Friday, December 4, 2009

You are invited to the Holiday Invitational at the First Street Gallery on Dec. 5, 6 - 9 p.m.

A Holiday Invitational Exhibition
at HSU First Street Gallery

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present "A Holiday Invitational Exhibition", which opened on December 1st and will continue through December 23rd. Featured in the show will be artwork by fifteen artists from California's North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, with a broad selection of affordable, high quality art pieces suitable for gift making during the Holiday Season.

The participating artists will display photographs, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, and paintings. “We're very excited to bring together these artists, many of them HSU alumni, during this holiday season," says First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. "This exhibition reminds those of us who live here, how fortunate we are to live in a community that is also the home of so many wonderful visual artists."

Of special note, the exhibition will introduce the ceramic work of David Zdrazil who will be exhibiting his work in Humboldt County for the first time. Zdrazil recently moved to California’s North Coast and teaches at College of the Redwoods.

A Holiday Invitational Exhibition is produced by Humboldt State students. Students enrolled in the Art Museum and Gallery Practices Program participate in the daily management and planning of shows at the gallery. The gallery provides real-life opportunities for the students to develop their gallery and museum skills, which in turn provides them with experience that will help them to enter the job market. Many students who have participated in the program have gone on to careers in museums and galleries throughout the nation.

Exhibition Schedule

The exhibition will run from December 1st through December 23rd. There will be an opening reception for the Invitational artists that will coincide with Arts Alive on Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm. First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12-5pm and is located at 422 First Street, Old Town, Eureka, CA. For more information call (707) 826-3424 or to see example of these artists’ works, visit the gallery's web site at

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