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Habitat

Alchemia Announces “Habitat”
By Liz Jahren
March 9, 2017
Petaluma, CA – The Alchemia Gallery and Studios’ 2017 season continues with “Habitat,” a collaboration between the Alchemia visual arts studio and guest installation artist Emile Rosewater.
In “Habitat,” the main gallery is transformed into a lush alternative dimension, inhabited by other worldly paper insects and enchanted forest beings. In addition to works for sale, the Gallery store will continue to have original textiles, ceramic sculpture, fine art prints and cards.
Join Alchemia for the opening reception of “Habitat,” Saturday, April 1st from 4-7 pm. On Saturday, April 29th from 7-9 pm, the Jungle will serve as an unforgettable setting for the old country music, song-poem pop stylings of Big Kitty Clark Williams (no cover).
The Alchemia Gallery and Studios are located at 111 Kentucky Street in Petaluma.
Alchemia is a non-profit organization that promotes the creative expression of artists with disabilities via the visual, performing and creative arts as a vehicle for personal growth and accomplishment. Alchemia serves over 100 artists throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties.
To learn more about Alchemia, go to:
www.alchemia.org
To learn more about Emile Rosewater, go to:
http://emilerosewater.tumblr.com
To learn more about Big Kitty Clark, go to:
http://bigkitty.co
To learn more about this press release, please contact:
Beth Hibbard, Coordinator
Alchemia Gallery and Studios
111 Kentucky St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707)867-6857
beth.hibbard@alchemia.org

Kindred

Rainbow poodle, polka dot backgroundScales, feathers, furs, claws.  In the spirit of love and friendship, our true connections so often roost in the relationships we seek with the animal world.  Alchemia’s latest exhibit, Kindred,  explores the many facets of “pet culture” by illuminating the chosen companions, both real and imagined, of our individual artists.  These portraits touch on the deeper feelings of love, loyalty, and belonging that impact our kinship to the fauna that surround us.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, November 12th, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery to celebrate these talented individuals; 111 Kentucky Street, downtown Petaluma.

Please contact Mary Lester: 707.775.3794.

Earth, Wind & Fiber

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The Alchemia Gallery features an exciting new exhibit in July with the opening of Earth, Wind and Fiber, a mixed-media collection featuring works of art from three distinct mediums:  ceramics, glass mosaics, and fiber arts.  Highlighting the work of over fifteen different artists, this powerful selection highlights the delicate power balance between artist and material, the thumbprint of nature and the handiwork of the individual.  This visually stunning combination layers vibrant colors over rich texture.

 
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery to celebrate these talented individuals!

 

 

 

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Open Studios

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Join us in Novato on June 23 from 10 to 2 PM as we celebrate all kinds of creativity at Alchemia. Experience art, music, community, and more!

 

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Focus on Four

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The Alchemia Gallery features a new exhibit in May with the opening of Focus on Four, a mixed-media collection that highlights four promising female artists from Alchemia’s art studios.

From over-sized plywood woodcuts depicting mythological creatures, to finely detailed acrylic paintings, to gilt-edged Virgin Mary portraiture, this collection highlights the technical mastery each artist possesses within her own craft.  A stunning display of color, Focus on Four illuminates the personal journey of these women, their role in the outside world, and the inner forces that drive them to create.

There will be an opening reception on May 7th, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery to celebrate these talented individuals;  111 Kentucky Street, downtown Petaluma.

Please contact Mary Lester:  707.775.3794.

A.W.P.E

 

 

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We’re so proud of the Alchemia Winter Percussion Ensemble!  They gave a stunning performance at the Northern California Percussion Alliance regional competition, held this year at American Canyon High School.  These trophy winners are an inspired, talented group!  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to hear more about this story.

Find us at Peet’s!

 

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December 17th – 24th

Art  |  Music | Coffee

 

 

Rekindle the jubilation of the holidays by celebrating the power of art, creativity, and community.

Peet’s Coffee is hosting Alchemia!

Grab a warm cup to drink, peruse our collection of fine art, and enjoy a live show
as our Theatre for Life Performers sing, act, and dance every weekday at 11 am.

Live performances by the Alchemia Theater for Life  every weekday at 11 a.m.
Gift boutique open 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. every day

Pete’s will match all donations up to $1000, so don’t forget your tax-deductibe gift!

Peet’s Coffee and Tea
7764 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati

Gallery Exhibits

Habitat

Alchemia Announces “Habitat”
By Liz Jahren
March 9, 2017
Petaluma, CA – The Alchemia Gallery and Studios’ 2017 season continues with “Habitat,” a collaboration between the Alchemia visual arts studio and guest installation artist Emile Rosewater.
In “Habitat,” the main gallery is transformed into a lush alternative dimension, inhabited by other worldly paper insects and enchanted forest beings. In addition to works for sale, the Gallery store will continue to have original textiles, ceramic sculpture, fine art prints and cards.
Join Alchemia for the opening reception of “Habitat,” Saturday, April 1st from 4-7 pm. On Saturday, April 29th from 7-9 pm, the Jungle will serve as an unforgettable setting for the old country music, song-poem pop stylings of Big Kitty Clark Williams (no cover).
The Alchemia Gallery and Studios are located at 111 Kentucky Street in Petaluma.
Alchemia is a non-profit organization that promotes the creative expression of artists with disabilities via the visual, performing and creative arts as a vehicle for personal growth and accomplishment. Alchemia serves over 100 artists throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties.
To learn more about Alchemia, go to:
www.alchemia.org
To learn more about Emile Rosewater, go to:
http://emilerosewater.tumblr.com
To learn more about Big Kitty Clark, go to:
http://bigkitty.co
To learn more about this press release, please contact:
Beth Hibbard, Coordinator
Alchemia Gallery and Studios
111 Kentucky St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707)867-6857
beth.hibbard@alchemia.org

Kindred

Rainbow poodle, polka dot backgroundScales, feathers, furs, claws.  In the spirit of love and friendship, our true connections so often roost in the relationships we seek with the animal world.  Alchemia’s latest exhibit, Kindred,  explores the many facets of “pet culture” by illuminating the chosen companions, both real and imagined, of our individual artists.  These portraits touch on the deeper feelings of love, loyalty, and belonging that impact our kinship to the fauna that surround us.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, November 12th, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery to celebrate these talented individuals; 111 Kentucky Street, downtown Petaluma.

Please contact Mary Lester: 707.775.3794.

Earth, Wind & Fiber

birdmosaic

The Alchemia Gallery features an exciting new exhibit in July with the opening of Earth, Wind and Fiber, a mixed-media collection featuring works of art from three distinct mediums:  ceramics, glass mosaics, and fiber arts.  Highlighting the work of over fifteen different artists, this powerful selection highlights the delicate power balance between artist and material, the thumbprint of nature and the handiwork of the individual.  This visually stunning combination layers vibrant colors over rich texture.

 
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery to celebrate these talented individuals!

 

 

 

Save

Focus on Four

Focus on Four Show final

The Alchemia Gallery features a new exhibit in May with the opening of Focus on Four, a mixed-media collection that highlights four promising female artists from Alchemia’s art studios.

From over-sized plywood woodcuts depicting mythological creatures, to finely detailed acrylic paintings, to gilt-edged Virgin Mary portraiture, this collection highlights the technical mastery each artist possesses within her own craft.  A stunning display of color, Focus on Four illuminates the personal journey of these women, their role in the outside world, and the inner forces that drive them to create.

There will be an opening reception on May 7th, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery to celebrate these talented individuals;  111 Kentucky Street, downtown Petaluma.

Please contact Mary Lester:  707.775.3794.

Modern Dreamers | October 2015

 

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Modern Dreamers
October 2015

With their latest exhibit, Modern Dreamers, artists from the Alchemia program exhibit a powerful sense of color balance, texture, and bold strokes of the imagination. Each painting in this abstract collection encourages the viewer to question the relationships that exist between our internal and external environments, and to imagine an alternate space that exists on the periphery of those connections.

Alchemia invites you to view this extraordinary exhibit, which will be up in the gallery through the month of October.

Press

The Alchemia Gallery is Fostering Creative Gifts in Petaluma.

Alchemia Gallery highlighted in Sonoma Magazine.

Petaluma-based Alchemia Grows, Spreads Powerful Message.

Alchemia’s history, current work, and gallery are featured in the Argus-Courier.

A Different Look at the World of Art.

Alchemia artist Michael Cheney is featured in the Press Democrat.

Outer bounds: An Exhibition of Japanese Art.

Alchemia gallery press release in the Bohemian.

AWOL on Kentucky Inspires Passion, Creativity.

Alchemia gallery featured in the Petaluma Patch.

Creativity Knows no Limits.

Alchemia gallery featured in Petaluma 360.

Art Without Labels.

Alchemia gallery featured in Artist’s Culture Magazine.

Reaching for the Stars.

Alchemia theater ensemble featured in the North Bay Bohemian.

Whimsical Mural Unveiled Downtown.

Alchemia artwork featured in the Argus Courier.

Art Outside the Box.

Alchemia artists featured in the Press Democrat.

Theater as Therapy.

Alchemia theater ensemble featured in SF Gate.

Troupe Finds Beauty Within the Imperfect.

Alchemia theater ensemble featured in Marin IJ.

“Art Without Labels.” Video featuring the Alchemia Gallery by Live2blocal.

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