If you could do with an art fix—and who doesn’t appreciate a colorful, peaceful, thought-provoking distraction now and then?—consider rolling across the causeway to Davis and visit the John Natsoulas Gallery.
There, through July 23, you can peruse works by two artists whose creations are worth a lingering, leisurely look. Here’s how the gallery pitches its current double show:
“Boyd Gavin’s career as a painter is expressive and expansive. He has been able to work multiple subject matter, as well as challenge himself as a painter. There is a progress of his work that is subtle in change, but unique to his entire portfolio. Gavin’s work is filled with a color pallet that properly sets a mood and tone. The overlap of clear edges and mixed colors demonstrate the mastery of his paint brush.
“Gail Ritchie’s work is reflective look on nature and the organic forms and shapes that nature can offer. Ritchie’s uses porcelain as a celebration of the environment and nature. Often using animals as a staple of her work, she also uses people intertwines with nature. Whether it is a bird perched on a chair that is overgrown by plants, or a child gleefully watching a frog leap into a pond, Gail Ritchie is able to make delicate sculptures out of porcelain.”
The John Natsoulas Center For The Arts (521 First St.) is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information about the facility, including coming exhibits and workshops, visit its website.