Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. Located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District it was named Gallery 1855, in honor of the first recorded interment.
The gallery is open weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, light refreshments
Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum (820 Pole Line Road, Davis) will host its first ever open-mic event modeled after your favorite elementary school activity “Show and Tell” on August 12th starting at 11:00 am.
Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum has a long history of celebrating the stories and history of the community. We have partnered with professional memoir writer Emma Fulenwider. Emma hosts Show and Tell events throughout the Sacramento area as a fun way to promote memoir writing in the community.
“A lot of people want to write their life experiences down, but they are intimidated by the writing process and they don’t know where to start. Show and Tell is a great starting point because there is no writing involved, people choose a special story from their life and tell it to others.”
Participants are encouraged to bring items of special personal significance and come prepared to show their treasure and tell the story behind it.
“This isn’t Antiques Road Show, don’t bring the oldest or most valuable thing in your home. Bring something that is special to you for a reason that only you know about.”
This event will coincide with our Davis Cemetery District history weekend. Which will include a self-guided tour made up of the personal histories of its residents and an art opening by ceramic artist Nicole Seisler who’s work features hand pressed ceramics that tell a story of her life and travels.
For event details, visit the Davis Cemetery District is a historic cemetery that offers community events that celebrate the art and culture of our diverse community. Visit our event calendar at www.daviscemetery.org or contact Emma Fulenwider at email@example.com for additional details.
*Thoughts and opinions expressed by guests at our community events are not representative of the Davis Cemetery District, staff or Board of Trustees.
Solo Exhibition of Nicole Seisler, “The Places We Built”
August 12-August 31st
Artist Reception August 13th from 1-4:00pm
The Places We Built is a new layer of Nicole Seisler’s ongoing project, Hand Pressed Souvenirs, which integrates social practice, ceramics, and the use of walking as an art-making tool. The project uses clay as the conceptual and material conduit for forging tangible, intimate connections between people and the places in which they live, work, and travel. Nicole uses customized field kits to bring blocks of wet porcelain on walks throughout neighborhoods where participants use the malleable material to make impressions of architectural details that visually and culturally define a place. These Hand Pressed Souvenirs, much like clay tablets of the earliest societies, become records of particular moments in history. One side of each ceramic object shows sharp details of architecture and design while the other side retains the lines and marks of the hand that produced it. The space between people and place is literally embodied by the raw clay and, once fired, it is permanently solidified. The growing collection of Hand Pressed Souvenirs maps our global cities and spaces through personal connections, stories, and memories.
Nicole’s exhibition at Gallery 1855 is a new iteration of this archival mapping process. Using the porcelain souvenirs as molds, Nicole casts new compositions in handmade paper, thereby forming fresh connections amongst the seven year old collection of souvenirs. This body of work serves as memories of memories, an archive of an archive of our shared experiences of place.
Artist Reception September 10th from 1-4:00pm
Artist Reception: October 8th 1-4:00pm
Kennedy has photographed the landscape of Southern California with his view camera for over three decades. His panoramic format frame describes the rapidly changing region with wit, clarity and beauty and with regard to the time and place that informed his observations.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Master of Arts in 1976, both from San Diego State University. Since 1976, Kennedy has taught photography at numerous institutions including: University of California, San Diego, Grossmont College, and University of California, Davis.
Among Kennedy’s acknowledgements is a National Endowment for the Arts Award. His photographs have been exhibited both regionally and nationally and are held within many prominent collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California State Library, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
End of the Year Group Art Exhibition