.‘Private Space,’ Loretta Lynn and Recycled Art


‘Private Space’ Goes Public

Dive into the enigmatic world of “Private Space,” an innovative, collaborative exhibition qua installation by Petaluma artists Luc Addleman and Taylor Mancini. The unveiling reception is scheduled for 5 to 8pm, Saturday, April 6 at Usher Gallery in downtown Petaluma. “Private Space” is engineered to be an immersive foray into the realms of painted vinyl and abstract artistry, delving into deep-seated themes of anxiety, perseverance and desire. This exhibition is designed to captivate attendees with its gravity-defying brushstrokes and soulful compositions, showcasing a blend of individual pieces alongside unique collaborations developed specifically for the Usher Gallery space. Meanwhile, attendees can groove to the tunes of local sensation Swing State, offering a fusion of funk, ska and jazz-inspired melodies. Savor the moment with fine wine and refreshments while mingling with the creative minds behind the mesmerizing display. Usher Gallery is located at 1 Petaluma Blvd. North. For more info, visit ushergallerypetaluma.com.

Santa Rosa

Clone Miner’s Daughter

“The Loretta Lynn Tribute Show,” a celebration of the iconic Coal Miner’s Daughter, is set to take place at The California, located at 528 7th St. in Santa Rosa. Scheduled for 7pm, Friday, April 19, this event brings together a lineup of Bay Area country music artists for an evening dedicated to the legendary Loretta Lynn. Featured artists include Crying Time, Laura Benitez, Jill Rogers, Becklyn, Loralee Christensen, Margaret Belton, Nashville Honeymoon, Mauri Tan, Aireene Espirtu, Cindy Each, Allegra Bandy, Laugh Crow, Rucy Vixenn and Lias Maris Johnston. The show will cover a range of Lynn’s hits and deep album tracks, highlighted by unique duets and interpretations, all accompanied by the Oakland-based band Crying Time. This event, priced at $25 per ticket, follows successful shows at notable venues like Freight & Salvage in Berkeley and The Chapel in San Francisco. It promises a special evening for fans of country music and Loretta Lynn, marking a one-time performance at this venue. Tickets are available online through the caltheatre.com website.

Santa Rosa

Reuse Muse

Santa Rosa Arts Center hosts “Transformations: Recycled Art” from April 5 through June 1. This unique exhibition focuses on the innovative reuse of materials through sculptures, assemblages and collages by artists from the Bay Area and Northern California. The artists’ reception is planned for 5 to 8pm, Friday, April 5, at the center, located at 312 South A St. in Santa Rosa. This annual exhibit not only showcases the creativity and ingenuity of local artists but also serves an educational purpose by promoting conservation and highlighting the potential for new uses of materials typically considered disposable. By incorporating these objects into their artwork, the artists contribute to reducing waste and the amount of trash ending up in landfills. “Transformations: Recycled Art” is an initiative that aligns with broader environmental conservation efforts, reflecting a commitment to sustainability. The exhibition is partially sponsored by Recology Sonoma Marin, emphasizing the importance of recycling and resource conservation. For more information about the exhibition, visit the Santa Rosa Arts Center’s website at santarosaartscenter.org.

Corte Madera

Memoir Moment

An author event with Satsuki Ina, focusing on her work, The Poet and the Silk Girl, is scheduled for 4pm, Saturday, March 30 at Book Passage in Corte Madera. This free event offers attendees the opportunity to dive into a narrative that spans generations, highlighting the resilience and struggles of Japanese Americans against racial oppression and their fight for civil liberties. Ina, a licensed psychotherapist with a specialization in community trauma, brings her expertise and personal activism into her writing. She explores the themes of resistance, empowerment and transformation against systemic oppression. Ina’s activism is further demonstrated through her co-founding of Tsuru for Solidarity, a project aimed at advocating for social justice and the end of detention sites through nonviolent direct action. In addition to her literary contributions, Ina has produced two significant documentaries, Children of the Camps and From a Silk Cocoon, focusing on Japanese Americans’ World War II incarceration. Book Passage is located at 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera. For more information, visit bit.ly/satsuki-ina.


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