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History, Show & Tell and Art Weekend August 12-13th

In honor of the City of Davis’s Centennial the Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum  (820 Pole Line Road) will host a special weekend of history, story telling and art. The weekend will start with its first ever Self-Guided History and Garden Walking tour.  On August 12-13th, guests can stroll the grounds at their own pace and take in the individual stories about the people, art and gardens that will be posted throughout the grounds. The posts will direct the viewer to the more historic and artistic highlights that we are sure they will find fascinating. The walking tour should take approximately an hour and two hours to complete but the tour was designed to encourage visitors to spend as much time as they would like exploring. Learn about the early pioneers and trailblazing individuals that have made the city of Davis the special place it is today.  If you would like to include a story about a family member on the tour please submit 1 or 2 paragraphs and send to the attention of Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org by August 4th.

The weekend will also include an opportunity for story-tellers, budding memorial writers and more to gather at the first ever Show and Tell Event being held Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 am.  Hosted by professional memoir writer Emma Fulenwider. Participants are encouraged to bring items of special personal significance and come prepared to show their treasure and tell the story behind it.

The weekend will end with the opening reception for artist Nicole Seiser on Sunday, August 13th from 1-4:00pm at our onsite gallery. Her work is about capturing memories and artifacts in clay material create a story for the audience to interpret.  The Davis Cemetery District is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Please feel to visit our website for a complete listing of activities or to schedule a hosted tour (up to 10 people) or hosted golf cart tour (limit 3 people) at www.daviscemetery.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davis Cemetery District July Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Special Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           07/19/2017                             

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Stephen Souza, Secretary Dennis Dingemans Board members: 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: Approval of June 21, 2017 Monthly meeting

Approval of June 27, 2017 Special Meeting

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report: Written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report: Written and verbal

 

Financial Report: Written and verbal

 

Old Business:  Final wording on Build-Out Policy

 

New Business:    None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation                        

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Davis Waldorf School Art Exhibition and Concert

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the talented students of the Davis Waldorf School This exhibition will feature work from Davis Waldorf students 1-8 entitled “Connecting with the Natural World Through the Eyes of A Child”.  The exhibition will run from July 1-July 30th and the opening reception will be held Sunday, July 9th from 1-4:00pm. The opening will include a free performance from the Davis Waldorf Fiddlers.
A deep appreciation for nature is expressed in this art exhibit which shows that every child is an artist everyone has their own unique connections to nature. The display ranges from second grade to eight grade, using chalk drawings, beeswax crayon art, charcoal drawings, and watercolor paintings. As you peruse the artwork, enjoy the individual details each child adds to their work. The display includes the work of the seventh graders who have studies briefly about social justice and the human rights movements, which they will explore in depth in eighth grade. They each chose a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech to enhance their paintings of the red hills of Georgia.

Gallery 1855 is a premiere non-profit art gallery featuring contemporary art. It is located at the Davis Cemetery District office.

Gallery 1855 June Exhibition: Hand of Man by F/8 Photography Group

Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road, announces the F/8 photography group art exhibition featuring local artists Anne Miller, Dave L. Robertson, Richard Haliburton, Dennis McCoy, Joseph Finkleman, Tim Messick, Rob Floerke and Michael Radin.

The collection, centering on the theme “Hand of Man,” will run throughout June. The show features each artists’ interpretation of the theme. Davis artist Tim Messick photographed man-made things that have been altered somewhat by time and the elements. Photographer Anne Miller’s work started with a man-made surface and the work ultimately becomes something else in her treatment of the subject. While nature enthusiast Robert Floerke’s images explore the past and mystery of the “Ancient Ones’ or Anasazi.

A free artists reception will be held Sunday, June 11th, from 1 to 4 p.m. The show is inspired by the 1930s’ famous group of photographers that lived in and around San Francisco that called themselves the F/64 club. It wasn’t that they actually used this very small f/stop but rather it was the idea of infinite depth of field that intrigued them. Before, for decades, photography had many adherents to a romantic soft-focus or selective-focus style. Using a small aperture meant that there wasn’t a specific obvious plane of focus, thus the viewer could make their own choice on what was important to them about the image and not be told by the photographer where to look.
It is in this spirit that this group of largely Yolo County photographers have come together to critique each other’s work. The eight artists all have different interests and visions, but one common passion is to perfect and develop their specific talents.
All ages are welcome and encouraged to visit the gallery, located on the grounds of the Davis Cemetery. For more information, visit https://davisgallery1855.wordpress.com.

Davis Cemetery District Board Agenda Meeting May 17th

Agenda

 

Date:               05/17/2017                               

Time:              4:00 PM          

Location:         820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

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

 

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:  April 20, 2017

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report :  written and verbal

 

Financial Report:  Financial statements

 

Old Business:     1. LAFCO Review update.

  1.   Draft Cemetery Build–out Policy.
  2. Proposed Budget FY 2017-18.
  3. Proposed Price Increases.
  4. Election of Officers.

 

 

New Business:     1. Superintendent Evaluation.

 

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Summertime Group Art Exhibition

 

Gallery 1855 is shaking off its winter doldrums with its first annual “Summertime” exhibition. Local artists from all mediums have shared their interpretation of this wonderful season. The show includes photography, painting and collage works to name a few. Exhibition will run from May 4th-May 31st.  The reception will be held on Sunday, May 21st from 1-4:00 pm. Grab a friend and enjoy an afternoon of delightful work from some of your favorite artists. Artists include:  Linda Ayre, Mary Ellen Bauer, Koel Breslin, Pearl Caysentes, Simon Dvorak, Dalia Frank, Donald Hartman, Mark Howell, Charles V. Mcdonald, Mary Ann Montague,  Barbara Mortkowitz,  Diane Mohar, Cathie James-Robinson, Lin Lindert, Ann Privateer, Marguerite Schaffron, Susan Scholey, Cathy Speck, Crystal Vagnier, and Thelma Weatherford

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit fine art gallery located at the Davis Cemetery District office at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. Information about the gallery can be found at www.daviscemetery.org . All works that are for sale go directly to the artist.

Featured artists:

 

The Seagull By Anton Chekhov A Free Theater Performance

The Art Theater of Davis will present its next show, “The Seagull,” outdoors at the Davis Cemetery under a full moon.

Performances are planned for 7 p.m.,

Saturday through Tuesday, May 6-9, at the cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. The show is free. Seating is outdoors, first-come, first-served.

The May 7 performance will be preceded by a short talk with actors and artists from the production team, emceed by Andy Jones, poet laureate of Davis, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting approximately 20 minutes. The show will immediately follow. Davis Media Access will record the performance on May 9.

The unusual performance schedule, spaced a month apart, is designed around the expected full moon that will be visible in the sky during the performances.
Timothy Nutter, artistic director of Art Theater of Davis, is co-producing this show with Kristi Dvorak, community outreach director at the Davis Cemetery.

“We think the cemetery can be a great venue for outdoor theater, and we’re hoping this event can help more people in Davis see the cemetery and its arboretum as a destination generally,” Nutter said.

“We’re also arranging to set up the seating risers and theater chairs (as at Third Space) out on the lawn behind the gallery so that people will have a comfortable place from which to watch the play.”

Thanks to a grant from the Davis Civic Arts Program, the Art Theater of Davis is able to pay the 12 actors and other staff small stipends for their work on this show.

This classic Russian play from 1896 mixes comedy and drama, bringing to life a dozen contrasting characters on a country estate at the turn of the century.

In “The Seagull,” Anton Chekhov dramatizes the conflict of generations by setting two successful and conservative artists — Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina and Boris Trigorin — against two young, idealistic, aspiring artists — Konstantin Gavrilovich and Nina Zarechnaya.

“We are lucky to have many fine actors working with us on this show,” Nutter said.

ATD stalwarts will recognize Lisa Halko, in the role of Arkadina, who was most recently seen with ATD as Aline in “The Master Builder.” Shane Osterhoudt, Moliére in “Impromptu,” will play Konstantin, Arkadina’s son. Joaquin Murrieta and Veronica Jarboe, both new to ATD, will play Trigorin and Nina.

“In typical Chekhovian fashion, these characters are complemented by a net of family, friends and servants, whose interlocking relationships deflect, interrupt and complicate the central plot line,” Nutter said.

Completing the ensemble will be Jennifer McSpadden as Polina, Phillip Stommel as Dr. Dorn, Kevin Toole as Sorin, Megan McMullan as Masha, Nathaniel Sternbergh as Medvedenko, Geoffrey Albrecht as Shamraev, Pietro Bolla as Yakov and Scarlet O’Connor as the Maid.

This show will feature original music composed by Jonathan Favero. Costumes will be designed by Joanna Johnson and Tim Kerbavaz will serve as technical director.

As in past productions, the show will use an original translation/adaptation of Chekhov’s script, which Nutter wrote with the assistance of Marina Shatskikh, a student of Russian literature at UC Davis.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda April 19, 2017

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

 

Date:               04/19/2017                               

Time:              4:00 PM          

Location:         820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

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

 

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:  March 15, 2017

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report :  written and verbal

 

Financial Report:  Financial statements

 

Old Business:     1. LAFCO Review update, if available.

  1.   Reservation for possible maintenance pathway.

 

New Business:     1. Budget Subcommittee.

  1. Election of Trustees.

 

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Call to Artists “Summertime” Group Art Exhibition this May 2017

Calling all artists, Gallery 1855 is holding an open call for our non-juried group exhibition “Summertime”.  We will be shaking off our winter doldrums with this new group exhibition which will run from May 1st-May 30th.
A party and artist reception will be held May 21st from 1-4 pm.  This show will be open to all ages and to professionals and amateurs. Submit work that illustrated the theme whether that be travel, heat, farmers markets, friends and family.

Work must be delivered and be ready to be hung by April 28th. Please contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org for more information.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. We are located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org