Artists are often inspired by their experiences and environment, whatever they may be, and lately the fierce and fearsome Covid virus has shown up in the works of two artists at Sofie Contemporary Arts. Calistoga artist Charles de Limur’s limited edition of small sculptures titled Covid-to-Go are uniquely colorful, spikey mixed media balls that come in a to-go carton, painted bright yellow and marked with hazard symbols. Each can be displayed in its own box or hung up to display and are priced at $120. End Covid – Mask Up fine arts prints from SF Bay Area designer Lance Jackson are a strong abstract design of red and white on black. The image depicts a streamlined masked face with spikey hair that looks very much like the dreaded virus and includes the text of the title. They can be used in multiple ways, can be easily framed and are priced at $25.
Don’t miss the last few weeks of Hope is the Thing…, an exhibition of diverse works in an array of styles and approaches by 21 regional contemporary artists, including several from Calistoga. With its title taken from the opening stanza of a poem by Emily Dickinson (Hope is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all) the show focuses on some of the ways that these artists have responded to the pandemic experience and its circumstances and conditions. The show will close on April 11th.
Sofie Contemporary Arts, 1407 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, 707-942-4231.
- Date: March 15
- Time: 8:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Cost: Free
- Orgnizer: Sofie Contemporary Arts
- Phone: 707-942-4231.