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February in The Theater Art & Gift Gallery | Rick Bliss & Drew Sallee

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February 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Theater Art & Gift Gallery in Yuba City opens its new season on Thursday, February 7, with a welcoming Artist Reception from 5 – 7 pm. The event is free, offering complimentary refreshments. Our guest artists are photographer RICK  BLISS and ceramicist DREW SALLEE. Both are talented area artists who have a wide variety of pieces to exhibit. Also on view are works by the gallery’s resident artists. Come and enjoy the show! The art show and sale runs from February 7 through February 28. The Theater Art & Gift Gallery is located under the striped awning at 756 Plumas Street, next to the Sutter Theater. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm, and Wednesday by appointment. Call 908-5704 or 329-1733. Visit us at www.suttertheater.org or on Facebook.

As a young boy, RICK  BLISS was given a Kodak Box Brownie camera by his grandpa. His interest in photography began then. He grew up in Bakersfield and received a degree in electronics engineering from UC Davis. While in high school he rediscovered photography, and later spent an evening with Ansel Adams who inspired and sharpened his interest in photography as an art. Later on, after earning degrees in Biology, Rick eventually became a professor of Biology at Yuba College from 1984 to 2009. But he never lost his interest in his hobby of photography. Although he has photographed many weddings and events, he also enjoys making other photographs. He deftly captures nature and landscapes in inspirational photos, and his photo abstracts are sensational. Our gallery is very proud to feature his work.

In 1964 DREW  SALLEE was known as a street-wise kid who could make the saxophone wail. A founding member of the local garage band, “Drusallee and the Dead,” Drew and the band traveled in two black hearses to venues in Northern California and Oregon. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Drew earned a Bachelor Degree in Art and a teaching credential from Humboldt State University. He taught in Alaska, Japan, and California, retiring in 2013 from teaching art at Sutter Union High School. Drew continues to balance his love of music and the visual arts while working in his studio surrounded by clay, glazes, paints, and canvases. Don’t miss his exciting new collection of beautiful pottery in our February show!

The Theater Art & Gift Gallery is open every week, Thursday through Saturday, from noon to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday by appointment. Call 908-5704 or 329-1733. Proceeds from The Theater Art & Gift Gallery benefit the Sutter Performing Arts Association’s effort to renovate the Sutter Theater, turning it into a viable community center.  For more information, please visit our website at:  www.suttertheater.org, or visit us on Facebook.

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