I have learned that we don’t make mistakes we only find ways not to do stuff.  In other words is not a mistake unless you don’t learn from it.
I have won 5 years in a row First Place in the Big Fresno Fair, and this is my second exhibition in Fresno City Hall first one being August 2014
Second Floor- Pelusa Chirinos

Fresno Bee

1626 E St. – 441-6111
Gallery is dark for June 

Fresno City College – Art Space Gallery
Closed for summer until September

Fresno Gem & Mineral Society

340 W. Olive Ave – 486-7280
This Thursday we will have Brent Whalen as our featured artist. Brent will be showing his latest Suiseki creations, the oriental art of stone sculpture still in its natural form, evoking the image of mountains and shapes pleasing to the eye. We should have a full house of artists, offering jewelry and gifts, from disciplines taught at the club. We are always accepting new members interested in learning lapidary arts. Refreshments will be served and easy parking available. At the west end of the Tower District. 340 W. Olive, Fresno, at the corner of Olive and Vagedes.

Gallery 25

Gallery 25

660 Van Ness Avenue – 264-4092
Gallery 25 June 2015
“The Children’s Book Exhibit”
ArtHop 1st Thursday, June 4 from 5-8pm
2nd Saturday ArtHop Reception, June 13 from Noon-4pm
with Readings by the artists

For the month of June, Gallery 25 will exhibit the works of Gallery 25 members Shannon Bickford, Valerie Runningwolf, Carol Tikijian and guest artist Karen LeCocq. These artists will share their original illustrations and stories. Each artist offers their unique imaginings to entertain and inspire children and grownups alike. Children, animals, giants and alphabet letters come to life within the pages of these books.

ArtHop 1st Thursday, June 4 from 5-8pm. 2nd Saturday ArtHop Reception, June 13 from Noon-4pm. Exhibition Dates: June 4-28, 2015. Gallery Hours: Fri/Sat/Sun Noon-4pm and is located at 660 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721. Contact Gallery 25 at 559.264.4092 and gallery25.org. Gallery viewing available to groups at scheduled appointments. Call 559.298.2651 to schedule a viewing.

K-Jewel Art Gallery

1415 Fulton Street – 497-5118
Marilyn Prescott McGrady will be exhibiting works of fine art at the Jewel FM Gallery for this month’s ArtHop.

The opening features her glorious work on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm along with a FREE reception of Hor d’Oeuvres and Wine.

Live Music will also enrich the opening night party featuring Rick Calhoun & the Acoustic Highway on stage.

Olsen Gallery of Fine Crafts @ Potters Studio

Olsen Gallery of Fine Crafts @ Potters Studio

905 “R” Street – 266-5508

All Things Fresno

1421 Fulton Street – 485-1100

Alliance of California Artists

2223 S Van Ness – 877-384-7852
Located inside the Chris Sorenson Studio/Gallery.
The Alliance of California Artist is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the art and artists of the Central Valley. The ACA Fine Art Gallery is established by it’s members, for the members.


1612 H Street – 248-6942
June ArtHop Is an open themed show. All types of artists may participate in this ArtHop. We will have Dj’s Conor Miles, Green Giant and Mr Leonard.  Event is from 5pm to 9pm. A special Wall Installation of the Grizzly Fest-Natives Show Art Boards will be on display.

Arte Americas

1630 Van Ness Blvd – 266-2623
A preview for the upcoming show on 6/11
CHAMÁN —  Works by Mexican muralist Alvaro Blancarte
PRIDE OF THE MIGRANT WORKERS –  Works by Laura Romero (Utah)
HERE COMES THE SUN –  Individual and collaborative works by Jeannette L Herrera (curator), Judith Peck (DC), Yaroslov Koporulin (Moscow), and F. Lennox Campello (DC)

The Brass Unicorn

Brass Unicorn

845 E Fern Street – 441-7107
Garey Porter. Relief carvings and Prints
Silvia Montoya-Gomez – Nature Offerings and Art Prints
Francis Reyes – Crochet Art

Mimi Mott-Smith Studio #18 Broadway Studios

Broadway Studios – Mimi Mott-Smith Studio #18

1416 Broadway Street – 264-7622

C.a.Ke. Inc/Arts Club Academy

1570 N Wishon Ave – 426-3101
For the June edition of our ArtHop events, we bring you another 5 amazing artist for your viewing pleasure…We will also be blessed by a beautiful voice in a live performance by Ashlee’ Littlejohn​…Lets have a great night full of Music, Art & Fun, with friends and family!?. 😉
C.a.K.e., Inc. presents:
“C.a.K.e. ArtHop V” 2015
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
5:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Claudio and Khepri enterprises, Inc. Arts Club Academy
1570 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, California 93728
Music: Ashlee’ Littlejohn
Artist: Thomas Barile​
Raquel Qutierrez
Jaryd Crabtree
Andrew Wren​
Jeanette Feather
Spiritual Life Coach, Robert Alan Hager, NAA will be joing us on this night…
Food: Free refreshments and Horderves
Plus the C.a.K.e. Pizza  Kitchen!.. 😉

Childrens Musical Theaterworks

Chris Janzen Studio

1929 Fresno Street – 281-7418

Chris Sorensen Studios

Chris Sorensen Studios

2223 S Van Ness Avenue – 237-4934
Joe Johnson, A Decade of Art, is the feature exhibit in the Sorensen Main Gallery. This retrospective of one of Fresno’s most talented multi-media artists opens Thursday, June 4th and runs through Friday, June 19th. Best known as “JJ” to his fellow artists at Sorensen’s Studio this exhibit complements his assemblages on view in Sorensen Hall. The paintings and sculptures in the Sorensen Main Gallery show Johnson’s wide spectrum of talent from realistic portraits in the Nineties to his current surrealistic paintings that are provocative and look deeper into the psyche.  Sorensen Studio and Galleries are located at 2223 So. Van Ness Avenue, Fresno and on the web atwww.cmsartstudio.com

First Presbyterian Church of Fresno

The Commons @ First Presbyterian Church

1540 “M” Street – 485-6460
The Commons @ FPC invites you to listen, visually, to the voices of neighborhood teens as we proudly display Photo Voice Projects, a partnership with Cultiva La Salud and the Lowell Community Development Corporation.  The PhotoVoice process engages youth in reflecting representation of their community and to use their voices about how their experiences may relate to larger social forces. Researchers (youth) take and choose photographs that most accurately reflect the community’s concerns and assets. They tell stories about what the photographs mean and identify issues, themes, and other theories that emerge.

Come and Listen while you enjoy the hospitality at M & Stanislaus.

Kliss Glass

Kliszewski Glass

2746 E. Lorena Avenue – 497-6610
We will be open for Art Hop , 5-8pm. Spring has started to appear in Kliszewski Glass Studio. Come down for a visit and watch some glassblowing along with other unique & wonderful local art!

Fligate Art

2830 N Van Ness Blvd – 831-915-8441
FilgateART features Leonard Filgate’s whimsical and widely collected art and illustrations, including Rip Squeak® and other children’s books and artwork.Interested parties may also call 831-915-8441 or email Susan@FilgateART.com for an appointment to come visit at other times.
website:  FilgateArt.com

Fresno Ideaworks

1755 Broadway Street 840-8749

Fig Tree Gallery

Fig Tree Gallery

644 Van Ness Avenue – 485-0460

M Street Art Complex

1419 M Street – 438-8200
Something To Talk About is the theme Mixed Media Artist, Myrna Axt, chose for her show, opening for ArtHop, June 4, at M. Street Art Complex. This theme makes sense, due to the eclectic works Ms. Axt will present.  It will include assemblage robots and other characters that are full of whimsy and imagination and there will be  bright and colorful collage art, encompassing contemporary Gelli prints.  Having just returned from France, Ms.Axt will present reflections of Paris culture,
with wall art photos from the streets of Paris, as well as, Monet’s garden in Giverny, France.

Mothership Studio

1479 N Maroa – 779-9094

Purple Hat Studio and Gallery

147 N “U” Street – 478-8964

Raizana Tea Company

2011 Tuolumne St – 1-877-832-2596

Art by Robert Ogata

Robert Ogata Studio

701 L Street – 237-1678
Always open for ArtHop! Come check out this amazing gallery/studio.

Silva/Salazar Studios

654 Van Ness Avenue – 486-1307

Spectrum Art Gallery

608 E Olive Avenue – 266-0691
Jeff Hill was born in North Hollywood, raised in Fresno and attended Fresno State in the 1970’s. He was a career employee with the CSUF, Henry Madden Library, where he has a permanent exhibit on display. Jeff also worked at the Wild Blue Yonder, a popular Tower District nightclub and venue for live music.  It was here that he began presenting slide shows. His art created a subtle, interactive ambiance that filled the room with color and imagery and became a signature photographic style that he coined, “Grid.”
The “Grid” technique is a colorful, symbolic juxtaposition of metallic, industrial textures and shapes, combined with a soft partnering of natural specimens and earth elements. Once a devotee of traditional 35 mm film, he eventually transitioned to digital finding greater freedom and more options with digital. Mr. Hill’s focus is on composition.  He considers himself part of the school that finds it more creatively fulfilling to focus on choosing the subject matter, conceptualizing the composition and then taking a photo.
Jeff blends a mixture of cast-off, man-made components with earthly constituents such as plants, flowers, water and sky, and uses layers of neon and pop-art colors to create unique, one of a kind graphics.  Jeff employs shadow, color, texture and shape combined to craft images that viewers can define on their own terms.  The goal being to encourage people to take fifteen seconds away from the business of life for reflection. Grid raphically exemplifies Jeff’s long-held devotion to the care of the planet.
65 M.P.H., is Jeff Hill’s first solo exhibition at Spectrum Art Gallery in the Tower;  the Artist Reception is June 4th and the show runs through June 28, 2015.

Tower T-Shirt Factory/Stigmata Boutique

1407 N Van Ness – 907-7302

SVS Tower Arts Center
1240 N. Van Ness Ave. – 498-0301

A Solo Show Featuring the work of Alisa Wells
June 4th, 2015
Official Showing 5-8pm
1240 N. Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
For more information about this event call: 559-498-0301

Tower District Records

302 Olive – 478-4034

Studio 74

1274 N Van Ness Ave – 908-0658
Studio 74 is pleased to present the creative talents of Alvin Greathouse and Kyle Edwards as the featured artists for the month of June.  Colorful, detailed drawings of outer space and science fiction scenes and characters provide the viewers a glimpse into the world of Alvin Greathouse known as “Star Drive”.  The portraits by Kyle Edwards are captivating, powerful and dramatic watercolor paintings of people and well-known pop figures.
The artwork is on display June 1-26th; ArtHop on June 4th with music on the patio.  The gallery is open Monday – Friday 1-6 PM and Saturdays 1-4 PM.
In addition, Studio 74 will present a limited one week showing of talented student artists from Cooper Academy. The display of paintings and ceramic work can be seen June 1st-6th at Studio 74.  Stop by and see the wonderful artwork they have created!

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