Art Exhibit and Reception This Friday

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The next exciting exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma features
a solo show by acclaimed artist Yoshio Taylor.
Taylor’s outstanding ceramic sculptures have been widely exhibited in galleries internationally and at public installations
all over the United States, including 2 murals right here in Folsom, at Turnpike and Elkins and at Turnpike and Faithorne, in Natoma Station.
His work consists of narrative, figurative and geometric shapes and forms. Taylor says he, “draws ideas from a myriad of areas, such as past experiences, memories, common objects and everyday occurrences. The geometric shapes in my work relate to my impressions from architecture and landscapes of Japan and the United States.
Also, my figurative work is usually an extension of myself.”  Recurring themes relate to reaching out, balancing, being trapped and escaping; trying to capture and express emotions common to all of us.
To continue the theme of public art, a special exhibit, “Folsom Collects” featuring examples of 38 pieces of public art owned by the City of Folsom will be on display in the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, from August 30 to October 28, 2013.
These public art installations are located throughout the city of Folsom in public places such as in parks at the Natoma Station neighborhood, the Folsom Main Library, 48 Natoma Art Center and Folsom Zoo Sanctuary.
The public is invited to celebrate both exhibits at the free opening reception on Friday, September 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, with refreshments, wine and live music. In addition, for this evening, a Folsom State of the Arts Fundraiser
will offer a selection of silent auction gift baskets donated by local businesses to raise funds for the maintenance of Folsom’s Public Art Collection.