Creative Sonoma Gallery
“Creative Sonoma starts from the point of view that arts and culture are among a community’s most powerful assets.” – Sonoma Action Plan
Mary Linnea Vaughan’s acrylic painting “Patches” is a glorious landscape with bright colors of our Sonoma vineyards. Her three pieces are all true to the “look and feel” of Sonoma hills and backroads.
Donna DeLaBirandais shows two delightful oil paintings of the Sonoma county landscapes, in an Impressionistic style.
Ken Berman’s painting “The Passage of Time”, exemplifies Sonoma’s do-it-yourself spirit. His art concentrates on machinery parts, cogs and wheels. One gets the feeling of looking directly inside of an invention.
Jan Schultz presents welded sculptures that can transcend the materials in their light and liquid forms. They go well with the natural (and playful) environment of Sonoma County.
Tom Swearington presents four conceptual pieces about wine and sweets. Wine tasting is one of our main tourist attractions.
In the Month of April 2015, I summarized the Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan in the blog. The Action Plan was written by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, and truly describes how the art of Sonoma County is strongly associated with the beauty of our landscape, our wineries and agricultural heritage. Sonoma artists also have broad interests, and a strong do-it-yourself spirit. I asked the Sonoma artists that I knew of if they’d like to submit art for a gallery page dedicated to the Action Plan‘s premise: “Creative Sonoma starts from the point of view that arts and culture are among a community’s most powerful assets.”
- gallery & comments by Irene Rowley, May 8, 2015.