December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
On the second Thursday of each month, the Salida Council for the Arts presents the Creative Mixer from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Artists working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
Each mixer begins at 5:30pm in the Paquette Gallery, where we are treated to a visual feast of the current artwork on display in the Paquette Gallery. The exhibiting artist briefly talks about their work, their need to express, and their unique perspective.
See the works of this months featured artist, coming soon, and enjoy his/her artwork in person!
While guests chat and view the current exhibition, live music plays; musicians are hired to share their passions and news of their upcoming gigs. We’ve enjoyed banjo tunes, cello, classic country vocals, jazz guitar, and classical flute.
Everyone is always invited. The council provides tasty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar is open for business. Sometimes the connections seeded at the Creative Mixer have led to some incredible collaborative works and new friendships!
About the Artist: Mesa Antero Artists
Just north of Salida is the small community of Mesa Antero where, as it turns out, there is a large amount of artistic talent. This December exhibit includes a wide variety of art from 17 Mesa Antero residents. Each artist’s work is cleverly inspired by a winter or holiday song and includes fiber art; watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings; wood carvings; photography; gemstones and jewelry; baskets, stained glass; calligraphy and mobiles. Open to the public.
Participating Mesa Antero artists: Joanie Barbier, Jim Barker, Connie Biederback, Robin Covert, Wendall Day, Robyn Erler, Mike Fisher, Janet Fulmer, Craig Galler*, Sue Ann Hum*, Tree James, Kay Krebs, Rachel Potter, Sheila Prior*, Judith Reese, Jen Ricci and Patsy Torian. (* Curators)