Born in Hungary in 1926, Shari Kadar made her home in the North Bay in the late 1950s, where she expressed her creativity as a prolific artist and sculptor, graduating with an art degree from California College of the Arts at age 62. Inspired by Hungarian traditions, Kadar’s ceramics, wooden eggs and paintings feature elaborate patterns and warm colors. Kadar died in February at age 91, but her work lives on, starting with a new memoriam exhibit, “Shari Kadar: A Retrospective,” opening on Thursday, May 24, at the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. 5pm. Free admission. 707.543.3737.