Events:

December:

Gallery 1855: Simon Dvorak Solo Exhibition “Nodes”

Exhibition December 1-December 30th 1-4:00pm

December 11th 1-4:00pm

Gallery 1855 is happy to show the latest work by multi-media artist Simon Dvorak. Simon Dvorak has shown his work in multiple mediums throughout the United States. His latest work is an exploration of networks. Nodes, connected and disconnected, forming a greater whole, exist as independent and yet dependent objects. Connected and energy can be transfered. Disconnected and the node exists independently. Electrical circuits, computer networks, your ‘Related Items’ have all manifested as a result of this paradigm.

“Through the vibrant medium of oil paint I have tried to visualize these concepts in diverse formats and styles. In a time of social networks aided by technology, examining the power and beauty of networks becomes imperative so that we may better understand their nature and potential impact of their forms.”

This will be a must see exhibition.

 

Donations

The Davis Cemetery & Arboretum is always in need of continuous care and restoration. Donations are tax deductible our Tax ID# 472353081 Donations  are always appreciated. Please make checks payable to Davis Cemetery District and mail to:

Davis Cemetery & Arboretum

820 Pole Line Road,

Davis, Ca 95618

For more information e-mail the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum or call (530) 756-7807.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to restoring the gardens or assist at the numerous cultural and educational events please email Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org

Celebration of Life Concert and Art Festival

 

New Harmony Jazz Band

The eighth annual Celebration of Life Concert and Art Festival will take place on Sunday, September 18th at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District. This is a free event that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy. There will be special music performances by New Harmony Jazz Band and a non-juried group art show.

Over thirty artist have contributed to this one of a kind group show. Works reflect the general theme of “Celebration of Life”. All are welcome to experience throughout the month of September. Visit the gallery Monday- Friday 9-3:00pm and enjoy the free concert and reception Sunday, September 18th from 1-4:00pm.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting July 20th 4:00pm Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:                           7-20-2016                              

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: June 15, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements:

 

Old Business: Staffing

 

New Business: None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Kurt Fishback “Nature Mandalas” Artist Talk and Exhibition

 

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce the solo exhibition “Nature Mandalas” by renowned photographer Kurt Fishback. The exhibition will run throughout the month of August. A special artist reception will be held Sunday, August 14th and will include a special talk by the artist from 1-1:30 pm.

From the Indian language Sanskrit meaning Sacred circle, Mandalas are gateways to our divinity, the God within us from the human perspective and inspired by energy inherent in the Earth and Nature.

A mandala can be used during meditation as an object for focusing attention. The symmetry of the designs tends to draw the attention towards their center, towards our center.

In each Mandala natural elements have been incorporated from photographs made while walking on the Earth. Some of the elements include; trees, stones, grass, sand, water, air, clouds and sky. Light is the most important element, indicative of the energetic life force in everything.

Visages of animal and other spirits emerge in the production of the mandalas as a result of the juxtaposition of the natural elements used. They speak of our connection to the Sky Nation and to the individual medicines of Grand-father Sun, Grandmother Moon, the Thunder Beings, the Cloud People, all planets, galaxies, stars and solar systems.

These Mandalas were made as a part of my daily spiritual practice. Each mandala is available for individual interpretation and discovery of any
personal meaning specific to the individual viewer.
Kurt Edward Fishback, son of photographer Glen Fishback and name sake of photographer Edward Weston, grew up as part of the photographic community in Northern California during the 1940’s and 50’s. Mentors and friends of the family included Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Edward Weston. Despite his immersion in the world of photography, Fishback began his artistic career studying ceramic sculpture at Sacramento City College, the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, Davis in the 60’s. He first began to experiment with photography in 1962 as a way to document his experiences with other sculptors, but it was not until 1973, when his father invited him to teach at the Glen Fishback School of Photography, that photography became Fishback’s primary mode of expression. Since then he has gathered over 250 environmental portraits of artists in their studios or the space they chose.
Kurt continues to teach photography when he is not too busy maintaining his own artistic career. His first major, one-person exhibit was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern art in 1982. Besides this Kurt has amassed an exhibition record of over 100 solo exhibitions and countless group exhibitions since 1961.

We Are Hiring! Full time Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

General:

Under direct supervision of the superintendent/office manager/community outreach director the administrative assistant will be responsible for interaction with the public as well as maintaining financial and internment records of the District. This is a full time position with benefits (medical/dental).

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with all policies and procedures of the Davis Cemetery District, the administrative assistant shall:

  • Assist with sale of plots and interment arrangements
  • Assist with maintaining and updating interment records
  • Maintain/update/organize district documents/records as directed
  • Process deposits
  • Process claims (payables)
  • Process and maintain payroll records and employee records
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist in analysis and reporting of interment data
  • Assist in the preparation of agendas and minutes for board meetings
  • Respond to all calls and/or telephone messages in a timely manner
  • Respond to all written and electronic communications in a timely manner
  • Cooperate and communicate with cemetery staff
  • Maintain clean, inviting office area
  • Projects/additional duties as directed by administrative staff

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication and public relations
  • Friendly and empathetic demeanor
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Intermediate knowledge of bookkeeping, strong math skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Keyboarding at 40WPM, minimum
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Please send resume

Davis Cemetery District

820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca 95618

cemetery@dcn.org

 

Adele Louise Shaw “Water: a fluent conversation” at Gallery 1855

Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA) presents the solo exhibition of painter Adele Louise Shaw “Water: a fluent conversation”. The exhibition will run from July 1-July 30th with a special artist reception July 10th, 1-4:00pm.

The water references within the Tao the Ching by Lao Tzu are a strong influence in Shaw’s work. She says: Deeply rooted in the natural world, the Tao speaks an international language of spirit. It is with this same spirit my conversations with water carry on.

These paintings are created with inks and acrylics on paper. Shaw’s signature style uses calligraphic brushwork to draw in rhythm and form; tache brushwork to convey a sense of movement and flickering light: and action painting methods of pouring and trowing paint to transform energy and movement into multiple layers of abstraction. The large compositions envelop the viewer.

This exhibition presents paintings which are stirring, emotional surroundings to be in conversation with. They invoke multiple ideas of passion and longing, force and fury, the dance and the ecstasy. They are a homage to the spiritual truth that water conveys. These paintings invoke our universal emotional and physical connection to water, and connect the viewer to the subject with an elegant, sensual grace spoken with paint.

Small encaustic paintings are also part of the exhibition. Shaw has been working with encaustic paint for 18 years. Her work with encaustic continues to push the boundaries of this ancient medium.

The exhibition will be open to the public July 2 – 29, 2016 M-F 9-3:00pm. The artist will be present for an open house Sunday, July 10th, 1-4pm.

Art Theater of Davis Performance “Neither Romeo Nor Juliet”

The Art Theater of Davis will stage a free performances on July  10th at 12:30pm. This 30-minute program titled “Neither Romeo Nor Juliet,” a collection of short monologues from the history of theater. The performances will coincide with the opening reception of Adele Louise Shaw.

Among the playwrights included in “Neither Romeo Nor Juliet” are Aeschylus, Kālidāsa, Plautus, Wilde, Ibsen, Chekhov and Edna Ferber. The cast will include local actors Shiloh Germano, Justin Mancini, Onyebuchi Okeke, Susan Pitcher, Matt Urban and Valerie Vandrey.

“For this show I wanted to celebrate the history of theater, collaborate with local galleries and give actors more autonomy,” said Timothy Nutter, artistic director of the Art Theater of Davis. “Each actor chose monologues from different eras and authors. The only rule I made was ‘No Shakespeare.’ This will be our most diverse program to date.”

The performance will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. It will immediately precede the opening reception for “Water: A Fluent Conversation,” an exhibit of encaustic paintings by Adele Louise Shaw, curated by Kristin Dvorak.

Water references in Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching are a strong influence on Shaw’s work. Her signature style uses calligraphic brushwork to draw in rhythm and form, tache brushwork to convey a sense of movement and flickering light, and action painting methods of pouring and trowing paint to transform energy and movement into multiple layers of abstraction.

For more information, visit arttheater.org, yoloarts.org and daviscemetery.org.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting 06-15-2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

Date:                           06-15-2016                            

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: May 18, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements (if available)

 

Old Business: Report of Finance Committee re; FY16-17 Fees and Budget

 

New Business:

  • Consider FY 15-16 Revised Budget
  • Consider FY 16-17 Proposed Budget
  • Nomination and Election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Board Secretary

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

Closed Session: Employee Performance Evaluation

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was prepared by Ann McKay, and posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Kristi Dvorak.

Dee Conway “The Continuum” Exhibition

Dee Conway “The Continuum” Exhibition

Exhibition Dates June 1, 2016-June 30, 2016

Artist Reception: June 12th 1-4:00pm

Gallery 1855 offers a special exhibition from artist Dee Conway.  This special exhibition draws from her many influences of nature, art, and the work of her late mentor Johanna Gillman.“The Continuum” will run from June 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016 with an opening reception Sunday, June 12th from 1-4:00 p.m.

Dee Conway is a graduate of the B.A. Brooks Institute of Photography. She is an award winning artist whose work has been featured in many prestigious publications and galleries.

“The Continuum” is a personal project that is inspired by Conway’s friendship with her late mentor Johanna Gillman. Johanna Gillman was a fabulous New York artist who spent the last three years of her life in California. Many of the images in the exhibit are a combination of Gillman’s artwork with Conway’s paintings and photography.. In other works she changed the color, tone, or position of Gillman’s work to create something new. Many of the works explore unconventional painting and printing techniques. It is through this project that they can continue their art relationship.

“The Continuum” will run through June 30, 2016 at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. The artist’s will be present at the opening reception Sunday, June12th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Works will be for sale by the artist. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9– 4:00, and by appointment. For additional information www.daviscemetery.org

More information about the artist can be found at http://deeconway.com.